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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 (HSP), 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. 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! 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).

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 (HSP), 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. 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! 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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United States

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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 (HSP), 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. 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! 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).

Language:

English

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Episodes

144 Overwhelm Perfectionism as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) with Jen Perry

6/21/2022
Overwhelm & Perfectionism as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Do you wake up with anxiety because you’re worried or feeling overwhelmed? How do you find joy around your to do list? Jen and I talk about where we feel overwhelmed, and the imperfect ways we manage perfectionism. Jen says it’s like stringing beads with no knot at the end. We explore how trauma may impact our need for piles, being a minimalist, keeping things super clean and other ways we learn to cope. GUEST Jen Perry, MSEd,...

Duration:00:28:05

US 143 How to deepen intimacy in relationships with Jen Perry

6/14/2022
How to Deepen Intimacy in Relationships Many Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) overperform in relationships, or want more depth, but don’t know how to do that. Jen and I talk about our gremlins, as well as how you can rest in the attachment in your relationships, so you can have more depth. We talk about how that security is achieved. This includes vulnerability and risking the loss of the relationship, but it also creates the possibility for meaningful connection, deep trust, fulfilling...

Duration:00:26:21

142 Being Present to our Wounded Parts, With Jen Perry

6/7/2022
Being Present to our Wounded Parts Jen had a really tough week, & we talk about what it was like for her to start week feeling like she was too much, & her needs were too much. I was honored to be present for her this week, and she was able to work on healing that young part so she can be present for herself. When your parents can’t attune with you, you believe that you and your needs are too much. Jen talks about what she did this week to help herself heal. Healing happens with others and...

Duration:00:26:03

141 Honoring Yourself and Using Your Voice

5/31/2022
Honoring Yourself and Using Your Voice Do you find that when have been hurt or disappointed that you have your feelings alone, and don’t share with the other person how you were affected? If you ask someone to help you, and they say, “No,” but it’s important to you, do you explain why it’s important or do you just accept the “no?” I share specific examples of this happening to me, and how I communicated, and how it was received. You’re allowed to be brave and vulnerable and to have your...

Duration:00:24:55

140 Getting Grounded and Orienting to Yourself, with Jen Perry

5/24/2022
Getting Grounded and Orienting to Yourself Many Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) learn to focus on everyone else’s needs. The focus is external instead of internal. You don’t learn how to focus on your perspective, your body, or your needs. This can be an orientation injury. The Highly Sensitive Person can see multiple perspectives, and based on your attachment patterns, this can make it harder (or easier) to focus on the needs, emotions and happiness of others. We explore how to get grounded...

Duration:00:25:54

139 Naming What's Challenging as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

5/17/2022
Naming What’s Challenging as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) I suck at lying! I’m planning a surprise party for my husband, and I’ve been like a deer in the headlights a few times. I also talk about feeling disappointed that I had expectations about my puppy being affectionate, and she’s not. I talk about how you work with naming what’s hard and challenging in order to honor your feelings, while consciously creating a narrative that allows you to see what IS working. I also revisit my fear...

Duration:00:24:23

138 Focusing on Your Needs, Emotions and Happiness, with Jen Perry

5/10/2022
Focusing on Your Needs, Emotions and Happiness Jen Perry talks about attachment patterns and how the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is often focused on what everyone else is feeling, wanting and needing. We talk about tools to identify what YOU are wanting. Jen talks about self-care and self-centering. We talk about self-talk, as well as the burden of the mental load that many of us carry. We also talk about perfectionism, gentle parenting and conscious parenting. How NOT to parent the...

Duration:00:26:29

137 Setting Boundaries with Emotionally Immature People, with Lindsay Gibson, PsyD.

5/3/2022
Setting Boundaries with Emotionally Immature People Dr. Lindsay Gibson, author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, and Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents provides a 5-part process outlining how to set boundaries with an Emotionally Immature Person (EIP). She also talks about how to reinforce and reset those boundaries when they aren’t honored. Dr. Gibson talks about how to determine the optimal physical and psychological distance with EIPs, including examples. Dr....

Duration:00:53:19

136 Death by a Thousand Papercuts

4/26/2022
Death by a Thousand Papercuts My computer was hacked and they downloaded files from my computer. In the midst of this awful experience, there were a number of gifts and amazing connections with people. I feel some shame and embarrassment. How can you thrive while going through something terrible? I talk about the fears that came up, as well as all the grace that was given to me. The multitude of challenges that came up felt like death by 1,000 papercuts. You can thrive and be challenged...

Duration:00:24:55

135 Softening, Surrendering, Accepting & Allowing with Jen Perry

4/19/2022
Softening, Surrendering, Accepting & Allowing This episode focuses on being with whatever is going on to ease suffering when you want things to be different than they are. How can you accept things when it sucks? Jen and I talk about how we practice softening when things are hard. Jen talks about how she drops into her body to get information. How can you use noticing to ease tension and control? Jen also talks about how she has power with her children vs. power over her...

