#HighlySensitivePeople: How Do You Cope With Loss?

It’s true that we never know what’s going to happen from day-to-day. Grief for a human being, a beloved pet, a lost relationship, a job loss, or a loss in any other form can be devastating. As highly sensitive people, we feel things more intensely and may experience a longer lasting period of grief and loss. Thus, it helps to have a strategy to help us through these difficult times.

Below are some strategies that helped me through difficult times.

  • Don’t minimize or limit your feelings. Don’t ignore the importance of your loss or be embarrassed by it, regardless of what others think. Depending on the type of loss, you may face some people who think you’re overreacting. They may mean well, but it’s very important that you honor your own feelings. Be patient with yourself, and give yourself enough time to work through your loss. There are no time limits on your sadness.  (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: What’s The Worst Criticism Of All?

As highly sensitive people, what is the worst kind of criticism that has the most long lasting impact on us?

Here’s something to think about:

“There is one thing I have noticed about myself, the less I judge myself, the less I can be judged. Which makes me think that others can’t make us feel judged, it is us who judge ourselves.”... Pascal Woudenberg (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Suffer From Analysis Paralysis?

I know that this is an odd question to ask a highly sensitive person! It’s really not!  How often do you take on a task or have to make a decision and worry that you’re going to make a mistake? Does this keep you from doing things? Being the self-conscious and highly sensitive person that I am, I often feel this way.

I have found that worrying too much about results weakens me and makes me less efficient. It’s so energy draining! I used to have the bad habit of thinking that everything in life depends on how “one thing” turns out. Can you relate to this? (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: What Wise Words Have You Gotten From A Parent Or Teacher?

What wise words have you gotten from a parent or teacher early in your life? These wise words, "Speak Up Or Be Left Behind" were uttered to me by my late mother when I was a child. I was very quiet and easy going. I didn’t want to cause problems and deal with conflict. People took unfair advantage of me. I let this happen. I taught people how to treat me. I was a human doormat! It wasn’t until my early thirties when I grew up. I learned that if I spoke up for what I wanted and when I was wronged, people would have a new respect for me. They would know that I wasn’t a pushover. As a highly sensitive person, I wish…

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