October 15, 2018

I recently heard a great concept from one of my clients that I would like to share: 5 Small Steps. I often counsel that change doesn’t happen in a big thunderous whoosh like we hope, but a myriad of baby steps that we have to put in place. Just work on one at a time, a...

Many people speak of “Life Balance” and look at things as having your cup filled.  What we are really talking about is happiness.  Are you satisfied with who you are and where you are in your life, right now?  There are many that say "No, but I am just waiting until I...


Often when I point out to a client that they are sensitive, I get a response like: "I know, I wish I was tougher . . ." or "How do I change that?".  With personality traits such as sensitivity there is no changing that aspect of who you are. The best thing you can do...

If you have read previous articles on Sensitivity you understand that an individual with a highly sensitive personality (or an HSP) has a different way of processing information.  Because an HSP can take in so much information and processes it to a deeper extent this t...



Popular perception of highly sensitive people is that they can’t take a joke, you have to be careful what you say and you never really know what they want from you.  From the highly sensitive person’s (HSP) perspective the regular 80% of the population are loud, tend...

April 29, 2016




What does it mean to be sensitive?  That you cry at every little thing?  Can’t take a joke?  Seem moody or emotional to your family and friends?  Research Psychologist Elaine Aron has been investigating the personality trait of High Sensitivity since 1991 and has br...

April 29, 2016



Most people have that special spot in their heart for moms.  Even if you've had difficulty in your relationship the icon of the loving mother still lurks within, to inspire love and nurturing care.  The Dalai Lama calls on that image in meditation to inspire kindness...

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