Masquerading As Everyone Else’s Expectations: Finding Your True Identity As An Introverted Idealist

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Seven years ago, I found myself sitting in the waiting area of the music school my son attended for guitar lessons. The school’s owner had come out and greeted me with a kind gentle voice and then left. Within the quiet following … Continue reading

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Introvert Relationships and Sensation Seeking: Being Your Own Amazing Soulmate Update

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In July I wrote a post titled, Introvert Stops Searching for ‘The One’ and Gets a Life: Being Your Own Amazing Soulmate. In it, I described my intention to stop dating for three months and focus on experiencing life’s riches … Continue reading

Sensitive and Introverted Does Not Mean Irrational and Weak: Valuing the Input of the Compassionate and Contemplative

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We are locking horns again over the way he treats others. His tone demands I argue with him in succinct direct points, show the logic in my beliefs. If I don’t or can’t, he is superior. But I’ve been on the ropes for … Continue reading

Robin Williams and Sensitive People: Deeply In Touch with Human-ness

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As I watched the clip of Robin Williams on Johnny Carson, I marveled at his colorful and speedy delivery of stories, impressions and entertainment. He knew the outrageous antics and rapid-fire creativity were his bread and butter, the crowd pleasers, but … Continue reading

Establishing Boundaries to Create Profound Intimacy: Drawing the Line in Introverted Relationships

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During most of my marriage I had mushy boundaries. Neither my ex-husband nor I had a good grasp on who we were as individuals but he had the more dominant extroverted personality so I let my identity form based on … Continue reading

Sensation Seeking Badass: The Sexy Side of Being a Sensitive Introvert

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I’m reading Anthony Bourdain’s book, Kitchen Confidential, and finding myself within the pages. For those of you who don’t know anything about Bourdain, he is a traveling TV star, author and chef who describes his young self as a thrill-seeking pleasure … Continue reading

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

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

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