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Category Archives: gifted adults
This other me…this other life
A metamorphic process is underway in me. It’s something that began 6 years ago…when I stepped out of the treadmill of conventional service-for-pay employment. I’ve been engaged in some online conversation about finding meaningful work when you have many gifts/talents … Continue reading
Marriage, motherhood and the philosophical mind…
I am hoping I could generate some input regarding a person’s intense need for philosophical inquiry and making room for a personal life. What I’m referring to is the endless struggle between feeding the intellectual needs and, being a social … Continue reading
The journey continues.
I’ve been stuck in awareness but no growth, hung suspended in time, grappling with the past and the impact on my present. I have had MANY revelations as to why I’m stuck. Stumbling on the concept that I probably have … Continue reading
Following new leads.
What if the puzzle pieces are falling into place…the cloud of despair is lifting…and I could almost deal with life again knowing there are steps to take (non-medicated ones)? What if I can build on my strengths and work around … Continue reading
Safe Trauma Recovery
I took this picture yesterday, at the local Border’s bookstore. I think I need a reminder that I have good mommy moments as well as horrible ones. There’s many times I blow it with my kids (well, come to think … Continue reading
The Divided Self
I found a fascinating quote today while reading The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness by psychologist R.D. Laing. Our civilization represses not only ‘the instincts’, not only sexuality, but any form of transcendence. Among one dimensional … Continue reading
Be Greeted Psychoneurotics
Be Greeted Psychoneurotics.* Suffering, aloneness, self-doubt, sadness, inner conflict; these are our feelings that we have not learned to live with, that we have failed to appreciate, that we reject as destructive and completely negative, but in fact they are … Continue reading
Dealing with sensitivities publically – navel gazing or not?
I want my wonderful readers to know that I do what I do in the hopes that our story helps someone else. I don’t always know what happens when people visit my blog, though I do get warm and wonderful … Continue reading
I’ve often wondered lately if I am on a bit of a self-destructive path of late and not entirely sure I haven’t gone off the deep end but haven’t yet acknowledged it to myself. Something is keeping me stuck and … Continue reading
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On the creatively gifted
Oh, wow. Sometimes I forget all the cool things I find in my research and blog about. I recently re-read my post on Raising Bill Gates, and I forgot about this wonderful gem: I also found another list of gifted … Continue reading
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