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Tag Archives: Relationships & Belonging

  1. Getting Unstuck: Countering Polarization with Cognitive Flexibility

    Stuckness, says Dr. Mike Brooks, is at the root of both his clients’ anxiety and depression and our political polarization.

    So how do we get unstuck? In this interview, we chat about cognitive flexibility, the importance of relationships, and how it all unfolds on social media.

  2. Where True Poverty Resides

    When Adam Carrington, a practicing Christian, finds his well of patience for a fellow member of his church running dry, a core tenet of his faith takes on a more profound meaning.

  3. Class, Luck, and the Outlier’s Quest for Belonging

    Whether unusual people find the companions they need often comes down to luck—from being born into the right socioeconomic class to landing in the right career field.

    In this interview, P. Susan Jackson talks to us about what her gifted clients tend to do when they don’t find people who click with them, what they can do instead, and how luck can shift for better and for worse over the course of life.

  4. The Dodo and the Ancient Poet

    Once, there were more of the author’s kind.

    Are they truly all gone?

  5. Calling Down the Lightning

    Why is Thoreau’s “little world” the image of restorative solitude, and Van Gogh’s “blazing hearth” that of genius misunderstood? In diving into these two men’s stories, David Wakeham demonstrates the pressing need for mentorship and community in those with great potential—and the consequences if this is nowhere to be found.

  6. Friendships of the Good

    It’s hard for men to forge emotionally fulfilling friendships in our culture, argues Ian Simm, but a look back in time shows it doesn’t have to be this way.

  7. Is the Sky Blue Because It’s Gifted?

    Benita thought she had found the secret to belonging. But was “giftedness” really the answer to the questions she sought to ask at the Gifted Adults Meetup?

  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. Dabrowski’s Dynamisms: Subject-Object in Oneself

    Dynamisms are the heart of the theory of positive disintegration. But what exactly did Dabrowski mean by that abstruse term, “subject-object in oneself?” Our editor explains this powerful process.