Beyond Fun, Sex and Coffee : Moving Past Dating and Mastering Mature Relationships

Beyond Fun, Sex and Coffee : Moving Past Dating and Mastering Mature Relationships

Doing fun things together isn’t enough for me to feel connected. Being good-looking doesn’t mean we’ll have a meaningful relationship. Having a lot of money doesn’t mean I’ll want to grow with you. In the dating world, there’s emphasis on who your partner is and what you’ll do together. There’s a smaller, almost non-existent, emphasis on […]

Brenda’s Current Thoughts : What Do You Think?

Brenda’s Current Thoughts : What Do You Think?

Hello Everyone! I hope you’re experiencing sunshine on your shoulders and mid-summer breezes. I’m living and working casually this summer. My world is full of people lately — old friends, close family, new dates, new mentors and fascinating clients. My introverted soul is up and down with energy, but mostly up. I feel a sense of calm and […]

Finding and Maintaining a Secure Relationships: Back to the Dating Drawing Board

Finding and Maintaining a Secure Relationships: Back to the Dating Drawing Board

As I trip along in the dating world again— juggling dates, phone calls, texts and hearts (theirs, mine) — I hold close to my chest the self and world wisdom garnered from my last loves. I keep my head up and eyes open for the soft spark of a secure soul, someone who believes in […]

Intuitive Introverts and Routine Maintenance: From House Repairs to Relationships, We Can Do It

Intuitive Introverts and Routine Maintenance: From House Repairs to Relationships, We Can Do It

In the past month, I’ve done a flurry of maintenance. From home and auto repairs to dental work and updating my will. Although I enjoy the final results, the constancy and expense of nagging little jobs, stress me out and scare me. The unexpected repairs give me the most panic. They interrupt my perfectly designed schedule of […]

Personal Update: Introversion and Arm’s – Length Relationships

Personal Update: Introversion and Arm’s – Length Relationships

As an introvert who gets overwhelmed by too much activity and gabbing, it can be difficult to keep tabs on all of my loved ones. It’s not that I don’t want to, but my energy and patience fail me. It feels self-protective to let calls go to voicemail so I can finish work or get to […]

Empowering the Sensitive Introvert : Moving from Reactionary to Creative

Empowering the Sensitive Introvert : Moving from Reactionary to Creative

As a sensitive introvert, do you feel like your sensitivity and tenuous energy supplies run your life? I feel they do sometimes, but I’ve found ways to feel stronger, like I can create a healthy meaningful life. As an introvert, I process stimuli deeply. My brain chemistry and functioning affect how I take in the world. There is a bottleneck […]