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

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

  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 […]

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

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

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., […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

  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

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 […]

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

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 […]