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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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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How An Empathetic Nature Can Block Creativity

Photo by Vika Wendish on Unsplash 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,…

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The Importance Of Uselessness

Photo by Jonathan Fink on Unsplash 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 by others and that we are welcome in the world. Is There A Stigma For Uselessness?…

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The Baby Step Method Of High Productivity

High productivity is something everyone wants. It is wonderful when we find our efforts and results connecting in a positive way. It feels rewarding and nourishing. So why does it often elude us? How Living In Your Head Gets You In Trouble High productivity comes with a requirement: we have to engage with reality. So often we…

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Giving Up Perfectionism For Greater Joy

A few months back, my husband and I had a little conversation in which we discussed swapping and trying out each other’s interests. Mine is painting. His is building puzzles, of the 3,000 to 5,000 pieces kind. Before he met me, my husband didn’t have any particular interest in art. But in our time together…

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Duality And The Mastery Of The Exquisite

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Photo by Sean Stratton on Unsplash Duality is something that many of us embrace as a way to develop perceptual sophistication. You know… …love vs. hate… …light vs. dark… …yin vs. yang… …good vs. bad… …masculine vs. feminine… It’s a start! Duality Can Be Like Fool’s Gold Discovering duality can be exciting. It is a…

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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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The Value Of Mistakes

Mistakes are a no-no, even a taboo. That is unfortunate because they are very important and necessary. Without errors, you cannot be in touch with and claim your own power. Embracing failure is important if you want to come into your own as an HSP. The Hidden Benefit Of Mistakes According to Robert Fritz, author…

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