#HighlySensitivePeople: I Have Some Very Sad News!

I’m writing this post with a heavy heart and am crying as I write this. On Thursday afternoon, our beloved cat and loyal friend, Charlie, was put to sleep. My family and I decided that this was best for him. He was a very important part of our family. He was 16 1/2 years old and had serious health issues. There are many things that my family and I can be grateful for… he gave us many joyous moments and companionship, and his lack of suffering when his health was declining. It was a very unusual circumstance how Charlie came into our lives. My wife was walking our late dog, Teddy, and came upon some "meowing" at the bottom of a hot sewer. It was…

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Have Enough Alone Time?

Do you have enough alone time? A common theme among us highly sensitive people is that we enjoy being by ourselves. It allows us to have quiet time, which can sometimes be essential to re-charging our emotional and physical batteries and honing our creativity.

While alone time is a good thing and does help get our creative juices flowing, by no means does it mean that we have to be anti-social. (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Would You Like To Feel Better About Yourself?

Would you like to feel better about yourself? Do you take your talents and gifts for granted ? If I were to ask you to list your strengths and weaknesses, you’d probably list more weak points than strong ones. Why are we so critical of ourselves? Could it be that we assume that if something comes easy to us, it’s not a valuable skill or strength? Maybe we’re trying to be too perfect, so we discount anything that we do well, but not “perfect.” (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Have Afternoon Crash?

Do you have afternoon crash? I certainly do! My energy starts to deplete between two and four in the afternoon. Although I do my best to plan my activities based on my mental and physical capacities, this is not always possible, and I still struggle with fatigue.

I read an article by nutritionist, Nancy Clark, RD that’s been helpful to me. She stated that most people tend to get hungry every three to four hours, so if you eat breakfast at eight A.M. and then lunch at noon, your body needs to chow down around 3 PM, or you risk getting a fuzzy, tired feeling.

The tiredness can be even worse for highly sensitive people, since we are more sensitive to fluctuations in our blood sugar levels. As most of you know, it’s essential for HSPs to stay tuned to the signals we get from our body. (more…)

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