Category Archives: Emotions

The Migraine/Sensitivity Connection

Thirty-five years ago, I discovered an interesting fact. I was confronting my increasing migraine problem head-on, determined to understand and overcome its debilitating effect on me. Keeping a headache diary, I became very aware of the circumstances that would trigger … Continue reading

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The Lovingkindness Paradox and the Highly Sensitive

For anyone who has followed my blogs, you know that I advocate an attitude of lovingkindness. I strongly believe in practicing love and kindness in a world filled with hate, greed, and a me-centered consciousness. It is a powerful tool … Continue reading

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An HSP’s Personal Experience with ASMR

ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is a very hot topic these days for those seeking relief from the stresses and distresses of life. If you don’t know what ASMR is, read this article first. This phenomenon just recently came … Continue reading

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Mastering the Two Sides of HSP Regret

Most people experience some form of regret. Regret is a powerful emotion that infiltrates our everyday lives in destructive ways – if we allow it to. HSPs, with our enhanced empathy and depth of processing traits, can struggle even more … Continue reading

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Overstimulated Alarm System – Three Steps to Confronting Fear in the Everyday Life of an HSP

Jennifer wants to talk to Brent. He’s been on her romantic radar ever since their first introduction weeks before. Now is her opportunity. She’s practiced her possible openings, bolstered her confidence with positive, reinforcing self-talk, and waited patiently for a … Continue reading

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The Kindness Factor and HSPs

Long ago, a woman I knew only by casual acquaintance excitedly stopped me in church one day. We were walking past each other in the hall, and I was somewhat surprised to see her there. We had met the week … Continue reading

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Perception, Emotion and the HSP – The Difference Matters More Than You Know

If you are an HSP, you are different in the way you look at the world. I’m sure you’ve heard this before. And you know instinctively that it is true. But those differences go way beyond the surface interactions you … Continue reading

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