I'd love to share something I recently came across in a GREAT book that I highly recommend. It's called, "Barking Up The Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong," written by Eric Barker.
On this meandering river of life, I recently hit some Class IV rapids. Two months ago I had emergency surgery to remove my gallbladder, and ten days after that I was blasted with an acute episode of Bell's palsy so severe it obliterated my ability to
The doorway to instinct and intuition enters through one channel--our body's signal for Yes and No, often described as our Gut Feelings. This signal tells us when we're on the right path, when we're successfully reading the clues for what comes
It's true, my friend. Small talk can feel painful to an HSP. One thing every Highly Sensitive Person has in common is that across the board we hate small talk. In fact, if you want to see the world's most awkward display, just try to engage me in
I'm not sure how it's feeling where you are right now, but New Mexico is pretty darn hot. Since we live at over 6,000 feet elevation, and normally recreate at 10,000 feet+, this means we enjoy relatively cool temperatures ten months of the year. Most
One of the biggest myths about psychological well being is that it's somehow fixed, existing as a steady state for a privileged few. The truth is, empowerment is intentional. Those who have learned to cultivate it have worked hard to develop the
Imposter Syndrome, Part 2. By now, you know from my last blog entry that my relationship with Imposter Syndrome has been long and twisty, as it is with a disproportionately large number of Highly Sensitive People. (An author for Forbes magazine
I had a remarkably stressful, yet pretty miraculous month of May. It would seem that I slayed a mythological dragon, and befriended a real one. Let me explain... A year ago I was asked to participate as a speaker at a BeAbove neuroscience and
Nobody perfects the art of emotional numbing like the Highly Sensitive Person without a resilience strategy. The reason of course is that the HSP feels more deeply than average, with a nervous system more sensitive than 80% of the population's.
And why is it critically important? Our explanatory style is our mode of explaining the good and the bad things that happen in our lives. It has the power to either unravel our stress or ignite it like gasoline and a lit match. It is