How to Create an Authentic and Fulfilling Loving Relationship Podcast with Melissa Panero of Beautifully Vulnerable

How to Create an Authentic and Fulfilling Loving Relationship Podcast with Melissa Panero of Beautifully Vulnerable

Hello Dear Readers, I want to share with you a brand new sweetly insightful website — beautifullyvulnerable.com — as well as a helpful podcast that Beautifully Vulnerable’s creator, Melissa Panero, and I made about creating fulfilling and loving relationships as introverts and highly sensitive people. I am proud of this collaboration. Melissa and I covered the […]

Politics Getting to You? Dealing with Conflict and Hostility as a Highly Sensitive Person

Politics Getting to You? Dealing with Conflict and Hostility as a Highly Sensitive Person

I dared to jump on Facebook for a bit on Saturday. Minutes into my perusal, I found myself scanning down the comments on an update of the only person I’ve ever considered un-friending. This person’s language and people bashing have turned my stomach on a few occasions. Today was no different. The thread on their post was […]

Don’t Wait for Others to Choose You: Find Introverted Intuitive Communities That Feel Like Home

Don’t Wait for Others to Choose You: Find Introverted Intuitive Communities That Feel Like Home

When my relationship ended in April, I felt at loose ends. The routines, love and companionship I’d enjoyed over the previous year and a half, went away. I spent a dark night or two or six wondering what to do with myself, how much I could lean on my friends and if I could get away to visit […]

Beyond Fun, Sex and Coffee : Moving Past Dating and Mastering Mature Relationships

Beyond Fun, Sex and Coffee : Moving Past Dating and Mastering Mature Relationships

Doing fun things together isn’t enough for me to feel connected. Being good-looking doesn’t mean we’ll have a meaningful relationship. Having a lot of money doesn’t mean I’ll want to grow with you. In the dating world, there’s emphasis on who your partner is and what you’ll do together. There’s a smaller, almost non-existent, emphasis on […]

Personal Update: Introversion and Arm’s – Length Relationships

Personal Update: Introversion and Arm’s – Length Relationships

As an introvert who gets overwhelmed by too much activity and gabbing, it can be difficult to keep tabs on all of my loved ones. It’s not that I don’t want to, but my energy and patience fail me. It feels self-protective to let calls go to voicemail so I can finish work or get to […]

Empowering the Sensitive Introvert : Moving from Reactionary to Creative

Empowering the Sensitive Introvert : Moving from Reactionary to Creative

As a sensitive introvert, do you feel like your sensitivity and tenuous energy supplies run your life? I feel they do sometimes, but I’ve found ways to feel stronger, like I can create a healthy meaningful life. As an introvert, I process stimuli deeply. My brain chemistry and functioning affect how I take in the world. There is a bottleneck […]