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10 Items for the In-Between Times of Life

Life is filled with in-between moments, those times when you find yourself wading through life’s water, having left one shore to get to another. You’re never quite sure how far off that other shore is; it can be foggy, or wavy, or cold –…

July 27, 2016
Quiet Confidence
* Communication

How to Exude Quiet Confidence

As a society, we tend to equate confidence with loudness: loudness of personality, of fearlessness, of bold spontaneity. We think of a confident person as someone who can march into a room and command it with his power and his presence. We also tend to equate…

July 8, 2016
* Communication

Pride 2016: An Apology to My 16-Year-Old Self

Dear 16-year-old self, Well well well. Hello there. How the hell are ya? Before I say anything, let me first give a nod to the elephant in the room; yes, it’s been 20 years since we spoke last. Are you mad? I could make up…

June 28, 2016

Thanks for Reading!

And just like that, it’s been one year to the day since I published my first Strong Silent Hype blog. Saying thanks to my readers doesn’t seem to fully express just how great a gift you’ve given me by showing your support. But in…

April 20, 2016
Coming Out

Coming Out of the Introvert Closet

Before I learned what it means to be an introvert, followed by me realizing that I am one myself, I spent many years confused, frustrated and afraid that there was something wrong with me – that I was “oriented” differently than others. As a…

February 17, 2016
Text Message

10 Text Message Tips to Make the World More Human

If you are anything like me, you’re always a bit taken aback when the phone rings. Why not send a text message? I catch myself thinking. It’s so much quicker, more efficient, and – most of all – it lacks the awkwardness inherent to…

January 6, 2016

Writing My Way through Writer’s Block

I came down with a nasty case of writer’s block this week. It may very well have something to do with the fact that I spent last week spread-eagle, margarita in hand, on a beach in sunny Puerto Vallarta, only to return home to…

December 4, 2015
Introverted Characters

Top 10 Coolest Introverted Characters

Let’s face facts: introverts are cool. We brood, we are mysterious, and when we speak up (which isn’t often) people tend to listen. So it makes sense that some of the most interesting, compelling, and memorable characters in narrative history are introverted.…

November 19, 2015

5 Common Myths about Talk Therapy

I’ve been seeing the same talk therapist for over 9 years now, and it’s been one of the most simultaneously rewarding and challenging relationships I’ve ever had.…

November 12, 2015