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In this podcast, we explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives. We talk about the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity and some of the challenges it poses as well. If you are a Creative, a deep thinker, a deep feeler, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), an introvert, or identify as INFJ or ENFJ, you may enjoy the in-depth conversations where we talk openly and honestly about how we experience life. This is a podcast where you can learn, relate, laugh and maybe even live a bolder, brighter life.


Have you been told you’re “too” (fill in the blank)? You’re too sensitive; you think/worry too much; you take things too personally; you’re too emotional, too finicky, too fragile, too intense, too uptight, too slow. Have you been told you can’t take a joke; you can’t go with the flow? You can’t let go of things? Making decisions can be very difficult. You might have an acute sense of smell, and strong odors, crowded noisy environments and bright lights are just too much!

You notice things that no one else does. You have a strong sense of justice and you may be a peace-keeper. Conflict feels uncomfortable. You’re the one that everyone tells their problems to because you’re a good listener who cares deeply.

You’re in the right place!

You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD or something else. Sometimes Highly Sensitive People are misdiagnosed. Our brains are wired differently. We are born with the trait of High Sensitivity. There’s nothing wrong with you! You will learn that your perceived weaknesses are really are your superpowers! Dr. Elaine Aron coined the term Highly Sensitive Person (also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity).

Unapologetically Sensitive Patricia Young

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8, 77 Ratings

In this podcast, we explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives. We talk about the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity and some of the challenges it poses as well. If you are a Creative, a deep thinker, a deep feeler, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), an introvert, or identify as INFJ or ENFJ, you may enjoy the in-depth conversations where we talk openly and honestly about how we experience life. This is a podcast where you can learn, relate, laugh and maybe even live a bolder, brighter life.


Have you been told you’re “too” (fill in the blank)? You’re too sensitive; you think/worry too much; you take things too personally; you’re too emotional, too finicky, too fragile, too intense, too uptight, too slow. Have you been told you can’t take a joke; you can’t go with the flow? You can’t let go of things? Making decisions can be very difficult. You might have an acute sense of smell, and strong odors, crowded noisy environments and bright lights are just too much!

You notice things that no one else does. You have a strong sense of justice and you may be a peace-keeper. Conflict feels uncomfortable. You’re the one that everyone tells their problems to because you’re a good listener who cares deeply.

You’re in the right place!

You may have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD or something else. Sometimes Highly Sensitive People are misdiagnosed. Our brains are wired differently. We are born with the trait of High Sensitivity. There’s nothing wrong with you! You will learn that your perceived weaknesses are really are your superpowers! Dr. Elaine Aron coined the term Highly Sensitive Person (also known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity).

    Bonus Episode 75 Regrets, Healing, and How to Imperfectly Set Boundaries During COVID-19

    Bonus Episode 75 Regrets, Healing, and How to Imperfectly Set Boundaries During COVID-19

    I have some regrets about releasing some episodes when I was feeling hurt and reactive.  We’re all doing the best we can during COVID-19, and I want to focus on my own healing.  I didn’t set boundaries when my kids and their girlfriends came home, so I imperfectly set boundaries and had a little meltdown.  How do we bring compassion and self-compassion in during challenging times? What types of things can we do for ourselves to create comfort?

    • 23 min
    Bonus Episode 74 How to Heal When We've Been Blindsided Part 2

    Bonus Episode 74 How to Heal When We've Been Blindsided Part 2

    As I continue to process being dropped from my Mastermind, listeners have asked how to NOT take things personally, and how to not get stuck.  I’m wanting to doubt my experience--maybe it wasn’t that bad; maybe I’m exaggerating.  I’m also feeling grief and disappointment.  How do we hold compassion for ALL parts of ourselves because we will be disappointed by others, and we will disappoint others.  I share the tools I’m using to have a sense of comfort and reassurance, and how I’m asking for

    • 30 min
    Bonus Episode 73 How to Heal When We've Been Blindsided

    Bonus Episode 73 How to Heal When We've Been Blindsided

    I gave feedback, and I was dropped from my Mastermind group and was told the group is not a good fit for me.  I found out I was ejected from a colleague. There was no invitation to discuss fit, or the decision to drop me from the group. I talk about the feelings I’m having.  I feel silenced, and it stinks! How do we honor our feelings, and create empowerment for ourselves? How do we assess if others have the capacity to work through conflict? How can we be present for ourselves and get the support we ne

    • 33 min
    070 Is What I'm Experiencing Right Now Normal? Laura Reagan LCSW-C

    070 Is What I'm Experiencing Right Now Normal? Laura Reagan LCSW-C

    We’re all going through something traumatic; This doesn’t mean we are all traumatized.  Laura Reagan, host of Therapy Chat Podcast, and a trauma therapist, talks about our innate threat response system; what it looks like, and what types of movement can be helpful based on our trauma response.  We talk about attachment ruptures, wanting to feel safe, messages we may have received about our bodies, and self-compassion.  Laura talks about indicators to assess if we need to seek help.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    069 Flourishing As A Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) During Times of Stress Alane Freund, MS, MA, LMFT

    069 Flourishing As A Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) During Times of Stress Alane Freund, MS, MA, LMFT

    During times of stress, the Highly Sensitive Person can fare better than the other 80% when we cultivate environments that help us flourish, as well as being mindful about what we consume. Overstimulation can look like anxiety, and HSPs can be misdiagnosed with anxiety & depression. Alane talks about optimal levels of stimulation, and she believes that prevention for anxiety is the key. She shares what she does to prevent anxiety.  Alane also provides more than 15 resources for HSPs.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Bonus Episode 72 Our Need For Comfort and Support

    Bonus Episode 72 Our Need For Comfort and Support

    Many of us are craving comfort, security and a sense of connection.  During uncertain times (like COVID-19), I’m seeing themes emerging, and many people are wanting a sense of normalcy and a return to the familiar.  I’m hearing about stress in relationships, and people may not be showing up for us the way we want them to, or how they did pre-COVID.  I talk about a number of ways we can create nurturing for ourselves.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

RLLombardi ,

Sensitivity Support

Have you been told that you are not enough and too much at the same time? Felt invisible? Told you were "Too Sensitive"? This podcast is likely for you! Patricia helps you connect with your sensitivity and understand that it is your "Superpower"! Supportive. Educational. Validating. I highly recommend.

tg.20 ,

A huge fan of this podcast

A nice place to find comfort and validation. Thank you..

Earthgrrl ,

My long lost twin?

Wow- this lady gets it!!
Great podcast! As an HSP, the pandemic has me jangled to the Max. I get even non HSPs have a hard time too.
Gotta add this one to my list of supportive podcasts. Thank you for taking the time the put these out there. The honesty is helpful too. It helps HSPs not be ashamed.
We are important and this podcast helps us remember that. I’m grateful!

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