Was Julia Child A Highly Sensitive Person?
Julia Child and her husband Paul in their kitchen

Was Julia Child A Highly Sensitive Person?

I recently watched the movie, Julie and Julia, a 2009 film that depicts events in the life of chef Julia Child. This movie inspired me to draw parallels between her life and my own. I’m not sure if Julia Child was highly sensitive or not, but she’s a great example for HSPs to emulate and admire.

Julia Child was a genuine person who had an exuberance for life. She was extremely confident and enjoyed wonderful, profound relationships with her husband and friends. She had a passion for food and was able to craft a successful career around her passion. (more…)

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A “Good News” Story
Brianna and Patricia Feeney

A “Good News” Story

Do you ever become cynical when you listen, read, or watch the news? It seems as if the media is constantly feeding us a steady stream of bad news. This type of negativity is very difficult for HSPs to process.

Thus, I thought I’d summarize a heart-warming story that I read in the paper about a community coming together to help a disabled girl. It will restore your faith in humanity!

Single mother, Patricia Feeney, sought help for her young daughter, Brianna, who is blind and cannot talk, walk, or crawl as a result of a genetic developmental disorder. (more…)

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You can overcome challenges!

Do you ever feel that life is unbearable because of the many challenges that you have in your life? I would like to share with you some examples of two courageous women who are overcoming their personal challenges and taking charge of their lives. It’s very empowering to see examples of how people overcome challenges, both large and small.

Mary Elizabeth Williams, a writer, consultant, and commentator was faced with melanoma. After her diagnosis, she documented her journey in a series of articles published on Salon.com and later in a book. (more…)

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A touching story: I wish you enough!

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together 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.

The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry. (more…)

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