Pearls of wisdom from a fellow highly sensitive person

Pearls of wisdom from a fellow highly sensitive person
Guest article by Elizabeth M. Atkinson

Below are some important lessons that I’ve learned, which have helped me to live a healthy and happy life.

* Communication works best when it’s open, easy, spontaneous. It should also include active listening.

* Rules and boundaries should be clear and explicit, but also allow for flexibility.

* Individuality, freedom, and personal identity are enhanced by positive self-esteem. Continue reading “Pearls of wisdom from a fellow highly sensitive person”

Do you need some tips to live healthier?

Do you need some tips to live healthier? As highly sensitive people, we need to feel good in order to live our lives happier and productively.

Here’s some wise advice from Renee Pieroth a registered and licensed dietician.

* Take a moment to reflect on your positive attributes. Consider not only what you would like to change, but what you would like to remain the same. Goals can build on your successes to help fade your negative thoughts. Keep in mind the power of exercise and nutrition to benefit your health when creating goals. Continue reading “Do you need some tips to live healthier?”

Life observations from Steve Allen

Here are some life observations that we highly sensitive people can think about from Steve Allen, an American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer. They are as follows:

(1) Most people are unaware that they suffer from a natural combination of ignorance and stupidity.

Unfortunately there is some validity to this.

(2) If you don’t know something, admit it! Continue reading “Life observations from Steve Allen”

Some Wise Advice from Dr. Bernie Siegel

Here’s some wise advice from Dr. Bernie Siegel from notes that I had taken from a lecture that I attended in November 2001. Dr Siegel is an American writer and retired pediatric surgeon who writes on the relationship between the patient and the healing process. He is known for his best-selling book Love, Medicine and Miracles.

* “We learn the most from our troubles.”

* “We should ask ourselves…How can we make the world beautiful?”

* “Pay attention to what makes you feel good. Live what you love.” Continue reading “Some Wise Advice from Dr. Bernie Siegel”

Can you handle the truth?

Can you handle the truth? By that I mean, can you be truthful about yourself, other people, and human nature? Here are some thought-provoking quotes:

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
― Gloria Steinem

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Continue reading “Can you handle the truth?”