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Are you self-conscious?
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Are you self-conscious?

For as long as I remember, I’ve always been a highly sensitive person (HSP). Always self-conscious about my appearance, I worried about what other people thought of me. Since I was tall for my age, people frequently teased me about this.

While it’s normal for young people to feel awkward and self-conscious, HSPs are like “human sponges.” We react to, and take in everything around us. Feelings are magnified. We have certain intuition or strong feelings about everything and everyone. We feel we’re different from others. (more…)

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Are you feeling stuck?
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Are you feeling stuck?

Personal growth is a natural progression of life. How come so many of us resist something that makes us smarter to make a better life for ourselves?

Could it be that any kind of change, good or bad, upsets our normal routine that causes stress? Maybe we are addicted to feeling sorry for ourselves and feel better in this state of being? Perhaps feelings of hopelessness may feel less threatening than to take the actions and responsibility to make our lives better? (more…)

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Can you let go of your mistakes?
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Can you let go of your mistakes?

Can you let go of past mistakes, people who’ve wronged you, or negative feelings developed from your childhood? I know from personal experience how difficult this is.

I’d like to share a personal story that still haunts me to this day. I made a real estate investment over twenty-five years ago. I took out a loan for a building with the intention that this investment would make my life easier in the future. It didn’t! (more…)

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I’m proud to be a perfectionist!

“Absolute perfection is impossible to achieve,” you will insist, and of course you’ll be correct. But what is so wrong about making an extraordinary effort in every task that you undertake? As a productive force, perfectionism provides the drive to do one’s best.

I’m a highly sensitive person and a perfectionist. These characteristics seem to be linked together. Perfectionism can be a strength, if it’s not taken to the extreme, though it also has some major drawbacks. (more…)

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