Highly Sensitive People: Do You Accept Yourself As You Are?

I participate in many online forums that deal with the subject of highly sensitivity, introversion, social anxiety, shyness, and emphatic qualities. I do so because I have these qualities and I want to learn as much as I can about myself. The more I learn, the better I can accept myself and work with my strengths and weaknesses. When you accept yourself, you’re more likely to accomplish more in your life.  The reason for this is because self-acceptance can be seen as a foundation. After you accept yourself, you can continue to build from there and add-on: confidence, tranquility, enthusiasm, drive and happiness.  (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Can You Use Some Comfort?

As highly sensitive people, many of us are struggling to find peace and comfort as we cope with the daily onslaught of sad and distressing news ushered in by this pandemic. Although some of us are more directly impacted than others, we are ALL facing deep, collective pain. On that note, I wanted to share a guest article by fellow HSP and friend, Amy Barbato, who reflects on finding comfort through family food traditions that can nourish your mind, body, and soul!

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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Self-Actualized?

As a highly sensitive person, it’s too easy to get caught up in too much alone time. Are you making the best out of your alone time during this world’s crisis?

Have you ever heard of self-actualization? In the mid-1900s, American psychologist Abraham Maslow created a pyramid that displays the hierarchy of human needs. The most basic level covers all survival needs: food, water, shelter, etc. At the top of the pyramid is self-actualization, which is a need that many people don’t get to fulfill in their lifetimes. (more…)

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