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Benefits of Being Highly Sensitive

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Benefits of Being Highly Sensitive There are many challenges for an HSP. They could include noise, chaos, inhumane and/or violent behavior, our own and others’ feelings, strong smells and many others. Thankfully, there are many BENEFITS of being Highly Sensitive! Let’s look at some of the good things.   1. We notice the little things  According to Elaine Aron, researcher...[ read more ]

A Personal Silent Retreat : My Takeaways

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A Personal Silent Retreat : My Takeaways Have you ever waited a really long time to try something (maybe even decades)…massage, a facial, skydiving, could be anything, then wish you’d tried it years ago? I’ve certainly heard about silent retreats, and know many who travel sometimes great distances to participate in them and swear by them. I’ve just never attended...[ read more ]

Successful Meditation: 7 Tips

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Successful Meditation The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer…you can’t ‘fail’ at meditation…all meditation, regardless of how much your mind wanders or how fidgety you are, is successful meditation. The key to that success, however, is actually Doing it, or more accurately, making the time to Be. One of the most common things I hear from...[ read more ]

8 Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolutions

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8 Tips for Successful New Year's Resolutions   Are you going to make any resolutions this year? According to a study cited by the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 46% of people making resolutions were successful at changing behavior, vs. just 4% of those who didn’t. Many people make resolutions at the New Year, do great for a few weeks or...[ read more ]

Highly Sensitive During the Winter

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Highly Sensitive During the Winter   As the days grow shorter and darker and the weather presents new challenges, many of us find our moods shifting…and not for the better. Being Highly Sensitive, during the winter you may find yourself feeling run down and lethargic, sad, uninspired, more sensitive and just being affected by the season much more deeply than...[ read more ]

Find Your Center In Challenging Times

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Find Your Center in Challenging Times     We’re probably all expecting some tumult in November. Things right now may seem unprecedented and extreme, but the reality is…there’s always something going on that we can feel stressed or overwhelmed by. So how can you make it through the coming month(s) without adding to that stress, or even reduce it? You...[ read more ]

Expecting Rejection : 4 Ways of Changing HSP Self-Talk

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Expecting Rejection : 4 Ways of Changing HSP Self-Talk   We all have statements that we listen to at a subconscious level…things we heard while growing up, learned through early experiences, came to believe in order to make sense of our surroundings. If these are positive, such as, “Life is fair and abundant,” or “I can do anything,” we’re in...[ read more ]

8 Things You May Not Know About Highly Sensitive People

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8 Things You May Not Know About Highly Sensitive People   You may or may not have heard of Highly Sensitive People. You may know someone you'd describe as ‘overly sensitive,’ or ‘over-reactive.’ As you'll see it's not a matter of 'over,' just 'more.' HSPs process information very deeply so life is experienced a bit…or a lot, differently than non-HSPS...[ read more ]

Overcome Anxiety and Overwhelm II

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  Last time I talked about how to relieve anxiety and overwhelm by becoming aware, separating the feelings from yourself and identifying and changing self-talk. Sometimes it may be hard to access your thoughts or change them because the physical responses are so intense. A challenge to relieving anxiety is the secondary anxiety response…the thoughts that then kick in like,...[ read more ]

Overcome Anxiety and Overwhelm

  Feeling anxious and overwhelmed is more common than you’d think, especially considering the current situation of our country, and the world. This feeling can become rather debilitating, or at least take away from your enjoyment of day to day life. You may start to limit contact with others, even though we’re in an unprecedented period of limited contact already....[ read more ]



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