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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.

Oct 28, 2018

Annie talks about overwhelm, and how she has created an environment that works for her, and as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), what she needs when she travels. Annie talks about how she helps others create fulfilling businesses. We talk about podcasting (and as an introvert), what this has allowed her to do. Annie talks about being called a crybaby, and she would say now to her younger self.


  • You're not fragile; you're very strong
  • Annie's response to being an HSP--"I love me, and it's absolutely a part of me."
  • I am strong, and I want to be in difficult conversations
  • Another name for HSP--"Highly Perceptive" or "Tuned in"


Annie Schuessler, LMFT, is a business coach and the creator of The Superpower Method for therapists Program and the podcast Therapist Clubhouse. She's been a private practice therapist for over 15 years, and since 2010, she's been helping private practice entrepreneurs build profitable and fulfilling businesses by leveraging their unique superpowers. You can find her resources for entrepreneurs trained as therapists at


  • The card game Annie talks about is Settlers Catan (or simply Catan)
  • Associations made with the term HSP--difficult, sensitive, fragile
  • Annie helps clients identify ideal working hours, what drains their energy, and how to make more room for themselves
  • We talk about perceived weaknesses and the corresponding strengths of being an HSP
  • Annie talks about the myths that clients have when trying to decide what their ideal business looks like
  • The challenges Annie experiences when anticipating new situations
  • How podcasting has allowed her to have full creative control and the unexpected gifts it has brought her



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Music--Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson