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Unapologetically Sensitive

We explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives; the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity--and some of the challenges it poses as well. You may learn to live a bolder, brighter life.

Sep 5, 2023

Empowerment in Vulnerability: Becoming the Heroine of Your Story

This episode includes wanting people to intuit what you want without having to ask; struggling with having to ask for what you want; not being chosen, and how to turn this around; identifying who your people are; assessing what others have to offer in relationships instead of assuming that you’re the one with the deficits. We also talk about how to have compassion for where you’re at, and the gifts of doing healing work.


Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC


    • Reflect on the mantra Who do I choose and who chooses me? and use it to empower yourself in relationships and activities.
    • Embrace the idea that it's okay if not everyone likes you or understands you fully, and focus on being true to yourself.
    • Practice setting boundaries and making choices that align with your values, even if they don't fit your self-concept or may cause conflict.
    • Reflect on the phrase I am enough and embrace the idea that you don't need external validation to feel worthy.
  • The concept of "vibrational match" is introduced, emphasizing that not everyone will resonate with each other.
  • Setting boundaries is essential, even if it doesn't align with one's self-concept or requires distance from loved ones.
  • It's empowering to accept that not everyone will like or understand you, and that's okay.
  • The importance of having self-compassion and acknowledging that being human means making mistakes.
  • The value of exploring one's emotional triggers and understanding the reasons behind them.
  • Different people have different ways of approaching tasks and ideas, which can lead to misunderstandings.
  • The realization that some activities may be enjoyable, but the people involved may not be a perfect fit.
  • Embracing the truth about oneself and being comfortable with the role one plays in others' narratives.
  • The journey of finding and embracing one's authentic self while acknowledging imperfections.
  • The power of learning to say "no" and assert boundaries without compromising one's self-worth.
  • Understanding that conflicts and bumps in relationships are natural and part of personal growth.
  • Recognizing the need for distance and safety in certain relationships to protect one's emotional well-being.


Patricia was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, but is now exclusively providing coaching. 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), then learning she is neurodivergent 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 neurodivergent folks know that they aren’t alone, and that having a brain that is wired differently comes with 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 you


Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC has been a psychotherapist for 20 years. She specializes in helping Highly Sensitive People thrive in love, work, and parenting Highly Sensitive Children. Jen is passionate about using mindfulness and compassion-based approaches to ameliorate human suffering.




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