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How Highly Sensitive People can stop comparing them self with others

How Highly Sensitive People can stop comparing them self with others

Is it even possible for an HSP to change a lifelong habit of comparing them self to non HSPs? Becoming aware of the self defeating behaviour is often a painful first step. It may come with feelings of shame, anger and self criticism.
EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques/ tapping is a gentle yet very effective tool for HSPs to deal with all these strong feelings.

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Gentle Acceptance – From Rattled to Relaxed

Gentle Acceptance – From Rattled to Relaxed

Even expected changes like my sons going back to University shake me up.Suddenly my whole routine is changing again. I know that they are here for just a short time, yet I feel lost after they leave. I just want to crawl into bed and watch TV, feeling guilty because I...

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Who is the expert in your life?

Who is the expert in your life?

After several attempts to turn the Baby around, an appointment was booked to have labour induced for a breech birth with the help of my gynecologist. The nurse told us, after doing her thing, that it would take quite a while until things would get started, and not to...

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What women empowerment looks like in my life

What women empowerment looks like in my life

As I feel empowered to be and do whatever my heart desires I embody personal power. Through my example, I can inspire other women to achieve, cultivate and embody, step into and claim their own version of personal power.

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How Highly Sensitive People can deal with grief

How Highly Sensitive People can deal with grief

Grief like all emotions isn’t to be ignored, swept aside nor rushed, we need to take time to live through it without getting stuck in it. Grief is an important emotion. Everyone grieves differently. Different cultures grieve differently. Some cultures...

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What learning a second language taught me about perseverance

What learning a second language taught me about perseverance

During my second summer in Canada I lived with my only friend in a new town. She was a very busy woman and my partner worked out of town. I was alone most of the time. Phone calls to my family in Austria were too expensive. Because my English wasn’t very good, I felt...

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The gentle Strength of Highly Sensitive People

The gentle Strength of Highly Sensitive People

It was a pleasure talking with “Chatting with Wisdom” Hostess Rollie Allaire about the gentle Strength of Highly Sensitive People.

Discover some simple strategies to help you reduce feelings of overwhelm and stress.

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The gentle Strengths of Highly Sensitive People

The gentle Strengths of Highly Sensitive People

Many Highly Sensitive People HSP consider their sensitivity as a weakness, often because of comments from parents and teachers. In order to fit in we push our strong emotions down and try not to overreact due to over stimulation. This works for a period of time until...

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How to turn feelings of overwhelm to overjoyed

How to turn feelings of overwhelm to overjoyed

Highly Sensitive People, who make up about twenty percent of the population, are born with an innate trait called Sensory Processing Sensitivity. This trait allows us to notice everything and I mean everything in our environment all the time. This constant stream of...

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Work First, Pleasure After; The Effect of Beliefs on Work

Work First, Pleasure After; The Effect of Beliefs on Work

Even though I know and talk about the importance of self care for Highly Sensitive People I still have a hard time with it on occasion.  Yesterday, I was in conflict, between my urge to just keep on working until all  items were crossed off my to-do list and my desire...

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How to better ask for and provide help

How to better ask for and provide help

As Highly Sensitive people it’s so easy to pick up on other people’s feelings. Our strong perception and awareness of the smallest detail in behaviours, facial expression or tone of voice and then deeply thinking and analyzing it has given us the impression that we...

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Do you worry what other people think of you?

Do you worry what other people think of you?

Ever since I can remember I worried what others thought or said about me. I would lie in bed and recall every part of a conversation, wondering how I had been perceived. When I mentioned that I felt hurt or attacked by someone's comments I often heard:” Don’t take it...

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Direct communication is very important

Direct communication is very important

I’ve never had as much time alone with my Dad as in the last two weeks. My Mom is in the hospital. Somehow most communication between my Dad and I, always went through my Mom, because she was always there. It seemed normal. That’s just the way it was. Unless one looks...

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The good old days are now

The good old days are now

Even though I am enjoying stronger winds, breathtaking fall colours and crisper air, I have noticed that I don’t want to accept that summer has ended. To make things worse, people are already worrying about another long, ice cold winter. This greedy yearning for the...

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