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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Fall 2017 : HSP Highlights & Insights – Announcements, Decision Making & More

Celebrating the change of season.

Dear HSPs around the world,
Hello.  It has been a while.

Perhaps, like me, you have been purposefully working to stay centered and grounded while navigating unsettling and disturbing events in our world.  I have often been reminded of one of the characteristics from my list of the “Empowered HSP” and that is:

“Respects and honors our inevitable emotional reactions to disturbing events, thus helping us to serve as a role model for authentic concern for others and world events- and when necessary choosing to act vs. react in a way that honors ourselves and others.” 

Spiritual Activism: Part of being an empowered HSP ?

There have been so many opportunities in the last year to become involved in what is being called “spiritual activism.”   This type of activism has a wide range, from helping with relief efforts from:   the ravaging fires in California;  hurricane and earthquake victims around the world; genocide in different parts of the world;  and last but not least becoming politically active if you are being called to do so.

A recent experience with a homeless woman was a time I honored my emotional reaction to a disturbing event.  As I sat drinking my latte in an outdoor coffee shop, I couldn’t help but notice her sitting alone staying warm in the sun.  It became painfully obvious to me that her skin was suffering greatly from daily exposure and who knows what else.  I felt a strong need to “act.”  With her permission, I purchased and gifted her a  rich & healing emollient cream which supposedly had protection from frost as well.    Tears came to both our eyes.   She is now in my daily thoughts and prayers.  I know the ointment I gave her was only a brief respite from her difficult life.  It made me so aware of just how much I take for granted and how much I have to be grateful for.

Speaking of grateful,  I want each of you to know how much I appreciate the many inquiries I’ve received:  How I’m doing; What I’m doing?; Why did you cancel the 34th Gathering in the Netherlands?  When is the next HSP Gathering Retreat?

Without further delay, here are several links leading you to the answers to all these questions and more.

2018 HSP Gathering Retreats – Registraion and Sign Up coming soon at my website:

Mr. Darcy ? At Gaunts House ? 🙂

The 34th HSP Gathering Retreat – Gaunts House ~  Dorset, United Kingdom, 14-18 June 2018

The 35th HSP Gathering Retreat – Phoenicia, New York – Sept 30-Oct 4, 2018

Highlights  from the 33rd HSP  Gathering Retreat ~ Santa Barbara, California ~ June 2017

33rd HSP Gathering Retreat, June 1-5, 2017, Santa Barbara, California


Jacquelyn & Barbara Allen-Williams at the 30th HSP Gathering in British Columbia 2015

Two special HSP day long events in Ft. Collins, Colorado with Barbara Allen-Smith of the National Centre for High Sensitivity in the United Kingdom.
Discovering, Understanding, Integrating your HSP Trait
Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Nurturing the Numinous (in you dear HSP)
Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $110 each day, includes lunch
Email: for more information, or wait for  other details, including how to register,  coming soon.


Decisions, decisions, decisions….. so difficult to make at times……

Making Decisions:   This might make it easier ? 
What helps me the most in decision making ?   Lissa Rankin’s 15 discerning questions.
Lissa’s list of questions made my decision to cancel the 34th HSP Gathering in the Netherland so much easier !   Maybe they will help you with difficult decisions as well ?

Wishing you empowered days as a sensitive person, and strength and courage on days when life gets difficult.

♥with gratitude and love ♥





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