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
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.
In episode 59, I started a series about the positive aspects of being a Highly Sensitive Person. I talked about people who are celebrated for their sensitivity, like artists and musicians. In today's show, I'm discussing what I think are...
Have you ever thought about just quitting your job because you were overwhelmed? What about just…caring less?
Featured Blog Posts
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!)
What are the best low stress jobs for introverts and sensitive people? Find out what makes a job stressful and a list of career and work ideas.
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...
Are you easily overwhelmed by long gatherings with family and friends? Here are some tips on how to deal with big parties.
I worked in an office environment for around ten years, with most of that time either in a cubicle or in a big room with other people. A lot of the time, I hated it.
I’m a member of several Facebook groups for HSPs and I see this topic come up a lot: People will describe a co-worker, family member, or a stranger on the internet who says things that they disagree with so strongly that they get angry...and sometimes they verbally...
A few years ago, I was standing in my kitchen and I faintly smelled something. Something bad. I said to Jim, “Do you smell that?” He says no. Now I’m on a mission. “I swear I smell something bad. Where the heck is that coming from?” I mumbled to myself. If you are...
Stress from a job can sometimes be alleviated by doing one thing: caring less. This might be easier said than done for a Highly Sensitive Person, who just cares *so* much about everything.
Anticipatory grief is a grief reaction that occurs before an impending loss, typically, the death of someone close to you. Anyone can experience it. But for HSPs, anticipatory grief can be extremely intense.