“I don’t like to label myself sensitive!”

“I don’t like to label myself sensitive!”

In a recent exchange with Alex, who was inquiring about Focusing, I sent along information about high sensitivity (HSP).  Alex mentioned that he had come across Elaine Aron’s book, The Highly Sensitive Person. He commented, “Very interesting. I don’t like labeling... Read more
How to overcome the tyranny of your strong emotions

How to overcome the tyranny of your strong emotions

Intense emotions are a hallmark of the sensitive person’s life. As the BuzzFeed health writer Shannon Rosenberg puts it in her hilarious article, 16 Graphs That Will Help You Understand Your Highly Sensitive Friends So Much Better, HSPs feel “all the feels all of the... Read more
Are you neurotic to grieve losses in advance?

Are you neurotic to grieve losses in advance?

I feel the poignant sadness that arises at this time each year as the weather gets cooler and my flowers die away. I’ve found myself out in the garden taking picture after picture. This sadness isn’t special to autumn, though. Now that my parents have been... Read more