Gifted individuals exhibit increased brain processing, receptivity, and behaviors for intellectual, emotional, sensory, creative, and motor functioning supported by many neuroscience studies.  Several studies report increased brain volumes, efficiency of processing in brain networks, and utilization of different brain networks of high IQ (gifted) individuals as a core feature of their being.  These increased brain volu...

In this turbulent time of a pandemic, we are experiencing a span of anxiety and turmoil.  Families, communities, and nations are thrust into commotion.  The “healthy” practices of social distancing may cause or exacerbate painful feelings of social isolation.  Know this, you are not alone.  You have community and we have each other.  Right now, self-care and safety are paramount. While we make a conscious effort to care for ou...

January 13, 2020

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“You are capable of more than you know.” — Glinda from The Wizard of Oz

To understand why twice-exceptional kids sometimes can struggle to master new skills, one might first examine how our brains work.
The human mind is comprised of knowledge and energy flow. Our knowledge is our perception of the present, made tangible through our five sens...

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“If you are always trying to be normal you may never know how amazing you can be.”

— Maya Angelou

There is a great body of evidence in neuroscience indicating that our individuality originates within our unique brains.

Recent studies illuminate that each of our brains is as distinctive as a fingerprint. With advances in brain mapping and imaging sof...

In college, I read an article in the San Francisco Chronicle that forever changed the way that I interact with humanity.  If I could tell the author thank you a million times I would, but sadly, I do not know the author and the article clippings are packed away somewhere in my college boxes. 

The story was about a man who had committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.  Strikingly, in the suicide letter, the man w...

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