I’ve been highly perceptive since childhood – a deep thinker who contemplated the huge questions, with a huge, sensitive heart that loved animals, plants and our natural world. Curious, inquisitive, I always felt like an old soul in a young body. Through a series of spiritually transcendent experiences at age 7, I discovered how to astral travel, communicate with my ancestors and sense energy.
Sadly, when I left home for college I turned off my gifts and tried to ‘fit in’. I worked for three large corporations, experimented with different career paths and navigated some fairly unhealthy relationships. I learned a lot through each of those experiences, but something always felt off.
For every perceptive soul, the time comes when we can’t wear a mask any longer. At age 40, I had a re-awakening. I was a workaholic, experiencing extreme mental, emotional and physical burnout. I’d also lost track of all meaning in my life.
Pretty much everything had to shift. This was when I learned high sensitivity is a temperament trait shared by 25% of all humans. I was finally able to apply a name to why I had always felt odd and misunderstood.
Wanting to connect with others like me, I took a deep breath, opened my home to eight strangers and taught a workshop called Sensitivity 101. Little did I know then, how one courageous act for an introverted hermit would lead me down an incredible path of service.