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Posts by Maria Hill

The Special Value Of The Outsider

Outsiders have been shunned by many societies for a long time. They have a special value for their cultures that is often unrecognized and overlooked. Outsiders are the guardians of authenticity. Outsiders And Authenticity Outsiders live on the edge in a way which provides them with a particular vantage point on life. They tend to…

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What Time Pressure Costs Us

How do you feel about the time pressure of this impatient world we live in? Personally, I hate it, yet I often feel that slow is “wrong”. Slow means getting run off the road by someone faster. Slow means “missing the boat” because you can only miss it by being slow. The fast pace of…

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How An Empathetic Nature Can Block Creativity

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We HSPs are famous for our empathetic nature. We are also often creative. Often we are also creatively blocked. Is there a relationship? Can our empathetic nature get in the way of creativity and block it? Empathy Is Precious I personally treasure empathy. Not just for its humanitarian value, but because it is also a…

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A Reexamination Of Comfort Zones And Creativity

Being in one’s comfort zone or not seems to be a marker of all sorts of wonderful traits including creativity and progressiveness. I can even be a path to success and wealth! I consider myself a creative person. However, I find many ideas about comfort zones, and getting out of them, to have very little…

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Why Ayurveda Works For Stress Reduction In HSPs

As a highly sensitive person, I experience a lot of stress. Most highly sensitive people do. It is not a choice. Our nervous systems are sponges for the stimulus around us. We become flooded and overwhelmed. If we are not careful we can drown and become unable to function. Stress Reduction: A Necessity For Highly…

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Get The Monkey Off Your Back!

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  You know the feeling… You are bone weary. You are not sure that you can move. You look at your limbs like they do not belong to you and they have no interest in doing what you want. Your energy is on strike and you can not afford it. We have all felt this way. It…

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Creating Harmony: When Not To Try And Make It Work

I like harmony. I suspect that many HSPs do. Harmony to me is important because at its best it tells us that we are making effective choices. At its worst, we are keeping a destructive peace. Which is operating in your life? Why Is Harmony So Elusive? I have often wondered why harmony is so…

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The Importance Of Uselessness

Being useless feels awful. Being useful feels good, doesn’t it? It is nice to feel valued and know we are valued. It helps us to feel secure. It also means we are supported to others and that we are welcome in the world. Is There A Stigma For Uselessness? As a highly sensitive person, I…

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The Benefits And Limits Of Tribalism

Tribalism is an important part of human history. Tribes often hold our identity and our belonging initially to our families and then to other groups as we mature and take our place in the world as adults. Tribes have an important place in our psyches. It is important that we understand their positives and also…

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Managing The Stress Epidemic

Do you ever feel like stress is conquering you? Do you ever feel hounded by one stressful situation after another? Does stress take over your life and make you feel out of control? Does managing stress seem impossible? Unfortunately, this is the situation for most of us most of the time. We can conquer this…

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