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Banishing the Echo in Your Heart, 5 Steps for Healing

Last week’s post identified the personality trait known as echoism. Echoism is on the extreme opposite side of narcissism, but both are destructive. Narcissism is destructive to those who come into relationship with a narcissist, and echoism is destruction caused … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Echo in Your Heart

In Greek mythology, Echo was the nymph whose cursed life came in contact with Narcissus. She fell in love with Narcissus but her love was not returned because he was incapable of loving anyone but himself. Over the last few … Continue reading

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Why are People Still Defending MSG?

I’m going to put the disclaimer up early so you know – I am sensitive to MSG. I know this because MSG will send me to bed for a week with headaches so wretched that I have prayed to end … Continue reading

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Words that Wound, and What To Do About Them

As an HSP, no doubt you’ve heard the words “Don’t be so sensitive,” many times. It seems to be a mantra that certain people like to throw out to us. Most of the time, these are people who don’t care … Continue reading

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Developing Your HSP Sense of Wonder

Peter, an HSP, fell into despair – a hopelessness so marked that two counselors labeled him “clinically depressed.” He didn’t understand what was happening to him. As an HSP, he spent decades doing what most highly sensitive people do: absorbing … 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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Navigating the Urge to Mend Others

Your empathy shines. As an HSP, people in- and outside your circle have found you out. You are the one they go to for a sympathetic ear combined with compassion and understanding. This is one of your most cherished gifts. … Continue reading

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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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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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