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What’s so good about being highly sensitive?
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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, 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 got? (more…)

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How well do you handle adversity?
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How well do you handle adversity?

Everyone has difficult times. We can’t avoid it. It’s a part of life that we need to accept. Sure we highly sensitive people feel more than others, but it shouldn’t be used as an excuse to feel or be down more than others.

Ill-health, losing a loved one, unemployment, various traumas, either past or present, or misfortune of any kind will rear its ugly head at some point in our lives.

It’s normal to feel hurt, sad, angry, fearful, or whatever else your feeling. You can’t deny your pain. It doesn’t help your situation. The old saying…”Whatever you resist persists” is definitely true. (more…)

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Is conventional wisdom… really wisdom?

What is conventional wisdom? When I posed this question on my social media, I got a profound response from one of my followers. People are following tradition, or what they have been taught, instead of listening to their instinct and heart. It's not wisdom at all, wisdom is learned and earned over time by personal experience. Each person's wisdom is different and the way they handle a problem or situation when they dig deep from within, is uniquely theirs. I loved this response because it got right to the heart of my question. To summarize, people follow "traditional wisdom" because it's easier to follow a more familiar path, but true wisdom is learned from personal intuition and experience. Is the more familiar path the right…

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