My Anxiety Is Holding Me Back

My Anxiety Is Holding Me Back

This is hard. I know my anxiety is holding me back. My goal with this blog is to give advice or to present tips on how to overcome obstacles; whether it’s being an introvert or having anxiety, or parenting. Or a combination of any or all of the above. But I’m nowhere near where I want to be. I’ve written posts about imposter syndrome (which is very real and more common than you think). I struggle with it daily. I…

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The Introvert And Small Talk

The Introvert And Small Talk

Small talk – those seemingly trivial exchanges that fill the gaps in social interactions. The introvert and small talk kind of mix like oil and water. For introverts, the prospect of engaging in small talk can often feel daunting, draining, or even unnecessary. Yet, in many situations, small talk serves as the lubricant that oils the wheels of social interaction, allowing us to connect with others in various settings. So, how can introverts navigate the terrain of small talk with…

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The Introvert Advantage: Book Review

The Introvert Advantage: Book Review

In a world that always seems to celebrate extroverted qualities, Marti Olsen Laney’s book, “The Introvert Advantage” serves as a refreshing and insightful exploration of introversion. She sheds light on the unique strengths and attributes inherent in introverted individuals. Drawing from psychological research and personal anecdotes, Laney offers a comprehensive guide that not only celebrates introversion but also provides practical strategies for introverts to thrive in a predominantly extroverted society. This is a book I’ll be adding to my books…

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Parenting As An Introvert: There’s More Of Us Than You Think

Parenting As An Introvert: There’s More Of Us Than You Think

Parenting as an introvert may be more common than we might think. We’re quietly shaping the next generation with our nurturing presence, deep connections, and quiet strength. The presence of introverted parents may sometimes go unnoticed. However, behind closed doors and amidst the bustling chaos of family life, there exists a large (but silent) population of introverted parents. I’m really bummed that this book, Parenting As An Introvert by Grace Clark, isn’t currently in print. But if you can find…

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The Difference Between Being Alone And Being Lonely

The Difference Between Being Alone And Being Lonely

At first glance, the words “alone” and “lonely” may seem synonymous, but upon closer inspection, their differences become strikingly clear. Let’s shed some light on the difference between being alone and being lonely. Alone: Embracing Solitude To be alone is to exist in a state of solitude, free from the presence of others. It is a deliberate choice or a temporary circumstance that allows for introspection, self-discovery, and personal growth. Being alone can be a source of empowerment. It can…

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Vacation Ideas For Introverts

Vacation Ideas For Introverts

Traveling offers a wealth of experiences, from bustling cities to serene landscapes. But for introverts, the ideal journey often involves solitude, reflection, and immersive experiences. While popular tourist destinations may be teeming with crowds and noise, there are plenty of tranquil destinations and activities perfectly suited to the introverted traveler. There are some really great vacation ideas for introverts. Check out my guy, The Tour Guy, for amazing deals on different excursions around the world. Without further ado, here’s my…

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The Wisdom Of The Enneagram

The Wisdom Of The Enneagram

Throughout our journey of understanding ourselves and our motivations, many tools and systems have emerged over the years. One tool that’s become popular recently is the Enneagram. Let me preface this all by saying that the wisdom of the Enneagram has been and will be debated. But, I still think it’s a useful tool. The scientific community criticizes it due its lack of scientific validation, and the fact that it is largely based on subjectivity and interpretation. However, for our…

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6 Best Dogs For Introverts

6 Best Dogs For Introverts

Introverts often seek companionship that complements our quiet lifestyle and understanding nature. For many introverts, having a dog as a companion can be incredibly fulfilling. There may be more (or less) than 6 best dogs for introverts. But these are my baseline. Keep in mind, not all dog breeds suitable for the introverts. Some breeds are more energetic or demanding, requiring constant attention and stimulation, which may not align with the introvert’s preference for solitude and tranquility. Quick side note:…

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Are There Any Introverted Celebrities?

Are There Any Introverted Celebrities?

It’s easy to assume that every celebrity thrives in the spotlight, basking in the adoration of their fans. However, behind the flashing cameras and red carpet events, there’s a cohort who prefer solitude over social gatherings, introspection over extravagance – the introverted celebrities. Here are a list of ten celebrities who are (or were) introverts. Emma Watson Widely recognized for her role as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” film series, she has often identified herself as an introvert. In…

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The Introvert And Extrovert Friendship: Why It Works

The Introvert And Extrovert Friendship: Why It Works

Despite their seemingly opposite natures, introverts and extroverts often form deep and enduring friendships that defy conventional wisdom. So, what’s the secret behind these seemingly mismatched connections? Let’s talk about the formula for an introvert and extrovert friendship, and explore why they can work so well. Complementary Forces Introverts and extroverts are like yin and yang, each possessing qualities that complement and balance the other. Introverts tend to be reflective, introspective, and recharge their energy through solitary activities. Extroverts, on…

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