Sometimes sensitive or introverted souls fall into a trap. We come across as quiet, easy going, emotional or “soft.” Seemingly easy targets for those who belittle others to feel empowered. And because we internalize negativity so strongly, those belittling comments can sink in … [Read more...] about How to Recover Self-Esteem After Someone Belittles You
It’s embarrassing to admit. But as an adult, I developed a huge phobia of driving. I spent most of my life riding New York City subways. Put me on the 1 train, in the worst part of the Bronx, and I’ll happily find my way home. Put me in the driver’s seat of a car on an open country road, and … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Tricks for Tackling Your Greatest Fears
I can't seem to find the right words… to convince her of her perfection. And each time I fail, the pain in my chest grows stronger. I should have the words for her. It's the very least I should have. After all, she's my little girl. My three-year old daughter has … [Read more...] about How to Soothe Your Nagging Insecurities
We all have times in our life when we feel utterly disempowered. Weak, unimportant, inferior. A snide remark from a stranger. A friend's betrayal. A family member who could never love you as you wished they would. Or worse - abuse, neglect, abandonment… We feel powerless and … [Read more...] about 5 Things to Tell Yourself When You Need to Feel Empowered
Being sensitive can be hard. I know so many people who describe themselves as having a sensitive soul. Most of them have spent the majority of their lives resenting this part of themselves. They feel weak. Fragile. Misunderstood. They often wish they could “be stronger.” They don’t … [Read more...] about The Top 12 Strengths of a Sensitive Soul
You’re too quiet! Speak up. Project. I can’t hear you. Participate more. Anybody in there?! These are the messages quiet children hear. I received them everywhere, from teachers, friends, parents of friends, acquaintances. The emotionally hungry, eager to understand what could make someone’s … [Read more...] about Are You Too Quiet?