How flexible are you?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we lived in a “perfect” world where everything went according to plan? It would be, but the opposite is true. As we all know, life is very unpredictable! Conditions and situations are constantly changing, regardless of how we feel about that.

How often have you planned something, and it turned out much different from what you originally thought? This can be extremely frustrating, but it’s important to remember that different doesn’t necessarily mean worse. In many instances, the adjustments that we make can actually make our original plan better. (more…)

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What’s The Worst Criticism Of All?

It’s bad enough when other people criticize us, but what is the worst kind of criticism that has the most long lasting impact on us?

Pascal Woudenberg made an interesting point on The Highly Sensitive Person Publishing Company Facebook page. He said… “There is one thing I have noticed about myself, the less I judge myself, the less I can be judged. Which makes me think that others can’t make us feel judged, it is us who judge our selves.” (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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You Deserve To Be Happy!
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You Deserve To Be Happy!

It should be pretty obvious that everyone deserves to be happy. Happiness is a state of mind, a reaction to the experiences in our lives. Some of us have the good fortune to be born with a happy disposition. Others might have to “work” at being happy.

People who are highly sensitive feel things very deeply, and this can make us vulnerable to getting stuck in a negative mindset. On the flip side, we also feel joy deeply, so if we can find ways to be happy, we’ll get an amazing return on our investment!

Where do you fit into the happiness spectrum? Do you focus more on the positive or negative things in your life? Does it bother you to be unhappy, or are you accustomed to it? (more…)

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