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

  I just couldn’t resist. I was putting together a media page of interviews etc. and found this single, lonely comment below one of the interviews I’ve done:     And I’m going to actually break this down as a case study on what is being picky and what is being HSP. You betcha! I’m […]

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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

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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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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What are the Differences between Highly Sensitive People and Empaths?

December 28, 2019

The easiest way to think about the differences is to think of “empaths” as a smaller subset of “Highly Sensitive People”. This is not 100% accurate, but good enough as a rule of thumb. So, both empaths and HSPs have a more sensitive nervous system. Both pick up on more subtle cues from people. The […]

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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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