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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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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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Digital Detox For Highly Sensitive People

So here I was again, crying on the floor of my tiny rented studio from an unbearable migraine and fatigue, weak and desperate after a day in the office. I seemed to have finally landed in a decent digital marketing role I’ve always wanted – a great brand, professional and ambitious colleagues, a decent salary…

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The New World Of Work For Sensitive People

Work is a challenge for highly sensitive people. At least it has been under the capitalistic economic system. As the center of gravity in our society shifts from an individualistic to a communitarian approach to life and work, a new world of work is opening up for sensitive people.  The Age of Accumulation is giving way…

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The New Skill: Ecological Thinking

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We humans have been running on left-brained, linear thinking for a long time. It has accomplished a lot but its limitations are evident also. What Is Linear Thinking? Linear thinking is thinking that is based on the idea of sequential events and therefore a line. Sequential events lead to a story, reasoning and narratives. Linear…

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Trading Push for Pull: What I Learned About Vacation

A funny thing happened on the way to the alarm clock. After three non-stop years of making my way through several major life events, including the death of a parent and moving abroad, I have decision fatigue. This is turning out to be a good thing. A Line In The Sand At the beginning of…

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Highly Self-Employed

For much of my working life (and I’m in my 50s, so it’s been a while), I struggled with the demands of the “normal” 40-hour work week. Working the way our society seemed to insist I work in order make a living made me feel like I was dying. I needed more peace, more depth,…

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How To Overcome Your Marketing Fears

Marketing is the achilles heel for many highly sensitive entrepreneurs (HSEs) and business people. Even sensitive people who are employed fear marketing. Since we all have to market ourselves and our services, this is a serious issue. Many sensitive people are self employed in order to manage their sensitivity and financial needs, but avoid marketing…

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Thrive: The Highly Sensitive Person and Career


  The new book, Thrive by Dr. Tracy Cooper, with a foreword by Dr. Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person and originator of the Sensory Processing Sensitivity personality trait is available now. Dr. Cooper is introducing his book through a blog tour. His first stop is Sensitive Evolution. He has written an article…

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