98: Talk with Benita J

This week, I have the pleasure to share the presentation that Benita J. shared at the SENG conference! 

How Old Am I Really? A Meditation on Asynchronous Development

The purpose of this presentation is to bring awareness to the personal and professional impacts of asynchronous development in a gifted adult who remained unidentified throughout childhood. This presentation may be useful for gifted adults who are struggling to function in the work environment and may be battling issues like burnout, exhaustion, and depression. My hope is to encourage gifted adults embrace their giftedness and celebrate their multi-potentiality as they strive toward authenticity and career fulfillment.

How old am I really?

In this episode:

  • What exactly is asynchronous development?

  • How does it impact you?

  • What strategies help use your strengths and fill in the gaps?


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96: Twice Exceptionality

Have you ever heard the term twice-exceptional? In this episode of Embracing Intensity, I share what it means and why it's important. 

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  • My own story of twice-exceptionality. 

  • Why twice-exceptional people often don't get identified. 

  • What happens when some skills are super high and others are "average."

  • When difficult things seem easy, yet easy things can be really hard. 

95: Improving Children's Mental Health with Kimberly Berry

Kimberly Berry is originally from California and is the host of the Being Unnormal Podcast which focuses on mental health, especially children’s mental health. She is also very passionate about child hunger and poverty and Kimberly wants to educate and help people seek the help they need. Kimberly believes that there currently remains such a stigma that it prevents people from seeking help from a professional.

94 The Embracing Intensity Journey

On this week's episode of Embracing Intensity, I'm sharing my talk from the SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) conference in San Diego on The Embracing Intensity Journey

I share insights gained from interviewing gifted and outside the box thinkers on my Embracing Intensity Podcast including overarching themes and what tools and habits have helped them to use their fire in a positive way. The participants will then have the opportunity to share their practices that have helped embrace their own intensity.

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The Embracing Intensity Journey

In this episode:

  • Childhood Sensitivity
  • Messages of "too much"
  • Toning Down & Tuning Out
  • Living Within The Lines
  • Catalyst
  • Using your fire for good!

92: Interest Cycling

If you are a multipotentialite, do you prefer to cycle through interests or do a whole bunch of different things at once? In this week's episode of Embracing Intensity, I discuss my own tendencies when it comes to pursuing multiple passions and why I'm moving from a lot of varied activities at once to focusing on just a small few. 

Interest Cycling - Embracing Intensity Podcast

In this episode, I discuss:

  • Rainbow people vs. specialists.
  • Where I'm a specialist.
  • Learning about our learning. 
  • How you can join our upcoming group call on the Embracing Intensity Journey!

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One thing at a time or all at once?
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When you want to do ALL THE THINGS!

90: Social Chameleons

Have you ever felt yourself changing in order to fit in? This week on Embracing Intensity, I talk about experiences of past guests and myself of being social chameleons and examine when it becomes a problem and when it can be a positive thing. 

Social Chameleons - Embracing Intensity Podcast ep. 90

In this episode:

  • I share about my experience at the SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) conference where I spoke last weekend.
  • 3 Types of social chameleons I've observed.
  • Thoughts on the difference between "fitting in" and "belonging"


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Have you ever felt yourself changing in order to fit in? Embracing Intensity Podcast ep. 90
Social Chameleons - Embracing Intensity Podcast ep. 90
When have you changed yourself, or put yourself in draining situations, in order to "fit in?"

88: Coming Attractions

This week on Embracing Intensity, I head to the SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) conference in San Diego! I also discuss what's coming up in the next couple of months.

Embracing Intensity Ep. 88: Coming Attractions

In this episode, I share:

  • An overview of my upcoming talk, which I will share on a call in August.
  • Topics for the next two group calls for Patrons.
  • Why next week's interview episode is notable. 


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How do you use your fire for good?
Great things happen when intense people get together!
What things do you find better to do with other people?

86: Prioritization

Do you have so many things you want to do that you don't know how to decide what to focus on? You are definitely not alone! This has been a theme this week for me both in coaching and my League of Excitable Women Facebook Group. This week, I touch on the three main things I consider when I decide what to focus on and share a few resources I've created in the past.

Prioritization - Embracing Intensity Ep. 86

In this episode:

  • How do the choices affect your stress and energy?
  • How do they align with your purpose and values?
  • What has the most impact for the least amount of effort?


First solo episode On Paralyzing Abundance

Blog post on Energy Balance

Blog post on Tools for Prioritization

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83: Helping Kids Living on the Fringes with Heather Boorman

Do you know kids living on the fringes? Kids living on the fringes are the passion of today’s guest, Heather Boorman. Heather is a writer, public speaker, podcaster and  Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Heather is the founding member and therapist at Boorman Counseling, LLC in Western Wisconsin. Additionally, Heather serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association for the Gifted and Talented. Heather will be speaking with Aurora at the San Diego Emotional Needs of the Gifted  (SENG) Conference in July.

82: Imposter Syndrome

Do you often find yourself questioning your own gifts? This week on Embracing Intensity, I talk about how many of the most gifted are often the ones most full of doubts. 

Imposter Syndrome - Embracing Intensity Podcast

In this episode:

  • I share different ways imposter syndrome manifests itself. 
  • How many of the most unhappy people I know are gifted people who did not have their needs met. 
  • Why it's important to talk about giftedness so that others can connect and learn about themselves. 


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