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Have you been told you’re “too” (fill in the blank)? You’re too sensitive; you think/worry too much; you take things too personally; you’re too emotional, too finicky, too fragile, too intense, too uptight, too slow. Have you been told you can’t take a joke; you can’t go with the flow? You can’t let go of things? Making decisions can be very difficult. You might have an acute sense of smell, and strong odors, crowded noisy environments and bright lights are just too much! You notice things that no one else does. You have a strong sense of justice and you may be a peace-keeper. Conflict feels uncomfortable. You’re the one that everyone tells their problems to because you’re a good listener who cares deeply. You’re in the right place! In this podcast, we explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives. We talk about the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity and some of the challenges it poses as well. If you are a Creative, a deep thinker, a deep feeler, a Highly Sensitive Person, an introvert, or identify as INFJ or ENFJ, you may enjoy the in-depth conversations where we talk openly and honestly about how we experience life. This is a podcast where you can learn, relate, laugh and maybe even live a bolder, brighter life. You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD or something else. Sometimes Highly Sensitive People are misdiagnosed. Our brains are wired differently. We are born with the trait of High Sensitivity. There’s nothing wrong with you! You will learn that your perceived weaknesses are really are your superpowers! Dr. Elaine Aron coined the term Highly Sensitive Person (also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity).

Have you been told you’re “too” (fill in the blank)? You’re too sensitive; you think/worry too much; you take things too personally; you’re too emotional, too finicky, too fragile, too intense, too uptight, too slow. Have you been told you can’t take a joke; you can’t go with the flow? You can’t let go of things? Making decisions can be very difficult. You might have an acute sense of smell, and strong odors, crowded noisy environments and bright lights are just too much! You notice things that no one else does. You have a strong sense of justice and you may be a peace-keeper. Conflict feels uncomfortable. You’re the one that everyone tells their problems to because you’re a good listener who cares deeply. You’re in the right place! In this podcast, we explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives. We talk about the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity and some of the challenges it poses as well. If you are a Creative, a deep thinker, a deep feeler, a Highly Sensitive Person, an introvert, or identify as INFJ or ENFJ, you may enjoy the in-depth conversations where we talk openly and honestly about how we experience life. This is a podcast where you can learn, relate, laugh and maybe even live a bolder, brighter life. You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD or something else. Sometimes Highly Sensitive People are misdiagnosed. Our brains are wired differently. We are born with the trait of High Sensitivity. There’s nothing wrong with you! You will learn that your perceived weaknesses are really are your superpowers! Dr. Elaine Aron coined the term Highly Sensitive Person (also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity).
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Have you been told you’re “too” (fill in the blank)? You’re too sensitive; you think/worry too much; you take things too personally; you’re too emotional, too finicky, too fragile, too intense, too uptight, too slow. Have you been told you can’t take a joke; you can’t go with the flow? You can’t let go of things? Making decisions can be very difficult. You might have an acute sense of smell, and strong odors, crowded noisy environments and bright lights are just too much! You notice things that no one else does. You have a strong sense of justice and you may be a peace-keeper. Conflict feels uncomfortable. You’re the one that everyone tells their problems to because you’re a good listener who cares deeply. You’re in the right place! In this podcast, we explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives. We talk about the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity and some of the challenges it poses as well. If you are a Creative, a deep thinker, a deep feeler, a Highly Sensitive Person, an introvert, or identify as INFJ or ENFJ, you may enjoy the in-depth conversations where we talk openly and honestly about how we experience life. This is a podcast where you can learn, relate, laugh and maybe even live a bolder, brighter life. You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD or something else. Sometimes Highly Sensitive People are misdiagnosed. Our brains are wired differently. We are born with the trait of High Sensitivity. There’s nothing wrong with you! You will learn that your perceived weaknesses are really are your superpowers! Dr. Elaine Aron coined the term Highly Sensitive Person (also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity).

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Episodes

014 What Exactly Is a Highly Sensitive Person co-hosted with Matthew Morgan LPCC

1/15/2019
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EPISODE Episode 014 TITLE What Exactly Is a Highly Sensitive Person, co-hosted with Matthew Morgan, LPCC GUEST Matthew Morgan, LPCC EPISODE OVERVIEW We talk about the 4 Core Characteristics that encompass being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP); how our culture views sensitivity; how to tease out our superpowers; the correlation between depression, anxiety and being a Highly Sensitive Person. Why being an HSP is genetically a survival strategy and how this trait has been identified in...

Duration:01:05:14

013 Parenting Your Highly Sensitive Child Like a Ninja with Megghan Thompson, LCPC

1/8/2019
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EPISODE Episode 13 TITLE Parent Your Highly Sensitive Child Like a Ninja GUEST Megghan Thompson, LCPC EPISODE OVERVIEW Parenting a Highly Sensitive Child (HSC) can be challenging—especially if your child has meltdowns. Megghan talks about the Shame Meltdown Cycle; What works to raise an HSC; how to avoid sending the message to your child that that they are wrong; how to communicate with your HSC to strengthen your relationship, and effective ways to communicate with your child to...

