#HighlySensitivePeople: Pet Grieving Resources & Heartwarming Poem

I'm overwhelmed in a good way about the outpouring of well wishes and condolences that I received when I mentioned the death of Prissy, our family cat of 19/1/2 years. My family and I appreciate your thoughts in our time of sorrow. This has been a difficult week thinking about Prissy. I've learned that grief can't be turned off and on like a faucet. My family and I realize that this hurt feeling will linger and that we need to be patient and process our feelings in our own way. The support of each other as well as others help us cope. Our compassionate Vet, Dr. Laura Kee, who helped us with Prissy's transition, offered us a list of grieving resources. It's my hope that…

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#HighlySensitivePeople: I Have Some Sad News

I’m writing this post with a heavy heart and am crying as I write this. On Monday morning, our family cat and loyal friend, Prissy, was euthanized in our home. My family and I decided that this was best for her.  She was a very important part of our family. She was 19 1/2 years old and had serious health issues. There are many things that my family and I can be grateful for… she gave us many joyous moments and companionship, and her lack of suffering when her health was declining. The loss of a beloved pet can be emotionally devastating. There’s simply no way to sugar coat that reality. As they say, grief is the price of love. The more we love, the…

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Highly Sensitive People: What Have You Been Putting Off?

In this difficult time and good times too, there are some things that we put off. Last week, I was talking to a good friend and fellow highly sensitive person, Amy Barbato. She provided a guest post for her mother’s recipe on comfort food.  https://www.thehighlysensitiveperson.com/highly-sensitive-people-can-you-use-some-comfort/ (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People/Introverts: Where were you on 9/11/01?
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Highly Sensitive People/Introverts: Where were you on 9/11/01?

Where were you on 9/11/01? I realize that some of you weren’t born or lived in another country, but I felt compelled to summarize the events that happened that day to tell you the important lessons that I learned. This is a question that many of us may be contemplating on yet another sad anniversary of that fateful day. It’s hard to believe all the years that have passed since that beautiful sunny day when the skies suddenly filled with fire and smoke, buildings collapsed, and people were running for their lives.

I was in Jersey City, New Jersey. The weather was perfect, and it seemed like it was going to be a normal and pleasant day. At 8:45 am, all of that changed. I heard on my car radio that a World Trade Center building had been struck by an airplane. (more…)

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