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Highly Sensitive People: What’s so good about being highly sensitive?
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Highly Sensitive People: What’s so good about being highly sensitive?

What’s so good about being highly sensitive? I pose this question because, based on the correspondence that I receive and what I see on online forums, I find that too many people focus on the negative side of this inherited character trait.

I try to accentuate the positive aspects of life, although it’s difficult sometimes. I’d like to shed some positive light on being a highly sensitive person. Being highly sensitive isn’t a choice but a natural way of being. Why not make the best of what you’ve got? (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Can You Use More Positive Resolutions?
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Highly Sensitive People: Can You Use More Positive Resolutions?

Being the highly sensitive person that I am, who has introverted and social anxiety characteristics, I know the importance of having a positive mindset.  I would like to share a New Year’s tradition started by the late Pauline Phillips, (Dear Abby, a syndicated newspaper columnist for many years), who had a list of New Year’s resolutions called Just for Today that was adapted from the original credo of Al-Anon. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Tissue Alert! A Touching Story: I Wish You Enough!
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Highly Sensitive People: Tissue Alert! A Touching Story: I Wish You Enough!

I recently read a story about a mother and daughter talking at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said:

“I love you, and I wish you enough.”

The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.” They kissed and the daughter left. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Can You Give An Example Of An “Empowered” Highly Sensitive Person?

I was asked recently to provide an example of an empowered highly sensitive person who has overcome difficulty and has been able to live a good and productive life. This person mentioned… “It would be helpful for people to brainstorm and name out loud other empowered HSP’s-and that if I  or anyone else can think of some, please share it. We need all the role models we can get!” 

I thought this was a great idea! I asked myself…Why can’t I give myself as an example? I’m on the high side of being highly sensitive. I’ve overcome many difficult times in my life and have been living a good and productive life. Why not me? I was apprehensive at first because we highly sensitive people don’t like to “brag” about ourselves. On further thought, I realized that it’s important to have role models that can inspire others to live their best lives. That’s what my passion and writing is all about!

I’d like to share a personal story about one of the most difficult times in my life. I made a real estate investment many years ago. I took out a loan for a building with the intention that this investment would make my life easier in the future. It didn’t! (more…)

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