Issue #3: How much do you know about YOU?

Signs you might have sensory sensitivities 🔮

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Dear reader ,

To be honest, there was a lot about myself I didn’t understand until I was in my mid-thirties, especially about my health and well-being.

I knew about certain things—like how I didn’t like the way the ocean floor (or, seams in socks 🫠 ) felt touching my feet, or how the perfume counter could bring on a headache—but I didn’t know that these reactions were sensory sensitivities not just weird, personality quirks. And, I didn’t know why I was reacting to everything in my environment.

Discovering my sensory sensitivities—and some of the causes—was a big step toward better health and being kinder to myself. I hope that through what I share on Touchy Feely, you can discover some clues to improve your own health or self-awareness too.

If you don’t think you have sensory sensitivities but you do struggle to process all of the sensory stimuli coming at us these days (there’s a lot, we know…), the information in today’s newsletter can still be helpful.

Towards better wellbeing,



☑️ You cut tags off clothes, rarely wear jewelry, or need to tie your hair up to be comfortable

☑️ You’re a light sleeper

☑️ You’re either too hot or too cold most of the time

☑️ You drop everything you touch, trip easily, or bump into things often

☑️ You avoid strong smells, especially chemical smells like perfume, air fresheners, and cleaning supplies

☑️ If someone’s playing music, or watching TV, you’re commonly asking to turn the volume down

☑️ You feel drained and fatigued after interacting with people or visiting a crowded space

☑️ You’re not a big fan of hugs or handshakes, even from people you know

☑️ Overhead, fluorescent, or flickering lights make you feel anxious and irritated

☑️ You have a child with sensory processing disorder, ADHD, autism or another form of neurodiversity

Do any of these ring true? If so, you might want to speak with your healthcare provider to better understand if you have sensory sensitivities, a sensory processing disorder, or a related condition.

Wondering why you’re feeling this way? We’ll dive into some of the common causes in next week’s issue… if you haven’t already, subscribe so you don’t miss it!

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Want to know what we’re reading, eating, and doing? Here’s this week’s best…

🤌 Touching: This discreet sterling silver anti-anxiety fidget ring {link}

👀 Seeing: Absolutely nothing with this silk, blackout mask {link}

💚 Feeling: Vicarious grief. What it is, and how to cope {link}

👂️ Hearing: “Six Magic Words That Stop Anxiety and Overwhelm,” with Mel Robbins {link}.

🍬 Tasting: NeuroGum Energy & Focus gum & mints {link}

🔮 Sensing: “The Midnight Library,” by Matt Haig teaches us how to live without regrets by inviting us to live again, and again, and again. {link}

🤸 Moving: Tai Chi is the new yoga. Join a class here {link}

✍️ Learning: “The Spoon Theory: What It Is, and How it Can Help You” {link}

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