HSPs Upside Down!

New Perspectives On Life

I am back after a long hiatus from blogging with a new and fresh HSP perspective for your consideration.

Sometimes a New Perspective is all it takes to jump-start your creativity and happiness!

I recently started home Yoga Practice and experienced an epiphany, whilst upside-down in a handstand:

The world looks different when you are in a handstand/headstand; to me Yoga is looking at the world from a fresh perspective. It is so important to look at the world from a new perspective every day as an HSP and not to get caught up in ‘ruts’ along the way.

Here is a fun and short Youtube Clip on Handstands from Michael Gannon  Michael Gannon’s Handstand Challenge Link

This freshness brings new meaning to daily life and daily Yoga practice, as well, as repetitive motions, that had previously  become ‘dusty’, ‘rusty’, boring and ancient, can now be looked at from a new perspective. Today’s practice can be more enjoyable than yesterday, and so can the rest of your day, just based on your new found ‘fresh’ perspective.

Please, take this fresh perspective with you in all that you do during the rest of your day. Every day can be full of excitement and vigor, as long as our perspectives are new. Take note of the various Yoga forms (asanas) in our daily practices and sense how they feel and from what perspective you are looking at the room from; you may be surprised that these differing perspectives help you look at things in ways you had never thought of.

Another Note: Yoga starts with the Letter Y that looks like a person standing upside-down; now that’s a new concept.

Please sound off with comments, as I would be very interested in hearing your perspectives on this topic, as well.

If you might also be interested in trying out yoga, below is a link to what I have found to be a very helpful Ashtanga (Power) Yoga APP that is reasonably priced and has vocal prompts, as well as visual instructions.

This APP is from Michael Gannon, who I have found to be an inspiring instructor and this APP provides an opportunity to learn from an instructor that (in my opinion) provides yoga instruction with clear examples.  Please consult a doctor before trying any of the examples, and also, it is recommended to find an instructor, to make sure that you are forms/postures are good or in need of correction.

Ashtanga Yoga APP

Please visit the following Site for more information on this Yoga APP Michael Gannon Yoga APP

Until next time

The Secret to Happiness

Well is it really possible to provide the Elixir of happiness on my Blog?

I ran across a very uplifting book, which is colorful, meaningful and does suggest an idea for long lasting happiness.

And for a short amount of time the Kindle Ebook is Free…Why not cozy up and download this charming and very meaningful Children’s book by the author, Suzy Liebermann.  Over the last few months many of her books have been available free of charge, as one day promotions.

Going against the grain of selfishness and lack of empathy for others, Hugo The Starfish’s friends encourage this cute character to share his love with others and that this is the way to lasting Happiness.

Here is a link to the free version of ‘The Secret to Happiness’ with Hugo The Starfish, and currently this book has 27 reviews with a rating of 4.7! on Amazon.

Hugo The Starfish The Secret To Happiness



I feel happier just from the first reading and by the way, her other books deal with many other well being topics and just as a reference I have provided a link to her website at

Suzy Liebermann’s Website MyStarfish.

Here a section fom her Bio on Amazon:

‘Believing that happiness can be learned, feelings can be understood and that building character based on a positive attitude leads to happy, content, self-confident and successful human beings, I have created this exciting series of charming books about HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH. The series of books on character education aims to help educate children about their feelings, their attitude, their choices and the consequences that follow and includes an introduction to the Spanish language, lessons of character, ecological alertness and life skills–all amid a backdrop of a colourful island and mystical underwater world.I have always had a love for teaching and helping others. Being able to share the wisdom of the right attitude through my stories gave my life a new goal to make a difference in the world.Today I live my dream of helping others to find the right attitude for life – because life gets so much easier with the right attitude. We might not be able to control life’s circumstances or other people’s actions however we can control our attitude towards them.With lots of LOVE and HAPPINESS, Suzy Liebermann.’ 

Wow!  Please help yourself to some happiness!

How To Develop A Positive Attitude?

