#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: Pet Grieving Resources & Heartwarming Poem

I'm overwhelmed in a good way about the outpouring of well wishes and condolences that I received when I mentioned the death of Prissy, our family cat of 19/1/2 years. My family and I appreciate your thoughts in our time of sorrow. This has been a difficult week thinking about Prissy. I've learned that grief can't be turned off and on like a faucet. My family and I realize that this hurt feeling will linger and that we need to be patient and process our feelings in our own way. The support of each other as well as others help us cope. Our compassionate Vet, Dr. Laura Kee, who helped us with Prissy's transition, offered us a list of grieving resources. It's my hope that…

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#HighlySensitivePeople: I Have Some Sad News

I’m writing this post with a heavy heart and am crying as I write this. On Monday morning, our family cat and loyal friend, Prissy, was euthanized in our home. My family and I decided that this was best for her.  She was a very important part of our family. She was 19 1/2 years old and had serious health issues. There are many things that my family and I can be grateful for… she gave us many joyous moments and companionship, and her lack of suffering when her health was declining. The loss of a beloved pet can be emotionally devastating. There’s simply no way to sugar coat that reality. As they say, grief is the price of love. The more we love, the…

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Highly Sensitive People: What Have You Been Putting Off?

In this difficult time and good times too, there are some things that we put off. Last week, I was talking to a good friend and fellow highly sensitive person, Amy Barbato. She provided a guest post for her mother’s recipe on comfort food.  https://www.thehighlysensitiveperson.com/highly-sensitive-people-can-you-use-some-comfort/ (more…)

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