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

Elaine Aron is having a Comfort Zone Newsletter Sale ! Get past issues at great prices


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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Free Write Wednesday for HSPs: The Power of Love and Showing Up

Dear HSPs,

You are invited to join me for a special Wednesday Free Write for HSPs !  Our theme will be: The Power of Love and Showing Up.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 9:30 am (Mountain-Denver, CO)
Register  in advance for this free Zoom meeting here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Check your time zone here:
Note:  Denver, Colorado is Mountain time.

If you have not used the Zoom platform before, I think you’re going to really like it.  You will need to download a free Zoom account before our first online meeting.   You can do that here: or if you are in Europe you can go here:

How we’ll spend our time together during Wednesday’s HSP Free Write–

We will take time to greet and connect with each other in small “breakout rooms” via the Zoom platform.  Back in our large group we will learn and practice a writing practice called “Free Writing” that I have personally found to be helpful in voicing thoughts, feelings, needs, perspectives that are often hidden away in our unconscious minds.
I strongly feel it is past time for we HSPs to find our voice, share it, and show up to be seen and heard!   I am honored to offer you this opportunity through Free Writing.

The writing prompts during our Free Write time, will offer an opportunity for deep reflection and sharing.  For this celebratory event, the topic will be “The Power of Love and Showing Up.” Here are a few writing prompts we will choose from:

“Since first finding out about my HSP trait, I have ….” 
“One thing that is working well for me right now is….”
“What I really want to say as a highly sensitive person is…
“One way I might minimize myself or my work in the world is ….”

“What makes me feel alive and grateful is….”
“One way I can share more love, for myself or the world is …”

You will be invited to share your “free write” with one or two others during our time together in our second breakout room.  As with all HSP Gathering Retreats, we will give ourselves permission to “Focus On Needs, Not Approval,” so you will decide how much and if you will share, or just observe.

  Why am I offering a FREE online “HSP gathering time?” 
Because I am still celebrating — 20 years since the HSP Gathering Retreats were first co-f0unded by Dr. Elaine Aron and myself back in 2000.   Another important celebration is the 25th year since Elaine’s first book, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You was first published !!  Here is a brief recording from Elaine and I as we take a moment to honor both celebrations.

The Highly Sensitive Parent, by Elaine Aron, 2020

Elaine’s sixth book, The Highly Sensitive Parent, was recently published to coincide with the 25th year anniversary of her first book.

I would love to ‘meet’ you on Wednesday, July 15 at 9:30 am Mountain time for a special HSP community ‘gathering’ time.




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