A salute to nurses!

I’ve found nurses to be selfless, giving, and very caring people. I’m sure it’s no coincidence that many nurses are also highly sensitive people. Back in 2005, nurses made my stay in the hospital, when I had pneumonia, more bearable. They were incredible sources of information and comfort in a system that can sometimes feel cold and uncaring. I remember how they took the time to give me the “inside scoop” on the doctors and the types of care I could expect. As a highly sensitive person, I really appreciated the way these nurses took care of me.¬† (more…)

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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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Do you take things for granted?

As human beings, we have a natural tendency to take things for granted. Our brains are hardwired to focus our attention on things that aren’t going well and ignore the things that are. We forget to celebrate and honor the good things.

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. This holiday pays tribute to the courageous soldiers who fought to protect the freedoms that Americans enjoy. It’s a time to honor those who lost their lives as well as all to thank all those who have or are serving.¬†Unfortunately this time of remembrance and respect sometimes gets lost, and people don’t remember the sacrifices that these brave soldiers made.
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Do you appreciate yourself?
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Do you appreciate yourself?

Below is a poem on Self-Appreciation from my book, Making Sense of Your High Sensitivity.

Self-Appreciation for Highly Sensitive People

Who are you?
Where do you fit in this world?
We come in different colors, shapes, sizes, abilities, and aptitudes.
Some of us are able bodied, and some of us are not.
Some of us have physical handicaps, and some of us are handicapped by our thinking.
Some of us have attitudes that will make us soar, whoever we are.
We all have choices. We can choose to make our situations better or worse.
We are all dealt circumstances that we can and cannot control.
Don’t we owe it to ourselves, our loved ones, and our world to make the best out of whatever we’ve got?
Why not make the best out of your lot?
For better or worse, we’re all we’ve got. (more…)

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