Many of us can suffer from a lack of confidence and self-esteem because we’re taught that our sensitivity is wrong, that we’re being difficult and unreasonable and that our sensitivity is causing problems for others, so we fall into the habit of apologizing for things when it’s completely unnecessary.
Our decisions can become more rushed, more unsteady and we can begin to shut down altogether rather than make one more choice when we’re under stress and pressure.
The judgements we pass on ourselves are usually based on someone else’s opinions of who they think we should be, their opinions about how we should think, feel look behave, and much of that judgment is not based on who we truly are.
Saying yes to new things can be really scary. But saying no can sometimes hurt us more than help us.Comfort zones aren’t really about comfort at all, they’re about fearContinue reading “5 Reasons Why Saying YES is Healthy for HSPs”
It can be hard to say no to someone and even harder to say no when we want to be liked and included.
The idea of perfectionism is often created and developed during our childhood. Growing up too many of us were criticized (intentionally and unintentionally both) by parents, and other authority figuresContinue reading “5 Affirmations to Escape Perfectionism”
How can we stop worrying about the opinions of other people? Human beings are social creatures. Caring what other people think of us is an evolutionary adaptation.
Did you ever notice that spiral patterns are everywhere in nature? Hurricanes, the double helix which is the structure of our DNA is a spiral, pine cones and pineapples, fromContinue reading “Our Lives are a Sacred Spiral”
All of us are chasing something. Love, recognition, understanding, validation, acceptance, money, safety, security, peace… I’ve chased all of these things and countless others, seeking validation, understanding, acceptance, love… theContinue reading “What are you chasing?”
Bringing awareness to the present moment in times of overwhelm and struggle is a way of showing ourselves the much needed and much deserved self-compassion we deserve. In a world where sensitive emotions are so often misunderstood and criticized it’s critical to our wellbeing that we take the time we need to stop and focus on what we need in the moment.