I have recently moved to Sarasota, FL and have had a very warm welcome to the lovely Pineapple Yoga Studio. I will be teaching there every Tuesday night at 7:45pm for a Yoga and Meditation Community Class. ($10 drop-in).
I also had the honor of writing a guest blog for them this month. Here is a little taste. Click on the link at the bottom to read the rest!
“You’re too sensitive” “Get over it” “Toughen up” “These symptoms are in your head!”
These are just some of the things I heard over and over as I navigated the world as a sensitive soul.
I was born with a sensitive nervous system. I have strong feelings (both positive and negative) and I absorb the emotions of others around me. I am empathetic and compassionate, but growing up society did not teach me to value my sensitivity. Instead I learned to feel weak and embarrassed for feeling as much as I did. For years I struggled with chronic illness, anxiety and depression. I lacked self-worth, and I felt alone. I had no idea that I was one of the approximately 20% of people who are highly sensitive. Maybe you are highly sensitive too.