Do you Have Thin Skin? What Does That Mean for Your Health, Relationships and Spirituality?


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Today we have Michael Jawer, a writer and researcher whose works explore emotion as the foundation for personality, health, and spirituality.

I knew of Mike’s work from the beginning of my career a decade ago. In his newest work, Sensitive Soul, he continues his exploration of why different people process their feelings differently. He talks about how ‘thin boundary people’ differ from ‘thick boundary people, and what the upshot is for health and illness.

In today’s extremely thorough and fun episode, we will discuss:

— The concept of energetic boundaries; What it means to have thick/ thin skin

— What is Alexithymia— when people cant name their feelings

— How having thick/ thin skin affects your physical symptoms; e.g migraines, allergies

— The relationship between boundaries and MBTI Personality types

— Who are the Orchids and the dandelions

We shared our personal experiences and how we find our ways in the world. I have thoroughly enjoyed this chat and I hope you will too.



Michael Jawer is a Washington, DC-based writer, speaker and researcher. His expertise is the nexus of personality development, body/mind, emotion, and spirituality.

Jawer is the author (with Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD) of two previous books: The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion (Park Street Press, 2009) and Your Emotional Type (Healing Arts Press, 2011).

His papers have appeared in Frontiers in Psychology-Consciousness Research, Journal of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, Science & Consciousness Review, Explore, Seminars in Integrative Medicine, and the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, while his feature articles and interviews have run in Psychology Today, Spirituality & Health, Aeon, Nautilus, Minding Nature, Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, Edge Science, Noetic Now, Epoch Times, PsychCentral, and Scientific American.

Michael Jawer also blogs for Psychology Today (“Feeling Too Much”).

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Trigger Warning: This episode may cover sensitive topics including but not limited to suicide, abuse, violence, severe mental illnesses, sex, drugs, alcohol addiction, psychedelics, and the use of plant medicines. You are advised to refrain from watching or listening to the YouTube Channel or Podcast if you are likely to be offended or adversely impacted by any of these topics.

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