Amanda VanPeeren

12 Added | 3 Magazines | 9 Likes | @AmandaVanPeeren | Keep up with Amanda VanPeeren on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Amanda VanPeeren”

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Inc.com

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

13 Things Your Highly Sensitive Friends Wish You Knew About Them

Sensitivity isn’t a choice: It’s in our genes. A highly sensitive person (HSP) can be someone who is hyper-aware of acute details in their …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Daily Self-Care Rituals For Highly Sensitive People

Do you often feel vulnerable to the external world? Do large crowds, excessive talking, strong smells, or people in general get under your skin? Or …

What It’s Like To Raise A Highly Sensitive Child

Discover natural ways to handle a kid who on the outset seems to be overreacting.<p>My daughter Akiko can be oversensitive. She cries easily (she also …

The Darker Side of Flakiness

Everyone has a flaky friend. You may even be that friend. I’ve certainly been that friend from time to time.<p>Increasing “flakiness” — meaning …

A Workout for Every Mood

In a crabby mood? Over-the-top stressed? There's a workout for that.<p>Excuses, excuses. There are as many reasons to skip a workout as there are ways to get your sweat on. And while sometimes they are of the logistical sort (It's too snowy to get to the gym!), and some are the physical kind (I'm …

5 Ways to Survive Stress in the Workplace

From high blood pressure and heart disease to chronic headaches, internalizing stress may be causing more than you've bargained for. Next time someone in the office pushes you to the limit, take the following steps to stop short-term workplace drama from potentially creating detrimental …

Pat Rice

5 Apps That Want to Make You Happier

5 Apps That Want to Make You HappierGetty ImagesCourtesy of Happify/iTunesCourtesy of Personal Zen/iTunesCourtesy of Track Your …

Happiness

5 Ways to Use Facebook As a Highly Sensitive Person

<b>Imagine you are standing in Grand Central Station.</b><p>People are moving past you in a blur. It is a sensory-overload of sights, sounds, smells. In some ways, it is beautiful, or even invigorating. For some people, however, it is completely overwhelming. Personally, as much as I love New York, I need a …

Social Media

10 Reasons To Be Glad You're A Highly Sensitive Person

From tears to cheers, if you’re a highly sensitive person you have a <i>lot</i> of feelings you express on a regular basis. And in a culture in which emotions are sometimes seen as “weak,” expressing them can often feel like a liability rather than an asset.<p>The personality trait of being a highly sensitive …

Emotional Intelligence

Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?

The guy scooping Italian Ice at the Carmen’s cart is onto me. Damn. The way he is pretending not to stare but totally eyeing me up is a dead …

Wall Street

How to date when you’re mentally ill

Dating is hard. We’ve all had enough bad dates and racist Tinder matches and horrible, soul-destroying break-ups to know that dating is hard. And not only do we all know that it’s hard, but we’re probably all bored of hearing about ~dating in the modern world~. You know the kind of thing I mean – …