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A Highly Sensitive Person’s Life: Stories & advice for those who experience the world intensely is a collection of the best blog posts from this site, compiled to spread understanding and acceptance of high sensitivity in an honest, entertaining, and meaningful way. It’s been described as like having a cup of tea with a good friend while chatting about issues that only another HSP would understand.

You may see yourself described in the pages of this book and think: “I didn’t know anyone else felt this way!” You might even discover surprising new insights. Learn more.

 

The Highly Sensitive Person Podcast

featured episodes…

HSP Podcast #72: The Susan Cain Interview

When I started this podcast, my #1 dream guest was Susan Cain. Susan’s 2012 book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” was my first introduction to introversion and changed my life and the lives of thousands around the world.

HSP Podcast #73: Dealing with Houseguests

Having houseguests can be fun…but stressful. In this listener-requested episode, I offer tips on how to survive houseguests and how to deal with being a houseguest yourself.

HSP Podcast #5: Having Plans Weighs on Me All Day

If I have one thing to do in a day, it weighs on me all day long. Even if it’s something enjoyable. There will be a kernel of anxiety in my brain all day, until the event happens. In episode #5, I talk about this odd phenomenon. Having a dentist...

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Gift Guide for Highly Sensitive People & Introverts

Gift Guide for Highly Sensitive People & Introverts

Are you looking for a gift for an introverted, highly sensitive friend, co-worker, or family member? Then this list is for you. Featured are presents for people who are overwhelmed by social and environment stimuli, are empathic, sensitive to beauty, and cherish privacy and peacefulness. (And don’t forget to treat yourself!)

This Freaking Nectarine: An Ode to Fruit

This Freaking Nectarine: An Ode to Fruit

It boggles my mind that anything can taste this incredible. This freaking nectarine is so perfectly sweet, tangy, and juicy that it makes my eyes roll back in my head. Even as it just sat there in my fruit bowl, it gave off a heady fragrance that made me think of...

Mother’s Day Gifts for Highly Sensitive People and Introverts

Mother’s Day Gifts for Highly Sensitive People and Introverts

Mother's Day is coming up soon--it's on May 14th this year! Have you found a gift for the mother in your life? This list shows gifts ideal for a highly sensitive and/or introverted mom. (Note: Introverts and HSPs are not the same thing. All introverts are not HSPs,...

The Joy of Spending Time in Your Own World

The Joy of Spending Time in Your Own World

Spending time alone in silence is the gentle reminder of the company we do have. It gives time for reflections, thoughts and memories to unfold. It allows you to understand yourself in more depth and invites you to discover what makes you happy–truly happy.

How to deal with houseguests

How to deal with houseguests

There are times when you might find yourself with friends or family staying under your roof. Depending on the situation, you might be excited and happy about this--and a bit stressed out. Look, it's not normal to spend 24 hours a day with someone. Ok, maybe your...

The appreciation of stones & rocks

The appreciation of stones & rocks

I went to a farmers market in a small town in North Carolina recently. It was a nice little market, but one particular stall caught my eye. It was an older gentleman selling rocks. He had a handout on suiseki, which is the appreciation of small, naturally occurring...