I just read a wonderful article from the INC Website and was very inspired by the topic and felt that this information might also be helpful to our readers, as a Positive Attitude is not always a given and many of us struggle to have a baseline Positive Attitude with all of the outside ‘noises’ in our lives.  It is easy to get into a rut of negativity as an HSP and quite difficult to  get ‘unstuck’ and back to Positivity.

Here is the article in its entirety from the INC. Website .  Please feel free to post comments on this blog regarding this or any of the other posts on this Blog.

Geoffrey James “Insider” Newsletter

Sending you wishes for successes in  developing your Positive Attitude and letting go of the ‘thoughts’ and ‘feelings’ that can pull us down from our pinnacle of happiness and positivity!

A Unique Perspective on Stress Management

Our world around is moving in Fast-Forward. There are so many HSP stressors around us, whether it is the traffic, news, loud music, our jobs, money worries, and family challenges, just to name a few.

I have found a novel, unique way to transport myself via a ‘time machine’ into the past and have found much solace and comfort. Wouldn’t it be nice to take some time away from our daily stress routines to live in a time where there was no media, gadgets, loud noises, traffic and ‘task-stacking’ to rob us of quality time?

There are wonderful recordings available of music from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and I have found that this music contains an abundance of happiness and a good measure of care-free joy.

Please give this music a try and close your eyes and imagine that you are living during the late 1800’s without pagers, mobile phones, traffic or other distractions.

If you are a musician, as I am, playing this music on a period instrument adds to the experience!

Here are a few of my favorites (feel free to search and discover other music)

There is a wealth of open source Sousa Marches and other early music on the website Archive.org
Archive.org Sousa

Music From The Turn Of The 20th Century (US Government Jukebox)
US Gov Jukebox

My Favorite CD: Homespun America
Homespun America

Please give this idea a ‘spin around the block’ and please let me know if you also find this idea helpful to your stress too.

Wishing you a happy journey into the past!

Preventable Suffering and the Most Common Causes

Wow…that article really drew my attention today.

Is there really such a thing as preventable suffering?

Take a look at this article from  Adam Dachis over at the Lifehacker.com website, which by the way, I have found to be a great resource for finding solutions and providing some really interesting innovative ideas.

Here is a sampling of the topics covered in the article:

  • Our Poor Diets Cause Serious Health Issues, Yet Are Easily Resolved with Small Social Changes
  • A Sedentary Lifestyle Is Damaging Our Bodies Because Our Lives Are Too Convenient
  • Sugary Beverages Are Riskier to Your Teeth Because of How You Drink Them
  • We Rely Too Heavily on Drugs and Too Little on Preventative Care

You can find the complete article <here>

Gratitude…The Secret Ingredient of Happiness?

In a recent article, True Secret to Success (It’s Not What You Think) from the INC. Website,  author Geoffrey James shows the importance of gratitude in the pursuit of  Happiness and Success.

The premise of his article is that if you want to be successful, this is commensurate with the amount of gratitude in your life.  Also highlighted are his recommendations for ‘mining’ gratitude, as he visualizes gratitude as a muscle and that we need to exercise this muscle to attain success.

Here are some quotes from Geoffrey James’ article:

The more you use it (gratitude), the stronger and more resilient it becomes….By contrast, people who lack gratitude are never truly happy

The best time to exercise gratitude is just before bed. Take out your tablet (electronic or otherwise) and record the events of the day that created positive emotions, either in you or in those around you

‘What you’re doing is “programming your brain” to view your day more positively.’

I highly enjoyed this article and look forward to flexing my newly found muscle!

Here is the link to the complete article.

About the Author:

Geoffrey James writes the “Sales Source” column on Inc.com, the world’s most-visited sales-oriented blog. His newly published book is Business to Business Selling: Power Words and Strategies From the World’s Top Sales Experts@Sales_Source

HSP Resources


Again…for those who missed this important HSP Resources Post!

Originally posted on hspsblog:

Good Morning…Here are some HSP books that I have found to be very helpful:

Dr. Elaine Aron’s Website Book Store link:


Dr. Ted Zeff’s Website  Book Store link:


These books are also available from Amazon and other vendors.

Please comment if you have read any of these and post your recommendations or ideas.

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