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Sensitivity

Wield Your Sensitivity As a Superpower

Sonia Sommer | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonia Sommer

The last time someone said to me, "God you're so sensitive," I responded, "I know, I'm so lucky." I haven't always been excited about my constituti...

Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

Messy Toddler to Cluttered Teen: Meanings That Lurk Underneath the Mess

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Whatever kind of person you are, believe it or not, your messy child is not trying to be disobedient. They're not out to get you or tire your organized soul. Their messes have a wide range of possible meanings. Take a gander at a few.

It's Not About You... and It Is About You

Tamar Henry | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Henry

I can't entirely avoid getting hurt -- and I don't believe any of us can -- but I can absolutely choose my reaction when someone says or does something that I find hurtful, thoughtless or insensitive.

Why Creativity, Vulnerability and Sensitivity Are Your Superpowers

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

Here is my confession: I've got Superpowers. Even more I'm a Creative Superhero. No, I can't fly through walls, lift the Eifel Tower or read your mi...

What's So Funny About Mocking Latinos?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The problem is the adults. I'm taking about the parents who raised their kids to think it's hilarious to embrace racial caricatures. And yes, I'm aware that some of the students in the photo are Latinos. If anything, that's even worse.

Shades of Sensitivity

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a s...

7 Qualities To Seek In A Soulmate

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Often, we overlook flaws because we fall in love with a person. This is admirable, but we also have to recognize the principles that mold a partner into a soulmate -- those elements that fortify a loving bond for the long run. Consider these seven qualities as essential to fostering an incredible, lifelong partnership...

Lindsay Holmes

11 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Highly Sensitive People

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living

"You're just too sensitive. Don't take things so personally." In a culture that favors the powerful, sensitivity can be seen as a deficiency. Sensi...

Mean Toddlers: Preventing Mean Girls From Developing in the Earliest Years

Katherine Rose | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Katherine Rose

What if girls were taught to deal appropriately with jealousy long before they ever get to middle school? As a scholar in child development (and thus, a lifelong student of human behavior), I believe they should be. It could have great payoffs later in life for girls and women.

Born to Be Mild

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

I am a firm believer in the concept that no one "gets there" alone. I know that I have had a lot of help along the way, and I strive to help others as they go through life too. I know what it's like to be alone, to struggle and to be the victim of an injustice or cruel act.

A Candid Effort to Help

Phu Nguyen | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

My happy days don't give me immunity from depression, nor does my very abundant life. Beauty, money, fame, and even hordes of admirers don't keep anyone safe from this mental illness. It can affect anyone, and when it does, we need help.

Will the Real Introverts Please Stand Up?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

Introversion is one of the most misunderstood dimensions of personality. What is the essence of introversion? Let's explore the core of the extraversion-introversion dimension of personality.

How to Answer Your Critics

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

I have observed, with alarming regularity, how the comments sections of online articles become war zones. No one knows each other personally, and the facelessness gives people courage to speak their mind freely without worrying about the consequences.

World's Best GPS System: Gratitude, Positivity and Sensitivity

Dr. Michael R. Mantell | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael R. Mantell

My car has a world-class GPS system in it. It's a genuine, high-tech, (the kind I need our 13-year-old to explain), sure-to-get-me-where-I-want-to-go virtual assistant that guides me in my travels. Only problem is, I said I wanted to get to "happiness," and it was stymied.

Ending the 'R-Word' as a Punch Line

Lou Melgarejo | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Lou Melgarejo

March 5 marked the annual observance of the "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign. Sadly, there is still a long way to go.

The Noise Can Be Too Much

Lindsey Mead | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Lindsey Mead

"For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much." I have not been able to get Jim Carrey's tweet on the occasion of Philip Seymour Hoffman's sudden death out of my head. That line has been running through my thoughts pretty much constantly since Hoffman's death.

The Only 2014 Resolution You'll Need... the One That Changes Everything

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

William "Bill" Butler and Dr. Steve McSwain This is the season for New Year's resolutions. Actually, however, there is only one resolution you...

Can I Give You Some Feedback?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

One of the greatest benefits of exchanging feedback is that it promotes intimacy, trust, respect and appreciation in relationships.

The One Thing Not To Say To Someone With OCD

Nile Cappello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nile Cappello

Unless you are educated on OCD, have seen a therapist, or have some sort of confirmation other than your own unfortunate desire to connect with me about this -- I'm going to be honest and let you know I really, really don't want to hear your superficial self-diagnosis.

Doctor, How Do You Feel?

Nandita Mani | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Nandita Mani

In these formative years, students are like sponges, constantly absorbing clues from their superiors on how medicine should be practiced. Can we really expect medical students to retain their empathy if we don't show them how?

23 Signs You're Secretly a Narcissist Masquerading as a Sensitive Introvert

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

While introversion, sensitivity, and narcissism are all partially separate traits, hypersensitive covert narcissists are more likely to report that they are introverted and sensitive.

Skull and Crossbones: Projecting Onto Folks With HIV/AIDS

David Bedrick | Posted 09.07.2013 | Gay Voices
David Bedrick

People get sick but resist their own sense of frailty; people witness another's death but deny their own mortality; people age but fight against every visible reminder. As a result, they are compelled to project death and dying onto someone else, and people with HIV become prime targets.

Is Your Child Ungifted?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

When Jay Leno asked Steve Carell how his kids were doing, he didn't seem too concerned: "I hate it when people talk about kids on talk shows. I hat...

Too Emotional? 8 Strategies To Help

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

According to Dr. Elaine Aron, highly sensitive people (HSPs) make up approximately 15 to 20 percent of the population. While I would classify myself as a moderate HSP, there are certain triggers I now recognize that amplify my sensitivity. Here are eight survival strategies for HSPs.