How to recognize your “catastrophies-in-waiting”

How to recognize your “catastrophies-in-waiting”

Once you get to know your personal “catastrophes-in-waiting” they will wield less power over you. Some of my inner parts are easy to spot. If I break something, for example, my inner critic will cheerfully yell, “You idiot!” Most of us also have parts that are much... Read more
The spiral nature of change

The spiral nature of change

Once you understand the spiral nature of change, you can recognize and respond skillfully to each stage. “Why can’t I just let go of my old painful patterns?” I often hear some version of this question from my highly sensitive clients. I’ve asked it of myself, as... Read more
The dark side of productivity

The dark side of productivity

HSPs need to understand the dark side of productivity, so it doesn’t become an addiction. My name is Emily. I am a time management geek. I’m in recovery—I hope. But I know why time management can take on an addictive pull for me. When you need ample time for rest,... Read more
Why are HSPs so vulnerable to perfectionism?

Why are HSPs so vulnerable to perfectionism?

I’ve always been vulnerable to perfectionism, like many highly sensitive people. How can we change this pattern of being hard on ourselves? When I think of perfectionism, I always think of Superman. The call comes in to save the world, and Clark Kent heads to the... Read more