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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Are you thankful for your high sensitivity?
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Are you thankful for your high sensitivity?

Unfortunately, many HSPs see their high sensitivity as more of a negative than a positive, but is it really? Has it ever occurred to you that high sensitivity is a gift, something to be grateful for, despite its challenges? As highly sensitive people, we deeply take in everything around us and are profoundly influenced by our environment, which bestows us with the gifts of creativity, observation, intuition, and compassion. We have the ability to experience intense joy on happy occasions. We are thoughtful and excellent problem solvers. We are curious and always seeking to know more. We are caring and intuitive, especially about the feelings of others, making us great parents, friends, spouses, sons, daughters, siblings, and co-workers. On the flip side, our high sensitivity…

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If you have a problem… by Bruce Wilmer
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If you have a problem… by Bruce Wilmer

As a highly sensitive person, I get overwhelmed when I encounter a problem/problems. This poem by Bruce B. Wilmer puts problem solving in its proper perspective.

If you have a problem
That bothers you inside
And time does little to assure you
That it will subside,

Then draw upon your inner strength
And formulate a plan;
And every time you think you can’t,
Remember that you can. (more…)

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