Do You Play Small to Avoid Scrutiny or Shame?

Do You Play Small to Avoid Scrutiny or Shame?

Last December I was in a play. It was presented at my church, where the people are kind and compassionate and it’s OK to not be perfect. I felt very comfortable joining in the production. There were no auditions and my daughter was in the cast too. The playwright/director of the show is well-known in […]

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 […]

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 […]

What the Dalai Lama Taught Me About Self-Respect: Guest Post from Introvert Inspiration

What the Dalai Lama Taught Me About Self-Respect: Guest Post from Introvert Inspiration

  What the Dalai Lama taught me about self-respect Lack of self-esteem, self-respect and self- confidence are the cancers often eating introverts. The internet is full of websites and articles trying to convince us, that we are somehow “OK”. If you also lack one of these features, let’s try a different approach. I will not […]