#HighlySensitivePeople: Pet Grieving Resources & Heartwarming Poem

I'm overwhelmed in a good way about the outpouring of well wishes and condolences that I received when I mentioned the death of Prissy, our family cat of 19/1/2 years. My family and I appreciate your thoughts in our time of sorrow. This has been a difficult week thinking about Prissy. I've learned that grief can't be turned off and on like a faucet. My family and I realize that this hurt feeling will linger and that we need to be patient and process our feelings in our own way. The support of each other as well as others help us cope. Our compassionate Vet, Dr. Laura Kee, who helped us with Prissy's transition, offered us a list of grieving resources. It's my hope that…

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#HighlySensitivePeople: I Have Some Sad News

I’m writing this post with a heavy heart and am crying as I write this. On Monday morning, our family cat and loyal friend, Prissy, was euthanized in our home. My family and I decided that this was best for her.  She was a very important part of our family. She was 19 1/2 years old and had serious health issues. There are many things that my family and I can be grateful for… she gave us many joyous moments and companionship, and her lack of suffering when her health was declining. The loss of a beloved pet can be emotionally devastating. There’s simply no way to sugar coat that reality. As they say, grief is the price of love. The more we love, the…

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Is Guilt Good Or Bad?

That depends. There are many potential motivations behind guilt. Is the guilt being used to motivate you to do something good? Is it being used to make you feel bad about a mistake you made? Is it being use to get you to do something for someone else? This is a very complex question!

For some people, guilt can be a powerful motivator. For others, it can be a drain on their energy and a preoccupation that keeps them from moving forward. It’s important to analyze the effect it has in your life. Is guilt a valuable guide or something to eliminate? How has guilt had an impact on your life? (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Are You Asking Yourself The Right Questions?

I have a habit of asking myself and others questions about different life situations. When you ask the right questions, you get the right answers. That’s why most of my posts focus on a question.

The right questions are often the difficult questions. While this won’t be an easy process, it’s important to take note of your answers. My objective is to get my readers to think deeply about their lives and the improvements that could be made. Highly sensitive people are predisposed to question themselves. The problem arises when we’re afraid to do so. (more…)

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