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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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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What are you worried about?

Unfortunately, worry has been a constant companion in my life. As I get older, and hopefully wiser, I’m learning that most things that I worried about didn’t happen or weren’t as bad as I thought. Has this happened to you?

We formulate our thought patterns early in our lives. Have you stopped to examine if some of these thought patterns are true? For some unknown reason I had come to believe that the more I worried, the better I could cope with worry, fear, and anxiety. Definitely not true! (more…)

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Are you organized?
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Are you organized?

I write this blog post as I’m in the process of doing major organizing in my home. It seems to be an overwhelming task. Where do I start? Can anyone relate to my dilemma?

I’m organized in a disorganized kind of way. Does this make sense? To give you an example, I have a habit of clipping articles from many sources on topics that I’m interested in. I have numerous folders with headings of specific topics. Sounds organized doesn’t it? Wrong! I’m still overwhelmed! (more…)

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