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”

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”

Healthy Eating for a Highly Sensitive Person – 40-Day Journal – Day 8

In the discussion of healthy living, the matter of healthy eating is bound to come up at some point. “You are what you eat” and all of that. Naturally, diet is an important part of a healthy-living conversation, but it is not the whole conversation. I feel that sometimes when discussing healthy living, diet andContinue reading “Healthy Eating for a Highly Sensitive Person – 40-Day Journal – Day 8”

40-Day Journal – Day 7 – The Philosophy of Pain

By HSP Mystic Chronic pain can make it nigh impossible to focus on anything else. I’ve dealt with chronic pain off and on for years. Over the last several weeks, it has been particularly bothersome. Progressively so, to where for the last few days I have found it a challenge to focus my attention onContinue reading “40-Day Journal – Day 7 – The Philosophy of Pain”