A Sad Story of Depression

I read a sad story in the newspaper the other day. It was about a college student from The College of New Jersey who was going to graduate this week and go to law school. This student was reported missing a month ago. The body was found. Unfortunately, The New York City medical examiner said that the cause of death was drowning by suicide.

The student’s name was Paige Aiello. She was twenty-two years old, an honors student, and was captain of her college tennis team. Paige was described as honest, loyal, and selfless. Her friends described her as the glue that kept everyone together. They mentioned that she would constantly put everyone before herself. (more…)

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Can You Forgive And Forget?
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Can You Forgive And Forget?

I mentioned in a previous post about my childhood feelings about school and a difficult grammar school teacher that embarrassed me. This had a profound negative influence on me. This is an example of “personal baggage” that we all have to carry around.

There comes a point in everyone’s life when we have to let go of this burden or keep carrying it around. What good does it do to keep alive a bad experience or harbor resentment against someone who has wronged us? (more…)

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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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