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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

“I was struggling with my daughter (16 at the time) and our constant fighting. You said something to me that changed my life! You were speaking about your own situation and you said to me “my child could not handle my emotions”. This was a HUGE “lightbulb moment” for me and it forever changed the way I dealt with my emotions when I was around my daughter!

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…

Mom M
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
S.E. of Sunflower Solace Farms
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
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 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.
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
Because of your blog, I know that it is possible for me to have the love that I want one day and that I don’t have to be alone.  — Indepthwoman  on space2live
Indepthwoman
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
During one of the harder times in my life I found Brenda’s website
and reached out to her. To say the least it has been one of the best
decisions I have made. Being an extrovert I never quite understood
what it meant to romantically involved with an introvert. Brenda does
an incredible job listening, giving in the moment feedback, and helped
me understand the how an introvert functions. She helped explain to me
that I am introspective extrovert, and this gave something to identify
with and allowed me t…
Evan H.

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Honoring and Growing From Sadness or Disappointment:Guest Post from Andy Mort of Sheep Dressed Like Wolves

By | 2015-10-26T07:48:53+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Spacious Artists|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

  I am feverishly working through quirks in the new website. I welcome any feedback about brendaknowles.com. Are you able to find what you need? Are you able to comment on and share posts easily? How does it show up on your phone? Anything missing or needing improvement? Space2live is still the blog but the encompassing website [...]

Are You a Warrior or an Advisor? Seeking Glory for the Behind the Scenes Introvert

By | 2015-09-22T16:05:59+00:00 May 1st, 2015|Categories: Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Relationships, Spacious Artists|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sometimes I cannot believe how lucky I am. The other day I was invited to a private tour of the Habsburg exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. One of the museum's esteemed curators, Eike Schmidt, PhD, led our small group of seven through the elegant galleries containing exquisite sculptures, paintings,weapons, artifacts, armor, carriages, etc., all [...]

Sensation Seeking Badass: The Sexy Side of Being a Sensitive Introvert

By | 2018-06-10T14:43:24+00:00 August 1st, 2014|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Sensuality, Spacious Artists|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I'm reading Anthony Bourdain's book, Kitchen Confidential, and finding myself within the pages. For those of you who don't know anything about Bourdain, he is a traveling TV star, author and chef who describes his young self as a thrill-seeking pleasure hungry sensualist. He rose to international recognition as the author of the book (Kitchen Confidential) that exposed the [...]

Coming Alive Through Reading: 3 Books That Revealed and Emboldened My Way of Being

By | 2015-09-22T16:06:12+00:00 March 28th, 2014|Categories: Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Spacious Artists|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  The following books arrived like loving elders at just the right time to teach me lessons that would change my path in significant ways. Each of them gave me a taste of who I am and who I could be. It's quite possible they move you, change you or at least prompt you to ponder too. Enjoy!   [...]

Someone All Introverts Should Know: Brenda Ueland on Solitude, Creativity and Relationships

By | 2016-03-19T18:06:40+00:00 May 31st, 2013|Categories: Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Relationships, Spacious Artists|Tags: , , , , , , |

In 2008 I began to wake up from the deep sleep of 'supposed to'. I was married, living in the suburbs with three children, a loyal husband, part-time nanny and weekly personal training sessions.  It was what I wanted (it's what most people want, right?) and it was wonderful in many ways, but something was missing. [...]

The Catastrophe of Success: Remove the Struggle, Lose Your Way of Being

By | 2015-09-22T16:07:08+00:00 September 14th, 2012|Categories: Personal Evolution, Processing Divorce, Spacious Artists|Tags: , , , , , |

I hate to admit it, but one reason my marriage failed was because life was too good. Success was overwhelming and numbing. We had it all —money, big home, healthy kids, personal trainers — and I missed the simplicity of my childhood.  I longed for  meaningful experiences with family, less complexity and the sincere words of [...]