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Back to Comfort ZoneNovember 2009: Comfort Zone ONLINE
Gifts of the Season:
Time Spaciousness, Appreciating Sensitivity, New Book

Dear HSPs:

Here come the holidays and the New Year. Give yourself a gift by remembering to do this time of year your way: If you are already doing all you can, don't expect anything extra of yourself without dropping something else, especially if the holidays are busy for you at work. Plan what you will enjoy, then cut it by half. Don't buy into the idea that this time of year must be fancy or especially meaningful. It's stressful enough during the holidays without trying to meet extra cultural expectations. If you can, connect with those who may need you a little more at this time of year--that's meaning enough. But don't promise more than you can deliver.

In that spirit, this issue gives you...

When I will be speaking:

My next few speaking engagements will be courses about "The Undervalued Self." These will be especially helpful for HSPs, I believe, although non-HSPs will be attending as well.

  • Kripalu, Lennox, MA, March 5 through 7
  • Esalen, Big Sur, CA, May 21 through 23

I will also speak at the HSP gathering in California next fall:
Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA, Sept 2 through 6

Don't Forget to Gather, Network, and Create/Collaborate

Networking: As announced in the last newsletter, Jacquelyn Strickland has organized a "World Wide Network of HSPs" to help us connect up in several ways. For example, the Network has a home-stay list that brings together HSPs planning a visit or vacation to a certain area with those in that area eager to share their homes and their knowledge of that locale. Another part of her project is to list HSPs wanting to meet others in their area. For full information, go to hspworldnetwork.com

Gatherings: Jacquelyn has planned three more gatherings for next year:

  • April in North Carolina (Blue Ridge Mountains)
  • June in British Columbia (Gabriola Island)
  • September in northern California (Walker Creek Ranch)

For full information, go to lifeworkshelp.com/hspgathering.htm

Creating and Collaborating: Please do look at the new magazine Tribe, along with its online forum at tribe.paramimedia.com . Tribe is a beautiful publication dedicated to bringing together HSPs, displaying their creativity, and encouraging their collaboration and connection. Submit something to them if you like, or comment on what has been submitted in order to determine the final magazine's content. Or simply read and be inspired.

I hope that the upcoming solstice gives you hope, as the days begin to lengthen again; that if you celebrate the holidays in a religious way, that your rituals deepen your spiritual life; and that the new year brings the right balance of rest and success.

Elaine

 

November 2009 Articles:

A Letter from Elaine
Gift of Time: Rebels for Time Spaciousness
Appreciating Sensitivity: We're Simply More Responsive
New Book: The Undervalued Self, Coming March 10

 

More Comfort Zone Email Newsletters

November 2009 Articles:

A Letter from Elaine

Gift of Time: Rebels for Time Spaciousness

Appreciating Sensitivity: We're Simply More Responsive

New Book: The Undervalued Self, Coming March 10

 

 

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