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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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Highly Sensitive People/Introverts: Do You Get The Best Out Of Yourself?
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Highly Sensitive People/Introverts: Do You Get The Best Out Of Yourself?

Do you do the best with what you have? I read an interesting article by Stephen Pelletier, who was an executive vice president and CEO of Prudential Insurance. He recalled his experience attending the 2014 USA Games of the Special Olympics in New Jersey.

Mr. Pelletier’s thoughts are as follows:

The talents that were showcased were inspirational and served as reminders that disabled people should be given an opportunity to thrive in the workplace.

My son, Tom, a participant in the Special Olympics, has received a medal in swimming. He is nearly blind and was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an infant. Tom is also an accomplished chef and a skilled technologist who knows his way around a computer far better than his father does. (more…)

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Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?
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Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?

As highly sensitive people and introverts, we can easily become overwhelmed by the daily stresses of life. While a small amount of stress can motivate us to function at our best, too much stress can take a devastating toll on our physical and emotional health.

One of the most common reasons for feeling overwhelmed is the feeling that we have too much to do and not enough time to do it. (more…)

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Revisiting My Post: Are Highly Sensitive People Prone To PPOS? The Arrow Story

I think it's important to repeat the impactful comment (below) from Guto on my post, Are Highly Sensitive People Prone to PPOS? He talks about the Buddhist teaching, The Arrow. His words definitely struck a chord with me and helped put my post in perspective. "There is a Buddhist teaching found in the Sallatha Sutta, known as The Arrow. It says if an arrow hits you, you will feel pain in that part of your body where the arrow hit; and then if a second arrow comes and strikes exactly at the same spot, the pain will not be only double, it will become at least ten times more intense. The unwelcome things that sometimes happen in life—being rejected, losing a valuable object, failing a…

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