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Are You a Highly Sensitive Person – Type Three?

Let’s look at the third type of “Highly Sensitive Person.”

(If you missed my previous posts about the others, click here for Type 1 and click here for Type 2.)

Books and articles about HSPs tend to lump all types of sensitivity into one description and so you can end up confused, feeling like you don’t quite belong anywhere.

If you’re a highly sensitive person, you may find other people just don’t understand your experience.

You need to know you are SO not alone! In fact, there are many others like you.

And it’s even more important for you to know that you can transform this inner challenge into a deep power!

Let’s see if you’re this third type of HSP. You probably are if: Continue reading

Are You a Highly Sensitive Person – Type Two?

Today I’m writing about being the second type of “Highly Sensitive Person”…

(See my previous post to find out about the first type.)

Most books and articles lump all types of sensitivity into one description and so you can end up confused.

Or worse, it can make you feel bad about yourself because when you try to use the advice they offer, it doesn’t work for you – and you assume it’s your fault!

If you feel you’re a highly sensitive person (HSP), you may find it hard to be you in the world.

And you can too often be misjudged by others or think you’re the only one who feels this way.

It’s SO important for you to know you’re not alone!

And if this is you, it’s even more important for you to know that what may have been a lifelong difficulty can be transformed into your greatest power.

Let’s see if you’re the second type of HSP. You probably are if:  Continue reading

Are You a Highly Sensitive Person – Type One?

I’m definitely seeing a growing awareness in our culture about being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

There are those of us who are naturally sensitive, but many other people are also becoming that way as they do personal growth work and expand their awareness.

There can be enormous benefits to being an HSP, but unfortunately, most sensitive people struggle with the challenges of this experience all their lives.

It can be incredibly difficult to walk through the world in this way.

There’s actually more than one kind of Highly Sensitive Person but most books and articles lump them all together.

So you can get confused by their descriptions and not learn what you need to in order to transform what has been a challenge into a true power.

Let’s look at the first type of HSP. You are probably this type if: Continue reading

Align with the season…

Look out the window – Nature’s trying to tell you something.

It’s more than the message that autumn is the time to prepare your garden for the winter, to bring out the sweaters from storage, or to change your diet to hearty warming stews.

You knew all that already.

There’s another way you’re meant to align your life with the season.

It’s also time to synchronize with autumn emotionally, using nature as your guide. Continue reading

Are You a Bamboo Personality Type?

If you’re a coach or healer or want to help people in any way, it can be so valuable to learn how to “read” them.

We all know that Chinese medicine can read (diagnose) your health – but what most people don’t know is that it also developed a way to read your spirit.

There are hidden meanings in the patterns in your face and birth date that can help you understand who you really are inside.

And you can learn to read these in other people as well, so you can work with them in the most authentic and heart-based way.

In your birth date, there are messages in the year you were born, and in the month you were born, and even more in the day you were born.

All these messages weave together to show you why you are the way you are, where you tend to go wrong, and how you can change to create a life that’s a fit for you.

To get the complete picture of who someone is, we read the patterns in both their birth date and their face, but even just knowing JUST the birth year can reveal so much.

Were you born in one of these years?
So let’s look at some things we can read in the birth year alone.

For example, were you born in 1996, 1987, 1978, 1969, 1960, 1951 or 1942 or do you know someone who was? Read this description and see if you can relate: Continue reading

Do You Have a Trust Fund?

Many years ago, I had a friend who loved to take workshops. He didn’t do so indiscriminately but he always seemed to manage to go to the ones that were really special, no matter the cost.

One day, after hearing about his latest exploration into consciousness, I said, “I heard the tuition for that one was really expensive.”

He said, “Yes, it cost a lot of money but I just tapped into my trust fund.”

Without thinking, I blurted out, “Wow, must be nice. I wish I had a trust fund!”

And his reply was: “Yes, I trust, and the funds come.”

Oh. Wow.

What a concept.

A few months later, Continue reading

Maybe I’m Just Not Meant to…

When a client starts out a session with me, they first tell me about what they’ve been struggling with so long.

And then, one of the most frequent comments they make is:

“Maybe I’m just not meant to –

be in a relationship

change careers

lose this weight

start my own business

have a baby

(fill in the blank)…”

But that’s never true. What you yearn for in your heart of hearts is absolutely meant to be.

For each of us, there are ways we block our own progress without even realizing it. Continue reading

No Attack Dogs Required

A few years ago, right before his book, “Blink” came out, I had the joy of sitting across from Malcolm Gladwell at dinner and listening to him tell stories about his research for the book.

One thing he’d done was interview people who train professional bodyguards.

He said as part of the training, each person is shown a line drawn on the ground and told, “Walk along this line, and no matter what happens, stay on the line.”

So, the trainee starts to walk along the line, and out of nowhere, a snarling attack dog charges right at him. Of course, he shrieks and runs off the line.  Continue reading

Three Stories: Are You an Energy Sponge or Do You Leak Energy?

I did a reading for a young woman named Kimberly a while back, who said, “I’m just a total energy sponge!”

She had figured out she soaked in other people’s energy after she had to start sharing an office with another woman. Although she got on with her well enough, Kimberly noticed that suddenly she was dragging home at the end of every day, completely exhausted.

One day it dawned on her that the genesis of this exhaustion could be traced to the very first day this woman moved into her office. Continue reading

Are You Sensitive to the Energy of People and Places?

Alex was already very spiritual even by age 16. He’d recently started waking up an hour earlier each day so he could meditate and do yoga in his room before breakfast.

But he felt something was really wrong with him.

Every morning, when he finished his hour of meditation and yoga, he felt wonderful – clear, in balance, and full of joy.

He’d then head out his bedroom door and down a long hallway, through the house to the kitchen, where his mother had breakfast waiting.

But by the time he sat down at the kitchen table, all the joy was melting away. He started to feel heavy and tired.

And so upset with himself! What was wrong with him that he couldn’t hold that great energy for more than 5 minutes?  Continue reading