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HSP Wellness Warriors

HSP Wellness Warriors

By Tonya and Daphnie: The HSP Wellness Warriors

Tonya and Daphnie, are two Highly Sensitive People on a mission: to dive deep into the world of wellness, spark a sensitivity revolution, and motivate fellow Highly Sensitive Warriors to thrive. To bring you the best content, we're transitioning to a biweekly schedule, allowing us more time to research, create, and deliver insightful episodes. Due to family circumstances we'll be back with new content in 2024, but we will continue to release bonus content in the meantime. Thank you for your continued support as we continue our journey together.
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Relationships with Non-Hsps: Communication

HSP Wellness WarriorsApr 13, 2022

Bonus: The Power of Patience for HSPs and Their Nervous Systems
Dec 03, 202313:29
Bonus Episode: Seasonal Detox for a Balanced Holiday Season

Bonus Episode: Seasonal Detox for a Balanced Holiday Season

In this episode, Daphnie addresses the question: Why consider a detox during the festive holiday season?

Discover how a seasonal detox can bring balance and harmony to both your body and mind, acting as a powerful tool to manage the holiday hustle by letting go of what no longer serves us - from toxins and stress to negative thoughts.

As we gear up for colder months and flu season, a gentle detox can bolster our immune systems and improve gut health, leading to better digestion and emotional well-being. This episode isn’t just about physical health; it's a holistic approach to nurturing your entire being.

Join Daphnie in her Gentle Detox that emphasizes the addition of beneficial practices rather than restriction. REGISTER HERE:

When you register you'll gain instant access to the Gentle Detox Guide and join a community-driven experience, which includes a live call with Daphnie on November 16th (with a replay available).

Embrace this opportunity to prepare for a balanced and peaceful holiday season, and close out 2023 feeling your best!

Join us in the Gentle Detox and discover the difference it can make in your life! REGISTER TODAY:

Nov 13, 202312:44
EP 24: Mindfulness in Our Lives: Honoring Thich Nhat Hanh's Legacy

EP 24: Mindfulness in Our Lives: Honoring Thich Nhat Hanh's Legacy

In this episode of the HSP Wellness Warriors podcast, hosts Tonya and Daphnie honor the teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh on what would have been his 96th birthday or "Continuation Day" as it is celebrated by his students.

Known as the "Father of Mindfulness" and credited for making the practice of mindfulness well known in the West, Thay's teachings on mindfulness, compassion and peace have touched the lives of millions around the world.

Daphnie and Tonya are celebrating this day with reflections on how his teachings have touched their own lives, and influenced their own teachings and practices over the past few decades.

Oct 11, 202335:44
EP 23: Calming Your Senses: A Path to Inner Balance
Oct 04, 202339:07
EP 22: Growing Older, Growing More Sensitive?
Sep 27, 202309:41
EP 21: Meditation For Challenging Times
Sep 20, 202323:04
EP 20: Navigating the Connection: HSP and Neurodivergence
Sep 13, 202310:42
EP 19: Exploring Our Emotions as Highly Sensitive People
Sep 06, 202315:59
EP 18: Finding Calm in the Storm: Managing Anxiety as an HSP
Aug 30, 202344:58
EP 17: Trusting Your Inner Guide To Navigate Self-Doubt
Aug 23, 202315:29
EP 16: Part 2 of What it means to be highly sensitive - Common Struggles and Strengths
Aug 16, 202329:43
EP 15: What it means to be highly sensitive
Aug 09, 202333:35
EP 14: Embracing Stillness and Focus as an HSP
Aug 02, 202313:26
EP 13: Cultivating Inner Calm with Mindfulness
Jul 26, 202341:19
EP 12: Nurturing Authentic Connections as Highly Sensitive People

EP 12: Nurturing Authentic Connections as Highly Sensitive People

In this episode of the HSP Wellness Warriors podcast, hosts Tonya and Daphnie delve into the art of making friends as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) adult. They recognize the unique challenges HSPs face when it comes to building genuine connections and provide valuable insights and practical tips to navigate the world of adult friendships.

Tonya and Daphnie provide practical ideas and tips for making friends as an HSP adult. They discuss the importance of finding supportive communities, engaging in activities that align with our interests, and embracing vulnerability in forging deeper connections.

By sharing their own experiences and stories they remind listeners that it's okay to take their time, honor their unique needs, and seek out connections that nourish their sensitive souls.

