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Tag Archives: Intensity & Well-Being

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. From Hiding HSP to Gifted Leader: An Interview with Imi Lo

    Emotional sensitivity and intensity can be a gift, but only if you’ve learned how to manage it. Imi Lo of Eggshell Therapy and Coaching shares her thoughts on how to stop hiding from the world and from your own emotions, overcome toxic shame, and make your best effort to find belonging.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. Life in the Rainforest: Sensitivity, Intensity, and Giftedness

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

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