Understanding Intensity


I frequently get questions about emotional intensity and what I mean by the phrase. No explanation can be complete without starting with one of my favorite quotes on the matter: The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a … Continue reading Understanding Intensity

Living a Life Without Meaning: 5 tips to help your children work through existential depression and discover their passions and purpose


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

Celebrations are in Order


Happy Friday! I couldn't let this week pass without officially letting you know that two of my books have won 2015 Legacy awards - I'm Not Just Gifted and Parenting the Shy Child. According to their website, "The TAGT Legacy Book® Awards honor outstanding books published in the United States that have long-term potential for … Continue reading Celebrations are in Order

Throw Back Tuesday: Passion – The Core of the Gifted


Hi everyone! I am just getting back from a long weekend and well, I am behind. No big shock though, right?!? To deal with blogging I decided to do a throw-back-Tuesday post from last year. The topic - PASSION and Intensities. I hope you enjoy it: ~~~ You've heard me say before that gifted individuals … Continue reading Throw Back Tuesday: Passion – The Core of the Gifted