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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Gifted Parenting: Three Treasures Along the Way

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As an adult, discovering your own giftedness often occurs as a side-effect of discovering your child’s giftedness. Consciously integrating these discoveries into your family life requires identity adjustment and perspective-taking. In this article, gifted mom and InterGifted family coach Kelly Pryde shares her own family’s journey toward this integration. A version of this article originally appeared in the InterGifted Community’s ebook Embracing the Gifted Quest.… Read More

Metamorphosis in Love: Getting Ready to Love & Be Loved

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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 own quirky, intense or otherwise uncommon nature. In this very personal story, InterGifted coach Sandra Pfluger shares how she transformed her painful feelings of ‘gifted unworthiness’ to a certainty that she deserves to be loved – and how you can do the same.… Read More

Gifted Men (and Self-Acceptance)

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Masking gifted sensitivity causes us to lose touch with ourselves, and we pay dearly for this disconnect. Our world becomes grey and drab; we feel an inner persistent, nagging angst; we are certain something essential is missing in our lives. In this article, InterGifted Coach Eric Windhorst shares both how the birth of his daughter catalyzed the re-emergence of his authentic sensitive self as a gifted man, and steps you can take toward rediscovering your own true 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 interview with Aurora Remember Holtzman and Jennifer Harvey Sallin is for you. Jennifer is gifted in both intellect and empathy, intensely passionate about finding ways to encourage and grow gifted adults, and uniquely able to shed some light on what the gifted experience is like. … Read More

How Gifted Employees Can Empower Themselves at Work

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Many gifted people choose entrepreneurial career paths in order to accommodate their unusual working style and speed. But if you can’t or don’t want to take that leap, there are many things you can do to turn your traditional job in to a ‘mini-entrepreneurship’. In this article, InterGifted Coach Trent Rhodes shares how you can use your gifts strategically to move from being a ‘company employee’ to being a ‘company asset’ – one who creatively constructs a unique and satisfying career path from existing traditional ingredients.… Read More

How Gifted People Can Reach Mastery: The Gifted Coaching Process

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As a gifted person, what should you do with your life? How should you use your talents? How can you find your inner callings and attain excellence in your domains of interest? Answering these questions requires persistent work over time, and a commitment to pushing yourself past the limits of your natural intelligence. In this article, Jennifer Harvey Sallin shares the process she guides her gifted clients through, from reconnecting with their inner calling(s) to creatively blending their many domains of interest.… Read More

The Stages of Adult Giftedness Discovery & How Gifted Coaching Can Help

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Learning you’re gifted as an adult can be quite overwhelming! In this article, gifted coach and mentor Jennifer Harvey Sallin shares the seven stages gifted adults typically go through after discovering (or re-discovering) their giftedness, and how you can best navigate them toward self-acceptance, joy and a proactive creativity with your own unique gifted mind.… Read More

Hypnotist for the Gifted: An Interview with IG Coach Georges Nédellec

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Just like with the word giftedness, there often is a negative belief associated with the word hypnosis. In reality, hypnosis is not about mind control; it is a natural state of the brain that we all go through every night to sleep and every morning to wake up. As gifted people, we can intentionally use those alpha and theta states to tune in to the creative side of our brain and to explore our unique potential. Learn more from this interview with IG founder Jennfier Harvey Sallin and IG coach Georges Nédellec.

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What If I Chose Excellence Over Perfection?

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Excellence is a healthy version of perfectionism which allows your gifted idealism to serve as an inspiration for action, rather than to reign as a tyrant for whom nothing is ever good enough! In this personal story, InterGifted coach Sandra Pfluger shares how she discovered the difference between the two, and how she was able to overcome her gifted perfectionism once and for all!… Read More

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