Jul 19, 202327:22
EP 11: The Power of Boundaries for HSPs (Part Two)
Jul 12, 202342:16
EP 10: The Power of Boundaries for HSPs (Part One)
Jul 05, 202339:27
EP 9: Self-Care Isn't Selfish: Learning To Let Guilt Go

EP 9: Self-Care Isn't Selfish: Learning To Let Guilt Go

Join Tonya and Daphnie as they tackle the misconception that self-care is selfish. They explore the psychology behind this perception in Western societies and offer strategies for gracefully navigating misunderstandings and criticisms. Discover the importance of prioritizing self-compassion, setting boundaries, and educating loved ones about the value of self-care as a highly sensitive person.

Tune in to learn how to embrace self-care unapologetically and cultivate understanding and support in your life!

Jun 28, 202336:32
EP 8: Unlocking Happiness: Highly Sensitive People and Relationships
Jun 21, 202335:55
EP 7: Finding Happiness at Work and Beyond as Highly Sensitive People

EP 7: Finding Happiness at Work and Beyond as Highly Sensitive People

Join us as we explore the theme of finding happiness at work and beyond as highly sensitive people. Hosts Daphnie and Tonya discuss the unique challenges HSPs face in the workplace and provide valuable insights and strategies for infusing purpose into our lives, even when we're tired.

They share personal stories, practical tips for finding work with purpose, and the importance of redefining success to prioritize our own well-being. Discover how to add purpose to your life outside of work and overcome burnout by prioritizing rest, starting small, scheduling time for yourself, seeking support, and embracing flexibility.

Whether you're seeking fulfillment in your career or exploring activities that align with your passions, this episode will inspire you to prioritize your happiness and create a life that feels meaningful as an HSP. Tune in and embark on a journey toward embracing happiness and purpose in all areas of your life. Affirmation from the episode:

I am deserving of happiness and purpose in all areas of my life.

I will take small steps every day to align my work and personal life with what brings me joy and fulfillment.

Jun 14, 202333:17
EP 6: Is Finding Happiness Harder for Highly Sensitive People?

EP 6: Is Finding Happiness Harder for Highly Sensitive People?

Join hosts Daphnie and Tonya on the HSP Wellness Warriors podcast as they dive deep into the fascinating world of highly sensitive people (HSPs). In this episode, they explore the topic of happiness and examine whether it's more challenging for HSPs to experience genuine happiness on an emotional level, excluding external influences like relationships.

But what about the internal landscape of happiness? Daphnie and Tonya discuss how HSPs' introspective nature can be both a blessing and a challenge when it comes to happiness. On one hand, their deep introspection allows them to align their lives with core values and pursue activities that bring them joy. On the other hand, overthinking and self-criticism can hinder their happiness, leading to dwelling on negative experiences and being overly self-conscious.

Join them as they share practical strategies for HSPs to cultivate happiness, including practicing self-compassion, challenging negative thoughts, and engaging in mindfulness practices. Discover how being a highly sensitive person doesn't mean happiness is unattainable.

Jun 07, 202322:31
EP 5: Navigating Life's Energies: Non-Attachment and Conscious Energy Management for HSPs

EP 5: Navigating Life's Energies: Non-Attachment and Conscious Energy Management for HSPs

In the episode Tonya and Daphnie conclude their series on the yamas, ethical guidelines from the 8 limbs of yoga. They explore the principles of Brahmacharya, emphasizing abstinence, moderation, and responsible energy management, particularly relevant for highly sensitive people. They discuss setting boundaries, practicing self-discipline, and prioritizing self-care. They also delve into Aparigraha, focusing on non-attachment and the challenges HSPs face in letting go. They offer practical tips for decluttering physical and mental spaces, practicing mindfulness, and cultivating self-compassion.

The episode encourages HSPs to embrace these practices in their daily lives, finding balance, freedom, and contentment in the present moment.

May 31, 202334:35
EP 4: Honoring Our Worth: The Power of Asteya for Highly Sensitive People

EP 4: Honoring Our Worth: The Power of Asteya for Highly Sensitive People

In this episode, Daphnie and Tonya explore the concept of Asteya, which translates to "non-stealing" in Sanskrit, and its significance for highly sensitive people. They delve into how Asteya goes beyond the act of not stealing material possessions and encompasses honoring one's worth, setting boundaries, and practicing self-care. Through personal insights and practical tips, they discuss how cultivating Asteya can empower HSPs to recognize their inherent value, protect their energy, and contribute authentically to the world.

