The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jellaludin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks

Are you a highly sensitive person, or think you might be?

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I am certified, by Dr. Elaine Aron, the pioneer in discovering this amazing trait, as an HSP knowledgeable therapist. I am also a proud of member of the Global Cooperative for Sensitive Leaders, a group of therapists, teachers, and educators, dedicated to serving, teaching and educating the world about highly sensitive people.

As a highly sensitive person myself, I have both personal and professional experience in learning about, embracing, and honoring this remarkable, but sometimes challenging trait. We will examine how your trait uniquely operates and how to work with, not against it. Many HSPs grow up with the knowledge that they are weird or shy, and the way they experience their emotions is “too much” or sometimes even labeled as a “disorder”. This is certainly not the case! I will help you uncover and embrace your finely tuned nervous system. There is a deep strength to be found in our sensitivities!