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Highly Sensitive People: Trick or Treat? Does your mind “trick” you or “treat” you?

Do your thoughts and attitude about yourself work for you or against you? It’s important to recognize that your thoughts influence your actions, and your actions determine the quality and effectiveness of your life.

For example, I’ve said to myself…”I’d love to become an author and teach others the lessons I’ve learned in life. I have a strong desire to do this. I’m a very good writer, and this is a very realistic goal for me.”

I felt exhilarated at first, but then my inner voice decided to play “tricks” on me. I do have some highly sensitive deep-thinking capabilities and have had second thoughts. I’ve said things like…”I can’t do this.” “Who would want to read my writing?” “People will make fun of me.” “Why should anyone listen to me?” (more…)

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Are You One Of The “Crazy Ones?”
Some of the visionary people featured in Apple's "Think Different" Campaign (1997-2002)

Are You One Of The “Crazy Ones?”

One of the most legendary advertising campaigns of all time was Apple’s “Think Different” campaign, which ran from 1997-2002. It was meant to honor those who think differently, the “crazy ones,” the visionaries who inspire others to new levels of creativity. Although designed to promote Apple products, the campaign nonetheless packs a powerful message that is especially pertinent to highly sensitive people. (more…)

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Was Julia Child A Highly Sensitive Person?
Julia Child and her husband Paul in their kitchen

Was Julia Child A Highly Sensitive Person?

I recently watched the movie, Julie and Julia, a 2009 film that depicts events in the life of chef Julia Child. This movie inspired me to draw parallels between her life and my own. I’m not sure if Julia Child was highly sensitive or not, but she’s a great example for HSPs to emulate and admire.

Julia Child was a genuine person who had an exuberance for life. She was extremely confident and enjoyed wonderful, profound relationships with her husband and friends. She had a passion for food and was able to craft a successful career around her passion. (more…)

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