Category Archives: HSP Journey

How Should I Explain my “Overwhelm” to a Non-HSP?

I recently made the mistake of using the term “overwhelm” wrong. During a discussion where I was asked if I needed any support, I mentioned to a supervisor that I was feeling a bit “overwhelmed.” My reason for stating this … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Escape the Cruelty; 3 Tips to Cope

The world can be a cruel place for a highly sensitive person. Especially now, narcissists and energy vampires seem to be coming out in droves. They are all around. Escape from their presence is the preferred way to go. Your … Continue reading

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Are HSPs the Hope for the Future?

Sigmund Freud said there was no such thing as an accident. I believe wholeheartedly in this supposition. In my experience, much if not all of what happens has a very specific reason. We’re seeing a large-scale example of this play … 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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Choice Affects Everything – Here’s How You Develop Your Gifts Through the Choices You Make

Your choices, from the tiniest to the major life choices, affect not only you, but everyone within your sphere of influence. That’s an ominous thought. Every choice you make has a consequence. We know that one of our traits is … Continue reading

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The Importance of Self-Care for the HSP

Self-care is a buzzword we’ve all heard for many years now. We’ve been urged to take care of ourselves from many experts. I personally have regimes given to me by my chiropractor, my GP, my eye doctor. Then, there are … 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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A Squirrel Never Asked to be Born a Squirrel – A Lesson for HSPs

When my son was much younger, he was a Cub Scout. Due to a bicycle accident, he missed the night his troop handed out the kits for making bird houses and other shelters for small wildlife. By the next meeting, … Continue reading

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Human Biomonitor – HSPs and Environmental Sensitivities

As an HSP, you are probably familiar with Dr. Elaine Aron’s DOES acronym. Each letter stands for a trait that is common to all HSPs. D equals depth of processing, O stands for overstimulation, E equals emotional responsivity and empathy, … Continue reading

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Do you Always Have to be Kind to be Genuine?

We as HSPs are genuine by nature. Authenticity arises from the conscientious component in our makeup. We strive to be completely honest in our feelings and the expression of those feelings to the outer world. We have defined values and … Continue reading

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