My One Year Anniversary & Your Free Gift!

Wow…I can’t believe it’s been a full year since I decided to re-launch the Highly Sensitive Person Publishing Company! As some of you may recall, I took a four-year hiatus after my mother passed away in 2014. Shortly after settling her estate, I began the daunting process of moving half-way across the country to be closer to my daughter, which is why I ended up taking such an extended leave. Coping with the loss of my mother, managing her affairs, selling my business of 35 years, leaving my home of 33 years, and moving 950 miles away was a lot to deal with in a short period of time! (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Do You Think Mr. Rogers Was Highly Sensitive?

I’m very excited about the upcoming movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which is about Mr.Rogers! He was a wonderful role model for generations of children and families. His kindness, compassion, and thoughtfulness were nothing short of legendary!

Not long ago, I was going through some papers and came across a letter that was dated April 1995 from Mr. Rogers to my daughter, Stephanie. The letter is as follows:

Dear Stephanie,

It meant a great deal to me that you wanted to write to me as a part of your class project. I’m glad to know that our Neighborhood was a part of your growing up and that you continue to have such warm feelings about our program. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: What’s The Matter With Being Different?

As a highly sensitive person, I always felt self-conscious for being different. What’s the matter with being different? Aren’t we all different? Why do people sometimes feel the need to be “normal” and fit in with society? I felt different when I was a child.  I was self-conscious about my appearance and didn’t feel like I fit in with others. Since I was tall for my age, children frequently teased me about my height. I felt awkward, wasn’t popular, and only had a few friends. (more…)

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