Join Daphnie and Tonya as they guide HSPs on a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment in this insightful episode!

May 24, 202322:20
EP 3: Authenticity in Action: Living Truthfully as a Highly Sensitive Person

EP 3: Authenticity in Action: Living Truthfully as a Highly Sensitive Person

This week we continue our exploration of the yamas and dive deeper into the importance of Satya, the practice of truthfulness, for us as highly sensitive people. Satya calls for honesty in our thoughts, words, and actions, and encourages us to drop the masks we often use to hide our true selves.  We share how we practice Satya in our lives and we offer practical tips for using it in everyday life.

Embracing Satya can help  us gain greater self-awareness, self-confidence, and strengthen our relationships. We’re excited to share this episode with you!🥰

May 17, 202331:07
EP 2: Cultivating Self-Compassion: How Non-Harming Can Transform Our Lives as HSPs

EP 2: Cultivating Self-Compassion: How Non-Harming Can Transform Our Lives as HSPs

In this episode we explore the power of non-harming, or Ahimsa, for HSPs. As highly sensitive people, we have a natural capacity for empathy and compassion, but this sensitivity can also leave us feeling overwhelmed, drained, or disconnected from our own needs and well-being.

Whether you're new to the concept of ahimsa or a seasoned yoga practitioner, we hope you'll find inspiration and guidance in today's episode. Sit back, relax, and join us as we explore the power of non-harming for HSP wellness warriors and how it can help us navigate the unique challenges of being an HSP. 

May 10, 202331:29
EP 1: Unlocking the Power of the 8 Limbs of Yoga for HSPs
May 03, 202330:27
Meet Your Podcast Hosts!

Meet Your Podcast Hosts!

About Tonya

Greetings Friends, I'm Tonya, the founder of Sensitivity Rising, host of the Highly Sensitive Healing Podcast and a Certified Professional Holistic Wellness Guide. As an HSP, I understand firsthand the challenges of navigating life in our modern world while embracing our sensitivity. For a long time, I struggled to find a balance between seeing my trait as a burden or a gift. Through my personal journey, I've come to realize that a healthy mind, body, spirit, and relationships all stem from finding that balance between the two. As an HSP, seeking balance is a daily action that we must constantly work towards. However, by having the right tools to work towards balance in ways that work best for us, the work becomes a joy and not a burden. I've found that embracing yoga, holistic living, and the healing introspection of self-discovery have significantly improved my self-worth, relationships, and perspective of the world. I believe that living as a sensitive person does not have to be painful or isolating. Instead, we must learn how to nurture ourselves in ways that are unique to us. I'm excited to being this new journey of self-discovery, as we explore what wellness means to us as highly sensitive individuals. Let's embrace our sensitivity, find our balance, and live our best highly sensitive lives!

About Daphnie

Hello friends, I'm Daphne Leigh, aka Yogi Ranger. I am the founder of the freedom from anxiety program and the Highly Sensitive and Strong Facebook community. I've been teaching yoga mindfulness and meditation since 1995. And I'm also a clinical health coach, and an Ayurvedic lifestyle coach who specializes in helping highly sensitive people reduce stress and anxiety, so they can have the energy and focus to do the things that are most important to them in life. After being hospitalized for panic and anxiety disorder as a teenager, I became intensely curious about why I had anxiety in the first place, and how I could learn to worry less and be more present and connected with my family and friends. I also wanted to learn to be healthier, while experiencing more peace and calm in my body and mind. Through my studies, I discovered I was a highly sensitive person. And once I learned to care for my sensitive nervous system, I became passionate about helping other highly sensitive people do the same. I believe that highly sensitive people are some of the strongest people I know. We all have important gifts to share with the world. And life is too precious to waste our time being stuck in cycles of overwhelm that can be avoided. Once we know how to care for our own unique selves.

Apr 25, 202303:17
About the HSP Wellness Warriors!

About the HSP Wellness Warriors!

Welcome to the HSP Wellness Warriors podcast with Tonya and Daphnie!

You may have been tuning into the show when it was called Highly Sensitive Healing, and we want to take a moment to explain why we've decided to rebrand as HSP Wellness Warriors.

