Today is the last part of my series on turning emotional intensity into a superpower. Together we've looked at the extreme emotions associated with emotional intensity, intense empathy, and the mind-body connection. To finish up the series, I want to talk about existential depression and self-actualization. Existential Depression Self-actualization is one of the more sparsely … Continue reading Living a Life Without Meaning: 5 tips to help your children work through existential depression and discover their passions and purpose
Time for the next installment in my four-part series, Emotional Intensity is My Superpower. The previous two articles looked at extreme emotions and extreme empathy and offered tips to help your gifted children reframe these attributes of emotional intensity into a strength. This week I want to tackle the somatic aspects of emotional intensity – … Continue reading Beaten Up By Your Emotions: 5 tips to help children manage the somatic aspects of emotional intensity
Last week I started a conversation about emotional intensity being a superpower. I started with a look at extreme emotions. Today, I want to continue the conversation by looking at another aspect of emotional intensity – extreme empathy. Extreme empathy is a typical characteristic of the social-emotional development of gifted youth (Hébert, 2011). Gifted youth … Continue reading Turn Emotional Intensity Into Your Superpower, Part 2: 5 Tips to Teach Your Children How To Harness the Power of Their Empathy
Emotional intensity is a superpower? Yes! One of the best. But you need to learn how to harness the strengths that lie in emotional intensity first. Over the next four weeks, I am exploring the power of emotions and offering tips you can use to help your gifted children activate their natural superpower. But what … Continue reading Turn Emotional Intensity Into Your Superpower: 5 Tips To Teach Your Children How To Harness the Power of Their Strong Emotions
Happy Monday Everyone! Today's Monday Motivation is about resilience. Defined as the ability to bounce back after a set back, resilience is an ever-increasingly important quality as life becomes more and more complex. Today's quote from Carl Jung speaks to your ability to choose your thoughts and actions, even if you can't choose what life … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Resilience
Hi everyone! Wow! I have been neglectful of new posts, haven't I? I have been traveling extensively, presenting at conferences in California and Montana, as well as developing new book ideas and online courses. The good news - my regular posting schedule will return next week. In the meantime, I wanted to share some news … Continue reading New Book On Empathy
This post has been a long time in the writing. As most of you know, I consider myself an incredibly intense human. I demonstrate intellectual, emotional, imaginational and sensory overexcitabilities - every area except one. I have come to embrace every aspect of my highly intense nature. Well almost everyone. I struggle with my sensory … Continue reading The Care and Keeping of Intense Humans: A Personal Project
As an author, coach and consult in the field of giftedness, I receive many emails. Some are questions, some are speaking or consulting/coaching requests and some are specific to my books. One of the most common questions I receive is "How can I tell if my very young child is gifted?" First, it is essential … Continue reading Is Your Preschooler Gifted?