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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I have been thinking about how we often get in our own way and why it is so difficult to change that. How do we get so bogged down in minutia, problems, relationships, work, money problems? Learning From Animals Every morning my cat, Kelly, marched me outdoors. It does not matter what the temperature – winter…

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I enjoy creativity but as someone who is basically an artiste in the broadest sense, I am often stopped in my tracks by my fear of making mistakes. My very roots seem to be dipped in this feeling, and I have often made myself small by refusing to give myself enough space to explore. Even…

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Do you want to rock the boat? One way is to make art! Abstract art does many things but it is best at rocking the boat and causing us to see things in a new way. Rocking the boat is an important life skill, and one that highly sensitive people should embrace. Mindless Activity Currently, we…

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manipulating

Like other HSPs, I have often given too much to the wrong people a time too many. Giving the benefit of the doubt and then regretting has been a pattern with me for years. But in the last several years, I have consciously worked through many faulty beliefs about my responsibility and drawn more sketched-out…

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