When You Feel Unacceptable to Those You Love

Too much. Too intense. Too crazy. Too opinionated. Too controlling. Too active. Too passionate. Too angry. Too expressive. Too eager… [this self-talk swirled my thoughts down the toilet] Someone would tell me to just “calm down” and I’d feel like screaming. I’d share my opinions and I’d get a head shake or smirk in response […]

How to be a Friend to an Introvert

First off, let’s blast some misconceived notions ignorantly floating out there: introverts do like people. To say that all introverts are shy is like saying that all extroverts are obnoxious. Yes, introverts really do have friends. In fact, introverts appreciate deeper, long-lasting relationships more fully than some extroverts can or want to. For most, it looks more […]

I Think I’ve Become THAT Person

The other day I was conversing with someone–the who isn’t really important because this issue carries across multiple relationships. Although we bounced around vital ideas and problems within culture, religion, relationships, and parenting, etc., our discourse was plagued with bleak analysis and critical dismay (over people and situations). And I got to thinking, what good […]