Have you ever tried to be someone else? How has that been working out for you?

If you’ve been living life as an HSP but trying your hardest NOT to and running away from the essence of who you are, then yes, you have been trying to be someone else.

No judgment: I lived this way for years.

I did everything in my power to change who I was at my core. My blueprint, my essence, is sensitive. It’s a whole lot of other things as well, but at my core, my sensitivity defines me in a way that no other trait I posses does.

It’s what makes me who I am, and it’s what I love the most about myself because all of the qualities that I adore about myself are thanks to my sensitivity.

But it wasn’t always this way.

Until I started consciously honoring my needs, accepting and understanding myself, and doing the amazing work that I teach others, I thought I was broken. I desperately tried everything on the planet to “change” so I could be happy.

I never knew that happiness was right under my nose.

I thought happiness would come when I changed from who I was into someone else – someone who could

  • “handle” life
  • who wasn’t so sensitive
  • wasn’t so broody
  • didn’t feel as much as I did
  • could be “out” in the world more
  • had a thicker skin
  • was more social and had more friends
  • was a real “go-getter” out there tackling life
  • doing 10,000 things with my day

In other words, I was trying to be someone else and I was trapped by the “comparison monster.” I saw other people around me (Non-HSP’s) and decided that I need to be like them. I needed to fit into their mold instead of the one I was born into.

So how did I find true happiness?

I learned to embrace my essence. I learned to love myself. I discovered and value my worth. And I finally decided to be ok exactly as I am: a highly sensitive and empathic person.

In this week’s video, I talk about what can happen when we try to fit into a mold that isn’t made for us. Click here to watch.

So ask yourself: Are you trying to fit into a mold that wasn’t made for you?

As always, I would love to hear from you, so please hit “reply” to let me know your a-ha’s and takeaways from this week’s love note!

All my love,

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Cortney is an International Mindset and Self-Care Coach for Heart-Centered Women, Men and Entrepreneurs. She is also a writer, speaker, mentor and advocate for Highly Sensitive, Empathic, Intuitive and Spiritual People. Her passion is helping women (and a few good men), achieve more success in their business and more happiness in their lives through divine self-care, mindset coaching and manifesting so they can live their highest purpose and reach their full potential.

Cortney earned a B.A. from Vassar College in Art History and a Masters of Architecture from Catholic University. Following her heart later in life, she became certified as a health coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She became a “health architect,” dealing with her own health crisis and struggle to manage anxiety and depression. After refining the tools that have allowed her to thrive as a highly sensitive person, she now helps others do the same. She is also a proud graduate of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts Mastery program, a NYC institution that teaches women to use the power of pleasure to have their way with the world.

Cortney lives in Baltimore with her 2 kids, her dog and her husband. A passionate traveler, photographer, gardener and foodie, when she isn’t dancing or listening to music (her favorite things!), Cortney is all about engaging all of her senses in service to her inner badass—and awakening the inner badass in every highly sensitive person she encounters!

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