Hardwiring Happiness Compelled Me to Write this Book Review

Book Review on Hardwiring Happiness

It’s no surprise that I research obsessively, because I’m an INFJ, and being this personality type also suggests that I’m an avid reader, which I am. It did surprise me, though, when Hardwiring Happiness showed up in my life right when I needed it. It’s not the type of book I usually go for. I bounce around from self-help and psychology to young adult fiction/fantasy and comic biographies. I’m pretty fascinated by most things, although I will say that you won’t likely find me reading books on science or history (unless it’s a fiction book based in a historical time […]

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How Music and Introverts are Intimately Connected

How introverts need to be connected to their music.

Anyone who listens to music has felt an emotional response to a particular song at some point, if not often. Introverts, highly sensitive people, empaths, or anyone internally focused will naturally experience strong emotions to much of the music they listen to. After all, music interacts directly with your brain, affecting everything from your heart rate, motivation, and anxiety levels to emotional response, focus, and memory. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato Have you ever listened to an old song because it somehow brings you […]

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MIA Due to Trauma & Injury

Why I've been missing in action.

I wanted to give you a brief overview on why I haven’t been blogging for the last several months. It wasn’t out of choice, but trauma and circumstance. I will go into details later, as I’m not ready to do that just yet. My last post, about attending a blog conference was in April. Literally, on my last day in California, I got word that my grandmother wasn’t doing well, so I went home, unpacked and repacked, and headed immediately to Seattle to see her. Unfortunately, the day I arrived at the hotel I was staying at, I slipped and […]

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How HSPs can Limit or Avoid News to Protect Themselves

How HSPs can avoid news and media in their daily lives. #HSP #highlysensitive #selfcare

Highly sensitive people are directly affected by their environment, so controlling our environment, to some degree, is necessary. We absorb things around us like a sponge, whether it’s people’s moods, horror movies, or a violent or a sad story in the news. This can create a sense of overwhelm, discomfort, and anxiety. Some will say that we’re burying our heads in the sand when it comes to avoid news, but I strongly disagree. We don’t need news in our face 24 hours a day, which is what we’re faced with, and the news of today is much more devastating and […]

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Why Being Highly Sensitive is Awesome

Why I love being an HSP.

There are some really great things about being highly sensitive. It’s sometimes very difficult to differentiate my INFJ personality from my highly sensitive nature, though, because they overlap each other at times, but I’d like to talk about the best parts of being a highly sensitive person (HSP). Being an HSP is both a blessing and a curse. My emotions can quickly get the best of me, which can lead to arguments, worry and sleepless nights. The physical sensitivities can be anything from a minor environmental annoyance to having negative reactions to coffee, pills, or even food. We are sensitive […]

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