You do have Limits…

You are sensitive, and you feel soooooo intimately connected to everything and everyone around you. You empathize, you understand, you sacrifice…and you end up become a doormat. Compassion comes naturally to you, yet, setting firm boundaries doesn’t. After all, often you may not even feel your boundaries…Yet, you need to set firm boundaries in order to survive, be respected, and live well. It is never too late to start setting healthy boundaries!

Why Self-Care is About Knowing (your inner cat) Better

April 10, 2012

I was reminded of a big truth today. The past couple of years, I’ve discovered over and over again how I do “know better” when it comes to myself. Let me explain what I mean by that in the way all cat owners explain life’s wisdom. My cat (and I’m sure he’s not alone) loves […]

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HSPs and Needs: Dreaming our Own Lives into Being

December 28, 2012

We often feel like the world we dream of is just not there. For many of us, these inner beliefs have become fortified by early life experiences. Trauma like that can disconnect us from a sense of our own needs. This is important for us HSPs to know. When people ask you what you want, […]

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On Pushers and Sensitives: the way forward

January 14, 2012

There are different ways in life to get things done.¬†One way is to push. This is the way of The Pushers. The Pushers’ Way is this: When people don’t do what you want, you push them. When you’re not getting the results you want, you push harder (yourself and/or others). When you don’t know how […]

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When Listening becomes Listless: Troubleshooting The Empathic Ear

August 8, 2011

As sensitives, we tend to be good listeners. We find it easy to tune in to others, notice subtle cues and give our undivided attention to what someone is saying. Thich Nath Hanh once said that if only more people would truly listen to others, there wouldn’t be such a great need for therapists. On […]

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