Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: sensitivity

Loss of friendship (2019)

I have a friend who was very important to me, in many ways. This friend helped shape me into the person I’ve become, guiding me, mentoring me spiritually, giving me comfort when I needed it. I never had anyone I admired so greatly nor felt closer to. How sad it was when changes happened to […]


Creativity and heightened sensitivity

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  19  (October 20, 2006) One of my pal’s blog has been dealing with mania, heightened sensitivity, and creativity – a fascinating topic. It is truly amazing how so many of us are highly creative people. So many artists, musicians, and especially writers, have had bipolar disorder or depression. Personally, I thrive on […]


Too sensitive?

  But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. Matthew 13:16   I’ve been told I’m too sensitive – that it causes pain I shouldn’t have. Pain from feelings of rejection – whether real or perceived. I’m told it’s an illness – a bad one. But although some of […]


Who are we…really?

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1   Some of us are far too sensitive. Because of that we tend not to feel very good about ourselves at times. About who we are. About what […]


Those darn tears

I’ve always cried easily, something that has caused me much embarrassment over the years. With my recent diagnosis I learned that this super sensitivity is a feature of BPD. I finally realized that my life-long problem was the result of an illness all along. One of the things I best remember about our wedding forty-seven […]


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