Duration:00:24:56

134 Practicing Self-Compassion when Perfection, Competing Needs and Burnout are Present

4/12/2022
Practicing Self-Compassion when Perfection, Competing Needs and Burnout are Present It can be hard having needs; not getting your needs met; having to compromise around your needs. This can activate attachment injuries, that can cause or exacerbate depression, anxiety, burnout and self-doubt. How do you take care of yourself? How do you bring in self-compassion and self-trust? Do you believe that if you do things a certain way, you can protect yourself from having doubts or negative...

Duration:00:27:19

133 Stoicism During Hard Times for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

4/5/2022
Stoicism During Hard Times for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) When there is a crisis, do you reach out and share what’s going on and ask for support? Do you tell yourself that you will worry when there is something to worry about? I share some recent experiences. My son asked me to let him know next time if his Grams is sick because he wants to know. I thought I was protecting him from worrying. There is also a gift in allowing others to be there to support you, so you don’t have to...

Duration:00:26:37

132 We (HSPs) are Not Too Much with Susan Kraker - Best of the Podcast

3/29/2022
We (HSPs) are Not Too Much, with Susan Kraker - Best of the Podcast Susan is a therapist who specializes in relationships, and she works with the Highly Sensitive Person. She decided to take the Online HSP Course because she didn’t have many friends who were also Highly Sensitive. We had a rupture during one of the groups, and we talk about this. Susan has some astute observations. We both talk about some common wounds we both have, and the conversation goes deep and is very...

Duration:00:54:02

131 Getting Grounded in Yourself Honoring Your Needs

3/22/2022
Getting Grounded in Yourself & Honoring Your Needs Jen and I talk about how wounding can create over-functioning, over-responsibility, and rigidity at the expense of the human. We talk about stress responses and how to be more mindful and present for yourself while also bringing self-compassion. We literally take a break and do a short grounding exercise to get present. When you feel like you’re not doing enough, we talk about tools to lower the bar so that you can rest in what you can do...

Duration:00:27:00

130 Managing Crises as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

3/15/2022
Managing Crises as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Do you tend to over function when there is a crisis? Do you push through even though it’s not the best for you? Do you allow yourself to ask for help and get support? I was in the middle of a crisis when I recorded this, and I wanted to share my observations; what was helpful, and what things were challenging. You don’t have to do things alone. What do you say or do when you are healing wounding with a parent and you want to tell them...

Duration:00:23:00

129 Welcoming Your Own Humanness with Self-Compassion

3/8/2022
Welcoming Your Own Humanness with Self-Compassion Guest host Jen Perry shares her gremlins about recording for me this week and being unapologetic about it. She talks about valuing self-compassion over self-esteem. Jen talks about how to slow the process down and create peace in the moment to help you soften. She talks about why curiosity and kindness support self-compassion. Jen talks about the perils of perfectionism as well as conflict. Jen quotes Kristin Neff by asking if you can...

Duration:00:23:10

128 Juggling Priorities and Managing Self-Care

3/1/2022
Juggling Priorities & Managing Self-Care How do you manage prioritizing your own self-care when life is hectic and busy? Are you able to be flexible when things change, and can you ask to have your needs met? If not, what gets in the way? When plans change, are you able to have self-compassion for yourself and others, or do you get angry and upset that things haven’t gone as planned? I got a puppy, so you’ll hear audio when Steve agreed that we could get a dog, our sweet dog playing, and...

Duration:00:25:19

127 Vulnerability and Intimacy in Relationships

2/22/2022
Vulnerability and Intimacy in Relationships Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) often don’t reach out when they need support because they are afraid that they will overwhelm others with their intense feelings, or that the other person won’t be there for them, or will disappoint them. Jen and I talk about what it’s like to show up for each other when we’re having an emotionally intense time. We talk about the need for connection; the boundaries we set, and how we nurture our relationship. Jen...

Duration:00:26:25

126 Self-Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents with Dr. Lindsay Gibson

2/15/2022
Self-Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents Dr. Lindsay Gibson, author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, and Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents talks about self-care in regards to self-confidence, security, self-connection, self-awareness and emotional self-protection. She talks about how being an adult child impacts a person’s choices and behaviors in relationships. She also talks about how sensitivity can affect a person’s functioning in these...

Duration:00:55:14

125 Sitting with Intense Feelings, AND Noticing What’s Right

2/8/2022
TITLE Sitting with Intense Feelings, AND Noticing What’s Right. GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW I got my feelings hurt a few times this past week, and it’s been hard. I spent 3 days crying, and it triggered some trauma from my past. This was NOT my baseline, but I was incredibly sensitive and kept getting my feelings hurt. I was also able to feel the connection and support I had at the same time. Intensity can be confused with being hard or not manageable. I talk about ways to...

Duration:00:25:17