Posts by Caroline van Kimmenade

Caroline van Kimmenade runs the Happy Sensitive Project. She is an HSP (Happy Sensitive Person) & an empath. Formerly a university teacher, she now uses her educational skills to teach HSP's how to be happy & sensitive. Read her articles and/or join her program test-team over at thehappysensitive.com.

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How Curiosity Can Help Us Heal from Pain and Grow

“Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.” ~Bryant H. McGil

I don’t think I’d be alive if it weren’t for my curiosity.

Is that a dramatized statement? Maybe.

For me, curiosity has brought a curious kind of “fun” and “enchantment” to an otherwise bleak, painful, and seemingly hopeless period in my life.

Diagnosed with “burn-out” (a.k.a. adrenal fatigue) in 2009, my life quickly unraveled in front of me. I lost my job, my health, and my social life.

From what seemed like one moment to the next (but in fact was a shift happening over numerous weeks) I …