What happened to play? Did you make mud pies when you were a child? Perhaps you spent time in a playground or a sandbox. Did you build castles in the sand? What happened to the joyful spirit of play in your life? Enter Insecurity I was raised in a conservative environment so work and conditioning…

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In 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, one such experience was in fifth grade…

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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 a difficult and confounding process. We…

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Yup, thinking can get you in trouble. Often when thinking we are worried about something or trying to figure out something we do not understand. We can go around in circles and expend a lot of energy without getting anywhere. We can improve our thinking if we understand better how to use our brains. How We…

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empathetic nature

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, but because it is also a…

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Being in one’s comfort zone or not seems to be a marker of all sorts of wonderful traits including creativity and progressiveness. I can even be a path to success and wealth! I consider myself a creative person. However, I find many ideas about comfort zones, and getting out of them, to have very little…

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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 to others and that we are welcome in the world. Is There A Stigma For Uselessness? As a highly sensitive person, I…

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Do you think passion is important? Do you think that creativity requires passion? These are important questions because many people think that creativity requires passion and that without passion, creativity is impossible. Does Passion Help Creativity Many people think that passion is necessary for creativity to occur. However, we need to reconsider this idea. Say you…

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tolerance

I was reading an article recently that discussed how many people want what they want but have little curiosity about how what they want is created. Although that is a huge generalization, it made we wonder about some of the costs to ourselves of our fast, highly mechanized society. The High Cost Of Machines I…

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Tension can be good. It is not my favorite thing in life, and as a highly sensitive person it can be challenging, but it has also made my life better in some ways. Tension Seeks Resolution Tension seeks resolution is truth that I have learned from Robert Fritz through his class, Structures, which teaches how to…

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