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Transformation is a Contact Sport

"Self-improvement is masturbation. Now self destruction..." - Tyler Durden in Fight Club "Waking up is an endless losing what you think you know, like a wave of destruction that leaves nothing but what is true."  - Unmani Transformation - Our New Buzzword: We love to talk about transformation. We put it in ads for weight loss… Continue reading Transformation is a Contact Sport

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The Times They Are A-Changin’

As I write this, it's December 31st, 2019. This transition feels especially auspicious as it marks the dawn of a new year, a new decade, and an American election. It's enough to make me want to cross my fingers and hope we individually and collectively leap in a positive direction (it being leap year and all) and… Continue reading The Times They Are A-Changin’

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Loneliness

Dear Fellow Health Nuts... When I say the word "healthy," what comes to mind for you? When I give presentations in the community, the most common answers I get to that question include: Eat plenty of vegetables Exercise Drink water Avoid junk food Meditate Get enough sleep Manage your weight Rarely, if ever, does anyone… Continue reading Loneliness

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Emotional Intelligence

Go to a bookstore or local library and head toward the "psychology and self help" section.  You will likely find a plethora of books that speak to "emotional intelligence." Type in the words "emotional intelligence books" in a search engine and you'll find articles like "26 emotional intelligence books." Or "The Top 20 Emotional Intelligence… Continue reading Emotional Intelligence

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Rebranding Sensitivity

I can't really speak for other cultures, but from what I have been able to gleam, here, in the United States, the word "sensitive" is seen as derogatory. To be sensitive means you  must be a wall flower or a snowflake. It means you are easy to hurt. You're thin-skinned. You can't handle what life… Continue reading Rebranding Sensitivity

Articles for Helpers and Healers, Highly Sensitive People, Reflections on Healing and Wellness, Resilience, Self Improvement, Skill Building for Success

Show Me the Data…

You Gotta Love Science I am utterly enamored with science. Or...maybe it would be better to say that I love the spirit of the scientific process. Think about it. It's basically a process devoted to curiosity and exploration (and just try to convince me that curiosity and exploration aren't worthwhile. I dare you). First: you have a… Continue reading Show Me the Data…

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How to Realize Your Potential and Become a STRONGER Sensitive Person

The Highly Sensitive Hitch... One of the most common grievances I hear from the highly sensitive people I have met and worked with is this one...singular...complaint: I hate that I have to take SUCH delicate care of myself to feel grounded. It feels like I have two options. I can either have a social life,… Continue reading How to Realize Your Potential and Become a STRONGER Sensitive Person

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10 Myths About Highly Sensitive People

Interested in hearing the podcast? Click Here! Highly sensitive people (a term coined by researcher Elaine Aron, Ph.D) are an interesting bunch. They tend to be pretty good at synthesizing information. They reflect on their experiences deeply. They tend to notice subtle changes in their environment with ease. They can also be...a pain in the… Continue reading 10 Myths About Highly Sensitive People

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Cultivating Hygge (Contentment) as a Highly Sensitive Person EVEN WHILE Out With Other People…

Picture originally featured in: https://www.tastecooking.com/hygge-the-end/ Unless you're living in Denmark right now...or perhaps are just more worldly than I am as  rule...my guess is that you read the title of this and asked "What's Hygge? And how the hell do you pronounce that?" Hygge (pronounced Hoo-gah) is a quality. It's a way of being. The… Continue reading Cultivating Hygge (Contentment) as a Highly Sensitive Person EVEN WHILE Out With Other People…

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Dance Like a Dervish: The JOY of Being an HSP

Image taken from https://www.flickr.com/photos/max31055/43275863902 and is by Chiara Salvati  Growing Up... My Mom came of age in an era of sex, drugs, peace, love, and of course...rock and roll. Living life to the fullest...burning the candle at both ends...going nowhere fast...these were the mantras I grew up with (whether they were spoken mantras or not).… Continue reading Dance Like a Dervish: The JOY of Being an HSP