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Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.
—  Anthon St. Maarten

La Samanna Resort - St Martin 

The Belmond La Samanna is located on the half-french, half-dutch island of St Martin in the West Indies. The resort looks onto the Baie Longue beach, the largest beach on the island. The resort is known for its extensive wine collection, and even has its own wine label,  Hospices de Beaune La Samanna.

The resort has attracted many famous guests, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Barbara Walters, and Robert Redford. 

Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.
—  Anthon St. Maarten