Confessions of an Introverted Parent

By |2015-10-19T12:30:52-05:00June 14th, 2013|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , |

I'm ashamed I have to white-knuckle it through summer.  Summer is supposed to be carefree and super sunny smiley, right? As I've mentioned before, socializing and stimulation are big energy expenders for introverts.  We may love the company and excitement of a gathering or activity but afterward solitude will be sought in order to recharge. When [...]

Introvert Networking: Surviving and Shining While Self-Promoting

By |2015-09-22T16:07:00-05:00May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , |

I feel the warm hot flush rise from my neck, to my ears and finally blasting my  face scarlet.   A circle of eyes focus on me as I try to articulate what it is I write about and why.  I am pushing my introverted self. I'm networking after a speaking event at the Woman's Club in Minneapolis. [...]

I'm Sick of Myself and Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say

By |2015-09-22T16:07:05-05:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , , |

I once heard Brad Pitt say, Having children takes the focus off yourself, which I'm really grateful for. I'm so tired of thinking about myself. I'm sick of myself.  At the time, I was just entering the mystical realms of conscious self-reflection and writing.  I thought, How could anyone be sick of themselves? There is so much [...]

We Sometimes Cry in Public Bathrooms: How Introverts Handle Change and Disruptions at Work

By |2015-09-22T16:07:08-05:00September 21st, 2012|Categories: Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , , |

Change in the workplace How’s My Energy? Crabby? It’ll Pass In my early working days of Dilbert-esque jobs in cubicle-laden environments, change was as welcome as a turd in the vending machine.  I’d wrinkle my nose, shake my head and mutter No f*in’ way! under my breath when change was announced. I didn’t find my work [...]

In Defense of Introverted Parents

By |2015-10-20T13:41:35-05:00July 27th, 2012|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Popular Posts, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s summer and I’m about to hit the wall. My thinking is sludgy and my responses are slow and disconnected.  Kids arguing, household disorder and interruptions galore cloud my clarity and fatigue my body.  I feel like I’ve eaten a gallon of mashed potatoes and a gravy-injected turkey and washed it down with six or seven [...]

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