Self-Help Topic 4: Being Highly Sensitive

I recall a comment from a therapy session during which the counselor and I discussed being highly sensitive: "it's like being a grape with the skin peeled off." I instantly related to this and filed the analogy away. I've used it often and wish I knew the origin. I've always been a sensitive person; I have… Continue reading Self-Help Topic 4: Being Highly Sensitive

Self-Help Topic 3: I’m An Introvert, What About You?

I was a shy kid. School was something unpleasant, something to be endured. I grew up on a farm near a small town; the K-8 school I went to had about 40 students in total. My issues with anxiety started around the time I started school: I worried about everything. My days started with panicky… Continue reading Self-Help Topic 3: I’m An Introvert, What About You?