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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Living Your Desired Life?
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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Living Your Desired Life?

The years fly by very fast. Or at least it seems so…as our lives are filled to the brim with activities. After family responsibilities, work obligations, and household chores, most of us have little downtime. Amidst our harried lives, we rarely take a moment to step back and think about the “big picture.”

To get out of that mindset, here are some questions you may want to consider. Are you operating on autopilot? Do you have purpose and meaning in your life? What do you feel you were put on this planet to accomplish? If you had just a few more years to live, what would bubble up to the top of your priority list? (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Would You Like Some Life Observations From A Very Wise Person?
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Highly Sensitive People: Would You Like Some Life Observations From A Very Wise Person?

As a highly sensitive person/introvert who has social anxiety, I always appreciate things that get me thinking. Below are some life observations from Steve Allen, an American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer. I thought about each observation, and added a brief commentary (in italics).

  • Many people are unaware that they suffer from a natural combination of ignorance and stupidity. Unfortunately there is some validity to this. We don’t know what we don’t know!
  • If you don’t know something, admit it!
    How many times have you tried to fake it and embarrassed yourself? I know that I have. It’s not a sin to admit that you don’t know something. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Do You Experience Life Fully?

I was very distressed to find out that actress Valerie Harper passed away recently. In 2013 was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and had three months to live. How would you feel if you received this devastating news? I’d be paralyzed with fear and wouldn’t be able to function. I hope that you and I never have to experience this, but I can definitely learn from Valerie Harper’s experience. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People/Introverts: If your life were to end soon, what would you regret?

The tragic events that happened on 09/11/01 caused many people to reassess their lives. Many of them made major changes in their lives by moving to a different location, changing careers, improve and appreciate their relationships, ending relationships, and have been motivated to make other improvements in their lives. It's not my intent to be morbid or make you feel worse about this horrific incident, but this might be a time to reflect on our lives. HSPs are definitely capable of deep-thought! The people who perished that day had no idea what would happen. This inspired me to write this post about regrets that these people might have had. I'm sure that we all can relate to some of these. This is a thought-provoking article…

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