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Posts by Jessie Mannisto

  1. A Place for Orchids

    If you think of yourself as “overexcitable,” you’ll surely see yourself in W. Thomas Boyce’s book, THE ORCHID AND THE DANDELION.

  2. Persevering Through the Pandemic

    Editor-in-Chief Jessie Mannisto introduces Issue 13: When the World Seems to Disintegrate (July/August 2020)

  3. In Search of Exemplars: An Interview with Michael Piechowski, Part I

    We chat with Michael Piechowski about his work on the theory of positive disintegration and finding people whose lives show the theory in action.

  4. The Anti-Creative Funk of Isolation

    Creativity has always had a solitary component, but the pandemic drove home to author Jessie Mannisto how much creation is fueled by human connection.

  5. Bottles of Intellect, Imagination, and Emotion

    Developing my ability to notice tastes and smells from far-off lands has been a way to briefly escape lockdown, in a way that’s not quite as unhealthy as it sounds.

  6. Looking Up

    Editor-in-Chief Jessie Mannisto introduces Issue 12: Upward, our May/June 2020 release.

  7. Transcending Labels: An Interview with Scott Barry Kaufman

    Scott Barry Kaufman knows a lot about the labels bright, quirky people often stick upon themselves. In this interview with Third Factor’s editor in chief, he suggests we might be missing something much more important.

  8. When the G-Word Gets in the Way

    For some, the word “gifted” can be a life preserver. Once they’re back on dry land, however, it will surely serve them best to hang it up.

  9. Third Factor Reads: Transcend by Scott Barry Kaufman

    Abraham Maslow extended a hand to Scott Barry Kaufman as he strove to grow as a human being. In TRANSCEND, Kaufman now extends that hand to us.