Holidays, Books, Poofy Hair, and Other Important Matters

You may know I have been making my debut on Instagram with clever memes and shocking hilarious revealing occasional videos. I imagine I am the oldest video meme-ographer in Instagram history. Below is my most recent 4 minute video. I wanted to share it with you, my dearest bloggEEs, so you can see the face, voice, and hair behind the written word. You, after all, are my first loves. It all started here. And it continues here, of course, for, well, as long as I have my internet, my laptop, my faculties, and you.

A couple of corrections to the video: First, it is probably not the best idea to take your kids to a homeless shelter! Maybe a better idea is to contribute to a nonprofit or a needy family, or design a new, meaningful ritual. Second, you may not read nonfiction more than once or completely, but it is quite possible you have read your favorite beloved stories any number of times. I know someone who read The Lord of the Rings trilogy eleven times. So far.

Thank you for watching, my sweet chickadees. I hope you find or create what you need for this holiday season. And may your celebrations be filled with inspiring books, deep meaning, recycled wrapping paper, and big-wild-hair love.


To my bloggEEs: Just so you know, I am working on that post about loving learning (multipotentiality) from your comments on my last post. So. How are you doing? Have you read my books? What were some of your insights from the reading? Do you have recommendations for other books that might make good gifts this year? Thank you, as always, for your love.

Author: Paula Prober

I’m a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice based in Eugene, Oregon. I specialize in international consulting with gifted adults and parents of gifted children. I’ve been a teacher and an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon and a frequent guest presenter at Oregon State University and Pacific University. I’ve written articles on giftedness for the Eugene Register-Guard, the Psychotherapy Networker, Advanced Development Journal and online for psychotherapy dot net, Rebelle Society, Thrive, Introvert Dear, and Highly Sensitive Refuge. My first book, Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth, is a collection of case studies of gifted clients along with many strategies and resources for gifted adults and teens. My second book, Journey Into Your Rainforest Mind: A Field Guide for Gifted Adults and Teens, Book Lovers, Overthinkers, Geeks, Sensitives, Brainiacs, Intuitives, Procrastinators, and Perfectionists is a collection of my most popular blog posts along with writing exercises for self-exploration and insight.

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  1. dmstauber Avatar

    Hahaha! First movie eleven times, book probably thirty. Proud to reveal myself.

    1. Paula Prober Avatar
      Paula Prober

      Yup. That was you. 🙂

  2. clignett Avatar

    What a sweet, loving and caring video ! Thank you!!❤️❤️ It is the that you mentioned the glasses, otherwise I would have missed it! It’s you, it fits you, and they are lovely!!!

    Thank you again for all your time, wisdom and availability to share that with us!! Could never have come this far without you and the responses from your bloggees! So as much thanks for all of you!!

    As Christmas is just around the corner, a lot of happiness, joy and mostly comfort for everyone! I myself are dreading it, but it’ll be over in one afternoon and evening. The next day is a me-time day. Both Indie and me will be exhausted, so it’s going to be a slow day. Looking forward to that!
    Daylight is coming!! 🥰❤️

  3. itssue42 Avatar

    Thank you again for all you do for us. Words don’t convey how important this blog is to many of us. Both of your books are highly worthwhile, especially I bet for peeps who haven’t sorted themselves out yet and accepted how and why they are so ‘different’. Time for me to read the 2nd one again.
    Hugs to you, and to everyone on this blog. Never give up; it’s so worthwhile when one has those moments of clarity or peace or joy etc. Besides, daylight will be a bit more every day in just a handful of hours for those of us N of the equator. 💖

  4. Karli Avatar

    P.S. I have just finished reading a wonderful novel called Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson and it was a page-turner. I think Woolf would have been slightly jealous with this author’s vivid imagination and crisp imagery and language! I cannot recommend it enough – a lot of interesting nonconventional themes. I also started reading a memoir biography called Survival In Auschwitz by Primo Levi and Italian Jewish person from Italy (not the most exciting and pleasant book to read but a harrowing one, but I love History, and I do not know much about WW 2 in-depth – the writing is quite lovely but a bleak book and he managed to survive). And I cannot imagine the adversity this gentleman had to go through, or all the civilians, soliders, et cetera during WW II and WW I – kind of makes you think about perserverance and resilience during difficult times.

    1. Paula Prober Avatar
      Paula Prober

      Thank you for the book suggestions, Karli!

      1. Karli Avatar

        You’re welcome!

  5. Karli Avatar

    Hi Paula, your glasses look divine! I am wondering for your Journey Into Your Rainforest Mind book, are you able to accept an e-transfer or cheque instead of Amazon? As I do not have a credit card at the moment – but no worries if you are not able to do this (hope to purchase the book sometime once I get a credit card).

    Happy Holidays!

    1. Paula Prober Avatar
      Paula Prober

      Hi Karli. What if you email me directly and let me know what you need. I bet I can get a book to you. Another idea is if you go to an independent bookstore, they can order it for you and you can pay them with a cheque! Or ask your local library to carry it. 🙂

      1. Karli Avatar

        Hi Paula, I actually just looked up Chapters Indigo, and they have your book so I can order it through PayPal, so all is good. 🙂

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