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That courage and dedication you so generously share with the world, has inspired me to push myself a little harder, persevere at each task a little longer, dig a little bit deeper to where the answers just “feel” right to both my humanity AND my spirit. Your insights have reinforced my direction and given me additional tools that help me clear my path. I’m wired into my creativity as never before and the new music is pouring out of me faster than I can record and produce it; this is the Un…
Gary
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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

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Are Introverts More At Home in Small Communities?

By | 2015-09-22T16:06:04-05:00 November 7th, 2014|Categories: Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I have convinced my children that I grew up in an unusually kind place with an ideal school system. They believe I came of age in a charmed atmosphere of friendship and supportive learning. In my opinion, I did. My hometown, Alma, is a small community of 9000 people in central Michigan. We had one high school with about 1000 [...]

Surrounded by Impatience? How Introverts and Sensitive Intuitives Can Lead Our Culture Out of Overdrive

By | 2017-11-17T14:18:31-05:00 October 31st, 2014|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Intuitive Living, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A friend of mine recently noted how irritable people are while they wait for coffee at Starbucks. Coffee is now a necessary source of fuel used to power us through our busy days. It's lost its reputation as an excuse to connect with friends. These days it's a means to an end and no one better delay the goal of [...]

18 Things An Introverted Mom Wants Her Kids to Know

By | 2015-09-22T16:06:58-05:00 June 7th, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , |

Summer is here.  School is out.  Relationships fill my heart and time.  I can't promise new and densely enriching posts every week.  I'll be busy chasing kids and frogs and sprinkler haze. Living wide-eyed and spontaneously.  I doubt I'll be able to stay away from writing entirely but if the week slips away from me in [...]

Organic Living: Plowing Through the Artificial and Growing Humanity

By | 2015-09-22T16:07:02-05:00 March 1st, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , |

Will we get to the point where we are so desperate for human warmth and loving kindness that we get rid of the packaged Lunchable of progress and dig into the  fertile soil of caring and community?  Is the vigilant embracing of all things organic the first step in realizing a natural way of living? For now we [...]

Secrets to Satisfaction:How to Keep a Twinkle In Your Eye

By | 2015-09-22T16:07:09-05:00 July 6th, 2012|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Processing Divorce, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Out of necessity I have trained myself to keep the blues and energy draining feelings in check.  I am in no way saying that I do not get the blues or feel down and gloomy occasionally.  I’ve experienced debilitating stress and profound sadness but I’ve also worked my way through such funks to see the light [...]

What’s Wonderful? Dilly-dallying and Meandering

By | 2019-01-19T15:10:55-05:00 February 15th, 2012|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

No dilly-dallying.  No meandering.  Wasting time is a sin.  We don't allow ourselves to transition slowly from one event to the next anymore.  We move swiftly and efficiently from point A to point B. Do Introverts and Extroverts Transition Differently? We learn to keep pace with the fastest movers in our community but I don't believe [...]