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.

Fat and anorexic: Everyone praised me for my weight loss but I was sicker than I’d ever been

This dangerous disorder can hurt anyone, regardless of weight, class, race or gender

Martial arts made me appreciate my body like never before. Here’s why.

Training has been truly revolutionary for me

Why I’m saying ‘no more’ to trying on clothes in stores

There’s something about the anxiety of buying jeans