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Posts Tagged ‘balance’

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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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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Why You Can Afford To Lose Control

Does losing control scare you? Do you see not having control as a weakness? Do you receive criticism and negative feedback when you make a mistake and are “out-of-control? What Is Control? Given how much attention and pain are associated with control, what is it exactly? According to The Free Dictionary, control is the ability…

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Those Pesky Boundaries

Fuzzy boundaries? Boundaries are one of the biggest challenges facing highly sensitive people. They can be a source of aggravation and unhappiness. There are many reason why boundary issues are a problem for us, some having to do with us and others having to do with the world. It would help if we could get…

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HSP Toolbox: Daily Journaling

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 simple act of writing on paper…

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Are HSPs The Proverbial Canary In The Coal Mine?

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In his book Thrive!, which discusses the gifts and challenges of highly sensitive people, Dr. Tracy M. Cooper talks about his research on the trait of sensory processing sensitivity. What interested me most were the stories and real-life experiences of fellow HSPs. They helped to draw a picture of how HSPs as a population might…

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Easy Steps To Keep Perfectionism From Running Your Life

Do you ever feel up a tree because you are imperfect in a world that wants perfection? Have you ever wondered why many people around you want and expect perfection Does perfectionism drag you down? Does it feel like a constant unhappy nag? Most of us feel that way some if not all of the time. It is…

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Why Self Care Is Hard

Why is self-care so hard?  Whenever I see a sleeping cat, I am struck by how unconflicted they are about living each moment, about being here and their deservingness. Receiving simply is not an issue for them. Humans make the whole business of receiving about power.  So receiving inevitably comes with some sort of baggage…

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Say Good-Bye To The Pain Body

Does pain seem to have a life of its own? Do you ever wonder why that is? What Is The Pain Body? Everything that lives wants to continue living. The pain body is a part of us and like everything else wants to go on living. So says Eckhart Tolle in this article courtesy of Detoxify…

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The Importance Of Fatigue

Listen to your fatigue. Exhaustion is an important message from our bodies, emotions, and spirits. Western thinking and cultural practices treat fatigue, at best, as an inconvenience. Such thinking is a mistake and particularly problematic for highly sensitive people. What Fatigue Does For Us All living things need renewal to be healthy.  If we do…

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