As some of you know, I took off three months from my usual tasks (mostly answering emails, doing interviews, speaking, etc.) to focus more on writing and research. I was surprised by how happy it made me. Almost ecstatic! I realize that I thrive on being creative, as do most HSPs, and I have not […]
News about Elaine and HSP Topics
Sheltering in Place for HSPs who are Parents or Part of a Couple
“Hope is not a matter of waiting for things outside of us to get better. It is about getting better inside about what is going on outside.” -Joan Chittister I know there is now a great deal of advice out there for managing during this time, but I thought I would add some especially for […]
Big Picture Living During a Time of Global Crisis
Lately, I have been speaking about one way to reduce anxiety (a normal feeling for HSPs): Look at the big picture. I advise it now more than ever: Maintain the big picture. How? Ask yourself, what are your real risks? (Don’t minimize, but don’t catastrophize either.) What will things be like a year from now? Even two […]
Why now the film on HSPs and relationships?
Quite spontaneously, Diana and Will Harper (the producer and director of Sensitive: the Untold Story) and Art (my research collaborator and husband) and I were sitting around a table, continuing to plan for what we had been assuming would be the next film on the highly sensitive child, when we began to express private concerns […]
What Happens When You Make a Herd of Highly Sensitive Horses and People?
I did not want to write about the HSP and Horses Workshops until I experienced a few of them. Now there have been three. The first two were one-day workshops, and the last one, in June, was two days, which we decided worked better for HSPs. At the bottom are some eloquent words from the […]
Director and Producer of Sensitive: The Untold Story
Guest blog post by Will and Diana Harper On Sept 19, 2014, our Kickstarter supporters and a few private donors made it possible for us to start what has become the first feature film on HSPs. Two months later and thousands of miles; 15 cities; probably 50 planes, trains, and automobiles; and close to 40 […]
Time to Stretch
Welcome to our revised hsperson.com website and new format for Comfort Zone as a blog. We hope it pleases you. The theme of this first post is stretching and changing, for sure. We all need to change when it is time, but HSPs generally do not like risks, and therefore do not like change. Even […]
New research on the brain activity of HSPs
HSPs’ Brain Activation, Compared to Non-HSPs, Indicates More Empathy and Awareness Originally published in Comfort Zone Newsletter: June 2014 Big news! A very important scientific article about the brain activity of HSPs has just been published. After four years of work by six authors (Bianca P. Acevedo; me; my husband, Arthur Aron; Matthew-Donald Sangster; Nancy […]