Why mess equals stress for sensitive people

Why mess equals stress for sensitive people

For many sensitive people, mess equals stress. We can’t change our temperament, and we can’t avoid making messes. What’s a person to do?   My friend, who is also a highly sensitive person (HSP), called to say the chaos in her apartment was driving... Read more
How do you handle an emotional shock?

How do you handle an emotional shock?

Most of us have our ways of recovering from every-day relationship “bumps”….but how do you handle an emotional shock? Talking yourself out of it unfortunately doesn’t work, as I was reminded last week. One night not long ago I walked full-force into a wall. I... Read more
“Being inside my body is so difficult”

“Being inside my body is so difficult”

Silvia wrote me to say, “Being inside my body is so difficult.” She wondered if Focusing might help. Yes. Focusing can help a lot—by shifting the inner relationship between our ill body and our inner parts that (understandably) hate feeling sickness or pain.  Thanks... Read more
“How much should I share?”

“How much should I share?”

If you have a much going on in your mind all the time as I do, you too may have asked yourself, “How much should I share?” Here are some (not all!) of my thoughts on this important topic… I think about things. A lot. Being a sensitive person means... Read more
When the going gets rough, do you fasten your seatbelt?

When the going gets rough, do you fasten your seatbelt?

I have a secret fear as a writer. I’m afraid people will read what I’ve written and say, like Homer Simpson, “Well, DOH!” But one person’s “DOH!” might be another person’s “Aha!” So when this Homer Simpson fear comes up, I do my best to put my big-girl pants back on... Read more