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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
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 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…
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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…
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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