Is conventional wisdom… really wisdom?

What is conventional wisdom? When I posed this question on my social media, I got a profound response from one of my followers. People are following tradition, or what they have been taught, instead of listening to their instinct and heart. It's not wisdom at all, wisdom is learned and earned over time by personal experience. Each person's wisdom is different and the way they handle a problem or situation when they dig deep from within, is uniquely theirs. I loved this response because it got right to the heart of my question. To summarize, people follow "traditional wisdom" because it's easier to follow a more familiar path, but true wisdom is learned from personal intuition and experience. Is the more familiar path the right…

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Would you like to think better?

Have you ever been so overwhelmed and frazzled that you can’t think straight? If you’re like me and many other highly sensitive people, I’m sure that you can relate to this situation.

Don’t worry, your brain power boost is only a few simple steps away. The tips below will help you in your quest to keep your brain working better.

  • Engage in a Regular Exercise. Do simple exercises like a short walk or jog. It doesn’t have to be as intense as a full-blown work-out. You just have to keep your body active. Simple work-outs on a regular basis will trigger the release of neuro-chemicals known as endorphins. These chemicals make you feel happy and more relaxed.
  • Use your Brain. If you exercise your body, you should also exercise your brain. The more often you use your brain muscles, the easier it will be to think and learn. You can read, do crossword puzzles, or even play educational games. Perhaps you can do research on topics of interest, ponder complex issues, write articles, or journal your thoughts. Any activity that can keep your brain working will give you a mental boost. (more…)

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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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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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