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#201 Courtney Marchesani: The Surprising Gift of Sensitivity

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Release Date: 07/28/2021

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Show Notes 

Boy, are we in for a treat today! I am not overstating it when I say that my guest today, health and wellness coach Courtney Marchesani, is not only brilliant and provocative, but she also offers practical wisdom that impacts all our lives.

Courtney is the author of a most stimulating book titled Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive. Her insights into sensitivity will help you identify your gifts of intuition, empathy, vision, and expression. Her keen ideas will most certainly help you maximize your potential. Learning about sensitivity’s silent effects will impact your mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Although in our culture the idea of sensitivity typically comes with all sorts of negative baggage, in this show Courtney and I explore how being a gifted “sensitive” brings a whole new perspective.

With that, let’s bring on my new friend, Courtney Marchesani.

 

Click here for access go to Courtney’s Free Sensitivity Test

For Courtney’s book go to Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive

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