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You’re so honest in your writing. It’s bold. It’s frank. It’s wonderful. I could definitely see the work you are doing here as a useful book. It could save/make a lot of relationships! — Jimmi Langemo
Jimmi Langemo
THANK YOU….. you just summed up my swirling thoughts into something i can read with out everything else in my head meshing with it. I finally feel like i can explain what happens within without getting distracted. I’m an Introvert with ADD and it makes it so hard to explain quite what im feeling sometimes. — M.G. on space2live
M.G.
Your site has saved my sanity and my life. Maybe even my marriage. I work part time and have two young boys at home, my husband is supportive of me but until recently I thought I was going crazy. … Reading your writing not only inspires me to pick up the pen again, but gives me nourishment in the deepest places. I will fight for balance. Everything you write is spot on… And wellness is so incredibly multifaceted.  I was ready to give up hope, but understanding myself through your words is bring…
J.K.
During one of the harder times in my life I found Brenda’s website
and reached out to her. To say the least it has been one of the best
decisions I have made. Being an extrovert I never quite understood
what it meant to romantically involved with an introvert. Brenda does
an incredible job listening, giving in the moment feedback, and helped
me understand the how an introvert functions. She helped explain to me
that I am introspective extrovert, and this gave something to identify
with and allowed me t…
Evan H.
That courage and dedication you so generously share with the world, has inspired me to push myself a little harder, persevere at each task a little longer, dig a little bit deeper to where the answers just “feel” right to both my humanity AND my spirit. Your insights have reinforced my direction and given me additional tools that help me clear my path. I’m wired into my creativity as never before and the new music is pouring out of me faster than I can record and produce it; this is the Un…
Gary
BRENDA: thank you SO much! Your advice is exactly what I need to do. I am amazed how much you “get” me after only exchanging a few messages!… Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You’ve helped me more than a year of therapy sessions! – Megan on space2live
Megan
Your words are my lifeline.  I sit down to your posts and as I read I can feel my acceptance of myself and my needs grow.  Your words validate my feelings about my life, motherhood, relationships and it is something I hold onto.  And during the times when I feel like I am not able to be a mother or a wife or a sister or a friend or whatever someone needs me to be, I go back to your words and find some peace…I send your posts to my husband when I need him to understand that I love him but I need …
D.R.
For the first time in my life I could truly explain, through your words the way in which I experience life and myself. Brenda… It all fell into place. I had found myself and had such a moment of clarity. It felt like such a big weight was lifted off of my shoulders. Finally I felt like it was ok to be me. I was not the only one. I had found people and a little space where I fit in. … I was at work and crying on the inside. Emotions ran wild inside me. I was ecstatic, sad, confused, motivated, i…
Niko

“I was struggling with my daughter (16 at the time) and our constant fighting. You said something to me that changed my life! You were speaking about your own situation and you said to me “my child could not handle my emotions”. This was a HUGE “lightbulb moment” for me and it forever changed the way I dealt with my emotions when I was around my daughter!

I am happy to say that things have never been better between my soon to be 18 year old daughter and myself! I honestly never thought we would…

Mom M
Thank you for all the words. You’ve created the magic drug I’ve been looking for all my life. Your blog has transformed my life, and I feel like I am on the brink of a most satisfying fulfilling journey…You’ve made me see everything in a new light. I now feel calmer, able to care better for my toddler, less hateful of people around, and hopeful for my future. I am not so afraid for our marriage anymore. — Shilpa CB
Shilpa CB

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The Universe Provides: Treasure Found at a Flea Market

By | 2015-09-22T16:07:18+00:00 November 11th, 2011|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

It' Sunday morning.  I am in sweats. A bandana covers my unshowered hair.  I desperately need to run; be on the trails working through my thoughts in cathedral quiet woods, but my kids have other plans.  Let's go to the flea market, they beg.  It's the last one for the season, they say. It is not [...]

4 Steps to Love and Independence

By | 2016-01-01T23:40:53+00:00 November 4th, 2011|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts, Idealists and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

Self-love brings to mind: me time, positive affirmations, massage therapy and um masturbation. Guess what?  There's way more to it than that. We all know we need to love ourselves before dragging someone else into the mix, yet time and time again couples break up and within weeks one or both of them is in a serious relationship [...]

Poky Puppies and Hares with ADD: The Benefits of Taking It Slow

By | 2015-09-22T16:07:18+00:00 October 28th, 2011|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts, Idealists and Highly Sensitive People|Tags: , , , , , |

You know sometimes I try To take it fast in this life But it gets me down And I fall to my knees I take it wisely There’s no time, no time I got no time to keep up with you ~Mark Mallman, Baby Takes it Slow I plod along at 5.7 MPH on a treadmill [...]

The Sweetness of Self-Reliance:How One Married Mom-Lady Found Her Way Home

By | 2015-09-22T16:07:18+00:00 October 21st, 2011|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts, Idealists and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

The soul grounds us and the spirit frees us to soar.  ~ James Jordan, The Musician's Spirit I constantly dream about my college years and my time as a singleton living in Chicago.  It's as if my subconscious is stuck in my early twenties.  In my dreams, I am on endless walks across vast green campuses [...]

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself: When Tragedy Brings Clarity

By | 2015-09-22T16:07:19+00:00 October 14th, 2011|Categories: Introverts, Idealists and Highly Sensitive People|Tags: , , , , |

Inside the carefully packed cardboard box was: soup in Tupperware, homemade salad dressing, mixed field greens and a frozen apple crisp.  The package was really a box full of concern and caring for a family in the neighborhood who had experienced more than their share of tragedy in the last few years.  The latest misfortune being a serious [...]

3 Elements of Exquisite Sex and Divine Writing

By | 2015-10-21T12:44:01+00:00 October 7th, 2011|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts, Idealists and Highly Sensitive People, Popular Posts, Relationships, Sensuality, Spacious Artists|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The lusty photo drew me in first with its tasteful mingling of eroticism and artistry. Next, the word exquisite made eye contact and winked at me.  Alluring, but ultimately it was heightened curiosity that led me to the intense pleasure of reading the Exquisite Lover series by Jack of F*cking in Brooklyn.  Jack's lascivious and pleasingly poetic words tell [...]

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