My son came home from the neighbor’s house about two hours ago for dinner and a Mommy. My daughter and my husband are still over there. It’s going on eight … Continue reading Introvert or Misanthrope?
Today I planned yet another introvert-unfriendly outing for my introverted self and my two introverted children. We were supposed to meet a houseful of strangers (fellow UU homeschoolers; you don’t … Continue reading The Introvert Playdate
5. We teach kids in group classrooms not because this is the best way to learn but because it’s cost-efficient, and what else would we do with the children while … Continue reading No. 5 of “Sixteen Things I Believe” by Susan Cain
We put our under-cupboard radio/CD player up on Sunday. I finally turned it on for my own use on Tuesday when I flipped on NPR while I did the dishes. … Continue reading Shyness, Social Anxiety, and The Diane Rehm Show
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson My rating: 5 of 5 stars “This whole town does look like whatever hope becomes after it begins to weary a little, then weary a little … Continue reading A Book I Wish I Had Written: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Welcome to the First Mindful Mama Carnival This post was written for inclusion in the Mindful Mama Blog Carnival hosted by Zoie at TouchstoneZ. Participants are writing posts about what … Continue reading Keeping my Sanity by Losing my Mind: Mindful Mama Carnival Post
I’m not a terribly emotive person. It goes along with introversion to be understated about my emotional expressions, and it’s okay. It does, however, sometimes hinder connection with others who … Continue reading June is “Sharing Happiness” Month!
…a farewell party hosted by a dear friend and attended by so many other dear friends, green grass for the kids to run around in while the parents chatted, big … Continue reading Happiness is…
I had a mute massage yesterday. My massage therapist, also a dueling pianist (pronounced pi-AN-ist) at the Tavernacle Social Club, is on doctor-ordered vocal rest. She offered to postpone my … Continue reading Sound Decluttering
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project (and inspiration for my happiness project and this blog) tweeted this post by Ron Gutman from the Forbes blog: The Untapped Power Of Smiling. … Continue reading Smiling: Does it Count if You Fake It?
My friend sent me a link to an article from 2002 entitled, “On the Internet, No One Knows I’m an Introvert”: Extroversion, Neuroticism, and Internet Interaction (Yair Amichai-Hamburger, Galit Wainapel, … Continue reading Introversion and the Virtual Community
There’s my rallying cry. Susan from The Confident Introvert posted a comment on my angst-ridden Hermit post. I checked out her blog. This is a woman who speaks my language. … Continue reading Introverts Unite!