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The Highly Sensitive Person – Book Review

The Highly Sensitive Person Book Review I was first introduced to the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) by Elaine Aron in 2009 when I was a patient at the environmental health clinic. I was, at first, skeptical when my doctor suggested that I read it. I had never thought of myself as a particularly sensitive person,…
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One Month of Mindfulness: You’re Hardier than you Think

This post is about my mindfulness challenge results. My mindfulness challenge was quite simple: do three things mindfully every day. I began imagining myself sitting zen-like on top of a rocky mountain, reaching enlightenment and spreading my healing wisdom to my fellow chronically ill bloggers. It was then that I realized; there aren’t really any…
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The Chronically Ill’s Prayer for a Job

Based on 'A Mothers Prayer for Her Daughter' by Tina Fey First Lord; nothing too stressful, may neither the words ‘fast paced’ nor ‘competitive environment’ grace the sentences of the job description. May I be respected, but not valued, for it is the value that brings the extra hours every Friday evening, not the respect.…
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How to Trick Your Dinner Guests into Eating Gluten Free

I hate dinner parties, and eating gluten-free makes it even harder. This may come as a shock to some of you because I do love eating, and I do like socializing, but I have so many weird dietary restrictions that I usually end up getting a lot of weird looks and coming home hungry, or…
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