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Staying Alive and beating exhortations to self-improve

A timely read on “Improving Ourselves to Death” I was talking with some HSPs at a social meetup yesterday and we bonded over a shared sense of  society’s ridiculous obsession with the words “evidence-based” and all-consuming metrics. These ideas, along … Continue reading

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The Positivity Paradox

Positivity Pooped? In her introduction to The Undervalued Self, Dr Elaine Aron (author of The Highly Sensitive Person) reminds us that despite years of work on improving low self-esteem, the undervalued self and low self-esteem are still with us. We … Continue reading

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EFT Training January 2018!

EFT Training in London EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique – or Tapping as it’s also known – is a wonderful tool for releasing trauma, reducing anxiety and relieving pain. EFT offers HSPs a simple and effective way of managing and … Continue reading

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Loving your highly sensitive life?

What does it take to love your highly sensitive life? Discovering that you’re an HSP – a Highly Sensitive Person with SPS (Sensory Processing Sensitivity to give it its scientific name) is the beginning of quite a journey. I say … Continue reading

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To ‘P’ or not to ‘P’

Rest assured, I’m not getting intimate with the workings of your bladder control! Nope. This kind of Pee is P for Positivity. All singing, all dancing, never a dull moment of Negativity allowed. How good is this for you? Especially … Continue reading

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HSPs – exploring, understanding, transcending, accepting

My mum used to tell me how I would scream if we were walking out and they were digging up the road. I couldn’t stand the intrusive screaming noise of the drill. Similar would happen when the spin cycle came … Continue reading

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Surviving and thriving in challenging times

The pen is mightier than the sword, so I’ve heard …  I wonder what is mightier than the screen? Hopefully, our innate, intelligent wisdom of the soul can help us bring the screen and the pen, our eyes and ears, … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Play

What do you think of when you see or hear the word “Play”? Spontaneous? Carefree? Free-for-all? Imagination? Fantasy? Childhood? Make-it-all-up-as-you-go-along? Chaos? Anarchy? Freedom? Do you also think about frameworks? Structure? Rules of Engagement? Rules of the group? There’s an unspoken … Continue reading

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Play Date – Trial and Error

Hello!   I thought I had already posted this post on here but it seems to me now that I had not! It was originally penned back in 2008 when the blog was called “Kitten with a ball of string” … Continue reading

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Where do you feel at home?

It’s spring time in Tel Aviv and the wild flowers are in bloom. The blistering sun has begun to show us what it’s made of but has not yet parched the land dry. The grass is still green. Beauty in bright colour … Continue reading

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