Mar 16, 2021
This feels so awkward; my vulnerability softens my husband and improves communication
This is an honest and vulnerable chat. Anni talks about feeling awkward, and how her vulnerability makes communication with her husband easier. She talks about expectations around friendships, and the challenges and corresponding strengths she finds being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Anni talks about feeling overwhelmed when she has tasks to accomplish and how the interplay with her ADHD. We talk about people’s perceptions when you have a partner who has a disability.
Anni Furniss is a visual artist and an HSP. She thrives on finding new ways to navigate the world by adapting. She also has a physical degenerative disability, ADD and anxiety so has a plethora of physical and neuro diversity. For over 20 years she has used art as a healing outlet and art is also her full-time job. She had a hard time working in conventional jobs, so she made her own. Her husband is totally blind and is a woodworker. We run our business together and make a great team. We live in the Pacific Northwest and have a fur kid named Pickle.
Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Coach. She knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, and truthteller. Learning about the trait of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and a sense of self-compassion. She created the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive to help other HSPs know that they aren’t alone, and that being an HSP has amazing gifts, and some challenges. Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on understanding what it means to be an HSP, self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, communication, and creating a lifestyle that honors us
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