Talk to me!

I love effective communication, whether it is in a large group or one on one.  Yet I rarely experience it.  I’ll get on someone’s case for talking over, around, or through me.  I end up feeling objectified or discounted.  It can happen in the doctor’s office, when...

Elusive Intimacy

One trait of Highly Sensitive Persons that often goes unnoticed is that we tend to begin relationships where most people end up.  In other words the “ladder” most people climb from mindless chit-chat to intimacy is often upside-down for HSP’s.  We often and easily...

Of Trees and Forests

Do you sometimes feel as if you’re the only one who sees the “solution?” Do you get frustrated when your superiors seem to ignore or discount your input? Do you wish you could influence your organization but no one seem to listen to you? Do you judge others for their...

Finding Mr. Right

In my last post, Facing My Biggest Fear, I wrote about how I tried to avoid isolation and loneliness most of my life.  I concluded this post with:  I now have a new perspective.  Instead of seeking the perfect date I am going out on dates…with myself.  I have got to...

Invitation to Dance

Gene Kelly, famous actor/dancer, produced an anthology film called “Invitation to Dance” in which there was no dialogue, only movement, to convey three distinct stories.  Since the dawn of humanity people have used non-verbal communication to convey deep intimacy. ...