The Smart Sensitives Corner
Sensitive does not mean weak.
Life affects sensitive people very deeply.
When life affects you deeply, either strength is born or illness prevails.
Nurture your strengths for a happier and healthier life.
An Open Letter to Everyone Who Has Ever Called Me Too Sensitive.
HSPs (highly sensitive people), the gifted, autistics, and other neurodiverse and wonderful brains like those with ADD or ADHD are more susceptible to environmental and emotional toxicity, increasing the likelihood of suffering from allergies, CFS, fibromyalgia, complex PTSD, etc. Few understand why life is so difficult. Until we, the people, clean up the planet and open our hearts, life can be less difficult with these perspectives:
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The hallmark of a truly sensitive individual is the extent that their hearts feel, and in a superficial, callous, and greedy world, this often leads to heartbreak of an existential sort. Many of us were taught to distrust our emotions, leading to emotional storms inside our own bodies (via the all-receptive fasciae) causing inflammation, congestion, and even rigidity. Or perhaps the heart-centered acted out, instead of repressing, by defying and breaking rules, or worse, breaking other hearts. Either way, there is a way back. Science and spirituality are finally connecting showing that spirituality is more scientific than most imagine, and now is the turning point. Dare to learn to trust yourself, again. When we learn to direct our hearts to a state of peace, regardless of and fully aware of what may be going on around us, we tap into potentially unlimited healing power for ourselves and for humanity.
- Chronic Illness
A neurologically sensitive system is more likely to suffer from chronic illness and no one explains it better than this doctor living with chronic illness. It's a great read worth sharing to improve understanding and support.
Sensitive people who are also devoted to being good people can get deeply hurt when trust goes awry. Their need to do right by others can cause the highly caring person to develop unwise and false versions of trust, which can result in attracting untrustworthy people, creating a vicious cycle. Be willing to re-educate yourself on how, who, and why to trust, and for the fastest course on the subject, give the inspiring, walking-the-talk author, IYANLA Vanzant, a go with her book, TRUST. No matter what your religious beliefs, even if you have none, this book is applicable.
- Faster Than Normal
Peter Shankman is an expert at cultivating creativity and contentment in both business and life for himself and for others with fast brains who are too often labeled as disruptive and flaky, at best. Learn how to excel with fast brain syndrome and you'll soon see that its assets far outweigh its deficits. Find podcasts with interviews of other stellar icons worth being your mentors, like Seth Godin and Anders Fabech Rønnau. For a more feminine and funny view on living better with a fast brain, get to know Stacey Turis, Brain Gangster!
- The Power of Introverts
Author Susan Cain may have written the book of the decade if not the century. Underneath sensitivity lie the gifts of introversion. Our world needs both and we need each other. This book could bring back the balance.
- The Highly Sensitive Person, by Elaine Aron
This is probably the best introduction if you have not been aware, before, that you are a sensitive or to find out if you are.
- In Sheep's Clothing by George Simon, PhD
Sensitives are the natural targets of bullies, and our society is becoming unbalanced with them. George helps us see the pattern so that it may be broken.
- The Sensitive Person's Survival Guide, by Kyra Mesich, PsyD
This book is for those who become overwhelmed by other people's emotions. Kyra offers concrete steps you can take for immediate relief and improvement.
- The Five Steps Toward Autism Acceptance
- Molecules of Emotion, by Candace Pert, PhD
For a scientific and deeper understanding of how our emotions affect our body's health.