My entire life, I've heard that refrain. Or my other fav, "Stop being so sensitive!" To be honest, I used to take it as a bit of an insult, now I view it as a compliment. It gives me the ability to connect with family, friends, and co-workers in a deep and meaningful way.
Recently, I was invited to write an article for Highly Sensitive Refuge. I was excited to find a community of sensitive strong souls just like me.
Here's an excerpt and a link to the article I wrote titled, "How to Prepare for Your Next Emotionally Charged Event."
You look at the calendar, and there it is — a highly charged emotional event. It could be your best friend’s wedding. It could be your upcoming Zoom job interview. It could be a funeral. What do you do?
Do you charge head-first in the wedding reception without preparing your highly emotional self, knowing that your ex and their fiancée will be there? I hope not. That’s like jumping into an ice-cold pool without a bathing suit. Yet it happens to the best of us, and you’re not alone.