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Greetings from Rhode Island! If you’ve read my “highly sensitive story” you might remember that I grew up in Los Angeles, but I was born in Newport, Rhode Island. I’ve always thought of Newport as my home because of how safe, happy, and carefree I felt here as a child. It was a shocking contrast to how I felt in Los...

This week, I want to share some of my “story” with you. My “story” was that I couldn’t do the things I really wanted to do, or be the person that I knew deep down that I could be because of my sensitivity. In my eyes, it was ruining everything for me. I blamed it. I vilified it. I used it as the “reason” that I...

Have you ever tried to be someone else? How has that been working out for you? If you’ve been living life as an HSP but trying your hardest NOT to and running away from the essence of who you are, then yes, you have been trying to be someone else. No judgment: I lived this way for years. I did everything in my power to...

In the past, I’ve talked about the importance of a morning routine. Personally, I find transition time in the morning to be crucial for my wellbeing and sanity. ­čÖé I know that many sensitive people feel more calm, centered and ready to tackle the day when they get a bit of alone time in the morning. However, have you...

Have you been wondering where your mojo went? Are you feeling shut down and out of touch with yourself? No judgment here. I was shut down for years. And years. (and years) I’m not the only one! We are in the midst of an epidemic. We┬átirelessly give to others, while simultaneously thinking that self-care or prioritizing...

I’ve been a bit quiet lately. Have you noticed? ­čÖé To be honest, I wanted to reach out but I simply didn’t know what to say. Those of you who have been with me for a while know that I struggle with depression on occasion. It seems to be seasonally based, and can hit me anywhere between November through April. I never...

True confession time: The past few weeks have been…well, let’s say challenging. Am I the only one? I know I’m not because it seems to be “going around.” Almost all of the sensitive friends I have are feeling somewhat “off,” with old patterns re-emerging to kick their butts. I’m no exception. I’m in the midst of a...

This just so happens to be one of my very favorite topics…for, oh, about a million reasons. To put it simply, implementing self-care is part of what changed my life. However, for years, I resisted it. I had an ongoing list of objections running through my head at any one time: I need to be there for my family. Doing...

Such a great question, right? I’d like to ask you: Do you keep looking for a “cure” to your sensitivity? Do you keep trying to “fix” yourself? Do you think you are broken? Here’s another question: Are you spinning your wheels asking yourself, “Why am I like this?” How much energy are you spending┬átrying to find the answer...

I made a Facebook Live video the other day because I was experiencing parenting pain on the behalf of my 12 year old son. Remember being 12? I think I was experiencing some kind of drama or trauma every few days, so you can imagine that being a sensitive and empathic parent to my 10 and 12 year old children can feel a...