What are Highly Sensitive People to Do?

Stress

What are Highly Sensitive People to Do?

Highly Sensitive Person volcano

What Are Highly Sensitive People to Do? I think everyone would agree that today’s world is faster-paced and more chaotic than the past. There are so many demands, expectations and time-crunches. There are more people than ever, more crowds and busyness. There is so much violence and so many inexplicable events, all of which are blasted out every day…every minute,...[ read more ]

Fill Your Pitcher

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I hear this often: “I don’t have time to (do yoga/work out/meditate/walk/take personal time)”…basically take care of yourself. I do understand that life these days is busier than ever, and shows no sign of slowing down. Family, work, home…everything has a claim on your time. If you want to fill up several glasses of water, but your pitcher is only...[ read more ]

Enjoy every moment

Enjoy every moment

You’ve likely heard of people at the end of life saying they wished they’d done something differently, put more value on certain things, lived life more fully. Why does it take something like a life threatening illness or impending death to create this shift? What if we looked at life in this way all of the time? It’s easy to...[ read more ]

Highly Sensitive Person(s)

Highly Sensitive Person, HSP, sensitivities, stress, highly sensitive, self-care

Throughout my childhood and into adulthood I heard often that I was so (or too) sensitive, that I just needed to not worry about things or just ignore things that bothered me. Sometimes I as told that I was being silly, or over-reacting. I got so tired of hearing, "Just ignore it," or "It's not a big deal...let it go,"...[ read more ]

Grateful as a Way of Life

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Grateful as a Way of Life Last night as I finished paying for my groceries I noticed the little donation tags for a local food program. I grabbed one and paid for it on my way out, and noticed just how warm I felt afterward…I smiled all the way to the car. It always feels good to know I’m making...[ read more ]

Dance For Your Life…No Really!

dance for your life

Dance For Your Life! I wrote last about finding your passion, and soon will add an entry about following that passion. Before I do so, however, I wanted to write about one of my own passions…dance. You may have heard the phrase, “Dance like no one is watching.” I like the adage, “Dance for your life.” Why do I dance?...[ read more ]

10 Ways Nature Heals and Nurtures

beautiful creek through forest shows how nature heals and nurtures

10 Ways Nature Heals and Nurtures They say time heals all wounds, but for me and many others, nothing heals and nurtures like Nature. When was the last time you spent an hour or two, or a day, just being in the forest or at a river, with no distractions? There’s quite a bit of research being presented these days...[ read more ]

Things happy people do

Things happy people do Do you know someone who just always seems to be happy, no matter what is going on around them? I’m sure you do. Long ago I used to look at such people and think, “Oh come on, no one is that happy.” The reality is, there are things that happy people do that keep them being...[ read more ]

Taking Time for Yourself

Taking Time for Yourself Taking time for yourself is so important. I’m so blessed to be able to do this more often than most, and I cherish every moment. Next to a day spent recreating in the outdoors, yesterday was one of my favorite kinds of Sunday: Sleep late, yummy gluten-free pancake breakfast with chocolate bits and chicken sausages, a...[ read more ]

Mindfulness

Mindfulness I attended a great workshop last week on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction. The idea behind mindfulness is to be fully aware in the moment, in the present. We can't be present if we're focused on the past or future. One of the many things I took away with me from the workshop was a great way to make this more...[ read more ]