Welcome ~ HSP Highlights & Insights November 2011

Dear HSP friends and colleagues,

Thanksgiving is here once again. I love this time of year. It allows time to pause and reflect on the many things I am grateful for ~ one being the HSP Gathering Retreats™. It has been a great privilege to have created the HSP Gathering Retreats with Elaine Aron back in 2001. I don’t think Elaine nor myself had any idea back in 2000 that eleven years later we would still be involved and enjoying our time at these unique gatherings of highly sensitive people.

Jacquelyn & Elaine, Santa Barbara, Sept 2011

The excitement I felt back in 2000 is the same excitement I feel today as plans for the 2012 and 2013 HSP Gatherings begin to take form. Although challenging and over stimulating (in a good way) I love providing opportunities for HSPs to learn, grow and share their wisdom with one another in unique settings across the US, Canada and Europe. I love receiving letters like the one from  Arlette of Jericho, NY sharing her personal growth journey after attending two HSP Gatherings. It is these stories of empowerment that keep me motivated and bring the greatest joy.   Are all the HSP Gathering Retreats totally wonderful?  Well, it depends upon who you ask.  Read my disclaimer about this at the end of Arlette’s letter to me.

Meanwhile in this issue of HSP Highlights & Insights, you will find:

(1)  Highlights from the 22nd and 23rd HSP Gathering Retreats

(2)  My Top Ten HSP Self-Care Suggestions

(3)   My Top Ten Reasons to have a HSP Dyad Partnership

(4)   Information about these teleclasses:
January 14 1nd 21
A HSP-Myers Briggs Teleclass
February 2012
Learning to Facilitate Your Own HSP Empowerment Group
March 2012
Knowing When, If and How to Share Your HSP Trait

(5)  Tentative dates for the 2012 and 2013 HSP Gathering Retreats:

Finally, please know I am thankful for each and every one of you and look forward to seeing you again or meeting you for the first time at a HSP Gathering Retreat.

And since it is Thanksgiving, I can’t end without sharing my favorite gratitude quote from Melody Beattie:

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough,  and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to  clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.        ~ Melody Beattie

 With love and gratitude,


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