“Sometimes I think, I need a spare heart to feel all the things I feel.” ~ Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos I get questions like these from readers a lot: "Should I try to change who I am?" "Should I try to toughen up? Be less sensitive?” I know that struggle so well. My answer … [Read more...] about Should You Try to Toughen Up?
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 … [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 … [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 make someone’s … [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