High sensitivity has almost come to feel like a buzz word, thrown around the internet like the newest diet fad. Except it isn’t a fad, it’s genetics. But you might not yet know that. So what does it mean to be highly sensitive? First, some facts: High sensitivity is a neutral, genetic trait. It’s…

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There is a lot of advice in the world for highly sensitive people that says something along the lines of: “You’re fragile. Turn off the news, turn away from the upsetting parts of life, take a nap, take a bath, get a massage and spend more time to yourself.” The intention behind this advice, I…

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It was spring. The lawn in the backyard was still brown, but the snow had melted. It was cool enough that you needed a jacket, but not if you were just running to the neighbor’s house, which is where I was. It was 1989 or so. I had spent most of the morning at one…

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High vibes are not enough 1

December 7, 2017

You think you need to heal the whole world. I know this, because I am that way too. You can’t listen to the news because the problems seem to big. When you hear about the world’s problems, you don’t just see how it affects you and where you might be responsible, you see how it affects your family, your community, plants,…

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What does it mean to live a life of authentic sensitivity? What I mean is – what does it look like to live a life as a highly sensitive individual who honors and leads from their sensitivity? Just for a moment, I’d like you to imagine that you had the life of your highly sensitive…

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I am in awe of the women who write with the kind of angry fire that drives social justice movements forward. I am enamored by the women who write about sexism with a flurry of curse words and wit and humor and whip-sharp intelligence. I am impressed by women who run courses to dismantle white…

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Today’s post comes from Josh Sabourin, whose website SIBO Survivor provides a wealth of information for those suffering with SIBO or other tummy troubles. Josh is a SIBO survivor himself who found it difficult to find reliable information on SIBO and decided to put together a resource to help others. You can find more information about…

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So, sensitive one – did you find your anger? Maybe you were able to uncover it, remove it from the debris of lies meant to keep you small. Maybe you found snippets, tidbits, little bites of the fiery goodness – just enough to get a taste, not enough to get your fix. And maybe –…

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The culture we live in is harsh. I know you feel it, sensitive soul – the pressure to do and be everything, to show up primed for action, to equate success with worth, to hide the tears, to push through pain, to equate accomplishments with enoughness, to be impermeable to bullshit and have a solid…

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Where is your anger? 0

October 19, 2017

There’s this way that we, as hsps – especially those of us socialized as women – have lost touch with our anger. We’ve learned to bury it, stuff it down, swallow it, sit on it. So that when things happen that should ignite anger, instead we find something else (something much more dangerous, in my…

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Give yourself the gift of space 0

October 12, 2017

I sat down with a good friend this week for tea. (Well, she had tea – I’m on a how-much-caffeine-can-i-possibly-consume-before-i-spin-off-the-planet kick, so I indulged in a snooty Nicaraguan blend with notes of caramel and moose drool and the joyful tears of sloth babies, or something like that. Anyhow, it was delicious). But I digress. They…

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In the self-help and life coaching world, there’s a story told that’s really popular. It’s a makeover story, and it goes something like this: I had all of these problems. You have these problems, too. I did this thing and now I don’t have any problems. I’m a new me! You should do this thing,…

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