“If I’m trying this hard,
why do I still feel so overwhelmed?”

You’ve tried everything.

You’ve read the self-help books. Set up new systems. Tracked your habits. Established daily routines.

Studied your Bible. Kept a prayer journal. Attended church.

Figured out your personality type (wow, that was fun!)

Dealt with your childhood baggage (ahem … not fun).

But life as a Highly Sensitive Person still feels overwhelming.

Especially when you pick up on sounds and smells and sights that nobody else seems to notice. 

And wonder, “Are these my own emotions I’m feeling? Or have I absorbed someone else’s … yet again?” 

Too often you’re told that “sensitive” is just another word for weak or defective or broken.

The key to feeling less overwhelmed
isn’t trying harder —
it’s becoming your true HSP self.

You can … 

    • shift away from thinking “something must be wrong with me” and learn, instead, to embrace the HSP gift God’s given you
    • recognize your real emotions without apprehension and still “take every thought captive”
    • gain confidence in trusting your HSP wiring, allowing your sensitivity to shine through to a world that desperately needs your tender heart
    • discover the ability to experience abundant joy and appreciate deep beauty that comes with high sensitivity

I used to think something was wrong with me because I always took so long to process emotional changes or spontaneous events. So, I shoved what I was feeling deep down…only to have it burst out at the most inappropriate times. Now, thanks to the Sensitive & Strong Community Cafe, I have sisters, a family, peace, safety — and acceptance.” 

~ Carey Lynn Tyndall, Cafe Member

Introducing

The Sensitive & Strong
Community Cafe

Think of it as the “wellness center” for your HSP heart.

Just knowing there are others who understand helps you feel less alone in your normal HSP struggles.

As you connect with other HSPs who have similar experiences, you gain validation about why you respond the way you do in certain situations.

Together you discover strategies for managing the daily challenges that come with the gift of being highly sensitive. 

You can be fully who God created you to be as an HSP — without the constant overwhelm.

 “Before joining, I used to wonder what was wrong with me. Finding the Cafe was like an answer to prayer when I didn’t even know what I was asking for. Now, I listen to the recorded Zoom calls while I’m cooking, and think, ‘Yes! You’re speaking my language!’ I feel like I was adopted, and I’ve just found my birth family. Now, I don’t feel so alone.” 

Cafe Member

Meet Your Host: Cheri Gregory

Growing up, I was an easily-overwhelmed, highly-reactive child. I heard the same words, over and over again:

“You are such a crybaby / attention-seeker / drama queen!”

“Why do you take everything so personally?”

“You are just too sensitive.”

I took these messages to heart, believing that something was very wrong with me.

As an adult, determined to find and fix my defects, I bought and devoured the self-help shelves of Barnes & Noble. Attended church and Bible study religiously. Sat in the front row taking copious notes at workshops, seminars, and retreats.

But no matter how hard I tried, I remained as easily-overwhelmed and highly-reactive as ever.

The first time I read about what it meant to be a Highly Sensitive Person, I felt a relief wash over me. There was nothing wrong with me. My experience was well within the bounds of “normal” for the highly sensitivity trait that 20% of the population shares.

As I’ve come to embrace and celebrate my God-given wiring and to learn tools to work with how He created me, my level of overwhelm has diminished greatly.

I’ve gone on to reach thousands of HSP Christian women as an author, speaker, and coach. In fact, two of my books are titled Overwhelmed and Sensitive & Strong. And in 2019, I founded The Sensitive & Strong Community Cafe

Now that I’ve quit trying to be like everyone else, I’m enjoying new-found freedoms that have brought me contentment, peace, and unexpected joy.

These same freedoms are waiting for you!

“From the heartwarming, personalized welcome video Cheri sent me when I first joined, the Cafe has been a HUGE breath of fresh air for me. I can finally rest in how God made me, flaws and all! I am being transformed into who God originally intended for me to be and I’m finding more healing and more freedom by being connected to this awesome Christ-centered community!” 

~ Tina Jones, Cafe Member & Women’s Stress Coach

Inside
The Sensitive & Strong Community Cafe

You’ll gain 24/7 access to our private membership platform, where you can: 

    • Connect with other HSPs who get you
    • Gather with a community of kindred spirits on weekly Zoom calls
    • Access recorded workshops to help you set boundaries and overcome overwhelm
    • Pick-and-choose what you use, based on what meets your needs.

