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

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How To Make A Dream Poster


Parenting gifted children is a challenge in many ways. But it is also exciting. Their intensities and passions are electrifying to be around. But sometimes our kids struggle with wrestling that excitement into a dream for their future. Life happens, the world misunderstands them and slowly they begin to limit their dreams, their passions. This … Continue reading How To Make A Dream Poster

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

Understanding Introverted Children: The Release of Quiet Kids


I am so happy to announce the official release of my book, Quiet Kids. This book, in addition to being the book I wish I had read as a child, speaks to introversion in children, pulling on the latest research in the area and providing parents and educators strategies to help support introverted children. As … Continue reading Understanding Introverted Children: The Release of Quiet Kids