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Highly Sensitive People: Are you focused and committed?

Are you focused and committed? Are you the type of person that makes the most of every moment? If so, you probably have a positive attitude and are happy. If not, then you might need to adjust your focus and attention. I’ve found that I needed to focus my energies on something productive that I was passionate about to cut out the distractions that were draining me and making me less productive.

Too many people spend time worrying about what will happen next month, or next year, or worse, they keep living in the past. Can you relate to this? I definitely can! When this happens it means that I’m not making the most of what I’m doing in the present moment. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Are Long-Lasting Quality Relationships Possible?

I'm happy to say that it's definitely possible! Today my wife and I are celebrating our 42nd Wedding Anniversary! You don't have to be married 42 years to have a loving, supportive, and satisfying relationship, but I want to emphasize that you can have the relationship that you desire. It's hard to believe how fast times goes by. Many wonderful things have happened, such as the birth of our daughter, the great family experiences, the joy we received from our many pets, and the personal triumphs that my wife and I had. There were difficult times when we had family problems, personal tragedies, financial difficulties, and times when we were getting on each other's nerves! Full disclosure....My wife is much easier to get along with…

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Highly Sensitive People: Do You Experience Life Fully?

I was very distressed to find out that actress Valerie Harper passed away recently. In 2013 was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and had three months to live. How would you feel if you received this devastating news? I’d be paralyzed with fear and wouldn’t be able to function. I hope that you and I never have to experience this, but I can definitely learn from Valerie Harper’s experience. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Do You Need To Explain Your High Sensitivity?
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Highly Sensitive People: Do You Need To Explain Your High Sensitivity?

I never thought I needed to explain my high sensitivity. If something bothered or irritated me that I was very “sensitive” to, I would let that person know I wasn’t happy. Sometimes I handled it in a proper and calm way and explained why something bothered me. I didn’t mention my sensitivity.

More times than I’d like to admit, I didn’t handle it in a civilized manner. If someone commented that I was “too sensitive” about something, I would retort “Yes, I am sensitive, and I don’t like what you said” in a not so nice tone of voice. I would then explain what was bothering me. Hey, I never said I was perfect! Although we highly sensitive people try to be. Why is that? (more…)

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