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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).

Location:

United States

Description:

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

101 Everything Is Love; I Love Myself with Sarah Buino, LCSW

1/19/2021
TITLE Everything is Love; I Love Myself GUEST Sarah Buino, LCSW EPISODE OVERVIEW In a culture that values and rewards productivity, it can be challenging for the Highly Sensitive Person, who thrives at being vs. doing. Sarah talks about coming to fully love herself. We talk about trauma training, boundaries, developmental trauma. We talk about the gifts and challenges of living during COVID. Sarah talks about her Kundalini Awakening, and we talk about the spiritual...

Duration:00:58:05

Bonus Episode 87 Ten Strategies for Managing When You’re Feeling Down

1/12/2021
TITLE 10 Strategies for Managing When You’re Feeling Down GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW Many of us are struggling with mood and high levels of ongoing stress. I give 10 tangible strategies for coping when we’re struggling. I also share about the challenges I experienced over the holidays and wondering if maybe I have SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), our high levels of emotional responsiveness and empathy can make it challenging to know if...

Duration:00:40:53

100 Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, RDDP, CDWF Interviews Patricia

1/5/2021
TITLE Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, RDDP, CDWF Interviews Patricia GUEST Sarah Buino EPISODE OVERVIEW Sarah Buino interviews me—these are from her show notes--One of my greatest joys in life is connecting with a fellow outcast and truth-teller. All the better if said person comes equipped with a badass nickname like Mad Lady-Balls. Patricia Young, LCSW, the person behind the stern, brass-plated moniker is everything you’d expect her to be: hilarious, whip-smart, and dishy. She’s also...

Duration:00:55:32

099 A Highly Sensitive Person And Introvert, Heidi Tamm, Talks About Her Experience Taking The Online HSP Course

12/29/2020
TITLE A Highly Sensitive Person and Introvert, Heidi Tamm, Talks About Her Experience Taking the Online HSP Course GUESTS Heidi Tamm EPISODE OVERVIEW Heidi talks about these questions—How did you feel about the cost? Was it worth it? How was it having an online experience? Did you feel connected to the other members of the group? How was it being an introvert in the group? Did you feel seen, heard, and honored? Did the Course meet your expectations? How was it being with 6 other HSPs?...

Duration:00:28:41

098 No One Ever Asked Me: "What do I Need?" with Rachel Glick

12/22/2020
TITLE No One Ever Asked Me: “What Do I Need?” GUEST Rachel Glick EPISODE OVERVIEW Rachel learned she was a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) when she searched online for Why do I cry when I listen to music? Rachel talks about embracing her traits as an HSP after taking the Online HSP Course, and how it has changed how she parents her Highly Sensitive Child, and how she is forming deep connections with others. Rachel has learned how to check in with herself to see what she is...

Duration:00:59:27

097 If You Can’t See, Imagine with John Furniss, the Blind Woodsman

12/15/2020
TITLE If You Can’t See, Imagine with John, the Blind Woodsman GUEST John Furniss EPISODE OVERVIEW John is an amazing woodworker who is totally blind. He also has a cooking segment on Tik Tok called Cooking with the Lights Out. John and his wife Anni, are both talented artists. John talks about how he lost his vision, and how he uses his strengths to create amazing pieces of woodwork. He explains some of the ways he navigates in a sighted world, as well as some dos and don’ts for...

Duration:00:57:01

096 How Myers-Briggs Personality Type Can Be Used To Improve Relationships And Parenting with Sandra Etherington

12/8/2020
TITLE How Myers-Briggs Personality Type Can Be Used To Improve Relationships And Parenting GUEST Sandra Etherington EPISODE OVERVIEW Sandra uses personality type to help you change the way you see your family and relationships. We talk about the most common personality types for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and Sandra describes the traits she sees most commonly in HSPs. We talk about the difference between thinkers and feelers, and she gives examples of how knowing your...

Duration:00:44:39

095 A Highly Sensitive Therapist Talks About Feeling Invisible, & How She Views Her Anxiety After Learning She Was An HSP with Kitty McCormick, LCSW

12/1/2020
TITLE A Highly Sensitive Therapist talks about Feeling Invisible, & How She Views Her Anxiety After Learning She Was An HSP GUEST Kitty McCormick, LCSW EPISODE OVERVIEW Kitty is a childhood friend who is now a therapist. We talk about the anxieties we both felt as children, but never discussed. Kitty’s father was a prominent public figure, and she was pushed into acting/auditioning as a child to help with her shyness. She also talks about some of the barriers she experienced with...

Duration:01:06:25

Bonus Episode 86 Struggling on Thanksgiving—Boundaries and More. Sigh

11/26/2020
TITLE Struggling on Thanksgiving—Boundaries and More. Sigh GUEST Solo Episode EPISODE OVERVIEW I’m needing to set some boundaries, and I’m having the eternal struggle of many Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)—I know what I need to do, but I’m the only one who sees the problems, the risks and I feel alone in this. I’m realizing that it would be easier if everyone agreed with me, but my growth has to be about ME feeling ok with boundaries I need to set, even if no one else understands. I can...

Duration:00:15:55

094 You Have Everything Inside You; This Is How To Tune In with Megan Wurst

11/24/2020
TITLE You Have Everything Inside You; This Is How To Tune In GUEST Megan Wurst EPISODE OVERVIEW Megan talks about how healing it was to hear other Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) relate to things that she experienced, and to hear other HSPs verbalize things she felt, but hadn’t named. Megan wanted a rulebook to learn how to manage the traits of being Highly Sensitive, but instead, she got a user’s manual, which helped her learn about herself and what she needs, and what she’s thinking...

