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Mastering Give-and-Take, an Essential HSP Skill, Part 1

On June 14, I spent the late evening and part of the night huddled in the basement under the staircase, as a tornado touched down in the countryside two miles from our small town. In the morning, when we assessed … Continue reading

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Dealing with Toxic Family Members, An HSP Essential Guide

It’s a fact of life that there are toxic people out there. I detailed some of the toxic people I’ve run across in my memoir, Mere Sense. But there are far more people I’ve come in contact with over my … Continue reading

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Signs of Peril, Recognizing and Averting Psychopathic Danger

As a highly sensitive person, you are a target. Energy vampires are all around us, and they love to target highly sensitive people. Psychopaths are one of those dangerous people. We are deeply empathic. That means that we tend to … Continue reading

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Dealing with Frustration as an HSP

Putting away groceries the other day, I surprised myself. I was emptying potatoes into a bag in the pantry when the bag slipped and all the potatoes flew in every direction. I let out a grunt – a half-scream, guttural … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Finding and Keeping Your Purpose

HSPs have a strong desire for meaningful purpose. Along with conscientiousness, spirituality, and depth of processing, must find an outlet for deeply held aims. Continue reading

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Using Your Peacemaker’s Understanding – A Sought After HSP Trait

If you’ve begun to learn about your highly sensitive nature, and especially if you have delved into that learning for some time, you are intimately familiar with the failings and rewards of being an HSP. You are probably also aware … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Manage Sensory Overload for the HSP

One of the thrilling parts of being an HSP is the amount and intensity of emotional and bodily sensation we experience. From moment-to-moment we are on a never-ending roller coaster of heightened feeling. Whether it’s a strong emotional surge throughout … Continue reading

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The Myth of Flawless Love and the HSP Woman

Approximately 51 million Americans read romance novels. That number increases daily. The allures of the romance novel are many. We, as a society, are in love with love. Often the heroine early in the novel meets a rogue male who … Continue reading

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