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Self Care Tips for Sensitivities

Self Care Tips for Sensitivities If you’re Highly Sensitive, you’ve experienced some reactivity to things in the environment, whether related to sound, touch, sight, smell, even taste. You’ve likely also felt challenged by others’ feelings, cultural and world events, even your own emotions. Sensory Processing Sensitivity, the official term for high sensitivity, describes this…we are …

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Find Your Center in Challenging Times

Find Your Center in Challenging Times We’re probably all expecting some tumult in November. Things right now may seem unprecedented and extreme, but the reality is…there’s always something going on that we can feel stressed or overwhelmed by. So how can you make it through the coming month(s) without adding to that stress, or even …

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8 Things You May Not Know About Highly Sensitive People

8 Things You May Not Know About Highly Sensitive People You may or may not have heard of Highly Sensitive People. You may know someone you’d describe as ‘overly sensitive,’ or ‘over-reactive.’ As you’ll see it’s not a matter of ‘over,’ just ‘more.’ HSPs process information very deeply so life is experienced a bit…or a …

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Overcome Anxiety and Overwhelm : Part II

Last time I talked about how to relieve anxiety and overwhelm by becoming aware, separating the feelings from yourself and identifying and changing self-talk. Sometimes it may be hard to access your thoughts or change them because the physical responses are so intense. A challenge to relieving anxiety is the secondary anxiety response…the thoughts that …

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The Amazing Benefits of Meditation

The Amazing Benefits of Meditation Normally there are plenty of things that occur in our daily lives that cause us stress: commuter traffic, hassles at work, and tension in our personal relationships to name just a few. These days, with the upheaval related to the pandemic, this stress has increased for some, and some who …

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Mother Nature to the Rescue

Mother Nature to the Rescue We’re definitely in a time of heightened stress and anxiety. Many people had already been experiencing challenges just with the frenetic pace of life in 2020, but now with the uncertainty of the pandemic, this has increased exponentially. How are we to cope? One thing which always helps me, and …

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How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19 If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the …

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4 Healthy Ways to Distract Yourself from Anxiety

4 Healthy Ways to Distract Yourself from Anxiety Anxiety is a natural dialogue between our mind and body. It’s a red flag that something might be going on in our surroundings that requires our attention. For most of us, anxiety is an uncomfortable but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. …

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