HSP Blog

My blog will touch upon many topics for treating body/mind/spirit, from diet and exercise to coping, discovering, appreciating, accepting and healing.

My Highly Sensitive Recovery — Part 9

This profound trait led me to my paradise — the highly sensitive Big Island of Hawaii. I still have trying moments. However, the majority of time I enjoy the deepest contentment, joy and mental/physical/spiritual health I could have ever imagined.

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My Highly Sensitive Recovery — Part 8

I had never felt at home anywhere. My only true refuge was to take one-week vacations to Hawaii every 4 or 5 months. I could not get enough. Now, at 57, I live in Hawaii. Paradise, yes…but what a journey to get here!

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My Highly Sensitive Recovery — Part 7

As my highly sensitive mother would say to me “you’re a deep thinker and you walk to your own drummer.” That is a perfect description of HSPs and also why I want to help other HSPs pursue their goals and dreams.

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My Highly Sensitive Recovery — Part 6

While all my peers cried their eyes out because graduation meant leaving all their friends, I cried just as hard except for a different reason — RELIEF! I am only now beginning to recognize and reconcile the scars and wounds from those trying years.

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My Highly Sensitive Recovery — Part 5

HSPs are easily over-stimulated and acutely aware of every feeling in a harsh world of non-sensitive people. However, we have phenomenal inner strength — Do not think for a minute that we are not tough.

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My Highly Sensitive Recovery — Part 4

HSPs make up 15-20% of the population. We are highly perceptive, great listeners, highly compassionate, highly empathic, and make wonderful friends, therapists and mothers. However, there are pros and cons to being Highly Sensitive.

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My Highly Sensitive Recovery — Part 3

At times during my Highly Sensitive Recovery I couldn’t live without my anti-inflammatory meds, became dependent on sleep aids, muscle relaxants for the high-pain nights, antidepressants for depression and anxiety, over-used food and alcohol for comfort, and so it went.

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My Highly Sensitive Recovery (a Multipart Series) — Part 1

This is the story of my Highly Sensitive Recovery. If you’re looking for a fellow Highly Sensitive Person who has been in the sensitive trenches, limped through the HSP landmines, crawled through the muck of living amongst a slew of uncompromising non-sensitive people, here I am!

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