How Do You Intend to Live Your One Precious Life? How Would You Live If Your Health Was Challenged?

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver I lost two nights of sleep. I did the worst thing you can do when you notice troubling health symptoms — Google … Continue reading

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Introvert Stops Searching for “The One” and Gets a Life: Being Your Own Amazing Soulmate

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  What would you do if you knew you were going to be alone for the rest of your life? This is the question Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant journal, posed to his readers. He answered it with something to the … Continue reading

You Don’t Have a Bubbly Personality? You’re not a High Energy Mom? You’re Still Worth Knowing

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I’ve never been the girl who laughs openly and raucously. I don’t talk loudly so the whole crowd can hear or have any delusions about being the life of the party. I can’t fake enthusiasm. I’m not known for doling out exuberant praise. … Continue reading

The Intimate Introvert on Sacred Introvert Space

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I’ve found a new place to go deeper — Sacred Introvert Space. I guarantee you will feel at home there as well. Sacred Introvert’s creator, Lisa Avebury, is an introverted kindred spirit. I’ve written a piece entitled, The Intimate Introvert, for … Continue reading

Are You More Masculine or Feminine Right Now? What Inspires You, Praise or a Challenge?

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    The masculine grows by challenge, but the feminine grows by praise.                 — David Deida, The Way of the Superior Man Not submissive. Not macho. According to spiritual and sexual author and guru, … Continue reading

Dating Deeply: Will You Go Intimate with Me?

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My last relationship ended before it got serious. He stopped putting energy into it before we were fully intimate, fully trusting, deeply involved. In my opinion, it ended on the edge of amazing. I have a desire to go deep. To wander into … Continue reading

I Feel People and They Feel Me: The Blessing and Curse of Feeling Deeply

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I witnessed a lot of pain this week. The kind where people curl up fetally and ache deeply. The kind where they cry until they are numb and limp. People are fragile. Physically, mentally and spiritually. True, people are strong and … Continue reading

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

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  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 … Continue reading

How Do Introverts Feel About Physical Affection? Is It As Energizing As Emotional Intimacy?

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Introverts crave interactions of meaning and depth. Such connecting fills us up and depletes us less. Could physical touch be as fulfilling and meaningful as verbal caressing? Is connecting through touch comparable to emotional intimacy? Is physical contact more or less draining … Continue reading

Introvert Exhausted: Counteracting the Drain of Emotions, Sugar and People

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My mind is cottony and my body feels like slabs of brisket. My energy is flickering like a wet flame. I am pushing through my day because I have to. There is no rest time in sight. The calendar and … Continue reading