New Year and Winter Greetings 2014

  2014 – New Years and Winter  Greetings from Colorado

A friendly horse on a Winter's Walk.

A friendly horse on a Winter’s Walk.

I hope this finds you entering into a New Year filled with confidence and expectations of new and creative things to come !!  I know many HPSs who are joyfully anticipating a”transitional year” of exciting planned changes.   However, I also know many others who are dealing with loss, disappointment, health or relationship issues, or are just overwhelmed with the challenges of life in general.

In this Winter Issue of HSP Highlights and Insights I have both Insights and Highlights to share which I hope will address the struggles and challenges as well as the anticipation of new things.

 Let’s start with HSP Insights:
Facing and Celebrating Life’s Challenges and Joys:  Maitri & Tonglen
A Buddhist Meditation for HSPs
Top Eleven Ways for HSPs to Thrive by Jacquelyn Strickland

HSP Highlights   

Elaine Aron,   Santa Cruz, CA~ HSP Gathering,  June 2012
Elaine Aron, Santa Cruz, CA~ HSP Gathering, June 2012

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It is always such a nice feeling knowing this newsletter is connecting to thousands of HSPs around the world !  I would love to have you join me at a HSP Gathering or in a teleclass.   Please feel free to make a comment, introduce yourself, or ask a question.

With love and gratitude,




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Spring 2017 HSP Highlights & Insights

Sure signs of Spring … sure signs of new life ..

Happy Spring dear HSPs,

If you are like me, and many of my friends and colleagues,  this past fall and winter have been difficult, to say the least.    If you haven’t been affected by the world’s current events, consider yourself lucky.   One thing we know for sure:  life continues, and with it, Spring inevitably comes.

I have spent a lot of time in the last few months in what I have come to call my “HSP Inner Sanctuary.”  It is a place I go, sometimes in my mind, sometimes in a physical place, but it is always a place my heart feels known, understood, and soothed.  It is a place where I practice extreme self-care, reflecting on my day, my life,  and where I seek new ways to continue growing, re-framing, and learning so that I can show up authentically in the world.

A safe childhood place for me was fishing with my Mother off a pier, with a cane pole and bobber. I’m sure this is where I first unknowingly learned to meditate .

I’ve been grateful, to return once again to Pema Chodron, and the Buddhist concepts of  tonglen and “maitre”, pronounced “my tree.”  I share this work in the Insight link below.

♥ Insights ♥

A Buddhist Maitri Meditation

Here are  lessons learned from Pema Chodron whose work inspired my own  Buddhist Maitri Meditation.  You can find it here.

Nature as Healer and Teacher 
Why not make an “HSP Artist Date” with yourself and nature?
You can find a special invitation and instructions  here.   We will share in this beautiful, experiential activity at the 2017 HSP Gathering Retreats.  

♥ Highlights ♥

2017 HSP Gathering Retreats 

Santa Barbara, California
June 1-5, 2017

and the Netherlands – August 17 – 21, 2017

A small, intimate retreat in Spain – August 31 – Sept 4, 2017

I hope you are finding time to create, practice and benefit from your own HSP Self Care rituals, and I hope nature is part of this experience.

with love and gratitude,



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