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Navigating a Return to Dating as a Single, Introverted Parent

By |2022-11-14T17:31:49-06:00November 14th, 2022|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

Returning to the dating world is never easy for anyone who is newly single (or newly available). As an introverted parent, you also have internal challenges and time constraints to overcome. However, you’re just as capable of building healthy relationships as others. Start entering the dating scene while giving yourself room for solitude and for mistakes, so you can find the right person to grow with.

An Introvert’s Guide to Moving in With a Romantic Partner

By |2022-08-30T16:35:12-05:00September 2nd, 2022|Categories: Guest Posts, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

    Image Source: Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/photos/EdULZpOKsUE) If you are an introvert and you are also in love, then you know about the internal struggle that can rear its ugly head when the idea of moving in together becomes a reality. On the one hand, you love the person you are with, but on the other hand, [...]

Easing Anxiety and Establishing New Social Circles After a Move

By |2022-07-27T14:14:17-05:00July 29th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , , |

    Image Source: Unsplash Moving can be exciting and feel like a great adventure, but it can also cause a lot of stress and uncertainty. That’s especially true if you’re leaving behind strong friendships and social connections.   If you’re feeling anxious about an upcoming move or you recently moved to a new location and [...]

Nurturing Your Mental Health While Navigating Chronic Health Conditions

By |2022-06-17T11:27:40-05:00June 17th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Image Source: Pexels Living with a chronic illness isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean you’re consigned to a life of sadness, disappointment, and hopelessness. Whether you were born with a chronic condition or diagnosed later in life, it’s entirely possible to thrive when you have a chronic illness. Joy and optimism can help you build the [...]

How Introverted Individuals Become Their Own Best Advocate in Life, Health, and Love

By |2022-04-28T16:09:58-05:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Coaching, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

Contrary to popular opinion, life as an introvert can be pretty great. You don’t overcommit to social events, you’re naturally picky about the people you’re close to, and you don’t have to worry about spending your monthly budget on drinks or parties.   But sometimes introversion can get in the way of living your best life. [...]

Helping Your Anxious Child Adjust to School In-Person

By |2022-02-24T15:56:47-06:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

    Image Source: Unsplash Children thrive on routine, and change can cause extra anxiety. Unfortunately, the last two years have been riddled with change for all of us – including kids. If you already have an anxious child, you may have had a hard time getting them used to virtual learning at the beginning of [...]

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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… Read more
Sharon
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 … Read more
D.R.
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.
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.
Because of your blog, I know that it is possible for me to have the love that I want one day and that I don’t have to be alone.  — Indepthwoman  on space2live
Indepthwoman
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… Read more
Niko
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 for all the words. You’ve created the magic drug I’ve been looking for all my life. Your blog has transformed my life, and I feel like I am on the brink of a most satisfying fulfilling journey…You’ve made me see everything in a new light. I now feel calmer, able to care better for my toddler, less hateful of people around, and hopeful for my future. I am not so afraid for our marriage anymore. — Shilpa CB
Shilpa CB
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

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