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
The challenge of fatigue

The challenge of fatigue

With no end in sight to the pandemic, how do we meet the challenge of fatigue? Recognizing the specific kind of fatigue you are experiencing can help you address it more quickly and effectively. This is particularly important if your self-care time is at a premium. As... Read more