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Slow Holidays: A Survival Guide for Sensitives, HSPs and Empath’s

A pretty woman smiling at the Christmas display
Taking it Slow for the Holidays – time to pause

Carol Burbank, Ph.D.
Guest Blogger

“I believe that slowness is an act of resistance, not because slowness is good in itself but because of all it makes room for, the things that don’t get measured and can’t be bought.”
Rebecca Solnit, “Finding Time,” Orion Magazine, 2007

When we’re sensitive to other people’s emotions and struggles, holidays bring extra challenges. Winter celebrations bring their own craziness, the joy/grief cycle of memory, reunions and rituals that touch everyone to the core. Just riding our own rollercoaster is enough! But when we are empathic, we sense everyone else’s wild ride, too! It can be overwhelming. Continue reading

You Don’t Have to Be “the Canary in the Mine!” Sensitive People Can Protect Themselves from Electromagnetic Pollution

Canary

Many of us are sensitive to environmental toxins, whether we know it or not. Once we become aware of our sensitivities, it’s easy to feel like as helpless as the canaries miners carried underground; if the bird got sick or died, it was a warning to the workers. We have more power than those poor birds. We can find ways to detox, clean up our environment, and protect ourselves.

It’s important to understand how to minimize and prevent symptoms before they become entrenched as chronic conditions or disease, but sometimes it feels overwhelming, doesn’t it? There’s so much pollution in our world that scientists are identifying diseases, allergies and sensitivities that were uncommon or unknown only 50 years ago. One of the most common, and most invisible pollutants affecting our health comes from electromagnetic sources, from electrical equipment and appliances to power lines, microwaves, wifi, computers and radio transmitters.

Symptoms of electromagnetic sensitivity (EMS) range from the catastrophic to the chronic. Many of us experience EMS toxicity as depression, chronic fatigue, heart problems, fibromyalgia, weakness, headaches, ADD, or a general feeling of being unwell. It’s important to take the power for your healing in your own hands. Consult your doctor, of course –- but make sure to check out complementary holistic solutions that will speed your recovery and prevent further illness.

How do I know if I have EMS? What can I do about it?
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Are You Just too Sensitive?

Do you have days where you are just exhausted by everyone else’s drama? Do you even sometimes forget that it’s Their Drama and Not Yours?

If you are like a lot of Highly Sensitive People or empaths the answer is probably a resounding Yes!

You might be surprised to know that a lot of times you are being pulled down and drained by all the emotions, thoughts and energies around you, and they can feel like yours even.
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What do Being too Sensitive, Shy, Introverted, Fearful or even Neurotic Have in Common?

The Face of An Empath

What does an empath look like you ask? You, me, your mother, your Sister..... (this photo is me, AnnaMariah and my gold Shield is in my bra just in case you're wondering why you don't see me wearing it.)

You might be surprised at the answers to the question above.  I’m writing this post and thinking about mothers in particular since Mother’s Day is almost here, but everything in here can apply equally to you at any time of year, whether you are a woman or a man. ( More women tend to be HSP/Empath’s so I’m using she here just for brevity)

We all know that woman who just seems to feel every emotion around her; cries whenever someone else does even in a commercial; and who seems to know what everyone around her thinks, feels or needs. Chances are this woman is a Highly Sensitive Person or an Empath.
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Diamonds Can be Your Best Friend.

Be Inspired. Be Inspiring. Align with Your Purpose.

The diamond is the traditional birthstone for April. I am finding it interesting that diamond has some almost contradictory qualities and uses. A Diamond is a stone that bonds relationships and enhances love, most often seen in engagement or wedding rings. It can also help to bring longevity to relationships. On the other hand, it also encourages a desire for independence and a sense of self-confidence.  Personally I feel the best relationships are one in which the partners bond but still maintain their own independence and personality, thus, in my world view the diamond seems absolutely perfect.

I didn’t truly understand the power of the diamond until I got to be the first person to try out the first 14k gold, diamond BioElectric Shield back in 1998. This Shield is an incredible tool for protection and energy enhancement. I awoke the following morning with the absolute understanding that the diamond in that Shield was like a laser beam to help me focus on my purpose and destiny. As I wore this Shield over the next ten years, it seemed that whatever wasn’t in alignment with who I am and am meant to be, just fell away. It also seemed to speed and propel me forward into new adventures that appeared at times to unfold almost like magic. You don’t have to wear a diamond in a Shield for this to work, but the Shield does provide an enhanced strength and focusing quality to the already intense energies of the diamond.
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Why do you struggle so to make a decision? Maybe it’s “them”, not you.

Is  making a decision is an extremely difficult process for you? In addition to your own struggle, you may hear from friends and family, “just decide, it’s easy, blah blah blah.” It may not be that you’re just indecisive, you may have some additional invisible challenges to overcome:

  1. Taking in the thoughts, feelings, energies and needs of those around you.
  2. Energy field may be “mis-firing” and the way the input comes in is scrambled in such a way that it’s almost impossible to interpret.
  3. Fear of making a mistake –  in the past you’ve made quick decisions, only to realize later it was wrong and you’d been overly influenced by outside sources.
  4. Fear coming from other people.

Photo: Mike_tn’s photostream  on Flickr
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