Why Sensitive People Search for Meaning in Suffering

Why sensitive people search for meaning in suffering, an article by Ann Harikeerthan published at Highly Sensitive Refuge.

Suffering is universal. We all suffer in our own ways. We experience disappointments. We are rejected by those whose appreciation we want. We lose people we love. We tussle with our emotions, feel isolated at times, and struggle to find our way back to normalcy. When we suffer, it often feels completely meaningless. And the […]

Do You Prefer Writing to Speaking?

Do you prefer writing to speaking? You might be a highly sensitive person, an article by Ann Harikeerthan for Highly Sensitive Refuge

Some people love to speak but struggle to get their words on paper. Others, like me, find it easier to write than speak my thoughts. What’s your style? Are you a natural orator? Do you prefer writing to speaking? If speaking is your forte and you need help writing, you might benefit from Write the […]

Here’s How to Forgive the People Who Hurt You

Here's How to Forgive the People Who Hurt You, an article by Ann Harikeerthan for Highly Sensitive Refuge

How does one forgive? I was struggling with this question for years after I had been hurt. My mentors noticed that I was bitter and angry about the way people had treated me. Their advice to me was that I forgive them. But I wasn’t sure what forgiveness even meant let alone how to do […]

It’s Time to Stop Blaming Yourself for Being Sensitive. Here’s How

It's Time to Stop Blaming Yourself for Being Sensitive, an article by Ann Harikeerthan for Highly Sensitive Refuge.

Many of the decisions we make in life are based on our personalities, beliefs and circumstances. Sensitive people make decisions that allow them to live peaceful lives in an overwhelming world. We don’t have to blame ourselves for being sensitive or for making choices that nurture our sensitive souls. In the article, “It’s Time to […]

Why I Wear My Sensitivity As A Badge of Honour

Why I Wear My Sensitivity as a Badge of Honour, an article by Ann Harikeerthan published at Highly Sensitive Refuge.

I had been told as a young doctor that I shouldn’t be so sensitive. To be successful, I had to toughen up. Ironically, that suggestion made me embrace the sensitive side of me that I had been ashamed of. Instead of toughening up, I chose to quit clinical medicine and wear my sensitivity as a […]

HSPs, You Are Not the Problem

HSPs, You Are Not the Problem, an article by Ann Harikeerthan for Highly Sensitive Refuge.

Highly sensitive people (HSPs) are often told not to be “so sensitive,” to “lighten up,” and to “be more normal.” Such statements make HSPs feel like something is wrong with them. However, sensitive souls, I assure you know that you are not the problem. “HSPs, You Are Not the Problem – Society Is” was published […]