Why Vulnerability Will Make You Successful

I am a writer who blogs about being a highly sensitive person. I sit in my writing chair with my Mac and various beverages strewn about me, and write. It is very cathartic. I write about my emotions, feelings, thoughts, struggles, eccentricities, questionable habits, phobias, and anxieties. It feels SO GOOD to get them out. I finish my pieces and edit them for publication. I get ready to release them to the world. Then, as easily as they come, those cathartic feelings soon dwindle down to just traces that quickly get absorbed by… Vulnerability. What a word. It doesn’t look nice. It doesn’t sound nice. It sure doesn’t feel nice. However unappealing the word is, vulnerability and I have been getting a lot closer lately. It’s not something I set out to do, like a new year’s resolution. 1. Make wise food choices. 2. Unplug as a family and spend…

Not All Highly Sensitive People Are The Same

So you know you are a highly sensitive person (HSP). You have read about the typical traits. Traits like extreme sensitivity to crowds, lights, sound, and pain. You pick up emotions easily, need to withdraw often and dislike doing too many things at once. Well, that’s me too. I am definitely a highly sensitive person. I have many traits of an HSP, including the ones I mentioned just above. However, there are many “self-test” lists on the internet that include characteristics I don’t have. Traits I really don’t resonate with. In fact, I might just be the exact opposite. Are you the same? Have you seen any of these common traits and felt they really didn’t apply to you? Here are 3 ways I am not like a typical HSP. #1. I’m not a people pleaser. All highly sensitive people are people pleasers and avoid conflict at all costs, right? Wrong. The…

5 Supplements Every Highly Sensitive Person Should Know About

If you are reading this, chances are you are highly sensitive. Or you know someone who is. As a highly sensitive person, you know all too well about the unique challenges we face. With our extra sensitive sensory systems, there is no denying that the physiological responses we endure from being overstimulated has a large impact on our bodies. As a holistic nutritionist, I am grateful that I know how to assist my body during these times. Here are the top 5 supplements that I can not live without. Adaptogens – eliminates fatigue and increases energy levels. It is important to note that the body does not distinguish between mental or physical stress, its impact is the same. When we are stressed, our adrenals release cortisol. In times of chronic stress, adrenals become fatigued and can no longer produce the same levels of cortisol. Adaptogens assist the adrenals and helps to restore normal functioning.…

10 Ways Highly Sensitive People Have An Advantage

It took me years to figure out I was a highly sensitive person. 38 years exactly. The world doesn’t talk much about this type of person. There isn’t a lot of information out there on the topic. Even when discovering helpful information, I often have to be really suffering before profound and life changing information can sink in deeply. I hope you are in that pivotal place right now. That place where you can be inspired to turn your sensitivities into advantages and create the life you have always wanted. Being highly sensitive doesn’t mean that my feelings get hurt very easily. That is how majority of the population would define or explain highly sensitive people. It does mean that I experience emotion on a very deep level, with more intensity than the average person. Not just negative emotions such as sadness or anger, but also amazing emotions like joy…

4 Quick Steps To The Calm You Deserve

I am a highly sensitive person (HSP) who happens to deal with a lot of anxiety. This anxiety can range from full force to slightly triggered. When so many things affect me as an HSP, at times it feels like I have no power or control. I feel helpless. I feel like my well being is in the hands of anyone and everyone but me. When I am around other people, how I feel is in their hands. When I enter certain environments, it is controlled by that. Even when I am alone and my nervous system is firing off for no reason, my well being is in the hands of my racing mind telling me I am not safe. When I feel like I have no control over my physical body or my state of mind, it can be very overwhelming and anxiety producing. It is then a matter…

Are You Surviving…Or Thriving?

What does it take to survive? What does it take to thrive? How much distance lies in between these two words? I was about to find out while standing in line at the grocery store the other day. I made my way up to the cashier and began to put my groceries on the conveyor belt. The cashier asked how I was doing. I was in a bad mood that day (distracted by my first world problems,) and I mumbled “good and you?” back to him. “Surviving,” the cashier answered me. Hmmm. That stopped me in my tracks and I looked up at the cashier as he was ringing my items through. He had a plain expression on his face and was going through the motions of his job. Surviving? That got me thinking…was that what I was doing? Particularly on that bad day? Just surviving? Survival Is Step #1…

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