The Roller Coaster – from happy to depressed, anxious or out-of-sorts in seconds flat!
If you’re an empath or an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) your emotions can often feel like a rollercoaster. They can also be extremely confusing because sometimes they aren’t even yours.
That sudden mood swing may be an emotion that you’ve “picked up” from someone else; co-workers, neighbors, friends, your kids, your significant other, even the person standing behind you in the grocery store. Continue reading
- Taking it Slow for the Holidays – time to pause
Carol Burbank, Ph.D.
“I believe that slowness is an act of resistance, not because slowness is good in itself but because of all it makes room for, the things that don’t get measured and can’t be bought.”
Rebecca Solnit, “Finding Time,” Orion Magazine, 2007
When we’re sensitive to other people’s emotions and struggles, holidays bring extra challenges. Winter celebrations bring their own craziness, the joy/grief cycle of memory, reunions and rituals that touch everyone to the core. Just riding our own rollercoaster is enough! But when we are empathic, we sense everyone else’s wild ride, too! It can be overwhelming. Continue reading