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Tag Archives: Intensity & Well-Being

  1. Escaping the Cage of Intellectualism

    Benita thought her intellect would keep her safe. Then it failed her spectacularly. Was she using it wrong – or was there something she was missing?

  2. Remembering How to Be (Without Your Phone): An Interview with Anya Pechko

    To connect meaningfully, the most important thing we can give people is our time—without a phone constantly interrupting it. Consultant and coach Anya Pechko shares some striking insights on how to do this from her work with clients seeking to overcome digital addiction.

  3. Life in the Rainforest: Sensitivity, Intensity, and Giftedness An Interview with Psychotherapist Paula Prober

    Paula Prober coined the term “rainforest mind” to describe those gifted, complex individuals she works with as a psychotherapist. And though having a rainforest mind may be uncommon, rainforest minds generally have some commonalities, as she explained when she sat down with us.

  4. Regulate Overexcitability to Empower Your Voice – Part II: The Mind

    Voice coach Laura Stavinoha explains how to keep your intense mind from running away with you while you speak, leaving your audience in its dust.

  5. Cancel Culture and the Intellectually Intense

    It’s always been hard to be a questioner, but today’s political atmosphere—combined with digital mobbing tools—have made it harder than ever. What’s a good-faith questioner to do?

  6. Third Factor Reads: Extreme Intelligence by Dr. Sonja Falck

    Dr. Sonja Falck’s new book dives into the psychosocial experience of high IQ individuals across their lifespan. Focusing on the tendency for such people to feel set apart from others, Falck observes that they tend to fall into one of four relational styles and offers thoughts on how they progress—or regress—from one style to another.

  7. Can You Tell You Are Wrong About You? A Cautionary Tale Against Self Diagnosis

    Benita diagnosed herself with autism and dyscalculia. With her track record as an expert professional analyst, it was unfathomable to her that she could be wrong.

  8. Regulate Overexcitability to Empower Your Voice – Part I: Emotions

    Voice coach Laura Stavinoha shares some methods for keeping your emotions from subtly seeping out through your voice.

  9. Self-Creation After Chaos: An Interview with Lotte van Lith

    Chaos around her and intensity within her led the teenage Lotte van Lith to an eating disorder. Now, having recovered and reintegrated, she helps gifted people express their intensity with self-compassion—and let loose their incredible creativity in the process.