(2) A Very Difficult Time
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(2) A Very Difficult Time

While dealing with the loss of a loved one is difficult for anyone, I think it poses special challenges for highly sensitive people. Since we experience emotions on such a deep level, we can easily become overwhelmed by our feelings. When my mother died, I was both shocked and heartbroken. It also dredged up feelings of sadness for other losses I have experienced in my life. (more…)

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Are you thankful for your high sensitivity?
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Are you thankful for your high sensitivity?

Unfortunately, many HSPs see their high sensitivity as more of a negative than a positive, but is it really? Has it ever occurred to you that high sensitivity is a gift, something to be grateful for, despite its challenges? As highly sensitive people, we deeply take in everything around us and are profoundly influenced by our environment, which bestows us with the gifts of creativity, observation, intuition, and compassion. We have the ability to experience intense joy on happy occasions. We are thoughtful and excellent problem solvers. We are curious and always seeking to know more. We are caring and intuitive, especially about the feelings of others, making us great parents, friends, spouses, sons, daughters, siblings, and co-workers. On the flip side, our high sensitivity…

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(1) I Didn’t Die!
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(1) I Didn’t Die!

It’s been awhile since my last blog post, but I am still here. When my mother passed away in July 2014, I knew that I wanted to make many life changes. My daughter had moved to St. Louis, Missouri, one year prior. My wife and I wanted to move closer to her. Since that time, here’s a summary of what has transpired: (more…)

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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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