existing on the introversion – extroversion spectrum

I just read Lifehack’s 19 Real Life Examples of An Extroverted Introvert So You Don’t Get Confused. It’s an interesting topic. I never thought of myself as an introvert until more recent years. I’ve always enjoyed conversation and people. And then, I have this memory of being with my mother, and how someone was noting how I wasn’t talking – we were at the grocery store, … Continue reading existing on the introversion – extroversion spectrum

a fire inside

“Will the flood behind me, put out the fire inside me?” No music seems to contemplate the eternal struggles of my existence so much as that by AFI. I have felt this so deeply, so many times. Feeling everything so deeply, in fact, that you wonder if it will swallow you whole and you’ll just cease to exist? Will the vast mass of tedious and … Continue reading a fire inside

on staying wild and true

Like many introverts, my inner world is deep and well developed. I see myself as that person. I think that others see glimpses of me. They know certain things, have a sense of others…but I realize that I do not present, always, as deeply as I exist. I think the reason people come to me in times of crisis, is because this is where I … Continue reading on staying wild and true

favorite playlist – deep dark indie

Need some hauntingly beautiful melodies to vibe with your melancholic mood? A few of my favorites on the list are: Arsonist’s Lullaby by Hozier | Come Find Me by Emile Hainie, Lykki Li, & Romy | Depraved by Mammals | Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl by Wet | Station by Lapsley | Waiting Game by Banks Continue reading favorite playlist – deep dark indie

accepting pain and the unknown

It happened again this morning. I was thinking about working from a coffee shop today. Sounds easy enough, right? Not when you’re chronically ill, and highly sensitive. You have to consider a lot of things that other people don’t. Like, I typically like coffee shop environments. They’re made to be comfortable, and workable. The ambiance is something I can work with for a while. I … Continue reading accepting pain and the unknown

comfort and color for dreary days

Cold and dreary days can seriously get you down. Especially where I live, the weather gets dreary for about half of the year.  Creating a comfortable environment is super important for highly sensitive people. With winter’s arrival, you might need to kick up the color in your space to help energize and balance your environment. I came across an easy way to add color and comfort … Continue reading comfort and color for dreary days

color & emotion

Surrounding yourself with things that make you feel comfortable can be really important to highly sensitive people (HSPs). Environments such as home and work, where you spend a lot of time, should be supportive to maintaining your balance. HSPs are often affected by lighting, sounds, smells, colors, etc. in ways that most people aren’t. My transitional situation at home has been stressing me out. We’re … Continue reading color & emotion

visual disparity

It’s complicated to present totally differently than you feel. No one needs to defend their appearance, if they are choosing to present differently than their current bodily status, it’s no one’s place to judge that. Identity is a big thing for me, and I feel like we should all be able to be our authentic selves. For me, if that means that I don’t look … Continue reading visual disparity

pain is a big part of my life

I have fibromyalgia. I’m going to talk about it a lot, because it’s a big part of my life, and I realized that no one will ever understand any of it, if I stay silent. I’ve connected with a lot of positive minded young women over the internet who also have invisible illnesses and deal with chronic pain. It has been awesome to share things … Continue reading pain is a big part of my life