Understanding High Sensitivity

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

Are You Being Picky, or Just Being Highly Sensitive?

February 2, 2020

Is there a difference between being picky or Highly Sensitive? Or do they boil down to the same thing? Does being Highly Sensitive mean being picky? It can, right? When you’re more sensitive, certain things have a bigger impact on you, so you can end up being a lot more picky about these things than […]

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A Perspective Shift for when you Worry you’re “Too Sensitive” and “just need to Toughen Up”

September 24, 2023

Nobody wants to be too much of anything. Am I right? So as a Highly Sensitive Person, you definitely don’t want to be too sensitive. At the same time though, are you equally concerned that you may not be sensitive enough? How are you supposed to know what is too much and what is too […]

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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 Super Sensitive to How Other People Perceive You?

October 16, 2013

Most of us were raised to care about how we’re perceived by others. To some extent, this is normal and healthy! Yet, when you become super sensitive to how other people perceive you, this can really hold you back! This landed in my inbox the other day: “I have a question for you. Do you […]

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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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Does Sensitivity Have to be a “Superpower” or a “Gift” to be Valuable?

February 15, 2020

I see this mentioned more and more, in the urge to make high sensitivity valuable, it seems it’s not just enough to say “I value my sensitivity”. No, it needs to be a superpower! A gift! Something very very special! Why? I mean, I understand it makes for good marketing. Especially when it conjures up […]

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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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