Do you need more spaciousness in your life?

Do you need more spaciousness in your life?

The New Year is the perfect time to assess whether you need more spaciousness in your life…because spaciousness is a key element of a sustainable sensitive life. I have a New Year’s question for you: do you have enough spaciousness in your life? Do you have time… …to...

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3 questions to move towards the life you want

3 questions to move towards the life you want

As the year comes to an end, you can take charge and move towards the life you want. Here’s a process to help you do just that. 2022 is almost over. When you think of the coming year, do you feel optimistic, or worried? Excited, or overwhelmed? Perhaps you experience...

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Why your HSP brain needs breaks

Why your HSP brain needs breaks

Your HSP brain needs breaks. Frequent ones. Here’s information to inspire you to create pauses for yourself throughout the day. A friend sent me a great article last week about the positive effect on the brain of taking frequent-enough breaks. As soon as I read it, I...

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How shaky boundaries turn your sweet self into a cranky ogre

How shaky boundaries turn your sweet self into a cranky ogre

Shaky boundaries are a serious issue for HSPs. You have to learn to value your needs and stick up for them, or your inner snow monster will do it for you. I spotted this spectacular snow monster in a neighborhood near ours. It looks like I feel when I don’t set good...

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The 4 key HSP life tasks

The 4 key HSP life tasks

Dr. Elaine Aron recommends these four key HSP life tasks to heal old pain and create the foundation for a joyful, sustainable sensitive life. It's getting colder here in upstate New York. The days are getting shorter. Soon, we’ll have to pay the piper for our summer...

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3 reasons to stop labeling yourself “too sensitive”

3 reasons to stop labeling yourself “too sensitive”

If you’ve been labeling yourself “too sensitive,” now is the time to give yourself a break. Until you do, others won’t. I’ve never met anyone who enjoys being called “too sensitive." For a woman in our culture, the label suggests you are touchy, overemotional,...

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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...

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Intent: your key to create a sustainable life as an HSP

Intent: your key to create a sustainable life as an HSP

To create a sustainable life as an HSP, you need strong intent. Intent empowers you to take action guided by your spiritual intuition, rather than by old habits and fears. Writing in my journal the other day, I found myself playing with the word “sacred.” I let the...

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As HSPs, are we more vulnerable to injury and illness?

As HSPs, are we more vulnerable to injury and illness?

Highly sensitive people can certainly appear to be more vulnerable to injury and illness. Fortunately we can take steps to lower our risk. I can’t believe five years have passed since our skunk nightmare. An unfortunate skunk, evidently ill, dug through our basement...

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