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    “I hesitated to join because I wasn’t sure I was willing to put forth the time. But now I love that it’s a pressure-free community and the resources are available anytime in the Cafe. It’s one of the most life‑giving personal investments you could make.” 

    ~ Janet Grieme, Cafe Member

    Frequently Asked Questions

    I'm already overwhelmed — won't adding something else to my life make it worse?

    Joining The Sensitive & Strong Community Cafe isn’t about adding “something else” to your life.

    It’s about accepting and connecting with yourself as a Highly Sensitive Person. Adjusting your life to be in alignment with who you actually are — the way God wired you to be. Discovering effective tools to help you honor your HSP wiring and dial down your HSP overwhelm.

    That’s what you’ll learn to do inside The Sensitive & Strong Community Cafe.

     

    As one Cafe member puts it:

    “I love being able to connect, support, learn from and grow with others in our understanding of what it means to be an HSP and how to not just live but thrive as one.”

    Is The Sensitive & Strong Community Cafe worth the investment?

    What would it be worth to you to have access to everything you need to overcome your HSP overwhelm?

    To learn how to work with your HSP wiring instead of fighting against it.

    To discover strategies for managing the daily challenges that come with the gift of being highly sensitive. 

    To experience the abundant joy and deep appreciation for beauty that come with high sensitivity.

    And to gain confidence, allowing your God-given sensitivity to shine through to a world that desperately needs your tender heart.

     

    Here’s what one Cafe member has to say:

    “I love learning how to navigate life as an HSP, gaining tools to use, and great support in implementing them. I am leaning into being an HSP instead of trying so hard to hide it.”

    Is this on Facebook?

    No. In fact, it’s not on any “social media” channel.

    The Sensitive & Strong Community Cafe is a curated private community, built from the ground up specifically with HSPs in mind. We chose a platform that’s simple to use and easy on your eyes, with plenty of white space.

     

    From a Cafe member:

    “I love this community and am grateful to have a safe place to explore all our feelings. Thank you!”

    What happens if I decide to cancel?

    It’s easy-peasey! Simply let me know by emailing me at [email protected], and I’ll process your cancelation request immediately.

    You can also cancel your subscription through Stripe at any time.

    “Before I joined the Cafe, I wondered if it would be worth the time and money. But now, I have a community of other HSPs like me, and I’ve learned that God made me the way I am for His purposes. It definitely was worth it! I wish I’d joined sooner.” 

    ~ Karen Anderson, Cafe Member 

    Registration is currently closed.

    The Sensitive & Strong Community Cafe will re-open soon!

    To be the first to know when the Sensitive & Strong Community Cafe
    re-opens to new members, type your best email address below
    and click the button to add yourself to the waiting list.

      “I used to think I was broken because I was so sensitive and emotional. But thanks to joining the Cafe, I now know I’m not broken, and I’m not alone. I’ve learned how to apply boundaries as an HSP, how to handle overwhelm, and I get to do it all in a community where I know I’m fully accepted and loved no matter what. 

      ~ Kathy Tschida, Cafe Member & singer-songwriter and musician @kathytschidamusic 

      There is a real risk for us creative HSPs to get discouraged or disillusioned when we’re surrounded by people who don’t understand our vision — and therefore can’t help us refine it. So having a support system here is amazing. It’s been a real joy to find a safe, accepting place to share about life as an HSP.”

      ~ Laura Joy Lloyd, Cafe Member & writer of interactive serialized fiction

      “The S&S Cafe is a safe, welcoming place for our unique type of people. It’s difficult to find other HSP Christian women in real life, and even harder to have a group of them to connect with regularly. The Cafe has enriched my life, soothed my lonely heart with genuine loving friends, and taught me to live from a place of selfacceptance, celebration, and joy!”

      ~ Emily White, Cafe Member

      “I hesitated to join because I didn’t know if the Cafe would be a helpful resource for the issues I was facing at the time. However, as a member, I’ve gained a whole community of HSP sisters, valuable tools to help me walk through a non-HSP world, and confidence in how God made me. I highly recommend this group to other HSP Christian women!”

      ~ Emily Stanton, Cafe Member

      “In the past, I’ve really struggled with groups…so, so vulnerable. But here in the Cafe, I feel like I’m among a sisterhood of like-minded, like-hearted souls. It’s like coming into a community of women that know the unspoken, and feel the unexplainable feelings of my heart.

      ~ Zoe Thruman, Cafe Member