Last year, I went to India after two years of living here in the United States. This is the first time that I have stayed anywhere other than in India, and this shift of living in a new country has also shifted my perspective in many ways. One of these is the way in which…

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Many people think the creative process is some sort of magical inspirational event. Actually, the creative process is a wonderful process of engagement. It can be enormously helpful for sensitives who want more control over their lives. What Is The Creative Process? The creative process is simply a process that lets us create something that…

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Inner peace improves creativity. Based on my experience as a creative person, inner peace takes us to a different place that improves our ability to come up with fresh ideas. Brainstorming Is Not Creativity I have nothing against brainstorming – either by yourself or with others. But here’s the thing: brainstorming is often about what…

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Creativity and creative people are often revered especially in the arts. Unfortunately, we often put creative people on pedestals when creativity is natural to all of us. If we realize how important humility is to the creative process we might find that being creative is something that is available to all of us. How Creativity…

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nurturing

Five years ago, I moved from India to the United States as a trailing spouse. It was soon after that I read Dr. Elaine Aron’s book, The Highly Sensitive Person. The book felt familiar, and yet new, giving me a context for the “too sensitive” label that had followed me since childhood. Now, I was…

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As a sensitive person, I like to be of service and, in my experience, most sensitive people are the same way. Service is a wonderful thing. It enriches our lives and the lives of others. For sensitive people, being of service has pitfalls, however.  Because of our natural capacity to be sensitive to nuance and…

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dreams

The dream captivated my awareness in the wee hours of the morning; it was the intensity that made me remember it as soon as I awoke. My sensitivity doesn’t sleep as I do. Instead, it prowls the nightly dreamscape and when conditions warrant, sends a precognitive warning of trouble ahead. My last dream precognition saved…

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Weight loss can be especially challenging for HSPs. Trying to lose weight can create even more emotional suffering for sensitive souls when we come up against the pervasive cultural judgement about weight. Many of us believe that action leads to results. Being conscientious we keep trying the many different and latest diets that promise weight loss. Sensitive…

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My cat, Kelly, loves to eat my asparagus fern. She is detoxing. I learned from Dr. John Douillard of Lifespa in Colorado that new greens which emerge from the ground in the spring are meant to help us cleanse our intestinal tract after a winter of eating heavy insulating foods. Detox is recommended both in…

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What is special about the NIA technique? If I could pick one exercise program that I think would be great for highly sensitive people, it would be NIA. NIA stands for Neuromuscular Integrative Movement. It was founded in 1983 by Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas, two fitness trainers, who felt that there was a need…

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