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Archives for October, 2012

Borderline Personality Disorder

Being Mindful of the Gray

Sometimes people who are emotionally sensitive are controlled by their emotions.  When they are feeling happy and joyful, they think positive thoughts and all may seem right with the world. When they are upset, they may not remember how good they felt before and be unable to believe that they may feel good again. During those times their thoughts are often pessimistic and they may see all as...
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General

Focusing on Smells


 

As we go through our day, we experience different smells that may influence our mood. The average person can recognize and remember about ten thousand aromas and is able to detect scents in infinitesimal quantities. Smell plays a role in our relationships, our moods, and our sense of well-being.

Our ability to smell is carried out by  about five or six million cells high up in the nasal passages. The nose is the the main organ of taste...
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Coping Skills

Creating Emotional Comfort in Your Home



 

Emotionally sensitive people are often affected strongly by their environment and different people are soothed by different types of settings. Maybe a loft in an artsy area of town or a house in the country or a townhome in a busy area of the city fits with the environment you love. But maybe you are living in suburbia when you are a city person at heart or a nature lover living in a big city. While it may...
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Coping Skills

Basic Ideas About Effective Mindfulness Practice


 

In The Mindful Child, Susan Kaiser Greenland gives an example of mindfulness as being like a cylinder of clear water.  You can look through the cylinder and see the other side. If you pour a cup of baking soda into the water and shake or stir it, the soda clouds the water and obscures your vision. Just like the baking soda in water, thought and emotions can create uproar in our heads and cloud our minds. When you let it...
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