This week, The Leftscape features an interview with Anne Sabagh, a life coach based in Fairfax, Virginia with a special calling. Though she works with all types of clients, Anne has particular insight into working with Highly Sensitive People. Highly Sensitive People experience sound, light, crowds, or other stimuli more intensely than others, and so they have a need to navigate the world with a bit more intention. Anne took some time out last week to speak with Robin Renée about what it feels like to be HSP and ways it may bear similarities to being an introvert, and empath, or on the autism spectrum. As an HSP herself, Anne shared some tips about how she has learned to thrive and her journey into life coaching to help others do the same.
At the top of the show, Mary McGinley, Wendy Sheridan, and Robin Renée greet December and talk about the month in acknowledgments. Some seem intuitive for the time of year such as Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month, Safe Toys and Gifts Month, Winter Squash Month, and Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week. Watermelon Month seems out of season. Bathtub Party Day and International Ninja Day sound like a blast. AIDS Awareness is brought to our attention in December, but it remains of utmost importance in any season.
Birthday shouts go out to Walt Disney, JJ Cale, Otto Preminger, Little Richard, John Resnik, Jim Messina, Margaret Cho, and others. The week in news includes worrisome news in the government report on climate change, hopeful news for those with peanut allergies, and some very silly news about political pajamas. Later, Wendy talks about the startling performance/art installation, Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy. All discuss other “great songs with terrible messages” like “Under My Thumb,” “Run for Your Life,” and “It Wasn’t Me.”
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