5 Ways To Boost Your Self Esteem

Self esteem is not a hot and sexy topic. Not even close. I know people don’t love to talk about their self esteem in front of others. But I’m passionate about it. Self esteem is defined as confidence in one’s own worth or abilities. Have you ever noticed how prevalent low self esteem is among…

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Spinning Your Wheels? How To Embrace Change To Become Unstuck

Are you tired of spinning your wheels? For many of us, it’s easy to fall into the habitual routines doing the same thing over and over, even though our actions aren’t producing the results we want. It can be difficult to break out of our normal routines of thinking and doing. Why do we persist…

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7 Steps To Access Intuitive Feelings For Balanced Living

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There were nine of us sitting in a circle on the floor of the bookstore that day as I began my intuition workshop. Whenever I teach people about intuitive feelings, our journey together always begins the same question: “Tell me something”, I asked them, “how many of you feel your too sensitive and that this sensitivity hinders your life?”. Every hand in the room raised up, a…

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Why Vulnerability Will Make You Successful

I am a writer who blogs about being a highly sensitive person. I sit in my writing chair with my Mac and various beverages strewn about me, and write. It is very cathartic. I write about my emotions, feelings, thoughts, struggles, eccentricities, questionable habits, phobias, and anxieties. It feels SO GOOD to get them out.…

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HSP Toolbox: Mindful Walking

As highly sensitive people, it’s easy for us to get stuck in our heads. Sometimes we’re unable to avoid upsetting or overwhelming situations, which influence us to replay situations over and over in our heads. “Did I say the wrong thing?” “Is she angry with me?” These and other familiar scripts rob us of time and…

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HSP Toolbox: Breathing Meditation

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Photo by Conscious Design on Unsplash In the article How You Breathe Matters, Maria Hill discussed the importance of breath and oxygen to the body, especially for highly sensitive people. She explains that when we are stressed, our body runs on emergency stores of oxygen as our breath becomes quick and shallow. In a stimulating…

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HSP Toolbox: Daily Journaling

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Photo by Hayley Maxwell on Unsplash Highly sensitive people tend to be empathic by nature, but focusing on the wants and needs of others can sometimes result in self-neglect. Unexpressed thoughts or feelings can lead to stress, anxiety, and poor health. However, expressing yourself does not mean you have to confide in another person. The…

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Reparenting Your HSP Child

Recently, I read the book Belonging by Toko-pa Turner. I think I turned to it because I wasn’t feeling a sense of belonging in my own life, and sometimes like books do, it exerted a kind of magical pull on me. In it, she talked about so many things that I am strongly attracted to,…

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3 Steps For Changing Resistance Productively

Photo by Matheo JBT on Unsplash It can feel very uncomfortable when resistance rises inside of you. Sometimes it feels like it shouldn’t be there. If only the world were different. Sometimes it feels depressing, like an old “friend” we would rather not hear from. Sometimes it feels exhausting, like an endless unresolved conflict that just wears…

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Why Insecurity Is The First Step To Confidence

What is it about insecurity that makes us so uncomfortable? Why do most of us pretend we don’t have insecurities, or even worse, suppress them? While it is common to deny insecurity, we must be aware of the drastic consequences of doing so. The very act of pushing something down automatically creates resistance. It takes…

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