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(15) Staying Afloat When Times Are Tough

Staying calm in the midst of turmoil is one of the biggest challenges one can face as a highly sensitive person. Our finely tuned nervous systems have a low threshold for panic, and once we hit the “big waves,” it can be difficult to keep ourselves from being pulled under. The key is to make sure that you never get to that point, which is why it is so important to have a strategy to cope with difficult times. As my wife and I faced challenge after challenge during our move halfway across the country, my ability to “stay afloat” would be put to the test again and again! (more…)

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(14) Pay Attention to Red Flags!
Red flags at the beach warn swimmers of severe hazards in the water.

(14) Pay Attention to Red Flags!

As highly sensitive people, we are gifted with a strong sense of intuition. This insight arises from our keen awareness of what's going on around us and our ability to tap into the feelings and motivations of other people. We're also highly attuned to our own feelings and responses. When something is "off," we are quick to pick up on the discrepancy. Sometimes we may not even know why we register a red flag. The evidence may be a subtle facial expression that doesn't match a verbal communication. Unfortunately, we sometimes choose to ignore our intuition. We may dismiss our concerns as illogical or because we want a situation to work out. For example, a person falls in love and then willfully ignores all the red…

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(13) The Importance of Having a Vision

Having a clear vision of what you want can help you overcome obstacles and keep you motivated when times are tough. It will guide you towards opportunities and steer you away from things not meant for you. My wife and I were constantly reminded of this wisdom when we faced the challenge of moving half-way across the country.

After backing out of a deal to purchase a home near our daughter in Missouri, we had no place to live, since our house in New Jersey was already sold. Having limited options, my wife and I temporarily moved in with our daughter, even though this living arrangement was anything but ideal. It was my wife and I, our two cats, and our daughter…all crammed into a small, one-bedroom apartment! It’s amazing that we survived such close proximity without clobbering each other…LOL! (more…)

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(12) Some Things Are Not Meant To Be!

When you make really big changes in your life, the journey can be both exhilarating and disappointing…sometimes both at once. After selling our house in record time, we couldn’t have been any more excited! This was a major step that brought us closer to our goal of leaving New Jersey and moving near our daughter. We would soon be living the life we had dreamed of for so long. While we still had a long way to go, we were ahead of schedule and feeling full of momentum! Little did we know, disappointment was lurking just around the corner. (more…)

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