Ready or Not, the Holidays are Coming!

Sharon Barnes Highly Sensitive, Overcoming Adversity Leave a Comment

Do you dread the holidays? Eagerly anticipate them? Do both at once? Here’s CSIGY (Creative, Sensitive, Introverted, Gifted) Tips and Tools to Stay Balanced Through the Holidays: Hollywood’s images of perfect family holidays set up unrealistic expectations that can never be met. Let’s face it, we can’t possibly measure up to the Norman Rockwell or “It’s a Wonderful Life” ideal. So why not take the pressure off to be perfect and enjoy the season? If your well-being has become the last priority in your life, it’s time to learn how to EEEK your way through the holidays.” EEEK stands for …

How to Get Unstuck

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Do you ever feel stuck? Find one thing piling on top of another? I can relate. Sometimes we don’t realize we’re getting stuck until we’re immobilized. For CASIGY’s, this can look like over-committing time, having too much to do with it all seeming crucial, or being interested in so many things that we have trouble choosing among them which leads to getting paralyzed and doing nothing. It can take many forms. The question is, how do we get unstuck when we’re stuck? Before we consider that, another question begs asking: What’s a CASIGY? CASIGY™ is an acronym for Creative, Acutely …

Inspiration On the Road to First Grade

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Inspiration for Parents and Teachers of Creative, Sensitive or Gifted Children: Here’s Nine Life Lessons I Learned On the Road to First Grade: My little quilt, finished except for the label, was a burgundy, mauve and ivory watercolor heart-shaped wall hanging. It had taken many moons to make, and I was tempted to skip the label. Painters sign their work on the front; quilt artists make a label for the back. But I just wanted to be done with it.  I hate making quilt labels, because I never know what to say on them. So I pinned the quilt on …