Category Archives: overexcitabilities

Reflexes like a Ninja

Life is H-A-R-D with highly sensitive kids.  Especially if you are a highly sensitive parent.  Doubly especially if you are the type of parent that doesn’t drink alcohol to soothe jangled nerves from parenting sensitive kids who melt down frequently. … Continue reading

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3…2…1…Meltdown!

Three days into the new school year, we have officially encountered our first massive meltdown of epic proportions the likes of which we haven’t seen in, oh, about a year from highly sensitive middle daughter, who is nearly seven and … Continue reading

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The journey continues.

I’ve been stuck in awareness but no growth, hung suspended in time, grappling with the past and the impact on my present. I have had MANY revelations as to why I’m stuck. Stumbling on the concept that I probably have … Continue reading

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Trauma resources

I am about a month and a half shy of my 40th birthday.  The week prior to this day the girls had 7 meltdowns (I counted) and my husband had a full blown panic attack (his first) that I helped … Continue reading

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Is hyper-intensity without a focus like a rebel without a cause?

I am struggling again, this time very acutely and need to find a focus – that direction at which I could channel all my creative energy and intensity which is now currently diffuse and ephemeral.  I am trying to apply … Continue reading

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Narrowing the focus.

I met a woman at the local grocery store whom I’ve never seen before. She was a tall woman with light brown hair and she had 4 young boys in tow – a four-month old, a 2 year old, a … Continue reading

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And there’s that synchronicity thing again.

After I verbalized my frustrations in the previous two posts, I went to a garage sale yesterday after picking up middle daughter from kindergarten and I found a very interesting book called The Good Enough Child: How to Have an … Continue reading

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The Divided Self

I found a fascinating quote today while reading The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness by psychologist R.D. Laing. Our civilization represses not only ‘the instincts’, not only sexuality, but any form of transcendence. Among one dimensional … Continue reading

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Be Greeted Psychoneurotics

Be Greeted Psychoneurotics.* Suffering, aloneness, self-doubt, sadness, inner conflict; these are our feelings that we have not learned to live with, that we have failed to appreciate, that we reject as destructive and completely negative, but in fact they are … Continue reading

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Dealing with sensitivities publically – navel gazing or not?

I want my wonderful readers to know that I do what I do in the hopes that our story helps someone else. I don’t always know what happens when people visit my blog, though I do get warm and wonderful … Continue reading

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