dreamer girl I've always been sensitive. My feelings and emotions sit just below my thin skin, waiting to pour out at the slightest positive or negative provocation. When I was a child, all my dad had to do was raise his voice and I was in tears. No wonder my mom always said, Brenda [...]
Space2live, Stillness and Introvert Understanding Now on Brendaknowles.com : Check Out the New Video!
I've created, pondered and tested features and aspects of the new website, brendaknowles.com, over the last few months. When I wasn't busy being a mom, girlfriend and writer, I was wondering how to serve my space2live audience. Lately, I've been thinking about how to market and promote the new site and my personal coaching services. All of this [...]
This is the time of year when I usually white knuckle it through jam packed days filled with holiday preparations and obligations. This is when I usually sleep erratically and smile minimally. This time of year is a push for me. It often feels like have to instead of want to, which makes me sad. It's [...]
Redford and Streep. Out of Africa. I wasn't sure Lorraine and others like her — ones who were so despairing of marriage, ones who were so sure their expectations could never be met — understood that it was these small moments of caretaking that meant the most, that forged the real relationship. The way [...]
Ever Feel Like You Need an Extrovert? Why It’s Wonderful for Introverts to Have Extroverts in Their Lives
A sweet man recently asked if it was necessary for my partner to be an introvert. I had to think about it. Right after my marriage ended I swore I would never be in a longterm relationship with an extrovert again. They just don't get me. We can't connect deeply and spiritually. But... in [...]
I dreaded the end of season party for my son's football team. I actually lost sleep over it. Here's why: 1. I didn't know any of the other parents. It was the first middle school team my son had played on and the families came from all different neighborhoods and elementary schools. 2. I was going [...]