First, the new name better reflects the values and mission of the podcast. While "Highly Sensitive Healing" was focused on exploring the challenges of being a highly sensitive person, the new name "HSP Wellness Warriors" emphasizes a proactive approach to wellness and a sense of community and empowerment. Second, the term "warrior" speaks to the strength, resilience, and determination of us as HSPs. It acknowledges that while our sensitivity can sometimes leave us vulnerable, it can also be a powerful source of strength and connection. By embracing our sensitivity and committing to our well-being, we become warriors for our own wellness and for the wellness of our communities and the world. We're dedicated to helping our fellow HSPs live their best lives, and we believe that by uniting as a community, we can create a world where sensitivity is celebrated, not stigmatized. We are the HSP wellness warriors, and we're here to lead a revolution of sensitivity. Join us as we explore the world of wellness, and let's continue to grow and evolve together as Highly Sensitive Warriors! We're so excited to share this journey with you!

Apr 25, 202301:47
One Year of Highly Sensitive Healing and What's Next!
Jul 13, 202207:38
The Gift of Moving Slowly

The Gift of Moving Slowly

Let's chat about slowing down and finding a path for ourselves that isn’t based on what we think everyone else is doing or thinking.

Once we stop rushing through life we’ll be amazed at how much time we actually have to live an intentional purpose filled life.

Jul 06, 202207:23
Reflecting and Reconnecting with Our Authentic Self

Reflecting and Reconnecting with Our Authentic Self

Reconnecting to ourselves is about learning who we really are and what we really want without the expectations of others so we start to strip away the layers of noise that have been placed on us, the labels and beliefs that we live under the weight of– most of the time without even knowing why.

Reflecting and reconnecting is about living our lives according to our own truth and no one else's. 

Jun 29, 202207:45
5 Simple Ways to Ground Your HSP Energy
Jun 22, 202209:13
The HSP Non-HSP Sensitivity Connection: A Conversation with Raphie Wagner
Jun 15, 202246:40
How Do We Know When We’re Forcing And Not Flowing?

How Do We Know When We’re Forcing And Not Flowing?

How often do we try to force the things we want or think we need into our lives? Anytime we find ourselves forcing things like romantic relationships, friendships, jobs that don’t align with our values or following any path that doesn't feel true to who we are.

Let's talk about how these moments are a perfect time for us to pause and rethink about letting go of what isn't serving us.

Jun 08, 202206:30
4 Simple Ways To Hug It Out and Reduce Stress

4 Simple Ways To Hug It Out and Reduce Stress

In this episode I share one my favorite therapeutic tools and its completely free!

Hugging and being hugged by someone we love is great therapy but what if hugging another person this isn't available to us? What other ways can we find that hugging feeling? 

Listen to find out more!

Jun 01, 202208:32
What Causes Us To Get Stuck in Patterns?

What Causes Us To Get Stuck in Patterns?

How do we get hooked into patterns? Getting stuck keeps us distracted from the present moment as a result we fall into the habit of being controlled by our thoughts and emotions. In this episode we talk about shenpa. According to Pema Chödrön shenpa, is the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down.

In her book Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears, Pema helps us to understand shenpa and how we can begin to free ourselves from it.

Resource: Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chödrön

May 25, 202209:35
Managing Relationship Expectations: Chatting with Jon

Managing Relationship Expectations: Chatting with Jon

Jon is back! And this time we're chatting about managing our relationship expectations.

We share our thoughts on:

What are reasonable expectations in a relationship?

Should you always know what the other person needs?

Can being in an relationship with an HSP can change your perspective?

And more!

Join us to hear how we navigate our HSP/Non-HSP relationship!

May 18, 202226:44
Highly Sensitive Parenting with Amber McCormick and Britta Vercoutter Part. 2
May 11, 202254:50
Highly Sensitive Parenting with Amber McCormick and Britta Vercoutter Part. 1
May 04, 202252:44
Building resilience as Highly Sensitive People

Building resilience as Highly Sensitive People

Whether it's conflicts, sensory overload, criticism, or loss finding the courage and the strength to keep rising up can take all of our energy leaving us very little to spend on anything else.

We live in an overwhelming environment and we’re expected to embrace it, pressured to keep up with all the things, and when we can’t or if we need to take breaks we’re made to feel less than for it. 

In this episode we talk about some practical things can we do when we’re IN the thick of it.

Apr 27, 202207:20
Fear of Criticism

Fear of Criticism

Do you try to hide your sensitivity because of the fear of criticism and misunderstanding from other people?

