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Why being vulnerable is awesome

"Don't cry, crying is a sign of weakness." "Don't be so emotional." "Learn how to hide your feelings." These are just a few examples of scripts that we have been told, or perhaps tell ourselves which can really wreak havoc on our sensitive souls.  We are made to believe, through these negative thoughts that there is something inherently wrong with us for feeling our emotions and god forbid, ... Read the Post

Your feelings, emotions, and expressions thereof make other people uncomfortable.  That's it.  Essentially these three phrases above (and many more) are designed to help the person you are being vulnerable to escape your emotions which they are not willing to deal with.  It has nothing to do with you as a person.  Nothing to do with your being weak, or emotionally unstable.  No, it has to do with other people not wanting to confront their own emotions by having to deal with yours.

Hypersensitive? I Gotta Be Me

I have been called overly emotional my whole life.  Melo-dramatic, drama queen, Sandra Bernhard (which I don't mind) too sensitive, and highly emotional just to name a few.  These are all adjectives that seemed to be synonymous with my being.  I seemed to endlessly irritate those who chastised me for being sensitive and I had no idea why. For years I've fought against my hyper-sensitivity, ... Read the Post

I am proud to be sensitive.  Sensitivity is not synonymous with weakness, it's synonymous with great strength  We love too much, give too much and hurt too much but somehow we are built to withstand any emotional storm and come out the better for it.  So for those who can't deal with my sensitive nature, BE GONE! Because like the great Sammy Davis Jr. once sang "I gotta be me."