Duration:00:55:33

Bonus Episode 31 Afterthoughts about Episode 012 on Relationships

1/6/2019
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EPISODE Bonus Episode 31 TITLE Afterthoughts about Episode 012 on Relationships GUEST Solo episode—Patricia Young EPISODE OVERVIEW Reflections about the episode where I talk about conflict I had in a relationship. Episode 012 was a vulnerable episode for me to release, and it included audio that I recorded after having a very uncomfortable conversation with a long time friend about the changes in our relationship. I was reactive and angry (and upset) when I recorded that conversation....

Duration:00:12:10

012 How We Navigate Challenges in Relationships

1/1/2019
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EPISODE Episode 12 TITLE How To Navigate Challenges in Relationships GUEST Solo episode—Patricia Young EPISODE OVERVIEW Navigating conflict and having competing needs in relationships can be difficult. How do we evaluate if our friendships are meeting our needs? I provide criteria that may be helpful when evaluating relationships and compatibility. What do we do when there is a stressor in a relationship, and it causes a breakdown in the relationship? We aren’t often taught how to...

Duration:00:47:18

Bonus episode 30 The Importance of Communication Especially Around the Holidays

12/25/2018
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EPISODE Bonus Episode 30 TITLE The Importance of Communication—Especially Around the Holidays GUEST Solo episode—Patricia Young EPISODE OVERVIEW Expectations and disappointments around the holidays are pretty common. It’s important that we name what’s going on and find ways to work through the messy stuff. We can love parts of the holidays AND feel stressed. Both can exist. There are also many simples ways we can take care of ourselves with little time and resources. BIO Patricia...

Duration:00:17:00

011 I’ve Been High Achieving, and I’ve Been Reinforced for That; to Be Moderately Achieving Felt Like I’d Lost a Piece of My Identity, with Allison Puryear, LCSW

12/21/2018
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EPISODE 011 TITLE I’ve been high achieving, and I’ve been reinforced for that; to be moderately achieving felt like I’d lost a piece of my identity GUEST Allison Puryear, EPISODE OVERVIEW Allison talks about having to slow down for health reasons and how this impacted her sense of worth and value. What do you do when you’re a striver and you’re used to pushing through? How to set up structure to support having more balance. We talk about being in the sandwich (or panini) generation,...

Duration:00:52:32

010 Healing Takes Place When We Are In Connection With Others, Justine Froelker, LPC, Speaker, Author

12/18/2018
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EPISODE 010 TITLE Healing Takes Place When We Are In Connection With Others GUEST Justine Froelker, LPC, author, speaker, Dare to Lead Facilitator EPISODE OVERVIEW Courageously living Brene Brown’s work as a Certified Dare To Lead Facilitator, Justine talks about vulnerability, shame and how we can find healing in connection. Justine shares about being a grieving mother and miscarriage, and how she chooses to see the gifts in everything. She talks about the 6 ways we avoid feelings...

Duration:01:00:01

009 Developing Empathy Guided Me to Hear Myself with Timothy Wienecke, MP, LPC, LAC

12/11/2018
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EPISODE 009 TITLE Developing Empathy Guided Me To Hear Myself GUEST Timothy Wienecke, MP, LPC, LAC EPISODE OVERVIEW The term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) was charged and heavy for Tim. He talks about violence against women; interpersonal violence, feminism, learning to have empathy; the ways men are taught to express only anger or happiness and they have no emotional vocabulary. Tim works with men, and he has a podcast that is primarily for men called Stories and...

Duration:00:56:31

Bonus Episode 29 My Son Was Hospitalized

12/8/2018
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The infection in my son's foot got worse, and he was hospitalized. At the same time, my mom's neurologist said it was emergent that I bring her in to see him (and I told him my son had just been hospitalized and could we see him at the regularly scheduled appointment on Monday). Talk about feeling pulled and having to handle a lot of information. I talk about my hypervigilance, and how I communicated to attempt to get more...

Duration:00:14:54

Bonus Episode 28 My Son Was Sick, And I Didn't Realize How Sick He Was

12/7/2018
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My son got sick at college, and told us he wanted to come home, but we didn't realize how sick he was, and we told him to go to Health Services the following day. His roommate called us late that evening and told us our son needed to go the hospital. How do you teach your kidults to communicate that they are really ill? How to you teach them how to communicate their symptoms? I also talk about the dilemma when we haven't taught our kids how to negotiate when we say no, and we're not hearing...

Duration:00:10:30

008 Because You are Sensitive, It Leads You To Be Creative, with Rachel Moore LMFT

12/4/2018
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EPISODE Episode 8 TITLE Because You are Sensitive, It Leads You To Be Creative GUEST Rachel Moore, LMFT EPISODE OVERVIEW Many Sensitive’s are creative, but don’t consider themselves to be creative. We talk about the different ways that creativity shows up in our lives. There is a false belief that trauma is the origin of creativity, but Rachel asked Gabor Mate about this and his response to her dispels that myth. Sensitivity is what makes you creative; it is a function of your being....

Duration:01:20:41

Bonus Episode 27 Meditation by Chel Hamilton Especially For You!

