Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

I recently stumbled across the term “highly sensitive person” (HSP), and so many of my struggles as a parent started to make sense. Put simply, HSPs have neural networks that are wired to be hyper-aware of physical, mental and emotional input. I start the day with a finite amount of emotional energy, and when that’s gone, I’m emotionally fragile, overstimulated and need to reset. But sometimes I don’t get that chance.

When it came to the pandemic and my two young adult children, I had to make a tough decision. Was it right?

I brought home my daughter but left my son at university

I’m finishing my senior year at home — and taking the opportunity to revisit formative stories from childhood

I realized these stories can help me navigate an uncertain future

My parents and I both live in coronavirus epicenters — but we’re separated by thousands of miles

We’re trying to have hope in Seattle and Italy