Essential Boundaries for HSPs and Empaths: Keeping Track of Your Own Well-Being

by Caroline van Kimmenade

  For both Highly Sensitive People and Empaths, one of the most difficult things to do is to say NO to people who need help or plain want our attention. And so, for a while, we don’t say no. That is, until we start to notice how negatively that is affecting us.  

  By claiming our space we […]

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1 organic chick December 15, 2011

This is GREAT advice!

2 Pat Novak December 15, 2011

Great suggestions and so true! The only boundary I had learned was how to isolate myself. It is so important that we learn healthy boundaries so we can be out in the world. These are wonderful. Thank you.

3 Susan Putman December 15, 2011

Thanks I needed that. Better boundaries = better me.

4 MisMolly December 15, 2011

Thank you. Definitely have to work on more time "doing nothing."

5 Sheri December 15, 2011

#12 is brilliant! So glad to have found you! :)

6 Caroline van Kimmenade December 15, 2011

O.C. I'm really glad it's helpful! Thanks for sharing that.

Pat, that is so true. And then it feels like that is the only option we have, also because we're so focused on others that we forget about ourselves completely and then need to draw back completely to recover. (lovely site btw!)

Susan. better boundaries = better me, I like that!

MisMolly. It is so good to hear that said! You start doing nothing…doors will start to open!

Sheri, :) & I love your concept of the portable heart space (on your site). that is such a lovely way to put it.

Thank you all for posting! It feeds my writer's energy to know this is helpful :)

7 Peter Nathaniel Lee November 8, 2014

Hello, I just wanted to pass my regards on to you for putting together this wonderful site. There is so much useful and supportive information on here. (I am not normally one to post like this ) I was told I was an Empath five years ago, and since then it has been a challenging, intriguing and blessed journey of self discovery. I am currently busy with other projects at the moment, however Ill be keeping an eye on the site and potentially interesting in taking part in the course. I just wanted to say thanks because for many years, I was unable to find any information that seemed intuitive and beneficial, ( not just shielding) and it got a little lonely for a time out there! Thanks again and best wishes. Pete

8 Caroline van Kimmenade November 9, 2014

Hi Pete,

You’re welcome :) Yes – the shielding club tends to have many more members. I saw on your site that you’re also literally traveling. New Zealand is on my bucket list. Yay, nature! :)

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