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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving   Sometimes I don’t know how I feel about Thanksgiving… I’ve been really focused on gratitude lately, and I think it’s so important that we take any opportunity or any excuse we can to focus on gratitude because it’s...
Gratitude A-Z

Gratitude A-Z

People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. (The...
I love autumn until the other shoe drops

I love autumn until the other shoe drops

I have always loved Autumn the best. Growing up, we called it Fall, but calling it Autumn makes it even more special. I love the cooling off and the variability of weather and temperatures. I live in a region with only mild changes from season to season that would...
Highly Sensitive Self-Compassion

Highly Sensitive Self-Compassion

What were three kind things you did for yourself in the past week? I’m working on self-compassion so I can help others as well as myself.  Highly sensitive people, we need this work. Please take this letter and adapt it for yourself, or use it just as it is. In our...
FOGO

FOGO

How do we “inoculate our neural pathways” to hang on to the good stuff we learned and experienced during the pandemic? Many people in the world are still immersed in “pandemic conditions” while some are moving through and out. Where are you right now? (My writing...
What has the pandemic taught me?

What has the pandemic taught me?

This was the prompt at a writing workshop I attended. Here is where it took me…down a long meandering path. I hope you might see yourself and your family in these stories and know you are not alone. My house is small by US middle-class standards, but we live in...
Solopreneur or System Changemaker?

Solopreneur or System Changemaker?

Highly sensitive professionals are likely to be one or both. It didn’t take me long to realize that working in the system wasn’t my sweet spot. I had lots of jobs in traditional “systems”. I was a sexually transmitted disease counselor in the department of...
Don’t Be Cruel to a Heart That’s True

Don’t Be Cruel to a Heart That’s True

On Martin Luther King Day, January 18th, I recorded a webinar in my Are You Highly Sensitive LIVE membership called Parenting Sensitive Youth: Breath as a Tool for Parents and Kids. Since then, I have found myself breathing more easily at times, yet holding my breath...

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