Isolation: What Causes It and What Are the Effects?

Isolation: What Causes It and What Are the Effects?

As an introvert and sensitive person, I am familiar with the daydream of escaping to a quiet cabin in the woods or a rustic beach house to relax or work in solitude.  As a suburban mother of three, I know the bliss of having an empty, clean, calm home. As someone who has been let […]

Fixing It: The Quickest Way to Make Your Partner Feel Unsafe

Fixing It: The Quickest Way to Make Your Partner Feel Unsafe

Anxiety blocks connection. This maxim holds true in all relationships from lovers to parent/child to co-workers. I know this to be true based on experience and research. Worry takes away safety and energy. If we do not feel at ease, our brains are essentially hijacked. We can’t think or love at a quality level. When and […]

Intimacy Coaching

Intimacy Coaching

When I first considered becoming a personal coach, I met with an experienced men’s coach here in Minneapolis named Craig Bloomstrand, but everyone calls him Snake. Snake told me the men he works with, often CEOs and  military veterans, come to him looking for something they feel they are missing. They have high-powered jobs, financial […]

What the Dalai Lama Taught Me About Self-Respect: Guest Post from Introvert Inspiration

What the Dalai Lama Taught Me About Self-Respect: Guest Post from Introvert Inspiration

  What the Dalai Lama taught me about self-respect Lack of self-esteem, self-respect and self- confidence are the cancers often eating introverts. The internet is full of websites and articles trying to convince us, that we are somehow “OK”. If you also lack one of these features, let’s try a different approach. I will not […]

Healing Emotional Neglect In the Age of Conditional Love

Healing Emotional Neglect In the Age of Conditional Love

Dr. Jonice Webb describes nurturance as a combination of love, care and help. Dr. Webb is the author of a book titled, “Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect”. It is about what was left out of our childhood versus what happened, and how it affects our adult relationships. I highly recommend the book. […]

3 Myths that Hold Introverts Back from Meeting New People

3 Myths that Hold Introverts Back from Meeting New People

Have you found yourself dreading a work event? Or at a happy hour leaning against the wall, checking your phone, and waiting for a chance to leave? Almost every introvert has a story like this, a time where meeting new people felt uncomfortable and conversation was difficult. I’m a strong introvert, and I know meeting […]