Kids of all ages are going back to school. The start of the school year signifies the beginning of new classes with different teachers, meeting new friends, and facing fresh challenges. As a kid, I was always highly apprehensive at the start of the school year. I felt stressed and unprepared for all of the changes. To make matters worse, I was not a good student because I found the classroom environment overwhelming. I felt constant pressure. I hated the thought of being scrutinized by others. Taking tests and being judged by the teacher and my classmates was terrifying! I still get chills when I think about it. As a highly sensitive person, I felt extremely self-conscious and anxious. I would always tell my mother…
I know from personal experience of being a highly sensitive person that the biggest obstacles for achievement are fear and pessimism. Since these roadblocks originate in the mind, it’s important to examine our recurring thought patterns.
Are your thoughts usually positive, or 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…)
Do you need some tips to find your passion? The most common question that I get asked is…How do I find my passion? It’s critical for deep-thinking, creative, highly sensitive people find their passion. We have a burning desire to utilize our strengths and talents, so that we can maximize our potential.
What is passion? It’s a powerful and enthusiastic desire to accomplish something. Some people search a lifetime to figure out what makes them excited and motivated. Others are born knowing what they want to do. Most of us fall somewhere in between. (more…)
Benjamin Franklin once quipped that “honesty was the best policy.” It certainly builds better personal and business relationships. Those are great benefits, but are there more?
Yes! Honesty also improves health. Even researchers now are studying the effects, including Anita E. Kelly, a psychology professor at the University of Notre Dame. Kelly conducted a study called “The Science of Honesty” to determine how living an honest life impacts health. (more…)