Episode #13: Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?The Introvert, Dear Podcast add
Have you ever felt like the term “introvert” didn’t fully describe you? Are there aspects of your personality that don't fall under the “introversion” umbrella? Today we’re talking about what it means to be a highly sensitive person (HSP).
Introverts and HSPs share many common characteristics, but there are some important differences — which might help explain some of the things you experience.
Our guest today is Andre Sólo. Andre is an author, philosopher and, at times, an adventurer. His most recent book is Lúnasa Days, a tale of magical realism set at the end of the age of American prosperity. He’s also a passionate advocate for introverts and highly sensitive people. Along with Jenn, his life partner, he co-founded a new community for highly sensitive people called HighlySensitiveRefuge.com.
If you'd like to learn more about high sensitivity or figure out whether or not you are an HSP, check out 21 Signs That You’re a Highly Sensitive Person.
Episode #12: Introvert Self-Care: Take Care of Yourself (without Feeling Bad About It)The Introvert, Dear Podcast add
In our hundred-mile-an-hour world, it’s easy to feel burned out. From the moment we wake up, we’re flooded with notifications, beeps, and updates. We have more information at our fingertips than any past generation could’ve imagined thanks to the internet, social media, and other technological advances. And there’re are more decisions for us to make more quickly than ever before. On top of it all, culture tells us that our success, identity, and value is wrapped up in what we accomplish and achieve, so we’re driven to do, do, do.
It’s against that backdrop that we’ll be exploring why self-care is so important for introverts. While all the noise might be exciting to thrill- and stimulation-seeking extroverts, it’s often more-than-overwhelming to introverts who need alone time to think and recharge. So today we’ll be tackling the topic of self-care for introverts head on with thought leader Barrie Davenport.
Barrie is a certified coach, founder of the top-ranked personal growth blog Live Bold and Bloom, and author of over 25 self-improvements books on topics including introversion, highly sensitive people, self-confidence, relationship skills, habits, and mindfulness. She is dedicated to helping people find practical, science-backed strategies for self-improvement in all areas of their lives. She’s also the author of Self-Care For Introverts: 17 Soothing Rituals For Peace In A Hectic World.
And there’s still time to sign up for Melissa Renzi’s Guatemala retreat, but there’s only one spot left! (It can be single or double occupancy.) The 10-day trip is designed specifically for introverts and HSPs and explores the magnificent natural beauty and rich culture of the country.
You can save $50 on the cost of your trip by visiting http://MelissaNoelRenzi.com/ and entering the coupon code INTRODEAR50. Melissa still has openings for her trip to Guatemala in January and her trip to Peru in April.
Episode #11: An Introvert Artist on Creativity, Self-Care, and the Challenges of Making It All WorkThe Introvert, Dear Podcast add
Are you an introvert who’s always been drawn to the visual arts? Maybe you’ve even dreamed of working as an artist but wondered whether or not you could make ends meet and how to get started. On today’s show, we're talking to introvert artist Debbie Tung about what life as full-time cartoonist is like. We’ll chat about inspiration, habits and practices, opportunities and challenges, expectations, and more.
Deborah “Debbie” Tung is a cartoonist and illustrator from Birmingham, England. Her comics are based on simple (and sometimes awkward) everyday life moments and her love for books and tea. She runs a Tumblr blog called "Where’s My Bubble?", where she first started sharing her comics. She also previously worked full-time as a software developer, an experience that eventually inspired many of her illustrations. She lives with her husband and works from home in her quiet little studio. Her first book, Quiet Girl in a Noisy World, was published in November 2017. Her upcoming book, Book Love, will be out January 1, 2019.
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Episode #10: Social Media Marketing for Your Business or Cause — the Introverted WayThe Introvert, Dear Podcast add
Are you an introvert business owner, freelancer, or creative who loves working for yourself but can’t stand promoting your work? It just feels inauthentic and as if you're selling out or shouting at people through a megaphone. Maybe you’ve even been thinking about working for yourself, but you can’t get over the “I’m going to have to market” hump. Today, we’re going to talk with Thea Orozco about how you can put yourself out there in a way that works for your business and for you.
Thea Orozco is a mindset and marketing coach for introverted business owners. Through her business, Introvertology, she uses her training as a life coach, and her decade worth of experience with social media marketing, to help her fellow introverts grow profitable and impactful businesses that fit their personality.
And it’s not too late to sign up for Melissa Renzi’s Guatemala retreat! But there are only a few spots left. The 10-day trip is designed specifically for introverts and HSPs and explores the magnificent natural beauty and rich culture of the country.
You can save $50 on the cost of your trip by visiting http://melissanoelrenzi.com/ and entering the coupon code INTRODEAR50. Melissa still has openings for her trip to Guatemala in January and her trip to Peru in April.
Episode #09: How Introverts Can Take the ‘Drain’ Out of Travel — and Enjoy It MoreThe Introvert, Dear Podcast add
Do you love exploring new places and experiencing new cultures but hate the anxiety and exhaustion that seem inevitable? Today, we’re going to explore why many introverts are drawn to travel and how you can do it with less drain.
Melissa Renzi joins us on the show. She is a Licensed Social Worker and Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher based in Chicago. She uses her social work and yoga skills to help introverts and highly sensitive people transform deep-seated anxiety and cultivate more self-compassion.
