For HSPs/Empaths

Who's Steering Your Life?

What you can do to stay behind the wheel

This morning, struggling with low-vibe feelings and runaway thoughts, I was reminded of a passage from a Dr. Seuss book 'Oh, the Places You'll Go'.

"I have brains in my head and feet in my shoes, I can steer myself in any direction I choose."

Sometimes I forget how to steer, or even that I am the one who is meant to be steering. Sometimes it seems everyone else (family, friends, the world) is steering for me — especially in these past months of global struggles.

Other times, I can tell that my Ego (affectionately named Stinky) has taken the wheel because I'm either blindly running people over or fearfully bracing for a crash.

Despite all the mind-body-spirit-aura-chakra-meridian-empath-consciousness training I've done in preparation and anticipation of this exact time in human history, I have missteered more than once these past months.  But here's what I've learned from it and want to share with you:

1) My low-vibe feelings and fearful thoughts forces me to acknowledge and declare what I DO NOT want to experience.

2) As soon as I pay attention to the "Hey, this doesn't feel so good. I'd like to change this experience" — then I can choose to steer in another direction, pick another response, route, feeling, behavior or thought.

3) And the next thing that happens is...well, let me show you. This short video explains the exercise and there's a link to download a worksheet below.

Click here to download the "Who's Steering Your Life" worksheet

With great love,




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Jeannette Folan
Jeannette is the author of the novel "Diary of a Teenage Empath" and two HSP/Empath workbooks for children & teens. She is an Integrative Health Coach who, with her mentor Dr. Wendy Nickerson, launched the first-ever accredited HSP training program for mental health professionals. She leads an HSP community group in Halifax.
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