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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. How Overexcitabilities Manifest Through Your Voice

    Voice coach Laura Stavinoha can hear your overexcitability in your voice—and she can tell whether it’s empowering you or leaving you vulnerable.

  4. Sustainable Intensity and Self-Compassion: A Mindful Perspective

    If we’re going to experience “positive disintegration,” does that mean we’re required to be miserable? Dr. Kelly Pryde, a neuropsychologist and coach, suggests mindfulness as a way to balance constructive suffering and damaging breakdown in intense people.

  5. Where Intensity and Gender Dysphoria Meet

    Why has gender dysphoria become so common among the gifted and intense? In this article, four detransitioned women and two transgender men share their experiences of overexcitability and the roles their intensities played in their individual experiences of gender non-conformity and dysphoria.

  6. The Divergent Thinker

    What does it mean to be a divergent thinker? Dr. Deirdre Lovecky of the Gifted Resource Center of New England discusses what drives these individuals to march to the beats of their own drummers—and the challenges they face while doing so.

  7. Third Factor Reads: This Star Shall Abide by Sylvia Engdahl

    For our issue on non/conformity, we have the perfect book to feature: the story of a heretic.

  8. Therapy for the Highly Gifted and Highly Excitable: An Interview with P. Susan Jackson

    You’ve got noteworthy abilities. Complex emotions. Acute perception. A tremendous capacity for nuance. And yet, you’re pulling yourself apart at the seams.

    Sound like someone you know? Then you’ll want to read this interview with P. Susan Jackson of the Daimon Institute.

  9. Third Factor Reads: Mellow Out by Michael M. Piechowski

    Executive Editor Chris Wells describes how Michael Piechowski’s Mellow Out opened doors for her to understand herself as a gifted person, and showed her the way forward in studying overexcitability as an academic.

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