6 HSP Perfectionism Myths that Stop You from Living Your Purpose – and what to do about them

June 22, 2015

It’s easy for us to go into fine-tuning mode, because we can sense so many subtleties. At times, when things are subtly unbalanced, out of order, or not quite as good as we know they could be, we can stop ourselves, get frustrated, feel like a failure for not measuring up. Herein lies our strength […]

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Is HSP Perfectionism a Force for Good or an Anxious Enemy?

June 20, 2015

What do you think about when you think about perfectionism? Is it a force for good, or not so much? One of the great perks of perfectionistic thinking is that it’s aimed at creating a better world somehow. However, having a vision of something beautiful can also open up a huge abyss: an abyss between […]

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Empaths in Dating and Relationships [podcast]

March 31, 2015

  Some of the most common empath concerns that I often hear are: The fear of being completely engulfed by the energy of the other person Struggling to set self-care boundaries Losing your own sense of identity How to stop picking partners who mostly need a therapist, not a lover (!) In the hour podcast […]

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Constant HSP Overwhelm? 7 Questions to Ask to Get Clarity

March 8, 2015

Overwhelm is pretty much THE most common HSP complaint, and it’s also the fuzziest one. Below are 7 questions to help you pinpoint what is going on, so that getting help or simply addressing the overwhelm on your own is easier.   Question 1: What does overwhelm mean? Does it mean that you cry every […]

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How Come You Are Giving Plenty But Receiving Little?

March 8, 2015

There is a spiritual adage that says: “give and you will receive”. It’s a popular principle, and often misconstrued. Don’t get me wrong, taking instant gratification out of the picture is a good thing. “Will” implies that good things are coming, it might just take a while. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, […]

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Sensipreneur Interview [no. 5]: Make changes one gentle step at a time

October 4, 2014

If you are anxious about taking action on something, break it down into the very smallest step you can. ~Gina Musa In the Sensipreneur Series I interview HSP’s who have made sensitivity a big part of their own business. This Sensipreneur interview is with Gina Musa, the “small steps coach”. Gina helps people achieve change […]

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Why There Are No Life-Changing Empath Books Out There

September 29, 2014

Every now and again, I get the question: “are there any empath books you’d recommend?” And the short answer is no. Here’s why (the long answer): A few years ago, when I was on a very serious search for empath solutions, I read more than my share of empath books. Yet none of them proved […]

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How to Put Gratitude on Auto-Pilot

September 22, 2014

The feel-good community is full of writings on gratitude: How gratitude changes people’s lives. How keeping a gratitude journal makes all the difference. How counting your blessings helps you sleep. Now, for those of us who ignore the good stuff present, and obsess about what is missing, that is certainly an excellent strategy. Yet, for […]

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Sensipreneur Series [no.4]: Helping others Heal

September 18, 2014

“You are okay exactly the way you are, and it’s okay to set boundaries to protect yourself from over-stimulation.” ~Sonia Connolly In the Sensipreneur Series I interview HSP’s who have made sensitivity a big part of their own business. This (e-mail) interview is with Sonia Connolly from Sundown Healing Arts. Sonia  offers intuitive, compassionate bodywork […]

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How is HSP Coaching Different from Therapy?

August 4, 2014

I got this question recently: Good question! I used to think that coaching was exclusively for business executives who wanted to be more productive (or who had a boss who wanted them to be more productive). I certainly had no idea about “what else” coaching might be or do. In fact, the only coach I […]

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On HSP Hiding & Why Being Seen is Important to Feel Connected

July 30, 2014

As HSPs we know that speaking up about being HSP (and all it entails) can be a slippery slope. Beyond the obvious cultural stigma against being sensitive (with sensitivity being associated with weakness and bursting into tears every other minute or being an easily offended narcissist) there is a deeper fear that often bullies us […]

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7 Phases of Becoming a Skilled Empath

July 22, 2014

Discussing anything in terms of phases is always a bit of a hit-and-miss. Phases can overlap, and there is no right or wrong order to things. Nevertheless, I’ve found that there often is a certain order to how clients go from being an overwhelmed empath to becoming a skilled empath. The phases outlined below are […]

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