Having lived in Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico, and India, Melissa uses her extensive travel experience to organize global retreats specifically designed for introverts and HSPs that focus on renewing self-care and deepening our connection to self, to others, and to the natural world — all while honoring the unique needs of sensitive introverts.
Interested in attending one of Melissa’s retreats? You can save $50 on the cost of your trip by visiting http://melissanoelrenzi.com and entering the coupon code INTRODEAR50. Melissa still has openings for her trip to Guatemala in January and her trip to Peru in April.
Also, you can get your own Wallflower Box for 15% off plus an extra gift in your first box. Just visit thewallflowerbox.com/podcast and use the code LOVEFALL!
Episode #08: How to Win Friends & Influence People, Introvert StyleThe Introvert, Dear Podcast add
What do you do when you can’t stand small talk, talking to strangers, and meeting new people but you want to have more confidence in social situations? Listen to the story of an introvert who challenged himself to interact with complete strangers and learned that anyone can improve his or her social skills.
Andre Sólo joins us on today’s show. He’s an author, philosopher, and, at times, an adventurer. His most recent book is Lúnasa Days, a tale of magical realism set in the depths of the Great Recession. He’s also a passionate advocate for introverts and highly sensitive people. On IntrovertDear.com, he writes about being an introvert and an INTJ personality type. And, along with Jenn, he co-founded a new community for highly sensitive people called HighlySensitiveRefuge.com.
Episode #07: Why Introverts Are Attracted to Entrepreneurship (and How to Get Started)The Introvert, Dear Podcast add
Ever thought about starting a business or working for yourself? Tune into this episode to learn why introverts are attracted to entrepreneurship, how to get started, and much, much more!
Elizabeth Potts Weinstein joins us for this conversation. She’s a small business law attorney at EPW Small Business Law PC, where she helps fellow small business owners find ease and simplicity in the legal requirements of owning a small business. She's been an online entrepreneur for over fourteen years, founding various projects such as Live Your Truth and The Wealth Spa. A single mom who works from home, Elizabeth is an introvert who has built a business that fits her lifestyle.
Episode #06: How to Design a Life That Honors Your Introvert NeedsThe Introvert, Dear Podcast add
Is it possible to design a life that suits your introversion? Tune in to learn about big and little changes you can make that’ll improve your life in the hear-and-now, as well as in the future. We talk about quiet time, career, perfectionism, and more with Michaela Chung of Introvert Spring in this episode.
Michaela is the author of The Irresistible Introvert as well as her new book, The Year of The Introvert. She’s best known for her popular website, IntrovertSpring.com. Prolific in sharing her expertise and insights about introversion, her work has been featured in HuffPost, The Globe and Mail, INC, Flare Magazine, CBC Radio, The Chicago Tribune, and others.
Episode #05: Why Many Introverts Are Drawn to WritingThe Introvert, Dear Podcast add
What attracts introverts to writing? Join us as we explore why many introverts are natural writers, what gifts help them excel with pad and pen (or a computer), common obstacles they face, ways to go pro, and a whole lot more!
In this episode, we have the privilege of interviewing Lauren Sapala. Lauren is an experienced writing coach, and she’s also the author of Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers, a guide to help any HSP, INFJ, INFP, or introvert writer move past resistance to selling and marketing their work. She is also the author of The INFJ Writer, a writing guide made specifically for sensitive intuitive writers. She currently lives in San Francisco and blogs at www.laurensapala.com.
Episode #04: What You Need to Know About Your Introvert PersonalityThe Introvert, Dear Podcast add
Do you know what your introvert personality type is? In this episode of the Introvert, Dear Podcast, we explore the introvert Myers-Briggs personality types with personality expert, Susan Storm. If you've ever wondered why knowing your personality is helpful, what the differences between the personality types are, or what the best way to figure out your own type is, check out this show. Even if you already consider yourself a typology expert, there’s something for you in this episode.
Susan Storm is the creator of PsychologyJunkie.com. She’s also the author of two books: The INFJ: Understanding the Mystic and Tranquility by Type: Stress-Relief Tips for Your Unique Personality Type.
Episode #003: What You Need to Know About Introvert Romantic RelationshipsThe Introvert, Dear Podcast add
What do you as an introvert need to know about romantic relationships? How can you meet new people to date when online dating isn’t working? What are three crucial things all introverts need in a relationship? Why are relationships good for introverts, and how can they help you grow?
Tune in to this episode of The Introvert, Dear Podcast as we interview Brenda Knowles, learn the answers to these questions, and discuss much more!
Episode #002: Why You Don't Need to Apologize for Being an IntrovertThe Introvert, Dear Podcast add
In this show, Laurie Helgoe, author of Introvert Power,joins us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her important book. We discuss why you as an introvert don't need to apologize for being who you are, common mistakes people make about introverts and their identities, how to design a quiet place for recharging, and more.
Episode #001: An Introduction to The Introvert, Dear PodcastThe Introvert, Dear Podcast add
Welcome fellow introvert! In this inaugural episode, you'll hear what this show is all about, why we're starting it, and what you can expect from future episodes. You'll also learn a little about the hosts, Jenn Granneman and Bo Miller, and how you can suggest topics and guests.