What “pests” do you have in your life?

The word “pest” has many meanings. Words like annoying, troublesome, nuisance, destructive, and injurious come to mind. What kinds of pest situations do you have in your life?

I’m not talking about the normal insect and rodent pests. How about the people, situations, and negative thinking that can make your life miserable? Do you ever give this much thought? (more…)

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Does your mind wander?

Do you think about too many things at one time? Does your ability to concentrate and focus seem compromised? Are you easily overwhelmed? As highly sensitive people, these are among the many questions that we must ask ourselves.

I’m guilty of the above mentioned road blocks to a peaceful and productive life. It’s easy to get caught up in our daily grind and lose track of what’s really important in our lives. We clutter our brains with trivial things that block our ability to focus our time and energy on what matters most. (more…)

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Who are your best teachers?
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Who are your best teachers?

As highly sensitive people, most of us have a natural curiosity about the world and a passion for learning. Sometimes we may want to explore something but have no idea where to start. The good news is that there are “teachers” all around us.

They come disguised as people from all walks of life. Life lessons may arise from everyday situations that happen to us, both good and bad. Your next teacher could be a neighbor, friend, co-worker, an acquaintance, your hairdresser, or even a stranger you strike up a conversation with. (more…)

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Expert advice on easing school anxiety
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Expert advice on easing school anxiety

It’s been many years since I was in school, but I was always anxious about starting a new school year. This was because of the changes that occurred, such as having new teachers, new friends, new classes, and in some cases, new schools. Since many other HSPs have also mentioned having “back-to-school” anxiety as a kid, I thought I’d share this article on school anxiety.


Between the fear of the unknown and departure from routine, children may feel nervous about starting a new level of school, says Maria Deibler, a clinical psychologist at the Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia in Cherry Hill, NJ. (more…)

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