On the other side of a beach formed from stones, washed of sand, a gray sea swallows the setting sun. Over pints of bitter, close to a salt-streaked window, men repeat to one another stories of boats … [Read More...]
the art and science of human sensitivity
intrigues us because it describes our lives.
We didn’t always know what to call it, so we thank Elaine N. Aron, PhD for her research, and for creating the expression Highly Sensitive Person.
In THAT SENSITIVE LIFE, we intend to add two more voices to the growing body of insight and research into the lives of highly sensitive individuals. Being highly sensitive, our daily lives manifest most of the fluctuations of a trait which may be an asset, but also leaves us feeling flawed and marginalized, especially in contrast with the cultural norms surrounding us.
Here, we will contribute some of our experiences, some of the ways we adapt, some interpretations of the science of high sensitivity, and some of the outlets which bring us joy. Sharing these is our attempt to add to greater understanding of this embodied life.
Join us as we
From Our Blog: The Art of That Sensitive Life
I’ve reached 3,000 origami cranes. Some people watch TV. Some surf the internet, or the ocean. Some play video games, or even FreeRice. I fold origami cranes, and give them away. Four years ago … [Read More...]
I recently learned that a poem of mine will be published in the lovely, timely anthology by June Cotner entitled Earth Blessings: Prayers, Poems and Meditations. I wrote this particular poem, … [Read More...]
From Our Blog: The Science of That Sensitive Life
Self testing… Anyone who wants to quantify whether or not they are highly sensitive person, i.e. have sensory processing sensitivity, can go to Dr. Elaine Aron’s website www.hsperson.com and take … [Read More...]
I remain awed by of the scope of science, and I have a favorite illustration. Take a look at the chart, “The scale of the universe mapped to the branches of science and the hierarchy of science.” … [Read More...]
So here we are, “The Art and Science of Human Sensitivity.” Let’s begin to examine the “Science.” Science… but first a digression on knowledge Now, it’s already complicated. To write about … [Read More...]