Podcast

HSP Podcast #16: High Sensation Seeking

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedEpisode 16 of the Highly Sensitive Person Podcast is about High Sensation Seeking HSPs. You have no idea how many times I had to edit myself saying that mouthful of words incorrectly in this episode. HSPs are careful and evaluate everything around...
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Emotion

Empathy toward other people’s loss

Us HSPs pick up on the emotions of others, including pain and sadness. It can stay with us and bother us more than others. There are tons of examples I could talk about, but one popped into my head the other day. It was something I haven’t really thought...
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HSP Podcast #15: Needing Control

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedEpisode 15 of the Highly Sensitive Person Podcast is about control. It wasn’t until I started writing about all my HSP stuff that I realized so many of the things that bothered me were about a lack of control. From working in...
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Emotion

Weather Affects My Mood

I grew up in Michigan then lived in New York, where winters are freezing and snowy and summers are hot and humid. Now I live in San Diego, in Southern California, which has arguably the best weather in the country. There aren’t discernible seasons: it’s nice year-round, with little rain and...
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HSP Podcast #14: So. Much. Empathy.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedEpisode 14 of the Highly Sensitive Person Podcast is about empathy, which is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another being. I talk about wondering if Muay Thai fighters are lonely or sad, and crying about the tragedies of...
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Compassion Fatigue

I read about the recent suicide of well-known and respected animal behaviorist Sophia Yin with a heavy, heavy heart. I became familiar with her as I threw myself into the world of dog ownership and training several months ago. A thoughtful piece about her in HuffPo mentions how those in animal care...
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HSP Podcast #13: Obsessing over Details

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In Episode 13 of the Highly Sensitive Person Podcast, I tell a story about obsessing over sliced vs. non-sliced challah bread. Will I ruin dinner? Or will everything be fine? The suspense is riveting. Then I cleverly segue into decision-making: HSPs...
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Emotion

The most meaningful book I’ve read

About ten years ago, I read a book that I think about more than any other I’ve read. It was The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera–a popular book to read in your college years. Oddly enough, I’ve only read it once. It’s not the kind of book...
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HSP Podcast #12: Beauty in Nature & Art

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHighly sensitive people are often deeply moved by beauty in art and nature. This is a pretty cool aspect of being an HSP. In Episode 12 of the Highly Sensitive Person Podcast, I talk about interesting stuff like Stedhal Syndrome and...
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