5 things I wish people knew about me as a highly sensitive & introverted empath

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Being highly sensitive means being misunderstood quite a lot. Having a particularly sensitive nervous system means that you process everything – and I mean everything: thoughts, feelings, temperature, sensations, smells – more deeply. Your experience of the world is different. And your sensitivity can feel like an annoyance or burden to other people. I know that my sensitivity has created many misunderstandings, especially with family members who insist that my sensitivity is just “all in my head”.  While not everyone […]

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Have you been told you need to grow thicker skin? Maybe you’re an empath!

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Empaths are like emotional sponges who absorb both the stress and the joy from the world around them. To really thrive as an empath (not just survive), you need to learn how to stop taking on the energy, stress and moods of other people. To an empath, the world can often seem coarse, heartless and disdainful of sensitivity. I’ve been told time and again that I need to be less sensitive if I want to succeed in life. And I’ve […]

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6 ways introverts and cats are alike

For the longest time I thought I was a dog person, just because I grew up around dog people. But I always felt emotionally drained by dogs, constantly paying attention to me, always wanting me to go do something and never letting me make a trip to the fridge by myself. Then, I discovered cats with their aloof ways and nonchalant manner. And I bailed on dogs, like a rat off a sinking ship. Plus, when I complain about what […]

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