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Highly Sensitive

11 Signs You're a Highly-Sensitive Person

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Are you curious to see if you are a highly sensitive person? Here are 11 signs that you may be one:

Dear Sensitive Soul, You Are Love

Tree Franklyn | Posted 01.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tree Franklyn

Dear Sensitive Soul, You know who you are. You feel everything so deeply it aches. When you were 10, your dad yelled at you for being too sensitive...

4 Life Truths That Take the Edge Off Life's Roller Coaster for Highly-Sensitive Types

Emma Bathie | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Emma Bathie

Much of the outside world does not realize the roller coaster of emotion highly-sensitive types are on because we're often very good at hiding it behind smiling eyes, a happy-go-lucky giggle, optimism and a deep trust in the world as a wonderful place.

The Emotional Vampire Holiday Survival Guide

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

This concept struck such a collective chord in my book Positive Energy that in Emotional Freedom I illustrate how it applies to protecting your emotions and not absorbing other people's negativity. In the book I discuss these vampires to watch for and ways to deal with them.

3 Ways Highly-Sensitive People Can Feel Less Stress This Holiday Season

Lyn Mac | Posted 12.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Lyn Mac

As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), I have always dreaded the holiday season. Shopping malls make me feel anxious, and I have often found myself sick over Christmas. The holiday season should be one of joy, but the truth for many people is that it can be a time of stress.

Energetic Co-Dependency Is a Real Thing

Candace van Dell | Posted 11.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Candace van Dell

Spiritual Coach Candace Van Dell talks about the double edged sword many of us deal with who are really sensitive! We are intuitive about what we ...

For Thanksgiving: A Shifting Sense of Gratitude at Being 'Highly Sensitive'

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

Gratitude has not always been my strongest suit, and I am particularly resistant when told by others that we not only need to be grateful, but that gratitude is a choice -- when in fact it often seems very far from any authentic choice available.

How to Quiet Your Racing Thoughts When You're Highly Sensitive

Tree Franklyn | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tree Franklyn

A few years ago I sat in bed at 3 a.m. looking out at a lonely full moon, frustrated and trying unsuccessfully to quiet the swarm of swirling, non-sto...

Examining the Highly Sensitive Personality -- Sensitive: The Untold Story

Sezin Koehler | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

You might be one of the 20 percent of the population who are highly sensitive individuals, an often misunderstood physiological trait examined in depth through the new documentary Sensitive: The Untold Story.

The Mainstreaming of Empathy, or How Hannibal Changed My Life

Sezin Koehler | Posted 09.14.2015 | Entertainment
Sezin Koehler

With an appropriately bloody and dashing full moon finale came the close of three amazing seasons of Bryan Fuller's Hannibal, hands down some of the best television ever made in the history of the medium.

Highly Sensitive People: No Longer Invisible, But Now What?

Elaine Aron, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Aron, Ph.D.

In fact, in social psychology there is a phenomenon called the minimal group, in which, if you have people just count off 1-2-1-2 and have the ones go to one corner of the room and the twos to another, very quickly, on that basis alone, each group feels superior in subtle ways to the other.

How To Cope With Grief And Loss When You're Highly Sensitive

Tree Franklyn | Posted 09.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tree Franklyn

When something as sweeping as death happens, it's easy to lose your balance and get lost in the swirling vortex of heightened emotions inside and outside you.

Wield Your Sensitivity As a Superpower

Sonia Sommer | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonia Sommer

The last time someone said to me, "God you're so sensitive," I responded, "I know, I'm so lucky." I haven't always been excited about my constituti...

5 Ways To Use Facebook As A Highly Sensitive Person

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

Social media can be a wonderful tool for connecting with our friends, family and colleagues. It can also yank us out of the present moment, bombard us with messages that aren't helpful, and leave us feeling overwhelmed and unwell. How do we find a balance?

10 Reasons To Be Glad You're A Highly Sensitive Person

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

From tears to cheers, if you're a highly sensitive person you have a lot of feelings you express on a regular basis. And in a culture in whi...

'Highly-Sensitive' Mom Is Mean to Me

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

Black Sheep writes: My mom and siblings have "self-diagnosed" themselves as Highly-Sensitive People (HSPs), so they expect everyone to treat them as...

In A Relationship With A Highly Sensitive Person? Here's What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Let's be honest: relationships are complex, no matter what kind of personality you have. And some truths are universal, like fighting is never fun. Ro...

How Highly Sensitive People Interact With The World Differently

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Highly sensitive people have been labeled a lot of ways in the past, like fragile, over-emotional and intense. But there's more to a highly sensitive ...

13 Things Anyone Who Loves A Highly Sensitive Person Should Know

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living

When I was in kindergarten, a boy in my class tossed my favorite book over our elementary school fence. I remember crying profusely, not because I was...

Are You Sleeping With a Narcissist?

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn O'Malley

"He thinks I should be automatically turned on and ready to have wild sex with him with no effort on his part other than appearing naked in front of m...

Coping With Empathy Overload

Cindy Griffith-Bennett | Posted 04.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cindy Griffith-Bennett

There are many ways to work with excess energy. The important thing to remember is that sensitive isn't a good or a bad word. It describes the awareness of energy that cannot be seen. Use these tips to help you turn your empathy overload into a tool for better awareness.

10 Signs You Are A Highly Sensitive Mom

Shawn Fink | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Shawn Fink

Being a highly sensitive mom can disrupt your inner compass to being peaceful, playful and present as a mother and a woman, but not if you learn how to care for yourself all day in the midst of the chaos.

Are You a Highly Sensitive Parent?

Seleni Institute | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Seleni Institute

Highly sensitive people are more vulnerable to getting hurt, overstimulated, overwhelmed, and tired. And that also means motherhood can be even more of a challenge.

Lindsay Holmes

11 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Highly Sensitive People

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living

"You're just too sensitive. Don't take things so personally." In a culture that favors the powerful, sensitivity can be seen as a deficiency. Sensi...

Advantages of Being Highly Sensitive

Andrea Wachter | Posted 01.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Andrea Wachter

If you are a highly sensitive person, take heart. Once you make peace with the way you were born, you can learn to weather the storms of life and fully enjoy the many advantages of being sensitive.