Getting dressed in the morning can be overwhelming for Highly Sensitive People. You walk into a full closet, yet you feel like you have nothing to wear. Perhaps all your favorite outfits are in the wash. Maybe your comfortable clothes aren’t professional enough for work. It could be you just don’t feel like wearing black (again) today. Not to mention the itchy sweaters, annoying tags, and ill-placed seams that can bother you throughout the day. Continue reading “6 Reasons Why Highly Sensitive People Need A Capsule Wardrobe”
What is your best life worth to you?
Let’s be honest — sometimes it can be hard to pay for therapy.
How often do you tell your friend or co-worker the following: “I’m going to the gym today,” “I got a pedicure,” “I went to church/spiritual practice this weekend,” “I had all day to myself to relax,” or “I took a sick day.”
We say this daily to friends, acquaintances, coworkers, and store clerks without batting an eye. Continue reading “The Value of Therapy”
What if the most dangerous part of your day was using a public restroom? How would that impact your quality of life knowing you had to plan your day around avoiding public bathrooms becuase you would be putting yourself at serious risk of harassment or assault? Continue reading “Thought-Provoking Thursday: Bathroom Politics”
“You’re just confused. Make up your mind!”
“You’re going through a phase. You’re on your way to being lesbian/gay.”
“You can’t be happy with me, you’ll cheat on me with a man/woman.”
“You’re only saying you’re bisexual to appear cool.”
Have you heard these comments before? These are statements some bisexual people may hear from both straight people or gay people. These are examples of biphobia, discriminatory and/or derogatory remarks, attitudes, or actions toward bisexuality and bisexual people as a group. Biphobia can be seen in overt discrimination or seemingly harmless jokes or statements. Continue reading “3 Ways to be an Ally to a Bisexual Person”
I was having coffee with a friend the other day and the conversation turned to the struggle of body shaming (by others and ourselves) and body acceptance. We talked about the difficulty of loving our bodies in a culture where we are continually bombarded with messages from media, magazines, and movies that tell us our bodies are not acceptable unless they fit in the narrow definition of beauty.
After this conversation with my friend, the topic continued swirling around in my head as I was writing my to-do list for the following day. Among the many chores listed (which, let’s be honest, I only completed half), I wrote down the single task: “Read Body Positive Blogs.” Continue reading “8 Body Positive Blogs You Should Read Right Now”