Thriving As A Highly Sensitive Person

A jpurnal titled "My brain has too many tabs open" is on a blanket along with a cup of coffee and snacks, ,symbolizing what it is like for a Highly Sensitive Person in an insensitive world.

What It’s Like For Highly Sensitive People In An Insensitive World

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 20, 2020 |

What it’s like for Highly Sensitive People (HSP) in an insensitive world varies, from painful to blissful. One unfortunate commonality for Highly Sensitive People in an insensitive world is that big things and little things easily and often feel like “too much.” Western Culture in particular causes and reinforces that High Sensitivity is a bad…

A young girl sticking her tongue out as she understands her characteristics as a Highly Sensitive Person.

4 Amazing and Powerful Characteristics of a Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 24, 2020 |

If you are a Highly Sensitive Person, and you know it, clap your hands. (To find out if you are an HSP, click here to take the questionnaire.) The amazing and powerful characteristics of a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) ARE celebration – worthy. Why? Because your nervous system is highly attuned and your perception is…

Happy HSP couple in the ocean who have discovered how to deal with a highly sensitive person.

How To Deal With A Highly Sensitive Person When You’re Highly Sensitive Too

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 21, 2020 |

Ever wonder how to deal with a highly sensitive person? A great majority of suggestions out there work – if you’re not highly sensitive too. If you’re highly sensitive, knowing how to deal with another highly sensitive person can be …. challenging. It can be confusing when it comes to understanding what you’re bringing to…

An image of an unmade bed, with pancakes and a latte, suggest self care ideas for Highly Sensitive People

Four Reasons Highly Sensitive Person Self-Care Takes More Effort Than it Does For Everyone Else

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | August 3, 2020 |

Highly Sensitive People (aka HSPs) feel the world deeply. Why? Because they’re born with a nervous system uniquely wired to be super attuned and responsive. That’s why if you’re a Highly Sensitive Person, self-care is critical. The reality is everyday life can be draining. Highly Sensitive People need self-care to refuel to make best use of…

Divergent: In Ashley’s Words

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | April 14, 2014 |

In a recent magazine interview, Ashley Judd spoke about her role in the movie Divergent. Based on the book series, the film is about a society that divides people into five factions, each based on a different virtue.  A decision has to be made at age 16 to remain in the faction one was born into or switch into another, for…

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