If you find you get easily rattled, you feel things intensely, or have always felt more sensitive than other people, you may feel kind of bad about it on some level. These qualities are not exactly praised in our society, so it's no surprise if you sometimes wonder if something's a little wrong with you... Plus, you may notice how these qualities can bring some challenges to your relationships. But what if I told you those very qualities are actually some of what's really rig
Listen to the audio blog version of this: Do you ever feel not really seen, heard, or valued in your relationship? If so it could be that you have what I call "squashed voice syndrome" (I did and recovered, but still occasionally relapse!). It's so common, especially for the sensitive among us. "Squashed Voice Syndrome" ( okay, I made that up) is when you don't really deep down know what you want or need, when you override your true "inner knowing". Which leads to all sorts o
I stumbled across the term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) years ago in college. Though much of the description sounded like me, I blew it off as just another personality type, like Meyers Briggs, or the Enneagram, or astrological signs (which are fun, sometimes insightful, but I’m not going to bet my life on them). So I didn’t spend much time looking further into the term. I only wish I had, as it may have saved me much heartache! Fast forward to after my first marriage ended.