#HighlySensitivePeople: What’s the real meaning of Labor Day? by Dr. DeForest Soaries

Although social festivities and family gatherings obscure the original meaning of Labor Day, having the first Monday in September off as a paid holiday is a greatly appreciated benefit for all American workers who have it. However, without the fringe benefit of paid holidays, many Americans either have to work or lose money if they take Labor Day off.
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#HighlySensitivePeople: Are You Thankful Only Once A Year?

Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday, November 25th in the United States. It’s a time that we give thanks and appreciate all that we have. While it’s nice to have a holiday to remind us to be grateful, there’s no reason to focus our gratitude on just one day. Do you routinely take the time to be grateful for all of the good things in your life throughout the year? (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Feel Thankful This Year?

Do you feel thankful this year? On Thursday, November 26th, Thanksgiving will be celebrated in the United States. Thanksgiving was a day set aside soon after the pilgrims landed in Patuxet, now known as Plymouth Rock, in August of 1621. The pilgrims pledged thanks to their Creator for their healthy arrival after a long voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. It also commemorates the pilgrims' celebration feast of the good harvest. To many of us, Thanksgiving means gathering with family and friends for a day of feasting, watching football games, and taking a much-needed holiday from school, work, etc. As we approach another Thanksgiving Day, how many of us know the true meaning of Thanksgiving? To the dauntless men and women who had the courage to…

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Highly Sensitive People: My Wife Had Emergency Brain Surgery!

Since I haven’t been posting as much as I normally do, I wanted to let everyone know what has been going on. This past week has been a traumatic time for me and my family! My highly sensitive nerves have been worn to the quick. I have experienced a wide array of emotions, ranging from fear to overwhelm to anger to gratitude!

My wife hasn’t been feeling right for at least the past six months. She’s been forgetful and has had more physical challenges than usual. Two months ago, she fell in the bathroom and hit her head on the floor. I wanted to take her to the emergency room, but she said she felt fine. She had some minor bruising, but we didn’t think it was anything serious.
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