OMG! Overwhelm!

Does everything just seem too much? So much so that you can not even verbalize WHAT is going on anymore? There is help! Articles that provide perspective and practical tips.

Sensitive people are more susceptible to stress. We are more subtly attuned to the world around us. We pick up more signals, including more signals that something is or may be amiss. We spot issues before non-HSP’s do, we are more sensitive to pain, we need more time to process things. And, we are living in a fast-paced, information dense society. It doesn’t seem ideal. Yet, there are many ways to tweak our life and filter out harsh elements that are upsetting to our sensitive nervous system.

To do that though, we first need to recognize a stress attack when it hits us. For, haven’t we all been conditioned to feel stress as something “normal”?

Getting to the Bottom of Endless Struggle, Sensitivity and Low Self-Esteem

January 11, 2013

We are different, often misunderstood and as long we haven’t learned how to truly care for ourselves, we often experience life as getting in our way somehow, no matter how hard we try. As a result, we may be dealing with several kinds of “endless struggles”. Things we’ve tried to conquer for years and somehow […]

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HSP Tip for Calming a Freaked-out Body

May 29, 2014

Having a sensitive nervous system has its perks, and its troubles! Especially when your body animal learned once upon a time to be extra vigilant. Check out the video for a way to calm your senses when your body is going into fight-or-flight mode unnecessarily (and you feel a little crazy for freaking out like […]

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3 Big Causes of HSP Overwhelm: Stress, Bullies, Energy

September 17, 2019

  In my work, there are 3 big causes of HSP overwhelm that I see – and they have nothing to do with whether the world is HSP-friendly or not. Overwhelm Source No 1: Stress   I know stress sounds generic. “Oh, you’re just stressed” is the “whatever” of the 21st century. But, most of […]

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12 Habits to Avoid Misery and Feel Better

October 17, 2019

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the world, you’re not alone. Sadly, (too) many HSP forums and articles focus on how terrible the state of the world is, as a kind of “reason why” there is no way out of feeling bad. Even worse, a lot of people seem to suggest (reading between the lines) that […]

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21 Helpful Tips and Resources to Stay Sane During the Corona Pandemic

March 20, 2020

With mass fear about Corona spreading and governments taking swift and life-upending action to slow the spread of the virus, most of us are scrambling to adjust. Here are 21 tips and resources I’ve gathered that I believe are helpful for Highly Sensitive People (and friends!) to stay sane during the corona pandemic. (No time […]

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