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Written words to help you on your sensitive journey

“Why Can’t You Just Be Happy?”

  One of my new readers recently shared this with me:   “My husband is finding it really hard too as he can't understand, I bring him down as he says “There's always something wrong, there's actually nothing wrong, why can't you just be happy”. I so wish I did feel...

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The Not-So-Subtle Art of Being Mark Manson: A Book Review

MarkManson.net   There’s nothing subtle about Mark Manson. He’s crude, vulgar and doesn’t give a f*ck.   But like anything of true value in life, dig a little deeper and you’ll find treasure worthy of any explorer willing to look below the surface.   I recently...

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Someone Called Me An A**hole: Here’s What I Did

  I’ve been called many things in my life.   Sensitive. Shy. Crybaby.   Stupid. Ugly. Fat.   And I’ve been told many seemingly casual yet hurtful things, as a child and adult, mostly by adults, such as “why can’t you be more like your sister?” or “why don’t you wear...

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I Quit!

  I quit. I’m done. I’ve had it.   Yesterday morning around 8:30, I was "having a moment". Not...

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Dear Sensitive Soul, You Are Love

Dear Sensitive Soul, You know who you are. You feel everything so deeply it aches. When you were 10, your dad yelled at you for being too sensitive and you remember the crinkled crease in his forehead and the pain of betrayal as if it were happening now. You remember...

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My Soul Told Me I’m Not Good Enough

I’ve been on overload the past month. And by month, I mean decade. And by decade, I mean lifetime. There’s just too much to get done and a lifetime is simply not enough time to do it all. I keep thinking that one day I’ll knock everything off my To-Do list,...

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The 7 Superpowers of Sensitive Souls

I’m a superhero.Like most superheroes, I’ve learned to keep my powers hidden and quiet. Only those closest to me know. And like most superheroes, I grew up thinking I was fundamentally flawed because of my powers. Of course, before I realized the whole superhero...

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How to Toughen Up and Turn Your Sensitivity Into a Strength

"You're too sensitive," my boyfriend said last week."I know, isn't it great?" I responded proudly, fully meaning it.I've only recently begun to recognize the sheer strength of my sensitivity. Having been told to "toughen up" my entire life, I used to feel as though...

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Dear Mom, I Want To Kill Myself.

In my early twenties, I was diagnosed with Manic Depression, now commonly known as Bipolar Disorder. I had suicidal thoughts every day for nearly a decade, starting from my late teens. I wanted to die. Every night I would fall asleep to a tear-soaked pillow, begging a...

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How To Use Your Small Hurts As Catalysts For Big Growth

I recently posted a personal win in a private Facebook group created for passionate entrepreneurs who have taken a particular, and uber popular, online business course. The group provides support, encouragement and a safe place to ask questions, share your wins,...

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When Feeling Like Crap Is More Important Than Feeling Happy

"Life isn't all about sunshine and happiness, you know," said my boyfriend recently on a particularly rough day. He was in the midst of a difficult life circumstance and I was trying to cheer him up. It's not? I thought to myself, then what the hell is it all about?...

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Other People’s Judgments of You

Don't waste a moment of your joy worrying about what other people think of you. When you know who you are, it won't matter what anyone else thinks. Be you, without apology or explanation. You will never please everyone all the time, not even the ones that matter most,...

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