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Rocking The Boat: An Important Life Skill

Do you want to rock the boat? 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 are besieged by change. Given…

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Our High Sensitivity: Both A Gift and Vulnerability to Anxieties

Along with the many benefits of our high sensitivity trait, we may also be especially susceptible to anxieties. One aspect of a highly sensitive nervous system can be a strong startle response, as noted in an item on the Self-Test on the site of Psychologist Elaine Aron, PhD: “I startle easily.” Of course, just being…

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Sensitive People’s Inverted Hierarchy Of Needs

A few months back, I attended a talk by Dave Markowitz, the author of Self-Care For The Self-Aware, in the events room of a metaphysical bookstore filled with highly sensitive people and empaths looking for insights and help. The energy in the room was electric. As it often happens when I attend a group event…

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What Time Pressure Costs Us

How do you feel about the time pressure of this impatient world we live in? Personally, I hate it, yet I often feel that slow is “wrong”. Slow means getting run off the road by someone faster. Slow means “missing the boat” because you can only miss it by being slow. The fast pace of…

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The Social Challenge Of Highly Sensitive People

Highly sensitive people can be independent and able to be alone. However, that does not mean that we necessarily are happy and comfortable with it. Recently I have been asking myself why being alone is considered, “bad” or a sign of a problem. Do I need to be herded into a group, an identity, or…

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Trust And The Highly Sensitive Person

Because we are all vulnerable, trust is one of the most important issues for human beings and especially for highly sensitive people who have a lot of awareness from all of the energy they take in. What Is Trust? According to the Free Dictionary, trust has many different faces. It is: about individual behavior and character…

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The Special Challenge Of The Outsider

To be an outsider is not an easy task. It is a special role that has great potential for personal transformation. Who Is The Outsider? The outsider is the person who departs their existing cultural home for a new unknown destination. People do not become outsiders accidentally. It is a path that is deliberately chosen…

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5 Ways HSPs Can Minimize Social Anxieties

For highly sensitive people, social anxieties are an especially serious problem because HSPs are different and because their values, perceptions, and experiences often do not mirror the Western competitive model. You know how it feels when you have a social event to attend and your social anxieties start to rise. HSPs are likely to feel…

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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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