If you have a problem…
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If you have a problem…

As a highly sensitive person, I get overwhelmed when I encounter a problem/problems. This poem by Bruce B. Wilmer puts problem solving in its proper perspective.

If you have a problem
That bothers you inside
And time does little to assure you
That it will subside,

Then draw upon your inner strength
And formulate a plan;
And every time you think you can’t,
Remember that you can. (more…)

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A letter from Mr. Rogers to my daughter

I was going through some papers and came across a letter that was dated April 1995 from Mr.Rogers to my daughter Stephanie. The letter is as follows:

Dear Stephanie,

It meant a great deal to me that you wanted to write to me as a part of your class project. I’m glad to know that our Neighborhood was a part of your growing up and that you continue to have such warm feelings about our program. (more…)

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What are the biggest obstacles to achievement?
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What are the biggest obstacles to achievement?

What are the biggest obstacles for highly sensitive people for achievement? The biggest obstacles for me are fear and pessimism. Since these roadblocks originate in the mind, it’s important to examine your recurring thought patterns.

Are your thoughts usually positive, or do they tend to be negative? Do you focus on the worst that can happen? Does change frighten you? Are you open to new ways of thinking and doing things? These are important questions to answer. Unless we examine our thoughts, we can easily get trapped in old, familiar patterns that don’t serve us. (more…)

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