A Reexamination Of Comfort Zones And Creativity

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Being in one’s comfort zone or not has become an easy marker or diagnosis of what we are doing wrong. It can be useful unless we turn it into a form of black and white thinking as a way of beating ourselves up. Our inner critics love ideas like this. I consider myself a creative…

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How Prejudice Creates Grief

Photo by Michael Held on Unsplash We are all born into a world filled with and built on prejudice, which the dictionary defines as preconceived ideas. We are all socialized into the existing prejudicial arrangements. Although we cannot escape the current reality of prejudice in the human condition, we can challenge it. Before we can…

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Time Issues For Highly Sensitive People

Hurry up!  Hurry up! Do you ever feel that many people around you are too quick and too impatient? I know that I do. It’s a weird problem, because as slow as HSPs may seem to non-HSPs, non-HSPs seem superficial to HSPs. It can be a challenge to handle it. Time Issues: A Conflict For…

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4 Ways To Stop Absorbing Other People’s Energies

Learning to stop absorbing other people’s energies could be the biggest challenge facing highly sensitive people and empaths. We easily feel what other people feel, whether it is a family member, the grocery store clerk, a co-worker, or a stranger. Going through our day to day life requires a certain awareness in order to distinguish…

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Those Energy Thieves: How Overstimulation Hurts HSPs

Being a highly sensitive person can feel like you are living in a world that is too loud all of the time. What do you do about raw nerves and nervous exhaustion? Noticing The Energy Thieves I call them energy thieves – all the demands for our attention that are unnecessary, counterproductive and unimportant. Unfortunately,…

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HSP Identity: A Plant In The Right Place

My name is Lisa McLoughlin and I am from Green Alder coaching, based in the UK. I would like to share a personal account of my journey to discover that I am an HSP. Is There Something Wrong With Me? Most of my life I felt like a weed— not belonging to my environment. Being…

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Tips For Parents During Turbulent Times

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For many, this year has been a whirlwind of intense emotions, loss, grief and disruption. And many opportunities of growth have posed themselves for parents. In that avenue, this year has been one of witnessing hundreds of parents reaching out for help, accessing it, setting their sensitive children up for success while simultaneously learning how…

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Is Everything Okay?

In an article published in November in The New York Times, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and an American member of the British royal family asked the question: Are you okay?” I was recently asked a similar question, “Is Everything Okay?” And my answer, probably like millions of Americans, was, no everything is not okay…

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