The Care and Keeping of Intense Humans: A Personal Project


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

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Emotional Intensity is My Superpower – PART 4: Understanding Existential Depression


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 Emotional Intensity is My Superpower – PART 4: Understanding Existential Depression

Emotional Intensity is My Superpower – PART 3: The Mind-Body Connection with Emotional Intensity


I'm back with another installment of Emotional Intensity is My Superpower. The first article dealt with the extreme emotions found in emotional intensity. Part 2 was all about empathy. Today we are talking about how emotional intensity shows up in the body. Physical Manifestations of Emotional Intensity: Emotional intensity isn’t only about our emotional reactions … Continue reading Emotional Intensity is My Superpower – PART 3: The Mind-Body Connection with Emotional Intensity

Emotional Intensity is My Superpower – PART 2: Tips to Help Children Manage Extreme Empathy


This post continues the conversation started last week with managing extreme emotions. Now I want to address another common aspect of emotional intensity - extreme empathy.  Extreme empathy is a typical characteristic of the social-emotional development of gifted youth (Hébert, 2011). Gifted youth not only sympathize with others to a great extent, but they can … Continue reading Emotional Intensity is My Superpower – PART 2: Tips to Help Children Manage Extreme Empathy

Emotional Intensity is My Superpower – PART 1: Tips to Help Children Manage Extreme Emotions


Ask any parent or educator of a gifted child to describe what it means to be gifted, and you’ll get a large variety of answers. Words like tenacious, bright, and thoughtful come to mind, alongside perfectionistic and rigid. Perhaps the best way to describe gifted individuals is intense, concerning both their cognitive prowess and their … Continue reading Emotional Intensity is My Superpower – PART 1: Tips to Help Children Manage Extreme Emotions

No, You Don’t Need To Do “All The Things,”


I have a confession to make: I often fall into the trap of believing I have to do "all of the things." You know, the things that I'm good at doing, the things that will grow my business, the things related to marketing and creating. I want to connect with my readers and followers, rebuild … Continue reading No, You Don’t Need To Do “All The Things,”

What An Amazing 2018: Musings From My Future Self


A couple of weeks ago, a friend Asia Dawn blogged about using a letter-writing technique to "feel" what it would be like to have already achieved your goals. This is a standard technique used in visioning and setting intentions. The way Asia talked about it, the letter she wrote to herself, was inspirational. I immediately … Continue reading What An Amazing 2018: Musings From My Future Self