The Painful Stigma of Being Highly Sensitive

highly sensitive stigma

I cringe sometimes when I feel the need to explain I’m a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) because 1. I really shouldn’t feel the need to explain who I am, and 2. there’s a stigma of being highly sensitive. Plus, if I do share, I usually get an eye roll, confused look, or it gets dismissed as quickly as I’ve said it. People don’t really understand what highly sensitive means these days, because before being highly sensitive was clearly recognized as a fairly normal (20% of the population) innate trait, it already had a negative connotation. A Pervasive Negative Connotation Most […]

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Unexpected Ways Minimalism Liberates the Introvert Mind

introverts and minimalism

Introverts need minimalism, but before we get to why, what is your minimalism “style”? People interpret minimalism in different ways. Some view it as form vs. function. Keep some things, but only the things that are functional. It can also be beautiful, but first and foremost, it must be useful. Others find minimalism to be a balance of having a certain number of things. For some, it creating a life you can simply walk away from. Minimalism can also mean, for each item you purchase, you must get rid of another, so as not to over accumulate items you don’t […]

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An Introvert Morning Routine I Love

Tea is part of my morning routine.

I’m an Introvert, and I’m highly sensitive. No surprise, but this adds to the importance of having a strong morning routine, which is not always easy for me. I’ve never really been “a morning person”. My husband is, in fact, a BIG morning person. Neither one of us gets much sleep, but somehow he manages to always wake up, rarin’ to go, with a big smile on his face, and a big cup of coffee in his hand. I don’t get it. I really don’t even start to feel like myself until I’ve had a shower, but I’ve started putting […]

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45 Promising Jobs for an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person)

jobs for a highly sensitive person

Jobs for HSPs are by no means hard to come by. It really depends on the type of HSP you are. There are many similar qualities from one HSP to the next, but after that, attributes start to vary. I’ve done my best to put a spotlight on those similarly “sensitive” qualities in choosing what I consider to be the best jobs or careers for us highly sensitive individuals. If you’re a Highly Sensitive Person, finding a job that’s a good fit for you can be a little daunting. We are sensitive to many things in our environment, so how […]

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Can you hardwire happiness?

Hardwiring happiness.

It’s no surprise that I research obsessively, because I’m an INFJ, and being this personality type also suggests that I’m an avid reader, which I am. It did surprise me, though, when Hardwiring Happiness showed up in my life right when I needed it. It’s not the type of book I usually go for. *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links, which means you may be contributing to my tea-drinking addiction if you purchase goods through these links. 😉 I bounce around from self-help and psychology to young adult fiction/fantasy and […]

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