How To Enjoy The Holidays

Photo by Marina Khrapova on Unsplash I was asked about how to enjoy the holidays to minimize overstimulation and exhaustion. The holidays are adding additional stimulation and exhaustion on top of all of the exhaustion of the pandemic. These are my suggestions for sensitive people and empaths. Sensitive people are easily overwhelmed by the frenzy…

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Entering The Aliveness

Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash Aliveness! We all seek it and it is all around us. As a highly sensitive person, I love just being in the natural aliveness around me. Aliveness And Its Substitutes I have a hard time with all the substitutes for aliveness: entertainment, overwork, war. They jangle my nerves. I do not…

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Massage Helps Heal PTSD

Click to register for The Hidden Gifts In These Changing Times: 5 Keys To Mastering 2024 As an HSP with PTSD, I spent a lot of years confused and stressed. When I first had my “delayed onset” symptoms of PTSD I did not know what they were—still less that highly sensitive people tend to have…

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HSP Toolbox: Breathing Meditation

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Photo by Conscious Design on Unsplash In the article How You Breathe Matters, Maria Hill discussed the importance of breath and oxygen to the body, especially for highly sensitive people. She explains that when we are stressed, our body runs on emergency stores of oxygen as our breath becomes quick and shallow. In a stimulating…

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Inner Peace Improves Creativity

Inner peace improves creativity. Based on my experience as a creative person, inner peace takes us to a different place that improves our ability to come up with fresh ideas. Brainstorming Is Not Creativity I have nothing against brainstorming – either by yourself or with others. But here’s the thing: brainstorming is often about what…

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Truths Spoken In The Silence Of Contemplation

It had been a long day. One which didn’t improve when I fell asleep during my meditation class that evening after a twelve-hour shift at work. Feeling embarrassed afterward, I had a hard time meeting the teacher’s eyes as we put the chairs away before dispersing for the night. But true to form, there was…

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Self Pity And Grieving: 6 Ways To Feel Better

Self pity and grieving are very different. Self pity is the stuckness of despair. It can be a bitter feeling of longing for something you cannot have but need. Often what we want does not seem like too much to ask, which is why self pity can be so painful. Sometimes it feels like the…

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Fixation On The “Bad”

I suspect that our fixation on the “bad” is a habit left over from our ancient past.”Bad” is a very problematic word.  Mostly because it is used to cover so much territory. It is too ambiguous to say much but definitely carries intent with it. “Bad” can drive social behavior and also social consequences. “Bad”…

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4 Steps To Emotional Health: Healing Energy Blocks

If you struggle with processing your feelings you are not alone. As an HSP, it is often difficult to handle so many strong, overwhelming emotions. When too many  emotions remain unprocessed they can lead to emotional blocks. However, we sensitives are blessed with the gift of introspection.  It may seem like a curse at times but…

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Meditation Increases Self Discipline And Self-Acceptance

You know the drill.  You are sensitive and therefore it is assumed that you are unstable. And so you get marginalized. After all, sensitivity means you are not tough enough. It means you are unreliable. NOT SO! Researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough discovered a link between sensitivity and self-discipline in their study about meditation. The…

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