Justifying Pleasure and Non-Tangible Work: Not Everything is About Productivity

By |2015-09-22T16:06:02-05:00January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Others are quick to let you know what they find acceptable when it comes to how you  spend your day. You earned money doing it? Perfectly valid use of time. You made something useful? That will work. You did physical labor? Ok, we can accept that. You were helping others? Ding, you are worthy. The most important thing is [...]

Ever Get Tired of Validating Your Introversion?

By |2015-09-22T16:06:06-05:00September 19th, 2014|Categories: Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

My 14-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter join me in my home office. Their respective buses have just dropped them off after school and now they are sitting in the worn comfy chair and lounging on the scrumptious shag carpet in the private room where I write. With trepidation and excitement I tell Bryce that I am [...]

Communicating As an Introvert: The Intimacy of Written Words and Inner Worlds

By |2015-09-22T16:06:10-05:00June 6th, 2014|Categories: Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you cannot feel me through my written words Then you will never grasp me in person For my words are the architecture of my inner most parts. Secret things hung out to dry in front of you. —Scaffold of Words, The Impetaurian Francesca Woodman, Untitled, New York, 1979-1980. Gelatin silver print. Francesca Woodman page [...]

How Much Are You Willing to Reveal?:Daring to Be Vulnerable

By |2015-09-22T16:06:11-05:00May 9th, 2014|Categories: Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

I'm a memoirist. All I know how to do is reveal. — Elizabeth Gilbert My creativity lies in my revealing, my sharing, my telling of personal stories. For a very long time, I only shared personal stories with my best girlfriends and even then they were mostly about boys/men, and not about myself. As a child, [...]

The Truth Behind My Writing Inspiration and Process

By |2015-09-22T16:06:12-05:00April 14th, 2014|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A little behind the scenes tour of space2live's purpose, process and inspiration.:) I was generously invited to be part of a blog hop by the incredibly inspiring and creatively enthusiastic Julie B. Genovese of nothingshortofjoy.com. Please check out Julie's writing. I promise you will leave her site feeling better about yourself, the world, art, love, everything. Her style flows [...]

Someone All Introverts Should Know: Brenda Ueland on Solitude, Creativity and Relationships

By |2016-03-19T18:06:40-05:00May 31st, 2013|Categories: Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Relationships, Spacious Artists|Tags: , , , , , , |

In 2008 I began to wake up from the deep sleep of 'supposed to'. I was married, living in the suburbs with three children, a loyal husband, part-time nanny and weekly personal training sessions.  It was what I wanted (it's what most people want, right?) and it was wonderful in many ways, but something was missing. [...]

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