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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
Jimmi Langemo
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.
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.
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
I think I want to print out your articles and hand them out as a sort of relationship waiver form. “You want to be my friend?….You are interesting in going out? Here read this first. Sign here to acknowledge that you have read and understand the enclosed material. Thank you.” Seriously. I think it would work. — Guerin Moorman
Guerin Moorman
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.
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
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
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
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
C.M.

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The Engaging Introvert: Socializing Admirably with Exes, Extroverts and Complete Strangers

By | 2015-11-10T16:58:37+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Categories: Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Processing Divorce|Tags: , , , , , , |

I dreaded the end of season party for my son's football team.  I actually lost sleep over it.  Here's why: 1. I didn't know any of the other parents. It was the first middle school team my son had played on and the families came from all different neighborhoods and elementary schools. 2. I was going [...]

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By | 2016-07-04T18:24:53+00:00 October 11th, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Coaching, Personal Evolution, Popular Posts, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

You're driving me crazy. When are you coming home? ~ Laid, by James I always loved the above lyric.  It tickled me how the singer was so tired of his girlfriend's constant presence but in the end wanted to make sure he'd see her later. Something about that spoke to me. I often find myself needing [...]

How Does Introversion Affect Your Sexuality?: The Results from the Quickie Survey

By | 2015-09-22T16:06:17+00:00 October 4th, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

At the end of June I wrote, How Does Introversion Affect Your Sexuality? It touched on  demi-sexuality, a sexual orientation that requires a deep emotional connection before  physical intimacy takes place. Physical attraction and magnetic personality are not enough to draw the demi-sexual. Since introverts are big on meaningful conversation and the sharing of dreamy inner worlds I [...]

The Simple Secret to Euphoric Living

By | 2016-02-19T11:35:22+00:00 September 27th, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Intuitive Living, Personal Evolution, Processing Divorce, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , |

We stand in my drop-cloth covered, nothing-in-its-place, kitchen and talk for a good thirty minutes before everyone else arrives.  It's early morning and things are still invitingly silent.  Phil, the lead painter on my, please let new paint and carpet be all my house needs to sell project, is with me.  He shares engaging stories about [...]

Intimacy and Solitude Interrupted: Why We're Weary and Worn Out

By | 2015-09-22T16:06:18+00:00 September 13th, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Relationships, Sensuality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space.” ― Italo Calvino It had been a month since we sat legs touching on the couch. It had been a month since I last kissed him at the corners of his [...]

Introverts Not Meant to Live the Cookie-Cutter Life?

By | 2015-10-21T14:33:49+00:00 September 6th, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

The latest school newsletter says 1600 new homes are expected to be built in our district over the next four years. I can picture them all now with their neutral exteriors, 1/4 acre lots and deckless backsides. Builders plow trees and pastures under daily as new subdivisions unnaturally claim the natural space. There are 30 kids [...]