Highly Sensitive Children and Sibling Relationships

By HSP Scholar It is virtually impossible to determine the full effect of sibling relationships on children. You will find much research and data on parent-child relationships, but far less research has been done on sibling relationships and outcomes on children. One study on sibling relations states, “In comparison to the wealth of studies onContinue reading “Highly Sensitive Children and Sibling Relationships”

So This Is 2021

A new year has begun. Some years, December 31st passes into January 1st without a lot of fanfare, it seems. I mean, there are always potential parties to attend, places to go, and other ways to ring in the New Year. (But we HSPs generally don’t go for those things anyway … big crowds andContinue reading “So This Is 2021”

While California Burns, I Find Myself Planting

Thousands of acres in California are burning. Trees and plants, homes and fields. It tends to happen at this time in the year when the land is dry and rains have not come for months on end. But this year stands as one of the worst for California fires in recent history. This morning IContinue reading “While California Burns, I Find Myself Planting”

HSP Struggles with Perfectionism – HSP Journal, Day 16

I’m having a hard time maintaining this blog because my head keeps struggling ahead of my heart. I feel like I’ve broken my own promises by not maintaining the right blogging schedule. Part of me tells me to just write. Just write who I am and say what I need to say. Share who IContinue reading “HSP Struggles with Perfectionism – HSP Journal, Day 16”

No Restaurants? No Problem – HSP Journal, Day 15

It’s taken me a while to figure this out, but I don’t like eating out. Just as it has taken a while to realize this, it has also taken time to determine why I don’t like eating out at restaurants.  The realization came to me when a friend casually mentioned a restaurant that was stillContinue reading “No Restaurants? No Problem – HSP Journal, Day 15”

Church, Coronavirus, and the Comfort Level of an HSP – 40-Day Journal – Day 14

  By HSP Mama On Sunday, I went back to church for the first time since early March. My husband had been attending for several weeks now, along with whichever of our kids wanted to go. I stayed back with whoever did not want to go. In truth, I did not want to go toContinue reading “Church, Coronavirus, and the Comfort Level of an HSP – 40-Day Journal – Day 14”

Chronic Pain, Bane or Blessing – Day 13 – 40-Day Journal

Although I don’t like to talk about my chronic pain much, I recently mentioned it to my uncle, as I had to decline on yet another offer of his to join him in hiking around the Rocky Mountains. He takes these trips regularly and it’s a wonder that he is so fit for being nearlyContinue reading “Chronic Pain, Bane or Blessing – Day 13 – 40-Day Journal”

HSPs and Decisions, Decisions – 40-Day-Journal – Day 12

I don’t like being pressured into making decisions. For this reason, I think, I rarely answer simply, “Yes” or “No,” which frequently bothers my children who often want a simple answer. My answers are rarely simple because life is rarely simple and situations always have more going on than what warrants a simple yes orContinue reading “HSPs and Decisions, Decisions – 40-Day-Journal – Day 12”

The HSP Trigger of Pressure – 40-Day Journal – Day 11

By HSP Mama I get more frustrated then I should as a highly sensitive person when my forward movement is interrupted in some way. For example, when I am walking down a busy sidewalk and someone is walking more slowly than usual … usually because they are texting or doing something on their phone, andContinue reading “The HSP Trigger of Pressure – 40-Day Journal – Day 11”

HSP Reflection on The Story We Share – 40-Day Journal – Day 10

By HSP Introvert Although we often fail to recognize it, we all share the same story The story of falling and at times being rescued The story of sometimes continuing to fall with no hand to arrest the descent Yet the story we share is also of finding unexpected grace in unexpected places We allContinue reading “HSP Reflection on The Story We Share – 40-Day Journal – Day 10”