"HSP Notes" was started in September 2002, mostly as a personal online journal where I could document some of my own musings and discoveries as I learned more about what it meant-- to me, as well as to others-- to be a Highly Sensitive Person.
To help a little bit on the "funding my life" front, I recently added a special "HSP Notes Subscriber" tier to my Art and Creativity Patreon account, where fans and followers of this web site — on a completely voluntary basis — can support my endeavors for just $2.00; less than the cost of a magazine.
If you found HSP Notes useful, any help is truly and deeply appreciated!
A Few Words About Me:
Alchemy Stones" was born. Painting intricate mandala patterns on beach stones has become my regular meditation and creative outlet; if you check the right-hand column of this site, you'll see a link to my Etsy shop... and I hope you'll visit it and take a closer look.
Art — and artistic creation — is very important to most HSPs, and what I do is more than just "paint pretty patterns on stones;" it's a form of spiritual connection to something greater than myself. Hard to explain, but perhaps you know what I mean!
As you know from this blog, I am a writer, but I am also an editor and proofreader, so if you have a manuscript (or even article) in need of being "polished up" for publication, I'd be happy to help out!
Occasionally, I also do some free lance business consulting and I help organize events and workshops in the spiritual and self-development industry. I can't make a living from any one thing I do, but added together, it becomes... "something."
And yes, we can be "difficult people..."
Although there is no such thing as an "effortless" relationship, I will say that being married to a fellow HSP has made a huge difference in both our lives... and we experience less "friction" in a year than most couples seem to, in an average week. After all, nobody "gets" what it's like to be highly sensitive... more than another highly sensitive person. And that really works for us, in ways we could not possibly have imagined.
Together, we operate and manage a worldwide non-profit healing network called The White Light Express.