Overwhelm and the Highly Sensitive Person

Highly Sensitive Person/HSP

Overwhelm and the Highly Sensitive Person

overwhelm

Overwhelm and the Highly Sensitive Person In the midst of the current upheaval many are experiencing overwhelm. For some this is relatively new, but for a Highly Sensitive Person it’s status quo. Except that now the level of overwhelm may have increased exponentially. The mandate to stay home and the inability to attend any social gatherings at all in some...[ read more ]

Mother Nature to the Rescue

Mother Nature

  Mother Nature to the Rescue   We’re definitely in a time of heightened stress and anxiety. Many people had already been experiencing challenges just with the frenetic pace of life in 2020, but now with the uncertainty of the pandemic, this has increased exponentially. How are we to cope? One thing which always helps me, and has actually been...[ read more ]

How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge. Signs of Emotional Distress and 7...[ read more ]

What are Highly Sensitive People to Do?

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What Are Highly Sensitive People to Do? I think everyone would agree that today’s world is faster-paced and more chaotic than the past. There are so many demands, expectations and time-crunches. There are more people than ever, more crowds and busyness. There is so much violence and so many inexplicable events, all of which are blasted out every day…every minute,...[ read more ]

Highly Sensitive Person(s)

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Throughout my childhood and into adulthood I heard often that I was so (or too) sensitive, that I just needed to not worry about things or just ignore things that bothered me. Sometimes I as told that I was being silly, or over-reacting. I got so tired of hearing, "Just ignore it," or "It's not a big deal...let it go,"...[ read more ]

Taking Time for Yourself

Taking Time for Yourself Taking time for yourself is so important. I’m so blessed to be able to do this more often than most, and I cherish every moment. Next to a day spent recreating in the outdoors, yesterday was one of my favorite kinds of Sunday: Sleep late, yummy gluten-free pancake breakfast with chocolate bits and chicken sausages, a...[ read more ]

Mindfulness

Mindfulness I attended a great workshop last week on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction. The idea behind mindfulness is to be fully aware in the moment, in the present. We can't be present if we're focused on the past or future. One of the many things I took away with me from the workshop was a great way to make this more...[ read more ]