Sometimes sensitive or introverted souls fall into a trap. We come across as quiet, easy going, emotional or “soft.” Seemingly easy targets for those who belittle others to feel empowered. And because we internalize negativity so strongly, those belittling comments can sink in deeply. If we’re … [Read more...] about How to Recover Self-Esteem After Someone Belittles You
Sometimes it's hard to keep up as an introvert in this overly connected world. Between work, kids, family, friends, pets, errands, social media, etc., life has a way of sweeping you up. Even the weekends, your "free time", can start to feel like hectic energy depleting overly scheduled … [Read more...] about How to Manage Your Time as an Introvert
You’re too quiet! Speak up. Project. I can’t hear you. Participate more. Anybody in there?! These are the messages quiet children hear. I received them everywhere, from teachers, friends, parents of friends, acquaintances. The emotionally hungry, eager to understand what could … [Read more...] about Are You Too Quiet?
I used to get intimidated by people so easily. People I thought were bigger and better than me. I’d shake and stutter and make myself as small as possible. I’d fill my words with ‘I’m sorry’s’, having nothing in particular to apologize for. I'd hide the fierceness that has always lived within … [Read more...] about How to Stop Feeling So Intimidated by People
Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. ~Arthur Somers Roche We all battle nerves and insecurities, and when we lose the battle, they rob us of our potential. Personally, I've battled … [Read more...] about 9 Actions to Take When You’re Feeling Nervous & Insecure
"To have a quiet mind is to possess one's mind wholly; to have a calm spirit is to possess one's self." Hamilton Mabie Does too much social interaction exhaust you? You had a great time, saw old friends, wined, dined, laughed and reconnected. The next day, all you want to do is crash... You feel … [Read more...] about Nourishing Your Inner Introvert in an Extroverted World