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Self-care Sensitivity

Getting over “being nice”

Nice. What does it really mean? Often, I think it’s just a convenient euphemism for a number of things: not having firm boundaries people-pleasing Women, especially, are socialized to be ‘nice’. Many empaths and sensitive people learn to be…

Self-care Sensitivity

Handling Traumatic News

I have not been very diligent about following my own self-care advice these couple of weeks. Typically I do not read the news, I do not EVER watch TV news coverage of tragedies, I do not succumb to clicking…

Self-care Sensitivity

Meditation 101

Meditation has been a lifesaver for me, and has already radically re-wired the way I respond to stimulus. I am by no means an ‘expert’, if there is even such a thing; I’ve been meditating daily for only 8…

Self-care Sensitivity

Are You Nurturing Your Sensitive Self?

Do you find that you’re way too hard on yourself sometimes? Do you tend to push yourself, or act out of a state of panic and anxiety? I’ve totally been there. And one of the most life-changing decisions I’ve made…

Self-care Sensitivity

Empath’s Guide to Sexuality: The Sacral Chakra

The Empath’s Guide to Sexuality is a monthly series featuring the writings of Samantha Daveena, yogini and birth doula from Toronto, Canada. Sex, as a vital creative force in our lives, is a topic that’s ripe for discussion in practical, yet…

Self-care Sensitivity

An Empath’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays

I can’t believe it’s nearly December! For any sensitive soul who celebrates, well, anything at all – or is choosing not to, this festive period can sometimes pose a challenge when it comes to staying balanced and centered. I know…

Self-care Sensitivity

My Self-Care Contract

After a couple of years of consciously feeling and testing out my needs, I’ve come up with a self-care contract. I’m posting it here in case it’s of interest to any empath who needs a frame of reference and…

Eating Well Self-care

Self-Care Series: Intuitive Eating

Lauren Nixon is a Food & Wellness Educator based out of Washington, D.C, who who guides people in cultivating spirit-filled lives through self-care practices and real, healthy food. The attention and care that she devotes to eating and living well are…