It’s true! I am working on my third book. And I need your help.
Book One, Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth, is the in-depth look at giftedness in adults and teens through case studies of my counseling clients along with many suggested resources for further study. Book Two, 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 from the first four years and an easy, fun introduction to rainforest-mindedness.
Book Three will be a journal/workbook that will deepen your understanding, acceptance, and celebration of your rainforest mind through specially designed prompts, questions, exercises, inspirational quotes, and samples from my own journals. There are many good guided journals out there, and yet, none of them are designed specifically for those of you with rainforest minds.
From the introduction:
” …I will be your guide as you grapple with your fears, doubts, questions, conundrums, and mysteries. I will be here as you untangle the sticky vines and explore, examine, and revive the exuberant life force that is you. I will be your guide to recovering your strength, authenticity, and radiance; the radiance that may have been crushed under the pressures to be smartest, under the bully’s taunts, the schooling frustrations, the expectations of exemplary achievement and traditional success, the devastating loneliness, the racism, homophobia, and antisemitism, the overwhelm, the underwhelm, and the rubble of your ancestral baggage. I have included some of my own journal entries in a section at the end of the book so you know I have done quite a bit of my own untangling, a good amount of climbing out of the rubble, and some close examination and clearing of some ancestral legacies...”
Doesn’t that sound enticing??
Well. Here is where I am stuck and need your help. I don’t have a title!! I have tried out a few ideas but nothing is quite right. I need the title to be clear about what the journal is but also one that will get your attention. I need people to know this is not one of those generic every-person’s journal with the same old simple prompts and sentence starters and not enough lines for any kind of thoughtful response. Right?
So, my lovely rainforesters, get your creative minds in gear and send me your ideas! All suggestions are welcome because even if they might seem mundane to you, I might find a way to tweak them into a perfect fit. You can put them directly in the comments or email me through the contact form on the About page.
OK? I can’t wait to hear from you. If you’d like, you can also add questions and comments about what you would like to see in the book. It is still in draft form so I welcome your input. And, by the way, if you are the person who made the comment about the “twisty-turny, deep thoughty, mystical realmy” nature of the rainforest mind, let me know. I am likely to quote you in the book. It is a bit too much for the title, I think, but too fabulous to ignore.
To my bloggEEs: Now don’t be shy. Send me your ideas soon. I know you have them! And thank you, of course, for being here. Much love to you, as always.
And, just a reminder, I will be speaking at this online conference in February. There will be a number of excellent speakers. Click here (on my affiliate link) to see the schedule and list of speakers and to register.