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 […]

Introverts Seek Identity from the Inside Out

Introverts Seek Identity from the Inside Out

In his post, Why Introverts Struggle to Figure Out Who They Are, Dr. A.J. Drenth says introverts often start from the inside when seeking our true identities. We reflect on who we are and what purpose we serve. We defer to our inner voice to guide us to our destiny. We introverts are aware of most […]

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 […]

The Beginning of a Sensitive Person’s Trek Toward Wholeness and Writing

The Beginning of a Sensitive Person’s Trek Toward Wholeness and Writing

2011. Space2live came to life in February of that year.  I wanted a venue to post my writing, receive feedback and generally administer self-therapy. I needed a foundation of work to leap from to even consider writing for a living. I wanted to improve and shape my writing. I wanted to see how consistent I […]

Am I Really an Introvert? Balancing Nature with Nurture and Finding Contentment

Am I Really an Introvert? Balancing Nature with Nurture and Finding Contentment

I’ve questioned my introvert status for the last year. I’ve done a lot of research on attachment styles and their influence on our behavior and emotions lately. It was starting to look like my need for space and solitude was more a result of my early relationships with my parents and my later relationships with partners. A […]

Going Deep Makes Us Happier

Going Deep Makes Us Happier

Decades of research stemming from Csikszentmihalyi’s original ESM (experience sampling method)  experiments validate that the act of going deep orders the consciousness in a way that makes life worthwhile. — Cal Newport, “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” Some of you may recognize the name Csikszentmihalyi from my posts on the flow […]