Understanding HSP

What does it mean to be a HSP and/or empath? How do you deal with it? How do you make the best of it? Take a look at the articles below or check out the 31-day HSP Comfort Kit for a gentle self-care foundation.

Two Big Reasons Why Being “Too Sensitive” is Completely Beside the Point

March 14, 2019

Other people need to stop telling you that you’re too sensitive – but they won’t. So, what’s left to do? You need to stop telling yourself that you’re too sensitive. Because those are the things that really hurt: the things that others say, that match what we feel deep down inside. If you truly didn’t […]

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Sensitivity is Not a Sign that You’re Wrong

April 10, 2018

Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is quite the specialised topic. It’s a rather new concept and in many countries, it’s not really taken seriously, unfortunately. What this means is that there are HSPs worried about having phobias or anxiety disorders, when in actuality, they are overstimulated. They don’t realise there is something that they […]

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6 Reasons You Lose Yourself in Relationships

February 19, 2018

Losing yourself in relationships is no fun. It can start out as a fantastic whirlwind of mutual connection, but over time it turns into sacrificing yourself for the “good” of the relationship. In short, you can’t have a functional, healthy lasting relationship unless you are able to maintain a strong sense of inner independence. If […]

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It’s Time to Learn the Language of your Sensitivity

January 16, 2016

The H in HSP stands for “Highly”. It should stand for Happy (don’t you agree, or at least wish that were true?) You’re not too sensitive. You may be observant of things that others miss. You may be touched by things that don’t touch others. You may be different from people around you, but that […]

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Are you a (highly) sensitive person, an empath, a “feeler”, an intuitive sensitive type?

January 9, 2016

Have you always known there was something “different” about you? Does the world seem to bombard your senses? Have you intuitively known things that others didn’t? Is it all pretty awesome EXCEPT: you’re so worn out, overwhelmed, emotional, stressed and maybe even medicated that you wonder how you fit in? (and how you fit into […]

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Why your Sensitive and Empathic Partner can’t just Let Things Go and Take It Easy

January 9, 2016

You see your partner is stressed, and you want her to take it easy. You want her to let go of the things that are stressing her out. You want her to stop helping the crazy people and the ones who never have enough. Here’s why she can’t: She has an awareness about what is going on around […]

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HSP & Empath Yellow Pages – International

August 4, 2015

A growing online free HSP resource… For services that are: designed for / relevant for HSPs or empaths created by HSPs or empaths, or by someone who has a lot of experience working with sensitive people.   Have you noticed how when there are places online that list “HSP service providers” it’s usually the same […]

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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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HSP and the Feeling of Not Belonging

November 6, 2013

Ok, so here’s a little scenario. You’re born, and you’re this little bundle full of just being you. There’s no complicated conditioning, no rules, no restraints, just you being you. Then what, you grow up, and you get taught how you’re supposed to be. Now, depending on where, when and how your growing up happened, […]

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Are You Super Sensitive to How Other People Perceive You?

October 16, 2013

This landed in my inbox the other day: “I have a question for you. Do you also find that being an HSP, you are also very sensitive to how others perceive you? As an HSP, I’m finding that part the most difficult to control. I’ve wondered if I’m this concerned about perceptions because of my […]

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Which Kind of Sensitive are You?

December 7, 2012

The term “Highly Sensitive Person” or “HSP” tends to be confusing to people who are unfamiliar with the concept. Usually when people hear about someone being very sensitive, they will associate that with having to walk on eggshells around them. This kind of sensitivity (to criticism, to not getting one’s own way, of expecting others […]

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Acceptance versus Rejection in Being HSP

February 15, 2013

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about being HSP and being or feeling rejected, either in a romantic relationship or in general. This video addresses that. In the first half of the video I discuss two main things to consider when dealing with rejection. In the second half, I clarify how as an […]

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