How to handle being
If you experience your emotions intensely, the label “too sensitive” is a dreaded one.
It leaves you feeling confused and ashamed, which only intensifies your emotions. Fortunately, there is a way out of this vicious cycle. Read more below about how to manage your intense emotions, beginning with letting go of the belief you are “too sensitive”.
Intense emotions are a hallmark of the sensitive person’s life. As the BuzzFeed health writer Shannon Rosenberg puts it in her hilarious article, 16 Graphs That Will Help You Understand Your Highly Sensitive Friends So Much Better, HSPs feel “all...
I’m a highly sensitive person (HSP). And I have the world’s most sensitive nose. So I had to laugh out loud when I saw a cartoon that showed two dogs lounging at their master’s feet. His shoes are off, and...
I feel the poignant sadness that arises at this time each year as the weather gets cooler and my flowers die away. I've found myself out in the garden taking picture after picture. This sadness isn't special to autumn, though. Now that my...
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Anxious or overwhelmed? The right kind of support can make all the difference
To climb a mountain, you have to skirt boulders, clamber over fallen trees, and wade across streams. For many of us who are built sensitive, life is like that mountain: eminently worth the effort, but littered with obstacles in the form of anxiety, overwhelm, and shame. Some of the time, we can find our way around, over, or through these emotional roadblocks using the resources we have at hand: a trusted friend, a journal, or some inner work.
But what if you get caught alone on the mountain—at night? In the pitch black, moving forward could mean getting lost. Or worse, you could fall off a cliff. In the same way, intense overwhelm, anxiety, or shame can send you into survival mode. You feel emotionally alone, afraid to move for fear of falling into the pain and losing yourself in it.
It’s hard to get out of this frozen state on your own. You need support. And you need the right kind of support, from someone who knows the terrain of sensitive anxiety. In One-to-One Sessions, Emily guides you around the obstacles of anxiety and shame, back to connection with yourself and your spiritual intuition. Then you can see your right way forward.
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