How To Enjoy The Holidays

Photo by Marina Khrapova on Unsplash I was asked about how to enjoy the holidays to minimize overstimulation and exhaustion. The holidays are adding additional stimulation and exhaustion on top of all of the exhaustion of the pandemic. These are my suggestions for sensitive people and empaths. Sensitive people are easily overwhelmed by the frenzy…

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Unwrapping the Gift of Our Sensitivity

I was driving home from work when my cell phone beeped notifying me I had received a text from Angie, a close friend whom I’d been teaching intuitive awareness for the past year. Without looking at my phone, I knew it was a request to call her; usually, a sign that life was giving her…

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Are You A Sensitive INFP?

Photo by Rod Long on Unsplash I n our memories, some experiences from our childhood stand out in stark relief. Something about them made an impression on us. Something about them was charged with a feeling that we then carry into our lives, consciously or unconsciously. A Sensitive INFP And Not Fitting In For me,…

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Let The Creative Process Help You To Achieve Your Goals

Photo by Alina Belous on Unsplash  Do you get stuck when trying to move forward? Do you create but find that you still flounder or lose your momentum? Do you wish you could find an easier way to make the life that you seek? Why It Helps To Embrace The Creative Process Creating can be…

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The Power Of Rituals For An HSP

There was a good year where I listened to the same album every night as I drifted off to sleep. I didn’t get tired of it. I loved knowing what to expect. I knew the order of the songs, the way things started and the way the music progressed. I loved having something familiar there…

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The Secret Gift Of Being Present

Photo by Santiago Martin on Unsplash Being present offers a secret gift. Being present is something we are increasingly exhorted to be – something that identifies us as a good person. It’s a shame because being present has the capacity to offer us so much more. What Does It Mean To Be Present? Being present…

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Entering The Aliveness

Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash Aliveness! We all seek it and it is all around us. As a highly sensitive person, I love just being in the natural aliveness around me. Aliveness And Its Substitutes I have a hard time with all the substitutes for aliveness: entertainment, overwork, war. They jangle my nerves. I do not…

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Intimacy: An Important Skill For A New Age

Photo by Frame Harirak on Unsplash As we take a pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is increasingly apparent that what people call normal is not coming back. It cannot because the fragility and weaknesses of our current way of being are being exposed. Unfortunately it is causing pain for many even as we…

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Embracing The Taboo Of Loss

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You may have noticed that in modern culture if you notice or experience sad feelings related to loss of some kind, those feelings are often denigrated or worse condemned. Modern culture has a strong bias against loss and failure. What Is Loss? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, some definitions of loss are: 1: DESTRUCTION, RUIN to save…

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Are You Suffering From Cultural Depression?

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Photo by Kitti Incédi on Unsplash I see a lot of depression around me. Perhaps you do, too. But it is a strange kind of depression the kind of depression that comes when everything around us seems wrong. I call it cultural depression. Depression And Culture What I am seeing is a fairly complex depression…

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