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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Worthwhile Podcasts About Mental Health

By |2021-11-29T16:59:47-06:00December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Coaching, Personal Evolution, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Finding a mental resource can be tricky. We all want to be heard, and even if we aren't involved in an actual conversation, there are still ways to fill this need. Those who spend a lot of time in their heads, may find themselves struggling with mental health issues. If you are more introverted, reaching [...]

Improving Your Mental Health by Cultivating a Relationship with Nature

By |2021-09-27T17:19:43-05:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Intuitive Living, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , |

Image Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/ICE__bo2Vws  In his classic book “Walden,” author Henry David Thoreau encourages readers to, “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” In this modern age, however, it’s easy to forget to enjoy these simple pleasures that can [...]

How the Healing Power of Writing Can Change Your Life

By |2021-03-02T16:54:14-06:00March 5th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Coaching, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , |

 Please enjoy this guest post from mental health writer Katherine Rundell.  Life throws us curve balls sometimes, something that 2020, and now 2021, taught us more than most years. If you feel yourself drawn back into past conflicts, agonizing over outcomes of previous relationships or struggling to come to terms with things in your own life, [...]

Top Brendaknowles.com Posts of 2020

By |2020-12-31T11:07:01-06:00January 1st, 2021|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Coaching, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hello Everyone! Welcome to 2021! Before we leap from 2020 to the new year, I want to share some of the most read posts from 2020. Most of them make sense when seen in the context of the trying year. 2020 had most of us mourning the loss of autonomy, struggling to sleep, witnessing racial injustice [...]

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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
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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
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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
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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
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