Do you purposely avoid awkward experiences?

Do you purposely avoid awkward experiences? I do! I read an interesting article by Dr. Alice Boyes about this topic. The article is as follows:

Sometimes when people use avoiding coping it’s for the purposes of avoiding heavy-duty emotions, however it’s also very common for people to use avoiding coping to avoid milder emotions like awkwardness.

I very frequently see people choosing not to enact their personal values to avoid feeling temporarily awkward. (more…)

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Do you need a different perspective on being highly sensitive?

Do you need a different perspective on being highly sensitive? Here are some quotes to help you:

There are certain children who are told they are too sensitive, and there are certain adults who believe sensitivity is a problem that can be fixed in the way that crooked teeth can be fixed and made straight. And when these two come together you get a fairytale, a kind of story with hopelessness in it.

I believe there is something in these old stories that does what singing does to words. They have transformation capabilities, in the way melody can transform mood. (more…)

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Is hardship bad for us?

Is hardship bad for us? Not necessarily. It’s impossible to have a life without hardship. The quality of our lives depends on how we handle hardship. Here are some quotes to give you a different perspective about hardship:

Life is a series of punches. It presents a lot of challenges. It presents a lot of hardship, but the people who are able to take those punches and able to move forward are the ones that really do have a lot of success and have a lot of joy in their life and have a lot of stories to tell, too.“…Josh Turner (more…)

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Do you blush?

Do you blush? I do! Very easily I may add. Any number of emotions and physical reactions can set it off. It’s embarrassing sometimes, but I’ve learned to live with it. It’s a learned response.

My blushing can come at a moment’s notice. I can’t prepare for it, it’s a natural reaction for me. Here are some ways my blushing manifests itself:

  • When I feel overwhelmed. Feeling overwhelmed is a natural occurrence when you go above your emotional and physical limits. I use blushing as my natural barometer to take a break and rest. (more…)

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