5 ways to safeguard your introvert identity

If you follow my “almost everything introvert” blog you know I often draw inspiration from my pastor’s Sunday messages. This week is no exception. He was talking about how we (Christ believers) are always in danger of having their identity stolen. We’re letting our identity be stolen, killed or destroyed.

No it wasn’t a fire and brimstone message. His messages are always full of energy, passion and everyday relatable circumstances.

It was at the turn in his message about his brother-in-law, his “kind of weird” relative, it dawned on me how introverts also need to protect their identity. Maybe Jacqueline Gum’s post, Weird … Where’s The Justice set me up for that.

But wait until you hear about what he said that brought on that light bulb moment!

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Introvert Friendly Guide to Holiday Exercise

The holidays are the perfect time for introverts to start engaging in exercise if somehow, it’s dropped off the to-do list. This may sound counter-intuitive but stay with me and maybe you’ll be influenced otherwise.

If you haven’t yet figured out if you tend toward being more introverted or extroverted, the Digital Citizen offers a free personality assessment based on both Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)* and Keirsey Temperament Sorter® (KTS®). Visit the website to both assess and download files specific to your type results.

Introvert friendly guide to holiday exercise, top 4 tips:

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5 Top #Introvert Traits We Can Be #Grateful About

introvert_gratitudeHave you noticed in the stores we’ve jumped right from Halloween to Christmas holidays? What’s missing in this picture? This year there is little decoration and still little sign of turkey and all the stuffing. But doesn’t that have the potential for us to be all the more grateful?

That’s what I love about Thanksgiving. It’s not crowded in the gratefulness arena.

This morning my pastor was talking about knowing our identity in light of God’s love. That got me thinking about how once an introvert can figure out who they are, then they can also figure out how to better navigate when happenings are more extroverting.

There’s no need to apologize, there’s no need to struggle with situations, and we, and anyone around us, can be happier being grateful for who we are.

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Get Rid of 5 Monsters Now

monster_houseTrick or treat? Personally I’m tired of doing tricks and am ready for treats. Whether it’s a treat from someone to me, or one I give myself, with Halloween on the calendar it’s time to get rid of 5 monsters now.

Have you ever heard, “When you seek the truth, ask a wise woman?” No that is not me who I’m speaking about, but instead, it’s on the cover of my box of Wisdom of the Crone cards. It’s a gift one of my family members gave to me a few years ago.

Once in a while I lift a card from this deck of 54 cards in addition to any other personal process that day, to help me recharge my energy. Today, was one of those “help me I’m drowning”, I’m in overwhelm, kind of days. Overwhelm is a feeling, that’s it. Most of the time I bring it on or cause it myself.

This Crone deck card is one I’ve read before, and I get it on an intellectual basis: acceptance.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Acceptance.

But maybe because of recent happenings in kind of a haunting way, the words of guidance were, well, haunting.

Here’s how I will get rid of 5 monsters now:

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6 Tips From Public Speaking To Blogging With Joel Osteen’s Model

writing_what_you_speakMany writers are introverts. We take in life fully, reflect about experiences and some of us then write or blog about those findings.

You may or may not know Joel Osteen. He’s labeled everything from mega-church pastor to Christian evangelist on the periphery. When my mom used to stay with me she loved listening to Joel every Sunday morning. I would catch a word here or there but did not ever listen to a full message. Whatever he and his wife Victoria are, whatever you think of him, their church has the largest congregation of about 45,000 people, in the USA. It’s got to be worth paying attention with that kind of real life following.

Osteen recently launched a satellite radio station. My husband and I do a fair amount of traveling via car and years ago we subscribed to satellite radio. Maybe you subscribe? Now being able to tune in from my car why not listen and see what mom found so inspiring?

After hearing a couple of his messages, I began to think, could we learn as writers?

Here are 6 tips from public speaking to blogging with Joel Osteen’s model.

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