Are Introverts More At Home in Small Communities?

By |2015-09-22T16:06:04-05:00November 7th, 2014|Categories: Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I have convinced my children that I grew up in an unusually kind place with an ideal school system. They believe I came of age in a charmed atmosphere of friendship and supportive learning. In my opinion, I did. My hometown, Alma, is a small community of 9000 people in central Michigan. We had one high school with about 1000 [...]

Surrounded by Impatience? How Introverts and Sensitive Intuitives Can Lead Our Culture Out of Overdrive

By |2017-11-17T14:18:31-05:00October 31st, 2014|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Intuitive Living, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A friend of mine recently noted how irritable people are while they wait for coffee at Starbucks. Coffee is now a necessary source of fuel used to power us through our busy days. It's lost its reputation as an excuse to connect with friends. These days it's a means to an end and no one better delay the goal of [...]

18 Things An Introverted Mom Wants Her Kids to Know

By |2015-09-22T16:06:58-05:00June 7th, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , |

Summer is here.  School is out.  Relationships fill my heart and time.  I can't promise new and densely enriching posts every week.  I'll be busy chasing kids and frogs and sprinkler haze. Living wide-eyed and spontaneously.  I doubt I'll be able to stay away from writing entirely but if the week slips away from me in [...]

Organic Living: Plowing Through the Artificial and Growing Humanity

By |2015-09-22T16:07:02-05:00March 1st, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , |

Will we get to the point where we are so desperate for human warmth and loving kindness that we get rid of the packaged Lunchable of progress and dig into the  fertile soil of caring and community?  Is the vigilant embracing of all things organic the first step in realizing a natural way of living? For now we [...]

Secrets to Satisfaction:How to Keep a Twinkle In Your Eye

By |2015-09-22T16:07:09-05:00July 6th, 2012|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Processing Divorce, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Out of necessity I have trained myself to keep the blues and energy draining feelings in check.  I am in no way saying that I do not get the blues or feel down and gloomy occasionally.  I’ve experienced debilitating stress and profound sadness but I’ve also worked my way through such funks to see the light [...]

What’s Wonderful? Dilly-dallying and Meandering

By |2019-01-19T15:10:55-05:00February 15th, 2012|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

No dilly-dallying.  No meandering.  Wasting time is a sin.  We don't allow ourselves to transition slowly from one event to the next anymore.  We move swiftly and efficiently from point A to point B. Do Introverts and Extroverts Transition Differently? We learn to keep pace with the fastest movers in our community but I don't believe [...]

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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…
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