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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
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.
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.
This is me. This is me from the day I was born. For so long I felt misunderstood and rejected, even by the people closest to me, because they could never understand my need for solitude, and I had no idea how to explain it to them. Even now that I know more about Introversion and have a more informed understanding of my hard-wired need for solitude, it’s still very difficult sometimes to help my loved ones understand this profound craving for time and space all to myself. This is one of the best…
Sharon

“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
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.
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.
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
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
I met Brenda and took the MBTI… I had a fairly good understanding of these types before the meeting but was impressed by the depth of knowledge that Brenda shared with me. She clearly has a passion for this work and a gift in imparting the information. There have been doors opened for me because of our talks… — Alan Hintermeister
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Introverts and Relationships:

The Quiet Rise of Introverts: 8 Practices for Living and Loving in a Noisy World is a guide to help Quiet Rise of Introvertstenderhearted and introverted individuals grow and nurture their peace, purpose, and relationships. Through personal examples, scientific studies and real action steps, Quiet Rise will help sensitive individuals build personal and social resilience. Author and personal coach Brenda Knowles, presents 8 unique practices to help readers learn they are not alone or flawed in their sensitivity and introversion and that they are capable of creating and maintaining secure, loving relationships.

Incorporating the 8 Practices into your life yields: 

  • A calmer sense of self
  • A deeper understanding of mental and physical self-care
  • An understanding of the purpose of conflict
  • Growth in relationship responsiveness
  • The secrets to healing every day

The Quiet Rise of Introverts is available for pre-order now. Available in print and Kindle fall of 2017.

 

 

 

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Dear Readers,

The Quiet Rise of Introverts is my story. It’s about learning to know and accept your introverted nature and how to move through life without losing energy and fighting emotions. It is not about making an introvert into an extrovert. It’s about learning how to be sensitive and real while in loving relationships.

I grew up with a beautiful extroverted sister who felt like my competitor for much of my childhood. We did not support each other. We were in conflict a lot. The subsequent wounds from that relationship lasted decades for both of us. We finally learned how to appreciate and be there for each other. I want that kind of appreciation and support for you.

As someone who has went through divorce and is now raising three teenagers, I am familiar with the trenches of insecurity and conflict. I work every day to rise up and create relationships with greater security, responsiveness and trust.

Through group therapy, psychological and neuroscientific research and supportive relationships, I learned how to build a stronger me and healthier relationships. My hope is that “The Quiet Rise of Introverts: 8 Practices for Living and Loving in a Noisy World” does the same for you.

 

Warmest wishes,

Brenda

 

Here I am reading excerpts from the book at Jenn Granneman’s  (of Introvert, Dear) Introvert Unparty:

 

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