Feeling Deeply – a Super Power

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“Embrace your sensitivity and ability to feel deeply – it is a superpower.”

Penny Webb

Yes, I shed quite a few tears recently during and post the movie, ‘The Greatest Showman’ with Hugh Jackman. You also need to know, so did my man!

We are often quick to criticise people for being overly sensitive; people who wear their heart on their sleeve, who feel deeply about situations and the plight of others and show it vividly and sometimes loudly through the expression of various emotions, depending on the gravity of the situation!

I am convinced, however, that to feel deeply is a true SUPERPOWER.

To feel deeply comes with many benefits and allows us to experience life with passion.  I have come to learn that when we understand, celebrate and steer well this superpower, it can be a powerful tool and a huge force for good.

So, if this is you – don’t allow others and yourself to be put down by this natural sway to be more sensitive than most – treasure it, use it and watch its influence.

Here are a few points to know, if you feel deeply:

  1. Embrace your sensitivity and ability to feel deeply – it is a superpower.
  2. Don’t be consumed by the negativity of others towards your sensitivity.
  3. Learn how to steer and guide it well for good outcomes and results; from the Boardroom to the homefront, with your colleagues, neighbours, family and friends.
  4. Remember, you may well need to take a step back sometimes from the incessant world of news and information in the palm of your hands as it may become overwhelming.

Finally, celebrate this superpower.

No Regrets!


About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".