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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
Alan Hintermeister
Because of your blog, I know that it is possible for me to have the love that I want one day and that I don’t have to be alone.  — Indepthwoman  on space2live
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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
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
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your depth of understanding, and talent at sharing it amaze me. Speechless… and for your sharing of it.. Thank you… deeply. *sigh, its like coming back into my body through acceptance….. Sherrie on space2live
Sherrie
I have been dating an introverted man who I am very in love with for almost 2 years.  Reading your posts have helped me to be more supportive and understanding to him especially during the times when he needs space.  I just wanted to thank you for your weekly posts and let you know how helpful they are for someone who is in a relationship with an introvert. C.M. on space2live
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“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…

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Brenda has truly opened up a space for introverted types on the ‘net, and her self-revelations are always inspiring. Her voice is one I always look forward to. She is one of the writers that actually played a part in my return to writing.  — S.E. of Sunflower Solace Farms
S.E. of Sunflower Solace Farms
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…
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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 now. Available in print and Kindle versions.

 

 

 

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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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