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“As highly sensitive people, we need to set ourselves up to feel safe and grounded when things are chaotic, overwhelming, or overstimulating.” – Alissa Boyer


If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I am an empath and a highly sensitive person. That’s why I was so excited to speak with Alissa Boyer, a mentor who coaches highly sensitive people on their journeys to spiritual growth and greater self love. We chat about how HSPs can be kind to themselves even when the world is set up to overwhelm them and how to avoid people-pleasing when you are sensitive to others’ desires.


  • 03:00 How Alissa realized that she was a highly sensitive person
  • 05:15 Recognizing the traits you might have as a highly sensitive person
  • 06:50 Why being proud of your sensitivity can be difficult and how to love yourself
  • 11:00 How Alissa takes care of her energy by making receiving support a priority
  • 16:25 Avoid people pleasing as an HSP
  • 23:30 The power of knowing and sharing your preferences
  • 27:47 Alissa’s most difficult boundary struggle

Connect with Alissa Boyer:

Alissa Boyer is a Mentor for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) with a passion for helping fellow HSPs learn how to unapologetically embrace their sensitivity and use it as a strength in their lives. She’s the creator of several online programs including The Highly Sensitive & Soulful Membership and Sensitive & Soulful Self-Worth. Alissa also offers business mentorship to HSPs, hosts a podcast called The Sensitive & Soulful Show, and writes for the award-winning HSP blog, Highly Sensitive Refuge.

You can learn more about Alissa on her website and on Instagram @lifebyalissa.

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