“How often should I do my inner work?”

“How often should I do my inner work?”

Have you ever wondered, “How often should I do my inner work?” Some kind of daily check-in and processing is essential for HSPs, but what matters even more is your intent. This year we signed up for a wonderful locally-owned composting service. Every two weeks, they... Read more
HSPs and zzzs: key facts about your sleep

HSPs and zzzs: key facts about your sleep

The topic of HSPs and zzzs is complex. True, we need a lot of sleep. However, our sleep also needs to be high-quality. Your sleep quality is influenced by many smaller factors, and by one big factor that may surprise you. In college I papered my dorm walls with... Read more
Your resistance is not your enemy

Your resistance is not your enemy

If you are tempted to demonize yourself for being “in resistance” to something, remember this key fact: your resistance is not your enemy. On the contrary. Have you ever planned to do something, then not done it? Who hasn’t? We make plans, then life happens. Most of... Read more
When your work turns into drudgery 

When your work turns into drudgery 

When your work turns into drudgery, it’s hard to keep going. To thrive, sensitive people need meaningful work, sustainable conditions, and positive work relationships. We also need learning and stimulation—but not too much overarousal.  How do you create a sustainable... Read more
Have you seen My Octopus Teacher yet?

Have you seen My Octopus Teacher yet?

My Octopus Teacher is unlike any film I’ve ever seen. It spoke to me as a highly sensitive person—on many levels. I’ve never started an article by saying, “Stop reading now.” But if you haven’t yet seen My Octopus Teacher (now streaming on Netflix), stop reading now.... Read more