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HSP SOS #38 - Aging & The Highly Sensitive

8/2/2017
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No one escapes getting older, but how does aging impact HSPs differently than non-HSPs? Michelle and The Captain share Dr. Elaine Aron's view on why highly sensitive persons are more in-tune with the aging process, as well as discuss their own perspectives on aging. Resources: "HSPs and The Accumulation of Birthdays" Dr. Elaine Aron http://www.hsperson.com/pages/2Nov07.htm "3 Tips on Combating Ageism From and Anti-Aging...

Duration: 00:50:49


HSP SOS #37 - Addiction & Highly Sensitive Persons

6/19/2017
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Addiction is not an easy topic to talk about, but it is an important one. On this episode, Michelle Lynn and The Captain start a conversation about the possible connection between sensitivity and addiction, as well as explore why addiction is a highly sensitive persons topic. If you have struggled with addiction, or someone you know has struggled with addiction, please take a moment to be a part of this important discussion. It's not about judging or educating. It's just about taking the...

Duration: 00:48:59


HSP SOS #36 - Keeping Passion Positive

4/20/2017
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Are you an extremely passionate person? Do you go "all in" on the projects, activities, and topics that interest you? On this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and The Captain discuss how highly sensitive people demonstrate an intense passion for their interests and talk about how this truly is an amazing gift. They also dive into what happens when a passion starts to become an obsession, as well as share some helpful tips on how HSPs can pursue their passion without it leading to...

Duration: 00:57:29


HSP SOS #35 - Hormonal and Highly Sensitive

4/20/2017
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Are you feeling hormonal? As a highly sensitive person, that's the last thing you want to be accused of, but is it possible that HSPs are more sensitive to hormonal changes in their bodies than non-HSPs? On this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and The Captain discuss how hormones might impact HSPs at different stages of their lives, and this isn't just a conversation for the ladies. The highly sensitive men out there might be surprised by the discussion of male hormone cycles and something...

Duration: 00:49:25


HSP SOS #34 - Emotional Balance

4/19/2017
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Are you in control of your emotions, or are your emotions in control of you? On this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and The Captain discuss Dr. Elaine Aron's definition of emotional regulation, as well as the reasons why highly sensitive people can have a more difficult time processing and handling their emotions. Listen in as these two talk about the consequences of allowing oneself to get emotionally out of balance, and hear ten ways that HSPs can start better regulating their emotions to...

Duration: 00:54:37


HSP SOS #33 - Low Self Esteem in HSPs

4/19/2017
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Are you really hard on yourself? Do you battle constant self doubt? In her book The Undervalued Self, Dr. Elaine Aron explains how highly sensitive people often struggle with low self-esteem more so than non-HSPs. In this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and The Captain discuss low self-esteem attacks, why HSPs suffer from LSE more than others, as well as highlight the work of Dr. Marilyn J. Sorensen, a leading expert in the area of low self-esteem. They share their results from Sorensen's low...

Duration: 00:57:20


HSP SOS #32 - HSP/HSP Relationships - Double the Love or Double the Trouble?

4/18/2017
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Is it really better to be in a relationship with another highly sensitive person? Does doubling the sensitivity double the love? On this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and The Captain discuss Dr. Elaine Aron's research on the benefits and pitfalls of two HSPs being in a relationship together. Some useful tips for couples trying to maintain a happy and healthy relationship. ---- Resources 53 Questions to Ask That Will Change Your Relationship ...

Duration: 01:04:55


HSP SOS #31 - Perfecting Perfection

4/18/2017
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Have you ever been called a perfectionist? Do you worry endlessly about getting things right? In this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and the Captain talk about why highly sensitive people have a tendency to exhibit traits of perfectionism. They also discuss healthy types of perfectionism vs. destructive forms and share their personal perspectives on their own perfectionistic qualities. It's possible that you aren't as bad as you believe, or as ridiculous as others have made you feel, in...

Duration: 00:56:17


HSP SOS #30 - Fear and Arousal in Highly Sensitive Persons

4/17/2017
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How big of a role does fear play in your life? On this episode, Michelle and The Captain discuss the difference between fear and arousal in highly sensitive persons, as well as why forcing introverts and HSPs to face their fears isn't always successful. We share some of our own personal strategies for handling perceived dangers, real dangers, and the manufactured fears of the media. If you find yourself constantly questioning whether to protect yourself or open yourself up, this is an...

Duration: 00:53:21


HSP SOS #29 - I Feel Lonely

4/17/2017
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Do you often feel alone? Has the feeling of loneliness become a reoccurring part of your life? On this episode of HSP SOS, Michelle and The Captain discuss common misconceptions about loneliness, Dr. Elaine Aron's description of feeling alone, the latest research and science behind loneliness, as well as how loneliness can be especially challenging for a highly sensitive person and what can be done about it. ---- Resources: "To all the Lonely HSPs" by Michelle...

