When You Are Highly Gifted, Is The World Ready For You?

When You Are Highly Gifted, Is The World Ready For You?

It may be true. The world may not be ready for the most gifted among us. The world, more specifically, the people of the world, may look at you with wonder or amazement, confusion, fear,…

Managing The Mosquitoes Buzzing Around Your Rainforest Mind

Managing The Mosquitoes Buzzing Around Your Rainforest Mind

From Philippe in Paris: “I remember one of your quotes where you said something like ‘I’m here to remind you that your rainforest mind is a thing of beauty. Even with all those mosquitoes.’ I…

A Sneak Preview of My Next Book!

A Sneak Preview of My Next Book!

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…

How To Appreciate Your Quirky Traits While You Are Still Young-ish

How To Appreciate Your Quirky Traits While You Are Still Young-ish

I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t own a table cloth or a lawn mower. I don’t like sunny days. I don’t finish one book before I start another. I would rather be single…

Working with Parents of Gifted Children and Schools–A Quick Guide for Therapists and Coaches (and Parents, Too)

Working with Parents of Gifted Children and Schools–A Quick Guide for Therapists and Coaches (and Parents, Too)

The following are excerpts from my article just published in psychotherapy.net, an online journal for psychotherapists, on ways to help gifted children and their parents navigate the school system. For the full article click here.…

How to Handle the Holidays When You Are a Smart, Sensitive, Charmingly Quirky Outlier

How to Handle the Holidays When You Are a Smart, Sensitive, Charmingly Quirky Outlier

Every year, in December, I write a holiday letter to friends and family. It has become a tradition for the past 36 years and has turned into a collection of somewhat-humorous summaries of my life…

When You Are Gifted, Can You Tell Anyone?

When You Are Gifted, Can You Tell Anyone?

It depends. (photo by Viktor Forgacs, Unsplash) You might be able to tell your mother. You can tell me. But, in many cases, if you use the G word to describe yourself, it does not…

One Size Does Not Fit All When You Are Sensitive, Smart, Persnickety, Discerning, Intricate, Perplexing, Astute, Penetrating, Prolific, Visionary, Wizard-y, and Resourceful

One Size Does Not Fit All When You Are Sensitive, Smart, Persnickety, Discerning, Intricate, Perplexing, Astute, Penetrating, Prolific, Visionary, Wizard-y, and Resourceful

I get so annoyed when I hear people say their way is the ONLY WAY to happiness or healing or inner peace or fame and fortune! If you just do THIS all your problems will…

Life Appreciation 101–Never Too Late To Throw Kisses at Strangers

Life Appreciation 101–Never Too Late To Throw Kisses at Strangers

(photo by Randalyn Hill, Unsplash) I have recently become aware of how I have been a bit of a Debbie Downer, all my many years, when it comes to Life Appreciation–even when my particular life…

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