I Hate Criticism!

Who likes to be criticized? As a highly sensitive person, the scary feeling of being judged is intensified, as is the pain of  being humiliated.

I had a grammar school teacher criticize me in front of the class. It had a long lasting affect about the way I felt about school. I was afraid to go to class and was never a good student. I wrote about this experience in my book, Making Sense of Your High Sensitivity. (more…)

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Are You Tired?
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Are You Tired?

What is the difference between feeling tired and experiencing symptoms of fatigue? That’s a very good question and it’s important to understand the difference. If you’re just a little tired, you can recover quickly, but long bouts with fatigue could signal a problem.

Everyone gets fatigue from time to time. In and of itself, fatigue isn’t a bad thing. It’s the body’s natural way of slowing you down so you can get some rest and feel restored. Everyone experiences this and it can be very healthy. (more…)

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“Speak Up Or Be Left Behind”

These wise words were uttered to me by my mother when I was a child. I was very quiet and easy going. I didn’t want to cause problems and deal with conflict. People took unfair advantage of me. I let this happen. I taught people how to treat me. I was a human doormat! It wasn’t until my early thirties when I grew up. I learned that if I spoke up for what I wanted and when I was wronged, people would have a new respect for me. They would know that I wasn’t a pushover. Oh how I wish that I listened to my mother earlier in my life! What childhood advice have you gotten?

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