Blog for Empaths and Highly Sensitive Persons

I Think I Just Called Her a... / and a Major Announcement!

I Think I Just Called Her a... / and a Major Announcement!

February 18th, 2020


I was fortunate enough to visit Puerto Rico in my late teens. My High School Spanish teacher thought it would be a good way to practice conversation in another language. What I didn’t know was that the local kids there would teach me some words, words not typically taught in High School in the late 1970s, and either they didn’t make it clear what those words meant, or I just...
Penguin Therapy? Hint: it Doesn’t Involve Penguins

Penguin Therapy? Hint: it Doesn’t Involve Penguins

January 28th, 2020


How long have you been trying to kill your ego? Two Years? Two Decades? Hasn’t worked yet, has it? Your ego is your opponent in life, not your enemy, and therefore your job is to defeat it, not kill it. But you can’t defeat the ego on the level of mind, you have to get past the mind and into the body, and into your emotions.
“What is the Ego and What is its...
The Only Way Out is Through

The Only Way Out is Through

October 12th, 2019


Health issues, relationship challenges, economic hardship, bullying, rainforest destruction, the news, childhood trauma...
Getting tired of it yet? Wanting to escape?
I get that. And I also know that the only way out... (sorry!)... is through.
So may "problems" are caused at the level of the mind, but as Einstein said, "No problem can be solved from the same level of...
“But I’ve Done So Much Work...”

“But I’ve Done So Much Work...”

July 24th, 2019


You’ve tried everything...
And nothing works!
And even if you’ve had some success, the effects are only temporary.
ARGH!
If it seems like everyone else is getting results and you’re still running on the hamster wheel of healing, there has to be a reason. For some, they may not yet know what the root cause is. Others may know the root cause, but...
Empath or Highly Sensitive Person?

Empath or Highly Sensitive Person?

April 28th, 2019


Have you wondered, "What is the difference between an Empath and a Highly Sensitive Person?" As these terms get more absorbed into our everyday lexicon, their meanings sometimes overlap and/or can become diluted. And as more people become aware, more definitions tend to be created.
​​​To me, a Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP, is someone who is literally highly sensitive to...
Can Being Sensitive Make You Sick?

Can Being Sensitive Make You Sick?

March 2nd, 2019


I hated going to malls. I preferred isolation rather than crowds (and just a few people could mean a crowd to me!) I preferred to be among animals than most humans.
I managed to live alone and work alone from home, and avoided true emotional intimacy with most people.
And I managed to justify it all, never really inquiring why I was this way.
And then I got...
Managing Energy in Turbulent Times

Managing Energy in Turbulent Times

October 28th, 2018


I think we’re all feeling it. There’s a heightened intensity in the air. And it’s been worse the last few years and quickly worsening.
I’ve seen lots of memes and social media threads blaming it on the stars, the media, public figures, retrogrades—you name it. And while all—or some—or none of those may play a part to varied degrees, we still...
The Best Diet for Empaths and Highly Sensitive Persons

The Best Diet for Empaths and Highly Sensitive Persons

October 28th, 2017


“Tom and Mary are finishing up their dinner at home and Tom takes dessert out of the oven. Mary, slightly disappointed, asks Tom, “How come you always cut the ends off the apple pie? That’s my favorite part!”
Tom replies, “Funny. I don’t know. I always have done that. Come to think of it, my mother did that as well. I’ll call her right now...
Transforming the Blame Game

Transforming the Blame Game

April 30th, 2017


“He's driving me crazy!”
“You're stressing me out!"
“She really drains me!”
Admit it; we’ve all thought these or variants of these thoughts before. And we will again. The New Age idea to never have a “negative” thought is too tall an order for any human. This impossible ideal leads to even more self-criticism, which is...
7 Tips for Healing Fear & Anxiousness... for Empaths & Sensitives

7 Tips for Healing Fear & Anxiousness... for Empaths & Sensitives

January 29th, 2017


You’ve done so much inner work…
You’ve taken uncountable numbers of classes…
You’ve read every book out there…
and still…
your relationship with fear and anxiousness is one of discomfort, apprehension or even perpetual angst.
ARGH! What to do now?!?!
What is termed "anxiety" is often an end result of...
11 Habits of Happy and Healthy Empaths & Highly Sensitive Persons, Part 1

11 Habits of Happy and Healthy Empaths & Highly Sensitive Persons, Part 1

January 2nd, 2017


Empaths & Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP) tend to think of happiness as doing what you love and helping others in the process. While we don’t shy away from financial, material or relational joys, we don’t exclude them from our passions of personal growth and healing, either. We’ve already experienced how focusing on financial gains, a sense of security, or seeking the...
Empaths and Highly Sensitive Persons – and the US Election

Empaths and Highly Sensitive Persons – and the US Election

November 17th, 2016


No matter where you or aren’t on the political spectrum, there is a lot of tension in the collective unconsciousness both approaching the election and likely afterward as well. (And with the holidays fast approaching, the energies are only going to get worse!) I’ve heard from empaths and Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) on “both sides” who are carrying their own...
Not a valid post
All postsAll posts • 33 Posts • More recent • Page: 1, 2, 3Older

Disclaimer: The author of this article does not dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for physical, emotional, or medical problems. The intent of the author is only to offer information of a general nature to help you in your quest for emotional and spiritual well-being. In the event you use any of the information in this article for yourself, which is your constitutional right, the author and the publisher assume no responsibility for your actions.