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.

It’s time to take a stand on sensitivity, sexuality and religion

March 30, 2017

This huge topic has been on my mind for months now. Some things take longer to verbalise than others. Warning, this is less of an article, and more of a rant! What is interesting is that, when you create something – anything at all – it starts to get a life of its own. People […]

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Early Bloomers and Late Bloomers

July 31, 2011

I used to fret a lot about apparently being a late bloomer, about not having found my calling. I think I get it now. It’s not about us late bloomers you see. There is nothing wrong with us. I studied those early bloomers a little. And often they started working on their ‘thing’ really early […]

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Left-Handed Perspectives on Being HSP: 8 tips for you and your sensitive body

July 31, 2011

If you are left-handed, you will have experienced first hand how many things in this world are not “made for you”. If you are HSP, you will also experience how many things in this world are not “made for you.” The similarity? Both are a matter of how you are “physically designed”. When I was […]

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3 Essential Shifts for HSPs

January 11, 2013

There are some common myths out there on how we can gain clarity and strength. Watch the video to learn more.

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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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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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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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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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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 & 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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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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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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