The Sweetness of Not Having to Protect Your Soft Heart : Finding a Safe Haven with Your Partner

The Sweetness of Not Having to Protect Your Soft Heart : Finding a Safe Haven with Your Partner

This week, I learned my number one need in a relationship. I think many of you will relate. At the end of the day, after running around trying to get everyone’s physical and emotional needs met, after the work, after the stress, after reconciling the good and the bad news, after establishing and maintaining boundaries, […]

Introvert Relationships: Avoidant Attachment Style and Introversion

Introvert Relationships: Avoidant Attachment Style and Introversion

A few years ago while engaging in the online dating scene, one intriguing man —a big guy with a blue-collar job and an intellectual mind— brought the term avoidant attachment style to my attention. He and I had one or two dates and several emails filled with interesting and meaningful conversation. We both were huge readers fascinated by […]

Two Secrets to Stamina and Resiliency for Sensitive Intuitive Introverts

Two Secrets to Stamina and Resiliency for Sensitive Intuitive Introverts

As a sensitive introvert, I often feel slightly hindered by my lack of ability to hang for long periods of time in the fast paced, productivity based, always ON, highly stimulating, world. I wish my psyche could handle multiple streams of stimulation coming at me (Ex. several people talking, radio on, phone beeping). I wish […]

Figuring Out Your Triggers for a Rich Life: How the Flow State Sparks Intrinsic Motivation

Figuring Out Your Triggers for a Rich Life: How the Flow State Sparks Intrinsic Motivation

Journey’s Frontiers album plays as I lie on my bed upstairs in my corner bedroom. It’s the summer before my freshman year in high school and I recently experienced my first real kiss. As Steve Perry sings “Send Her My Love”, my mind recreates the scene at Lumberjack Park inside the small Plymouth Horizon. We’re in the […]

Fulfillment Eluding You in Relationships and Work? What to Do About That

Fulfillment Eluding You in Relationships and Work? What to Do About That

I live to get lost in books, websites, podcasts and research about personal development, relationships and optimal psychology. Other kids used to complain about having to sit through a lecture in school. I love lectures, listening and sitting. I move into the deep thinker’s flow state when I read, do research and learn new things. My inner […]

Top 5 Space2live Posts on BrendaKnowles.com 2015

Top 5 Space2live Posts on BrendaKnowles.com 2015

Happy New Year Dear Readers!! I hope you are all well, feeling peaceful and finding ways to be true to your nature. This year brought a lot of changes to space2live including a website makeover and the addition of personal coaching services with me, Brenda. I’ve loved helping clients reveal and revel in their true selves. […]