Duration: 00:31:04


HSP SOS #28 - Maintaining Friends

4/16/2017
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Making and maintaining meaningful friendships is something that many HSPs worry about. Do we have enough friends? Why do people like us initially, but then get turned off by our intensity? In this episode, Michelle and The Captain tackle tough questions like these, as well as discuss how introversion, ADD, anxiety, depression, and perception can factor into the complexity of highly sensitive friendships. If you have ever struggled as an HSP with making and keeping friends, then you won't...

Duration: 00:53:58


HSP SOS #27 - Highly Sensitive Children

4/15/2017
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"Some highly sensitive children are fairly difficult–active, emotionally intense, demanding, and persistent–while others are calm, turned inward, and almost too easy to raise except when they are expected to join a group of children they do not know. But outspoken and fussy or reserved and obedient, all HSCs are sensitive to their emotional and physical environment” -Dr. Elaine Aron. If you are a parent of an HSC, or you were an HSC, you are well aware of the gifts and challenges...

Duration: 00:33:50


HSP SOS #26 - Am I Enough?

4/15/2017
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Some HSPs struggle with the feeling that they just aren't enough. Fear of disappointing others, combined with self-doubt, can convince highly sensitive persons that friends and loved ones would be happier without them around. In this very intimate and personal episode of HSP SOS, Michelle puts The Captain on the spot and forces him to reconsider his own worth. If you ever find yourself feeling like you are too much, yet at the same time not enough, then please listen. There are many...

Duration: 00:54:09


HSP SOS #25 - Sensitive and Sick

4/14/2017
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What happens when a highly sensitive person gets sick? Honestly, it's not always pretty, but there are some real reasons why HSPs are more physically and emotionally impacted by the sniffles than non-HSPs. Michelle and the Captain share tips on how to minimize conflict when the highly sensitive get sick, as well as contemplate why some people seem to share their misery more with others. ---- Resources: Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight by Sharon...

Duration: 00:21:14


HSP SOS #24 - Highly Sensitive Body Image

4/14/2017
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How do HSPs react to the media's portrayal of the "perfect" body and body shaming? Is it possible that the highly sensitive are more negatively impacted by perceptions of an ideal body than the non-HSPs? On this episode, Michelle and the Captain share their struggles with developing a healthy body image, as well as challenge other HSPs to take a more active role in combating the stereotypes, put-downs, and myths perpetuated by society. ---- Resources: Dr. Ted Zeff The Strong,...

Duration: 00:40:11


HSP SOS #23 - Happy Highly Sensitive Holidays

4/14/2017
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What do HSPs want for Christmas? They probably want everyone to just chill-out and relax a little. On this episode Michelle shares her personal experiences with something she calls Seasonal Spiraling, and she explains to The Captain how everyone's anxiety around the holidays triggers her own anxiety. Introverts and HSPs don't hate Christmas. They just enjoy different aspects of the season than a majority of the population. ---- Link to "Seasonal Spiraling" by Michelle...

Duration: 00:32:06


HSP SOS #22 - Emotional Balance for HSPs & Empaths

4/13/2017
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When you feel EVERYTHING, maintaining emotional balance can be a real challenge. On this episode, Michelle and The Captain talk about the danger of being too fixated on feelings, as well as the moodiness that arrises from “putting a lid on it.”. For HSPs and empaths, dealing with emotions is a bit of an art form. Traditional self-help strategies aren’t always enough. Sensitive souls often need to go deeper and acknowledge what psychologist Carl Jung calls the shadow self in order to truly...

Duration: 00:48:14


HSP SOS #21- Gender Roles and Highly Sensitive Persons

4/13/2017
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Do you feel like you are a poor excuse for a "traditional" woman? Maybe you don't like baby showers, don't want children, and feel less "girly" than other women. If you are a male, perhaps you don't want to talk about the latest sporting event over beers with the boys, could care less about a man cave, and feel overwhelmed with the pressures put on you to be "the provider" for your family. It's possible you feel like you are constantly disappointing others when you are just trying to be...

Duration: 00:44:41


HSP SOS #20 - Anxiety & The Highly Sensitive

4/12/2017
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It feels a lot like drowning, and anytime anyone tries to save you, they just end up sinking too. Episode #20 of HSP S.O.S. is all about anxiety! Being highly sensitive with an anxiety disorder can be a challenge, but it's not impossible to be happy. Michelle and the Captain discuss different types of anxiety, personal struggles with PTSD, and tips for coping with the impact anxiety can have on a highly sensitive person's life. TRIGGER WARNING: Contains talk of abuse, sexual violence, and...

Duration: 00:56:01


HSP SOS #19 - Halloween for The Highly Sensitive

4/12/2017
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On this special edition of HSP S.O.S. Michelle and The Captain discuss their personal sensitivities to Halloween. Listen in as they share how the changing seasons, abundant sweets, scary movies, holiday memories, haunted houses, and the quest for the perfect costume impact them as HSP’s. Don’t be too scared. It’s a Happy Highly Sensitive Halloween! ---- Link to Michelle Lynn's Article 6 Sensitivities for HSPs at...

Duration: 00:42:13

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