Tag Archive: stress

Silences.

Family Vacations and The Most Fundamental Need of HSPs    Two months ago, InwardMarvels grew quiet. This was based on a conscious and unannounced decision: I was in my very last few weeks… Continue reading

Why Being Highly Sensitive Is a Gift

This goes out to every HSP who has trouble coming to terms with their sensitivity. Believe it or not, our Sensitive Minds and Bodies are a Gift — even if they provide for… Continue reading

Confessions of an HSP: How Long is Now?

Thoughts on Impatience I have quoted it before, and I will quote it again: “One world at a time.” – Henry David Thoreau This is what Thoreau, suffering from tuberculosis and chained to… Continue reading

Hardwood Floors Like Glimmering Lakes

View this post on Instagram The amazing play of #shade on a hardwood floor. It's a bit like the glimmering surface of a lake. Find beauty in the #Now. #floor #play #shadow #everyday… Continue reading

Your playing small does not serve the world.

I have never gone the way others in my family have gone. From an early age, I insisted on a different path, and because I was lucky, no one ever objected (not seriously… Continue reading

10 Thoughts to Help You Build a Mindfulness Routine

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. — William Blake After… Continue reading

The Happiness Hidden in Walls

My post, HSPs in a World of Beauty, talked about how sensitive people have a gift: they find and enjoy beauty easily, which can help them experience a great degree of happiness on… Continue reading

On Trickery, Meditation, and Cosmic Orgasms

I was shamelessly tricked into my first meditation. Frankly, up to the point when I started attending my MBSR-course (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), I had regarded anything tied to the idea of sitting in… Continue reading

Confessions of an HSP: The Importance of Knowing Yourself

On Sensitivity, Solitude, and (Self-)Centeredness The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer. — Adam… Continue reading

On Christmas Haste.

  *Edit: I am excited to announce that a slightly altered version of this post was published on http://www.everyday-mindfulness.org :) December really is the ideal month to observe yourself mindfully when undergoing stress.… Continue reading

Don’t change.

Don’t change. Change is impossible, and even if it were possible, it is undesirable. Stay as you are. Love yourself as you are. And change, if it is at all possible, will take… Continue reading

The Miracle of a Slice of Orange

Just an ordinary orange. And yet I tend to forget how beautiful the things I devour are.

This World is Always a New World

You cannot step in the same river twice. — Heraclitus of Ephesus I haven’t been inhabiting the virtual realm in a while. Things happened. Life unravelled with remarkable speed and pulled me into… Continue reading

Stop to Continue

This, I find, generally works for any task you are trying to get done. Give it a try tonight after a day’s worth of work :) The best way is always to stop… Continue reading

Fear.

Two quotes complimenting each other. Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right… Continue reading

Sunny Side Up Mindfully

a post on frying eggs with love Feel the morning cold of the kitchen floor radiating through your feet, put on fluffy slippers, cherish the soft cozy. Turn on the stove, rub your… Continue reading

Your Top Ten Destructive Thought Patterns

Thoughts are so pervasive we sometimes barely know they are there. They are ever powerful, exploding in our heads and, once we decide to follow them, dragging us along on a disorienting, dizzying… Continue reading

Confessions of an HSP: Decluttering

Every time I think I have grasped the depth of what it means to be highly sensitive I discover new things about myself that suddenly make sense. Do you know the feeling? Something… Continue reading

Being Hot Fudge Sundaes

We don’t want to EAT hot fudge sundaes as much as we want our lives to BE hot fudge sundaes. We want to come home to ourselves. — Geneen Roth, Women, Food and… Continue reading

The Stress of Mindfulness

The first time I was introduced to the practice of mindfulness was when reading Geneen Roth’s Women, Food and God, in which the first chapter already illustrates that one of the basic premises… Continue reading

HSPs in a World of Beauty

HSPs have a superpower: they can FEEL beauty. Not that others can’t. But recent discussions with friends have given me the impression that it takes a lot more for some of them to… Continue reading

An Awakened Life

People often say to me, “I’d love to practice mindfulness, but I’m so busy I can’t seem to find the time.” Most people think of mindfulness as something they must squeeze into an… Continue reading

A Pear

  My newest secret hobby (when no one is looking at me, obviously) is looking at food. Yep. I said it. I find it strangely reassuring. Grounding. To carry a pear in your… Continue reading

The Soft Animal of Your Body

We meet in an airy high-ceiling room of a formerly Buddhist school; the building must have been built around 1900 and survived the war. The polish of the chestnut-colored hardwood floors reflects the… Continue reading

Daring Life as a Skinless Chameleon

“OF COURSE she is also one of those HSPs.“ Some time ago, I overheard a conversation in a cafe. From what I could gather, it was two teachers discussing a third person –… Continue reading

“One world at a time.” — Henry David Thoreau

This blog is under serious construction. In store are philosophical articles on being an HSP, introvert, intuitive eater, and a 21st Century Super(wo)man with a flair for mindfulness, nature, cooking, photography, reading, or… Continue reading

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