Posts by: thehighlysensitivebadass

This just so happens to be one of my very favorite topics…for, oh, about a million reasons. To put it simply, implementing self-care is part of what changed my life. However, for years, I resisted it. I had an ongoing list of objections running through my head at any one time: I need to be there for my family. Doing...

One of the things I get asked the most is, “How do I stop letting other people’s moods affect me?” I find that sensitive and empathic people are somewhat desperate for a solution to this “problem.” After all, it’s quite frustrating when you’re feeling happy, light, cheery, joyful, blissed out and out of nowhere you get...

Such a great question, right? I’d like to ask you: Do you keep looking for a “cure” to your sensitivity? Do you keep trying to “fix” yourself? Do you think you are broken? Here’s another question: Are you spinning your wheels asking yourself, “Why am I like this?” How much energy are you spending trying to find the answer...

I made this video in 2015, and I can’t believe it’s gotten almost 9,000 views as I’m writing this! This proves how many people can relate to being highly sensitive. One of my biggest desires is for HSP’s to know how NOT-alone we are, and this is actually social proof! This was actually the first time I publicly started...

I made a Facebook Live video the other day because I was experiencing parenting pain on the behalf of my 12 year old son. Remember being 12? I think I was experiencing some kind of drama or trauma every few days, so you can imagine that being a sensitive and empathic parent to my 10 and 12 year old children can feel a...

Has this ever happened to you? You are minding your own business when suddenly, you find yourself stuck in a corner listening to the finer details of someone’s life for what feels like hours. The amazing thing is…you haven’t uttered a single word for most of the conversation. When it’s finally over, you feel like a puddle...

For days I’ve been running.  Putting up my shield. Internally raging and saying, “No! I won’t go with you. I don’t want to go there. I want to stay here. Please go away.” Here is the light. My joy. My happiness. My enthusiasm. My motivation. My drive. My passion. There is my shadow. My dark. Depression. Slow. Internal....

I have a friend who loves winter. I mean, loves it. She’s all about the snow and the cold, and she gets outside as much as she possibly can. I like these things for about 5 minutes, and then I’m like, “Can we move onto Spring already? Please?” The one thing that makes winter bearable for me is my bathtub and my fireplace....

When you hear or read the term: “The Highly Sensitive Person,” what kind of person do you conjure up in your head? Likely, that person has the following characteristics: Shy Withdrawn No people skills Awkward Usually female Bookworm Introverted Weak Frail Cries all the time Overly-emotional I can’t tell you the number...

I simply wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you this Holiday season and I’m sending you the very best. I’m overcome with how blessed I am to have such amazing people in my life, and I count you as one of those people. Thank you for being a part of my community. So Happy Holidays from my heart to yours. I know...