How to carve out your life’s passion by John C. Maxwell
Underground cave art by Ra Paulette, a visionary cave sculptor from New Mexico

How to carve out your life’s passion by John C. Maxwell

Sculptor Ra Paulette has an unusual passion. He digs caves by hand and then turns his newly created spaces into works of art. Using only a pick ax, a scraper, and a wheelbarrow, Paulette has been digging caves for nearly 30 years. His multi room structures are remarkable; they are sculptures and art galleries in one. Filled with paintings, pools, skylights, furniture and waterfalls, Paulette’s caves are redefining the way art can be experienced. (more…)

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Four straightforward steps to success by Jim Rohn
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Four straightforward steps to success by Jim Rohn

Below are four simple steps from the late Jim Rohn, who was an entrepreneur and motivation speaker. I thought these would be especially helpful to highly sensitive people, as we can always use more inspiration to help us succeed. Also, these thoughtful tips leverage things most of us are already good at, such as information gathering, planning, problem solving, and perserverance.

1. Collect good ideas. My mentor taught me to keep a journal when I was 25 years old. It’s the best collecting place for all of the ideas and information that comes your way. And that inspiration will be passed on to my children and my grandchildren. (more…)

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Dealing With Conflict: My Lessons Learned by Marina Brink
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Dealing With Conflict: My Lessons Learned by Marina Brink

As a highly sensitive person, I have always felt suffocated by practically any kind of conflict. The intensity and negativity of a conflict-ridden situation would darken my mood, and I would feel paralyzed.

For example, many years ago, one of my co-workers seemed to be on a mission to make my life a living hell. This person knew exactly what to say to push my buttons. As a result, I was riddled with self-doubt, and I dreaded coming to work each day. I wish I could say that I handled the situation successfully, but the truth is that I eventually quit the job. Although walking away is sometimes the healthiest thing to do, it seemed an extreme measure at the time. Perhaps if I had known about my HSP nature and had better strategies to resolve the conflict, I would have dealt with the situation differently. (more…)

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Do you read to your child?

Parents are the first teachers that a child will encounter. You have a unique opportunity to start your child in the right direction. Many parents turn to early learning as a way to not only enhance their child’s knowledge, but also to build a strong bond early with their baby.

The early years of your child’s life are when they learn to trust you, and to learn that they can rely on mommy and daddy no matter what happens. The act of bonding with your child is one that will probably be the strongest bond you’ll ever have. (more…)

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