How to Get Your Emotional Needs Met with Effective Communication

How to Get Your Emotional Needs Met with Effective Communication

After my marriage ended, I swore I would never stuff down my emotions and act like everything was OK or remain silent about what I needed from a partner. I was going to be open and communicate effectively. I had no idea how hard it is to know what you want and articulate it. I had […]

Men and Respect:Women, Questioning and Intuition

Men and Respect:Women, Questioning and Intuition

“A man’s highest need is to feel respect, whereas a woman’s highest need is to feel loved.” — Marriage expert and researcher Shaunti Feldhahn In Shaunti Feldhahn’s article, The 5 Respect Needs of Men, she says men feel disrespected and not loved if their partners question their decisions or abilities. The biggest injustice and hurtful act of […]

I’m On Vacation

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 in Personal Evolution | One Comment
I’m On Vacation

Hello Dear Readers, There is no official post this week. It was a crazy week in more ways than one. I’m exploring sacred lands. Sending you love from the Black Hills of South Dakota. xoxo, Brenda

Calming Each Other’s Nervous Systems : We Need More Than Self-Soothing

Calming Each Other’s Nervous Systems : We Need More Than Self-Soothing

The chapter titled, Do Your Nervous Systems Play Well?, in marriage therapist, Stan Tatkin’s book, Wired for Dating: How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate, grabbed my attention as a highly sensitive person. I’ve known for seven years that my nervous system is more easily aroused than about 80% of the population. I startle […]

Brenda’s Random Personal Introverted Vacation and Dating Thoughts

Brenda’s Random Personal Introverted Vacation and Dating Thoughts

I was on vacation last week and I’m busy playing catchup with housework, career work, kid requests and many other life pulls. So, unfortunately or fortunately, this week you get my mostly unedited, half-processed thoughts and observations to review. Are introverts funny? As I said, I was on vacation last week. We visited family in […]

Don’t Wait for Others to Choose You: Find Introverted Intuitive Communities That Feel Like Home

Don’t Wait for Others to Choose You: Find Introverted Intuitive Communities That Feel Like Home

When my relationship ended in April, I felt at loose ends. The routines, love and companionship I’d enjoyed over the previous year and a half, went away. I spent a dark night or two or six wondering what to do with myself, how much I could lean on my friends and if I could get away to visit […]