When we keep our thoughts and experiences inside they can become larger than life. Distorted, exaggerated, we begin to spiral with overthinking and overwhelm.

We need to release our emotions in order to make sense of them, process them and find solutions if we’re in the middle of something that needs to change.

Apr 20, 202206:46
Relationships with Non-Hsps: Communication

Relationships with Non-Hsps: Communication

Is it possible for HSPs and non-HSPs to have a long happy romantic relationship?

Yes! If both are willing to communicate.

In this episode my husband Jon and I discuss how we navigate our communication as a HSP/non-HSP couple.

If you'd like to ask us questions feel free to reach out to us!

IG & FB: @highlysensitivehealingcircle 


Apr 13, 202227:49
Relationship Attachments as HSPs

Relationship Attachments as HSPs

If attachment is defined as emotional bonds as HSPs we know attachment better than anyone. Our emotions run so close to the surface in everything that we do that we often feel more than most no matter which or how many attachment styles we may identify with. 

Identifying ourselves as HSP or Empaths and seeing aspects of ourselves in different attachment styles gives us an identity, gives us something to hold on to as a way to try to understand ourselves better.

The yama of aparigraha teaches us to take only what we need, keep only what serves us in the moment, and to let go when the time is right. 

Apr 06, 202209:12
Relationship Expectations as HSPs

Relationship Expectations as HSPs

Relationships can be the source of some of the most profound and fulfilling moments we experience in this lifetime, but they can also be obstacles and painful tests of our resilience and our self-worth. 

But when we move from a place of fear instead of a place of love it’s only us who truly suffer. Let's talk about expectations vs reality in relationships. 

Mar 30, 202209:26
Embodiment for HSPs: What it means and why it matters

Embodiment for HSPs: What it means and why it matters

The definition of embodiment can change depending on where you look and who you ask and you can get different answers from different sources.

So what is it, how does it work, and how is it relevant to us as HSPs? 

And at the end of the episode we’ll do a short practice together. ♥

Mar 23, 202213:19
BONUS: Loving Kindness Meditation

BONUS: Loving Kindness Meditation

This BONUS meditation is in connection with the wonderful conversation in the previous episode Our Brains on Yoga: A Conversation with Jonathan Rosenthal, M.D.

Jonathan shared how meditation changes our brains in positive ways, especially the practice of compassion meditation.

Loving kindness meditation helps to increase our well-being and reduce stress. And regular practice can increase our capacity for forgiveness, connection to others, and self-acceptance.

I hope you enjoy this meditation!

If you do please reach out- I'd love to hear from you! ♥

Mar 17, 202211:37
Our Brains on Yoga: A Conversation with Jonathan Rosenthal, M.D.

Our Brains on Yoga: A Conversation with Jonathan Rosenthal, M.D.

*** Special Early Release***

This weeks episode is being released early in recognition of Brain Awareness Week March 14-20, 2022 and the Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference March 17-20, 2022!

Our conversation is with Jonathan Rosenthal, MD.

Jonathan is a resident physician at the NYU School of Medicine, specializing in neurology, he is also a yoga student and educator and is someone who has the unique ability to share the connection between the two in practical and interesting ways.

We speak about how yoga and empathy are connected, how the practice of yoga affects our mental health, and the benefits that yoga has to offer.

Through the Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference Jonathan brings western and eastern ideas together, with experiments, guest speakers, and practical knowledge  while providing accessible and fascinating discussions about the brain and how it truly functions.

Conference dates are March 17-20, 2022

This conference has so much to offer us as HSPs and Empaths- you don't want to miss it!


Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference

Project Implicit- Take an Implicit Bias Test

The Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test

Jonathan Rosenthal, MD Website

Jonathan Rosenthal, MD Instagram

Mar 14, 202252:55
Living Peacefully: Words from Dr. Wayne Dyer and the Tao Te Ching
Mar 09, 202209:04
Escaping Perfectionism

Escaping Perfectionism

The idea of perfectionism is usually created during our childhoods. Growing up we rarely have the emotional or mental capacity to process the whats or whys, so we do what we do best as humans to make sense of it all… we tell ourselves stories. 

In this episode we talk about how to begin to unlearn these stories we were told about ourselves and continue to replay in our minds long after we’ve transitioned into adulthood.

And I share 5 of my favorite affirmations to help shift your mindset from perfectionism to contentment.


Mar 02, 202210:44
Processing Grief and Loss Meditation
Feb 23, 202213:29