Why don’t you satisfy your creative urges?
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Why don’t you satisfy your creative urges?

Highly sensitive people are naturally very creative. Why is it that many of us don’t take the time to utilize and enjoy this natural resource?¬†Perhaps irrational inhibitions stifle our creativity. Maybe we lack confidence in our abilities, but how will we know what we’re capable of unless we try?

Creativity requires patience and a willingness to work towards your vision. You can’t wait for inspiration to happen. You have to just start writing, painting, or whatever other creative endeavour that you have. I’m a writer. My real writing comes from my re-writing. I put words to paper and redo some words that I’ve done. Simple isn’t it? (more…)

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What keeps you from moving forward?

There are many factors that keep us from making the most of our talents. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, lack of confidence, and anxiety over being judged are common roadblocks.

Facing the unknown is scary, but you shouldn’t allow your fear to limit you. Sometimes, you just have to take a deep breath, and do the thing that scares you. If you fail, you can always try again or make adjustments.¬†To put things in perspective, Thomas Edison never would have invented the electric light if he feared uncertainty or failure. (more…)

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How do you respond to tragedy in the news?
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How do you respond to tragedy in the news?

Today, I heard that there were three explosions at the Boston Marathon. I was shocked to hear this and was also concerned that my Aunt Vicky, who lives twenty minutes away, might have been injured. Thank goodness, she’s fine.

How can something like this happen? I ask myself this question whenever I hear about tragic stories, especially terrorist attacks. Like most highly sensitive people, I can’t relate to the idea that someone would purposely want to hurt someone else. That kind of hate simply doesn’t resonate with me.

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A Special Day

April 12th is a very significant date for me. April 12th was the birthday of my late father, Matthew. April 12th, 2005 was the date that I discovered I was a highly sensitive person.

There’s a lot of sadness for me on this day. It’s hard for me to believe that my father passed away over thirty years ago. He and I were so much alike in temperament and personality. In my case, it proves that high sensitivity is an inherited character trait. (more…)

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