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The Illusion Of Autonomy

Being a sensitive person means that you come into contact with the illusion of autonomy all the time. For a long time human culture – especially Western culture – has promoted autonomy as an important goal for individuals and societies. The goal of autonomy has been a social answer to the issues created by the…

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Unfreeze Those Feelings

To a child all feelings may seem huge, since they feel so small – and are. Children are very natural about their feelings. They experience them and let them go. Unfortunately, it does not take long before we learn that our feelings are unwanted and inconvenient. Then we start to reject them and hold them in with all…

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A Reexamination Of Comfort Zones And Creativity

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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The Importance Of Uselessness

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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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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HSPs And Developing Self-Compassion

  If you are someone like me, you know that are you are sensitive, and yet, you often struggle to integrate this knowledge in your life. If you are someone like me, you also have an incessant voice in your head that keeps on discounting the little onward steps that you are taking. It feels…

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Embracing The Taboo Of Loss

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You may have noticed that in modern culture if you notice or experience sad feelings related to loss of some kind, those feelings are often denigrated or worse condemned. Modern culture has a strong bias against loss and failure. What Is Loss? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, some definitions of loss are: 1: DESTRUCTION, RUIN to save…

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Sensory Processing Yoga

To turn the important qualities of sensitivity to nuance and deep processing into the gifts they can be, we need the skill of discernment. Sensory Processing Yoga is a practice that helps us develop it. What In The World Is Sensory Processing Yoga? Sensory Processing Yoga is the practice that helps sensitive people transform their…

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The Baby Step Method Of High Productivity

High productivity is something everyone wants. It is wonderful when we find our efforts and results connecting in a positive way. It feels rewarding and nourishing. So why does it often elude us? How Living In Your Head Gets You In Trouble High productivity comes with a requirement: we have to engage with reality. So often we…

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An Invitation To Intuition

One day, some years back, someone very close to me said in words close to these: You are not very intuitive. I wasn’t ? That came as a complete surprise to me. Is that what she thought? That was completely opposite to how I thought of myself. I thought I was, in fact, very intuitive.…

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