Category Archives: personal issues

Why it’s so important for parents to learn how to emotionally self-regulate.

If there is nothing else I can teach my daughters before I leave this world, it’s how to emotionally self-regulate.  I have to admit, it’s been hard. I have complex-PTSD from childhood emotional neglect and abuse (I was ignored until … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, anxiety, Attachment Parenting, Depression, emotion coaching, emotional dysregulation, explosive child, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, highly sensitive person, Intensity, loss of parental love, mind and body, mindfulness, personal growth, personal issues, selective mutism, social and emotional issues of the gifted, social anxiety | 5 Comments

Dumbing down is not an option

Yeah, I know I should be organizing my house.  I’m really feeling run down with the cold I contracted from my daughter.  So I am resting and nursing my health and blogging instead. *** I’ve wasted no small amount of … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, faith, gifted adults, gifted children, gifted support, highly sensitive person, mindfulness, On friendship, people suck, personal growth, personal issues, social and emotional issues of the gifted | 17 Comments

10 Basic Good Mother Messages

I’ve been a mother for 1o.5 years now.  And I need constant reminders about what is good fertilizer to grow children.  I know, so sad, right?  But it’s true. I have read in so many places regarding healing from childhood … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, anxiety, Attachment Parenting, Depression, emotional dysregulation, gifted adults, gifted children, gifted support, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, Intensity, introspection, loss of parental love, meltdowns, mindfulness, motherhood, my mothering goals, personal growth, personal issues, raising smart girls, suicidal ideation, trauma | 1 Comment

Surviving Parent Burnout

Some of my regular readers may have noticed a dearth of posts this past month or so.  I have been experiencing a major burnout due to holiday, marital and child stresses.  I have taken a few months break from my … Continue reading

Posted in Attachment Parenting, creating harmony, emotion coaching, gifted adults, gifted children, gifted support, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, holiday stress, Intensity, personal issues, selective mutism, synchronicity, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Sorry about the mess

Okay…let’s put this in perspective… That last post…truly, not really nice on my part. I love people.  Really, really. No, people don’t have to be smart to be my friend.  Everybody has something they are good at.  I want to … Continue reading

Posted in On friendship, personal growth, personal issues | 2 Comments

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

Posted in butterfly, career, combining science and motherhood, creative space, gifted adults, gifted support, intellectual stuff, Intensity, introspection, On friendship, personal growth, personal issues, selective mutism | 5 Comments

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

Posted in gifted adults, gifted support, intellectual stuff, Intensity, introspection, mindfulness, personal growth, personal issues | 6 Comments

Who needs sleep?

I woke up this morning about 3:30 to the sounds of our dog, Tinkerbell, barking.  I stumbled out of bed, sans glasses, let her out of her crate, and opened the back door to let her outside – or tried … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, Attachment Parenting, Depression, incompleteness, Intensity, mindfulness, personal growth, personal issues | 7 Comments

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

Posted in existentialism, gifted adults, gifted children, gifted support, incompleteness, intellectual stuff, Intensity, On friendship, overexcitabilities, personal growth, personal issues, Writing, Yalom | Leave a comment

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

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