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Posts Tagged ‘emotional healing’

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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Happiness Is A Skill

Happiness is a skill and it seems that animals know better than humans what it is. Strange, isn’t it? I think we may have the location of happiness in the wrong place. I think we have located it in our heads and that is why most people are not happy. Happiness depends on the way…

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Is Contentment Possible?

Do ever get asked a question that hits you like a ton of bricks? Years ago a good friend of mine asked me something that I’ll never forget. At the time I was pretty much all over the place. Feeling emotions very intensely, even taking on other people’s stuff. It was a huge energy suck.…

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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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Are These Energy Vampires Messing With You?

  Have you felt your energy go down when someone enters the room? Are there certain people that you avoid – perhaps even family members – because you feel bad when you are around them? Meet The Energy Vampires! When we think of vampires, Halloween often comes to mind. However, these vampires never go off…

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What is an Empath Exactly?

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As someone who started identifying with the word empath some years ago, I have thought lately of how it is simply a catch-all term for different kinds of sensitivities. All people who use the word empath for themselves do not have their empathic antennas out in exactly the same way. They are not exactly like…

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Feeling Free Is Its Own Reward

Who doesn’t want to feel free? After all, freedom sounds and feels wonderful. I think there is a lot of confusion about freedom, hoever,  so I thought it was worth some discussion. What Is Freedom? Merriam Webster has a fairly complete answer to what freedom is: 1 :  the quality or state of being free: as…

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Taming The Inner Killjoy

How do you tame the inner killjoy? The inner killjoy is a part of us – like it or not. Even when we are highly focused on an activity, it sits there waiting to pounce. The inner killjoy is certain that something bad is going to happen.  It is closely related to the inner critic,…

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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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Too Nice For Your Own Good As An HSP?

Sometimes, it can feel like we can’t even see the underlying problems that come with emotional patterns we play out as HSPs. It can feel like we are doing our best but then bashing our heads against the same problem over and over again. Maybe, as an HSP, our identity is too tightly woven with…

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