#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Need An Attitude Adjustment?

Do you need an attitude adjustment? The answer to this question lies in whether your attitude helps or hurts you. Is your life filled with excitement and possibilities? Or are you plagued by negativity and gloom? It’s important to realize that we can manage our feelings.

Unfortunately, many of us have been programmed to think negatively. If someone asked you to honestly describe yourself, what comes to your mind first? Are you quick to think of your shortcomings, or would your more attractive qualities immediately come to mind? (more…)

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HighlySensitivePeople: How Well Do You Handle Adversity?

Everyone has difficult times. We can’t avoid it. It’s a part of life that we need to accept. Sure we highly sensitive people feel more than others, but it shouldn’t be used as an excuse to feel or be down more than others.

Ill-health, losing a loved one, unemployment, various traumas, either past or present, or misfortune of any kind will rear its ugly head at some point in our lives.

It’s normal to feel hurt, sad, angry, fearful, or whatever else your feeling. You can’t deny your pain. It doesn’t help your situation. The old saying…”Whatever you resist persists” is definitely true. (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: I Have Some Very Sad News!

I’m writing this post with a heavy heart and am crying as I write this. On Thursday afternoon, our beloved cat and loyal friend, Charlie, was put to sleep. My family and I decided that this was best for him. He was a very important part of our family. He was 16 1/2 years old and had serious health issues. There are many things that my family and I can be grateful for… he gave us many joyous moments and companionship, and his lack of suffering when his health was declining. It was a very unusual circumstance how Charlie came into our lives. My wife was walking our late dog, Teddy, and came upon some "meowing" at the bottom of a hot sewer. It was…

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Have Enough Alone Time?

Do you have enough alone time? A common theme among us highly sensitive people is that we enjoy being by ourselves. It allows us to have quiet time, which can sometimes be essential to re-charging our emotional and physical batteries and honing our creativity.

While alone time is a good thing and does help get our creative juices flowing, by no means does it mean that we have to be anti-social. (more…)

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