Are You Highly Sensitive Blog

How Dads Make the Difference

How Dads Make the Difference

Dads do make the difference in the life of a sensitive child. Do you remember your father? Was he set on toughening you up? Maybe he was a little harsh, but he wanted you to be safe in the world. Some dads weren’t around much, leaving most of the parenting to moms....
HSP How To: A Perfect Day in the Life

HSP How To: A Perfect Day in the Life

It’s not a fantasy, but it’s most highly sensitive people’s dream to live that perfect day. One of the HSP 5 to Thrive is “Design a life compatible with your trait.” You must do this in order to thrive in life, but how?Many of you have found those moments, sometimes...
Don’t Be Cruel to a Heart that’s True

Don’t Be Cruel to a Heart that’s True

Recently, I met a young highly sensitive woman who lives near me. She attended an online weekend workshop that I led with Elaine Aron during the pandemic. There were times during the workshop when we had the chat open on Zoom, and we saw that some participants could...
Highly Sensitive Men: Masculinity and Sensitivity

Highly Sensitive Men: Masculinity and Sensitivity

How does sensitivity impact masculinity? Sensitive men, sensitive women, and parents raising highly sensitive boys are invited to join a discussion about living and thriving as a sensitive man in the modern world. Join us live on August 4, 2023, 1:00 pm Eastern for...

HSP Hands On Practice for Personal Growth

I know what to do to take care of my sensitive self, and so do you. But, in the moment… We forget, or We freeze, or  We flee… I hear this from HSPs all the time, and I have to admit, it makes sense.  When it’s hard it’s hard, and yet preparation and...
Wise Women and Wonder

Wise Women and Wonder

If you are a highly sensitive woman in the second half of life, you are part of our Wise Women & Wonder sensitivity circle. Sometimes you might join us in our online circles (1st Sunday of the month, 1pm Eastern time) or in our Are You Highly Sensitive chat circle...
Can Kids Be Depression-Proofed?

Can Kids Be Depression-Proofed?

 What if children could be “depression-proof”? What if someone had depression-proofed you? Is it possible to prevent depression? It’s not that HSPs are more likely to have bouts of depression… YET We kinda are. If a sensitive person’s...
HSPs Talk Spirituality

HSPs Talk Spirituality

SPIRITUAL HEALTH IS THE KEY TO MENTAL HEALTH HSP Spirituality: The research as well as our personal experiences teach us this truth. Spirituality and sensitivity just go together. Please enjoy these wise thoughts, questions, inspirations, and counsel for and from our...
Spirituality and Sensitivity Minicourse Sneak Peek

Spirituality and Sensitivity Minicourse Sneak Peek

Spirituality and Sensitivity Minicourse This is a sneak peek into the Are You Highly Sensitive minicourse, Spirituality and Sensitivity. I am Alane Freund, your guide and creator (with Banjo the Sensitive Dog in the background always supporting us.) I hope you will...

Highly Sensitive, Sustainable Community

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY as Highly Sensitive Activism Sustainability aligns beautifully with a sensitive worldview. Highly sensitive people are born with highly empathy and an exquisite awareness of their environment, including all the beings co-creating and living in...

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