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Cliff’s “Big Move” Blog Post Series
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Cliff’s “Big Move” Blog Post Series

Making changes, especially major ones, can be extremely difficult for highly sensitive people. It’s tempting to stick with what’s comfortable and familiar, even when we may not be completely satisfied. Change is hard, but with desire and determination, it can be done, and I will prove it!

Starting on Monday, November 19th, I’ll publish 23 posts on consecutive Mondays about all the changes I’ve made over the past four years. On Wednesdays and possibly Fridays, I’ll write blog posts on other subjects of interest to highly sensitive people.

In a series of blog posts,  I’ll chronicle a really “Big Move” that my wife and I made to move halfway across the country to be closer to our daughter. This was a HUGE change for us, as we had lived in our home in New Jersey for over 30 years! My mother had recently passed away, and our only daughter had moved to Missouri. Since neither my wife nor I were getting any younger, we knew that if we didn’t make the change now, it would never happen. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Do you think out of the box?
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Highly Sensitive People: Do you think out of the box?

I came across an article about a girl scout selling her cookies outside of a marijuana dispensary. There was a bit of controversy about her going to such an unconventional location, but to me, this girl was thinking out of the box. She went to a place where she knew people would have “the munchies” and was richly rewarded by selling 117 boxes in 2 hours!

This story reminds me of a time when my daughter was selling girl scout cookies. This was a time when girl scout cookies cost $2.25 per box! Anyway, she excitedly came home and told me that she wanted to sell 150 boxes to get a cool sweatshirt. She mentioned that she could start selling on a specific day after school. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Living Your Desired Life?
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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Living Your Desired Life?

The years fly by very fast. Or at least it seems so…as our lives are filled to the brim with activities. After family responsibilities, work obligations, and household chores, most of us have little downtime. Amidst our harried lives, we rarely take a moment to step back and think about the “big picture.”

To get out of that mindset, here are some questions you may want to consider. Are you operating on autopilot? Do you have purpose and meaning in your life? What do you feel you were put on this planet to accomplish? If you had just a few more years to live, what would bubble up to the top of your priority list? (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Would You Like Some Life Observations From A Very Wise Person?
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Highly Sensitive People: Would You Like Some Life Observations From A Very Wise Person?

As a highly sensitive person/introvert who has social anxiety, I always appreciate things that get me thinking. Below are some life observations from Steve Allen, an American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer. I thought about each observation, and added a brief commentary (in italics).

  • Many people are unaware that they suffer from a natural combination of ignorance and stupidity. Unfortunately there is some validity to this. We don’t know what we don’t know!
  • If you don’t know something, admit it!
    How many times have you tried to fake it and embarrassed yourself? I know that I have. It’s not a sin to admit that you don’t know something. (more…)

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