Reconcile, Strive for Virtue, and Pursue Wisdom! A Philosophical Inquiry into Giftedness

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Some people have particularly excitable sensory and emotional systems, imagination, and intellect. They’re unusually intense, complex and driven, and often slightly at odds with themselves and the world around them. When it feels like this world is too much for you, and you’re too much for the world too – what do you do? Philosophical Counselor Miriam van der Valk helps us see how we can reconcile, strive for virtue, and pursue wisdom!
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Energy Patterns: The Cornerstone of Self-Care and Potential-Realization for Gifted People

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Gifted people want to learn and accomplish so much in life! However, without understanding how to best manage their energy, they often find themselves burning out. Jennifer Harvey Sallin shares how gifted people can better understand and manage their energy to increase productivity, creativity, self-care and self-esteem.… Read More

Giftedness and Self-Discipline: 3 Ways to Maintain a Work Ethic

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Living up to one’s gifted potential requires discipline and a strong work ethic against the temptation to “coast”. IG coach and literary artist Trent Rhodes explores how he came up with a work ethic that gave him purpose and creative clarity. … Read More

Letting Go of ‘Gifted Shame’

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Many gifted people struggle with shame related to the ways they don’t fit into normal expectations, or the ways their “gifts” are a “bother” to others around them. In this very personal story, IG founder and coach Jennifer Harvey Sallin shares how unidentified “gifted shame” impacted her own life and how she worked her way toward self-acceptance as a gifted adult. How has your “gifted shame” impacted you? 

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Giftedness and Learning Styles

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Many gifted people have a preference for a specific mode of taking in and processing information without being aware of it. Since our environments offer information in a way that may or may fit our preferred learning style, IG coach and author Willem Kuipers invites us to evaluate our learning preferences and to what extent they match our real-life learning environment. … Read More

Gifted Parenting: Three Treasures Along the Way

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As an adult, discovering your own giftedness often happens as a side-effect of discovering that your child is gifted, and integrating this discovery in your family life requires a big ‘identity’ adjustment. IG coach Kelly Pryde shares her own version of this familiar story, and what she’s learned as a gifted mom and gifted family coach.… Read More

Metamorphosis in Love: Getting Ready to Love & Be Loved

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By Sandra Pfluger. Learning how to love and be loved as a gifted person sometimes takes a conscious effort to overcome negative self-views we have of our intensity. … Read More

Gifted Men (and Self-Acceptance)

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By Eric Windhorst. This blog post is about learning to accept—and embrace—your gifted self.… Read More

The Experience of Giftedness, with Jennifer Harvey Sallin

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If you feel like no one has ever understood you or has compassion towards your experience with giftedness, then this podcast is for you! … Read More

Job, Career, Vocation: Making Your Gifts Thrive

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By Trent Rhodes. What is the difference between a job, a career and a vocation? Explore how to find your vocation as a gifted person and help your gifts thrive!… Read More

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