Duration:00:59:37

Bonus Episode 85 Holiday/Year End Support & Education Groups

11/23/2020
TITLE Holiday/End of Year Support & Education Groups GUEST Solo Episode EPISODE OVERVIEW Are you longing for a sense of connection with others who share many similar strengths and struggles? Do you want a safe, supportive and nurturing space to hang out and talk about how to navigate the holidays and the end of the year with more ease? Have you been thinking about taking the Online HSP Course, but wondering what it might be like? These groups are $25 for 70 minutes, and limited to 8...

Duration:00:11:52

093 I Don’t Have Time For a Breakdown; I Don’t Need Help. I Can Do It Myself with Bianca Hughes, LPC

11/17/2020
TITLE I Don’t Have Time For a Breakdown; I Don’t Need Help. I Can Do It Myself GUEST Bianca Hughes, LPC EPISODE OVERVIEW Bianca talks about women who feel overwhelmed, anxious, and they struggle with people-pleasing, overextending themselves, setting boundaries, and they believe that they have to figure it out for themselves, and that there is no time for emotions. This is called Black Superwoman Syndrome. We talk about its origins as well as cultural considerations. We talk about...

Duration:00:50:20

092 How Do We Navigate The Holidays During a Global Pandemic with Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW

11/10/2020
TITLE How Do We Navigate The Holidays During a Global Pandemic GUEST Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW EPISODE OVERVIEW Jill is a grief expert, and she talks about options for the holidays. What if we can’t be together? What if we’ve lost loved ones due to COVID? How do we handle politics at the table? What about those struggling because they have lost jobs? How do we include them without them feeling burdened? What should we remember? What are some bright spots? How can we create new...

Duration:00:59:27

Bonus Episode 84 Boundaries & Self Care

11/6/2020
TITLE Boundaries & Self Care GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW Because of the post-election stress, I’ve had to set some boundaries around what I need to maintain my peace. I didn’t realize that I expected how people would respond, and I got some responses that felt unkind and hurtful. I talk about how to process through hurts and disappointments, and how we can show up for ourselves and focus on what we need to heal. I talk about what I’m doing to maintain a sense of peace in a very...

Duration:00:24:44

Bonus Episode 83 Fear of Failure & Overwhelm When We "Should" Be Excited

11/3/2020
TITLE Fear of Failure & Overwhelm When We "Should" Be Excited GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW When exciting opportunities happen, our initial response can be overwhelm and fear. Sometimes we doubt our ability (or worth) to make/accept positive changes. In this episode I talk about being asked to write a book, and how my gremlins came up (they’re still up), and what I’m doing to be present to the discomfort, and how I’m using tools to calm and reassure myself. Have you given up...

Duration:00:18:05

091 Shelly Aaron Interviews Patricia—We’re All In The Perfect Place, At The Perfect Time—2 Year Anniversary Episode

10/27/2020
TITLE Shelly Aaron Interviews Patricia—We’re All In The Perfect Place, At The Perfect Time—2 Year Anniversary Episode GUEST Shelly Aaron interviews Patricia Young EPISODE OVERVIEW Setbacks often feel terrible in the moment, but they often push us in a new direction. Something that felt devastating opened a door that led me to work with Highly Sensitive People, creating a podcast, and doing work that I LOVE. Success is often more about the process, which can lead to a great outcome. In...

Duration:00:53:59

090 Being Present to Your Own Process with Jo Beckwith, aka Footless Jo

10/20/2020
TITLE Being Present to Your Own Process with Jo Beckwith, aka Footless Jo GUEST Jo Beckwith EPISODE OVERVIEW Jo embodies vulnerability, strength, and courage, and she’s so likable! She talks about the difficulty of being seen and allowing us to come on her journey with her. Jo talks about the goodbye party she had for her foot before choosing to have it amputated. We talk about creativity vs. structure, and how Jo navigates her large social media presence. We talk about the power of...

Duration:01:05:05

089 Healing from a Narcissistic (or Abusive) Relationship with Amy Marlow-Macoy, LPC

10/13/2020
TITLE Healing from a Narcissistic (or Abusive) Relationship GUEST Amy Marlow-Macoy, LPC EPISODE OVERVIEW Amy describes the types of wounds that narcissistic abuse causes. We talk about people-pleasing, codependency, and the fear of being selfish. Amy weighs in on whether you can heal if the abuser is a family member, and you choose to continue to have contact. She provides some exercises and a meditation for healing. Amy talks about the kinds of therapy that she believes are helpful for...

Duration:00:56:41

Bonus Episode 82 What Brings Us Joy--Walking Through Overthinking

10/6/2020
TITLE What Brings Us Joy—Walking Through Overthinking GUEST solo EPISODE OVERVIEW In deciding to buy a kayak, I experienced overthinking; fearing I didn’t have enough information; wanting to get all the information; feeling overwhelmed, and talking so much, my husband experienced kayak fatigue. I wasn’t sure I was worthy of the cost of getting something I really wanted. I talk about the bumps my husband and I experienced—including playing worst case scenario—and how we worked through...

Duration:00:37:49

088 How to Identify a Healthy Relationship with Dr. Lindsay Gibson, PsyD.

9/29/2020
TITLE How to Identify a Healthy Relationship GUEST Lindsay Gibson, PsyD. EPISODE OVERVIEW Dr. Lindsay Gibson, author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents describes healthy relationships look like, and she identifies characteristics of a person who is capable of having a healthy relationship. She talks about what to look for at the beginning of a relationship. She also talks about deal breakers and red flags, and why people who had unhappy childhoods tend to get involved...

Duration:01:14:41