What Would You Tell Your Younger Introverted Self?

By |2015-10-24T08:45:12-05:00November 28th, 2014|Categories: Guest Posts, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , |

Dear Gentle and Incredible Readers, I spent my energy this week speaking to high school students about self-awareness and helping and hanging out with family for the Thanksgiving holiday. My sister, brother-in-law and I moved my mom into an assisted living facility. The week was exhilarating and emotional. I'm so grateful for all the wonderful people [...]

Intuition, Feeling, Men, Myers – Briggs and Snowblowers

By |2016-02-26T15:21:42-05:00December 13th, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Intuitive Living, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , , , |

My mind is buzzing (in the bad way) about my snowblower situation. The weather clock shows snow for this weekend. The snowblower (or thrower depending on where you are from) I ordered from Sears is in. I simply have to pick it up, prepare it to work and clear my driveway. Rent - a - man? The thought and [...]

Sometimes You Have to be Weird to be Great: Success and Connection Through Introversion and Sensitivity

By |2015-09-22T16:06:15-05:00November 29th, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant, practices without a basketball. According to his former teammate, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe spends time cutting, motioning and grunting like he is dribbling and shooting but without a ball. Shaq finds this weird but admits it seems to help Kobe's game. Bet you didn't think you'd get a sport's story here.;) Feeling weird in your [...]

The Simple Secret to Euphoric Living

By |2016-02-19T11:35:22-05:00September 27th, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Intuitive Living, Personal Evolution, Processing Divorce, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , |

We stand in my drop-cloth covered, nothing-in-its-place, kitchen and talk for a good thirty minutes before everyone else arrives.  It's early morning and things are still invitingly silent.  Phil, the lead painter on my, please let new paint and carpet be all my house needs to sell project, is with me.  He shares engaging stories about [...]

Introverts Not Meant to Live the Cookie-Cutter Life?

By |2015-10-21T14:33:49-05:00September 6th, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

The latest school newsletter says 1600 new homes are expected to be built in our district over the next four years. I can picture them all now with their neutral exteriors, 1/4 acre lots and deckless backsides. Builders plow trees and pastures under daily as new subdivisions unnaturally claim the natural space. There are 30 kids [...]

Slumber Parties and Kryptonite: Simple Ways to Explain Introversion to Children

By |2015-09-22T16:06:18-05:00August 30th, 2013|Categories: Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

My nine-year old daughter is hurt because I don't want her by my side every second of the day. She is happiest interacting with others. My thirteen year old son doesn't understand the word energy when I tell him I get energy from solitude. He asks if I mean excitement or physical energy. For the last few [...]

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