11/30/2018
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An exclusive meditation made by Chel Hamilton of Meditation Minis just for our listeners, and for those that are Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs). Chel's podcast has over 12 million listeners. Check out her meditations. They're amazing! LINKS Where to find Chel Hamilton-- https://audioboom.com/channel/meditation-minis-podcast APPLE PODCASTS: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id963597166/ SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4bSTeVDsXWKQCRptxuZnVQ To write a review in...

Duration:00:08:39

Bonus Episode 26 Everyone Gets to Own Their Awesome with Chel Hamilton plus a special meditation

11/30/2018
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EPISODE Bonus Episode Day 26 TITLE Everyone Gets to Own Their Awesome! PLUS exclusive meditation just for our listeners! GUEST Chel Hamilton EPISODE OVERVIEW We talk a lot about play and inhibition, and I ask Chel how do we take those first steps when we want to let go, but we’re really scared. The interview takes an unexpected turn when Chel asks me something, and I get tearful, and have a pretty big insight! I was NOT expecting this. The is so much freedom and joy on the other side...

Duration:00:45:24

Bonus Episode 25 My Son Shares his Perspective on Sensitivity with Daniel Young

11/29/2018
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EPISODE Bonus Episode Day 25 TITLE My Son’s Perspective on Sensitivity GUEST Daniel Young EPISODE OVERVIEW I hadn’t really discussed what it means to be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) with my boys since I found out I was an HSP when they were in high school, so I was curious to see how my son viewed sensitivity. He talks about how sensitivity is viewed when you play sports (he played baseball from Kindergarten through high school). He talks about having to get “tougher skin,” which...

Duration:00:12:50

Bonus Episode 24 Working Together and Respecting Different Needs and Expectations

11/28/2018
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EPISODE Bonus Episode Day 24 TITLE Working Together and Respecting Different Needs and Expectations GUEST Solo episode—Patricia Young EPISODE OVERVIEW After surviving a long 9 days when my kids were home from college with their guests, I talked about how I needed to figure out how to create and maintain balance in Bonus Episode 23 since my boys will be home for a month for winter break. Jacquelyn Strickland, who has been running the Highly Sensitive Person--HSP Gathering Retreats for...

Duration:00:11:57

007 The 5 Love Languages with Dr. Tom Murray

11/27/2018
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EPISODE Episode 7 TITLE The 5 Love Languages GUEST Dr. Tom Murray EPISODE OVERVIEW Dr. Tom Murray explains why it’s important to be able to speak your partner’s love language. Most people identify their top 2 love languages. HIGHLIGHTS BIO Dr. Tom Murray, international trainer, educator, and couples and sex therapist, is a widely sought-after expert in the fields of sexuality and intimate relationships. For 15+ years, Murray has worked with everyday folks to embrace their...

Duration:00:54:14

Bonus Episode 23 How to Care For Ourselves When We are Feeling Depleted

11/26/2018
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EPISODE Bonus Episode Day 23 TITLE How to Care for Ourselves When We are Depleted GUEST Solo episode—Patricia Young EPISODE OVERVIEW After having 4 teenagers staying with us for 9 very long days, I talk about how depleted I am, and how challenging it was to be the only Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) who is sensitive to sounds, people and noise in a household of 6. It brought back those old feelings of feeling like I’m a freak and not asserting myself because I felt like I was being too...

Duration:00:11:29

Bonus Episode 22 When No One Shows Up To The Party, Send Out More Invitations

11/25/2018
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EPISODE Bonus Episode Day 22 TITLE When No One Shows Up to the Party, Send Out More Invitations GUEST Solo episode—Patricia Young EPISODE OVERVIEW I have an weekly online group, and for 2 weeks, I rushed to be there on time, and I was the only one. I felt angry and resentful and disappointed because I count on this group and the connection. For 2 weeks, I cut things short to be on time because I value this group. I realized that I need to add more members to the group (I’ve just been...

Duration:00:09:17

bonus episode 21 I Lost My Sh*t! It's NOT about the Gravy!

11/24/2018
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EPISODE Bonus Episode Day 21 TITLE Losing My Sh*t! It’s NOT about the Gravy! GUEST Solo episode—Patricia Young EPISODE OVERVIEW I win the triple crown award for B*tch of the day for Thanksgiving! It was a stressful day filled with noise, overstimulation, too many people, overwhelm and some mishaps. I dropped a handful of swear words with all of my guests present in my home over a gravy mishap. It’s NOT about the gravy. There were stressors leading up, but I shamed my husband (which is...

Duration:00:10:36

Bonus Episode 20 Seeking External Validation

11/23/2018
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Vulnerability alert! I'm getting caught up with the number of downloads (listeners) to the podcast, and I'm feeling a little depressed because I'm connecting my sense of value and worth to how many people are listening. I'm questioning, "Do I matter? Am I important? Is what I have to say important?" and I'm thinking that, "No one wants to hear about me." My friend Laura Carr, LMFT reminds me that this is like dieting and getting on and off the scale and feeling good if the numbers go down,...

Duration:00:09:56