As Highly Sensitive People and Sensitive Creatives, we often feel hesitant to do any kind of self-promotion. It doesn’t feel authentic, and so we often don’t share our work or talent with others. Talking about ourselves often feels like bragging. Recently, I came across this lovely piece online that clarifies the difference between self-promotion and bragging.
Starting this month, every so often, I will suggest three books that might help you on your journey as a Highly Sensitive Person. They may or may not be directly related to being a Highly Sensitive Person. But they will, hopefully, give you some insight and some tools that can help you in your journey as an HSP or a sensitive creative.
I have not just read these books but also enjoyed or benefited from them. So, here we go. […]
Recently, I picked up Shawn Stevenson’s wonderful book Sleep Smarter in an attempt to figure out simple ways to nourish my body, something I tend to neglect as a sensitive person who is often stuck in her head. I had bought the book for my husband who has sleeping problems and had read some of it before. This time, when I returned to it, again, I felt deeply inspired. I have been following some of the strategies from the book and I am struck by how simple changes can help us. Also, as highly sensitive people who are prone to overwhelm, it’s a good idea to figure out the broad strokes, and what is really important, so we can make simple, lasting shifts. […]
As an INFP and a creative person, I often feel held back by my mind’s frantic grasping at things when what I need is to connect with the messy, spiral creative process and experience things as they are. This week, I would like to share a passage from Marion Woodman’s introduction to Jill Mellick’s lovely book on dream work, The Natural Artistry of Dreams. […]
This interview is with Amanda Linehan, a fiction writer, indie publisher and fellow INFP. Amanda has published three novels and a couple handfuls of short stories. Her short fiction has been featured on Every Day Fiction. She lives in Maryland, likes to be outside and writes with her cat sleeping on the floor beside her desk.
You can follow Amanda on twitter @amandalinehan, on instagram @amandalinehan and on Goodreads.
In this interview, Amanda talks about her creative process, being an INFP writer and the gifts and challenges that come with following your unique path. I learnt from this interview and I think, you will too!