10: The Experience of Giftedness with Jennifer Harvey Sallin

Attention Gifted and Intensely Intelligent listeners! If you feel like no one has ever understood you or has compassion towards your experience with giftedness, then this episode is for you. This week, you have a friend among you.

Meet Jennifer Harvey Sallin. Jennifer is gifted in both intellect and empathy, intensely passionate about finding ways to encourage and grow gifted adults, and uniquely able to shed some light on what the gifted experience is like. Aurora and Jennifer spend some time covering everything from experiences in church, to fostering a gifted spirit in their youth, to the ways that human cognition can both hinder and help our work and personal life. Jennifer gets it.

Listen to “Embracing Intensity” this week as Aurora and Jennifer discuss: 

  • The ways Jennifer learned to live well with her own mind. 
  • How music and other creative outlets play into intellectual intensity. 
  • Why panic and other emotional disorders are linked to the Gifted Adult experience. 
  • Creating an identity as a Gifted individual, and how that can change everything. 
  • Ways to adjust your life to embrace Giftedness, from career shifts to relational moves. 
  • Opportunities to connect to other Gifted adults through Intergifted and other online forums. 
  • What it means to be a “Meta-Thinker,” “Skip Thinker,” and “Linear Thinker.” 


Join the League of Excitable Women on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/leagueofexcitablewomen/

Jennifer’s Coaching Website


The Intergifted Community Website 


Power Zone Toolkit  


Jennifer Recommends:

Don’t Panic by Reid Wilson 

Living With Intensity by Susan Daniels and Michael M. Piechowski

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 

08: Healing for the Gifted Adult with Paula Prober

As a child, were you deemed over-sensitive, dramatic, or over-emotional? Are you a deep thinker, intellectual, or intense creative? Perhaps that just means you are gifted. Join Aurora in this week’s “Embracing Intensity” as she interviews Paula Prober, an expert on the gifted population. Paula has journeyed through many disciplines from education to counseling and now to writing. Her interdisciplinary wisdom has led to a fascinating and enlightening perspective on the mind of a gifted individual. The gifted are often intense and excitable. Paula’s mission is to show the world how the gifted adult can seek healing and live life to the fullest.  

Healing for the Gifted Adult with Paula Prober on Embracing Intensity Podcast ep. 08

Inside this week’s episode: 

  • Find out if you could be “gifted”
  • Learn how to apply Paula’s analogy of the Rainforest Mind
  • Find out how to discover ways to connect with your body and hone your wonderful giftedness
  • What does the Argentine Tango have to do with giftedness? Listen to find out! 
  • Learn strategies Paula suggests for taking care of yourself.
  • Discover the Healing Arts, and the key to finding a good therapist.
  • Hear how Paula changed her voice, and why it mattered so much to her! 
  • Uncover how writing, meditating, seeking therapy, and SLEEP can help you embrace your fully gifted life.


Paula’s Blog: Your Rainforest Mind


Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth by Paula Prober

Paula Recommends

Belonging Here: A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person by Judith Blackstone

We teach what we need to learn. ~ Paula Prober on Embracing Intensity Podcast ep. 08
Healing for the Gifted Adult with Paula Prober - Embracing Intensity Podcast ep. 08
Dancing has been one of the vehicles I've used to connect with my body." ~ Paula Prober on Embracing Intensity Podcast

00: Introducing Embracing Intensity with Aurora Remember Holtzman

Have you ever felt like you’re “too much?” Too intense? Too consumed by whatever life has in store, that you cannot ever feel fulfilled? Aurora Remember Holtzman has news: you are not too much. Perhaps you simply haven’t embraced your naturally excitable self? In “Embracing Intensity,” Aurora will take everything you think you know about what it means to be intense and excitable, and show you how intensity is not a weakness but a hidden power. Each week, Aurora will interview a strong, creative, and sensitive woman who embodies what it means to embrace intensity in order to show you how to embrace your life in its fullest. Listen to unlock ways to unleash your inner fire— without getting burned!

 In the first installment of Embracing Intensity, Aurora interviews herself to bring to highlight how her own misconceptions about Excitable People became some of her greatest strengths. 

  • Aurora captures you instantly with her personal and poignant struggle with feeling like she’s “too much,” and how the revelation of being an Excitable Person changed her life for the better.
  • Find out some of the most common misconceptions you might have about being an Excitable Person.
  • Find out Aurora’s single best piece of advice for Excitable People. 
  • Discover the 5 Types of Excitable people, and which types you might be.  
  • Find out how you can help yourself regain control over your own passion and intensity. 
  • Learn the S.T.A.R. method, and other resources for non-violent discourse. 
  • Stories and tips about embracing who you are, and living a satisfied life
  • See how to get your free 7 Day Power Zone Toolkit.


Join the League of Excitable Women on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/leagueofexcitablewomen/

Aurora’s Website


Power Zone Toolkit  


Aurora Recommends: 

Rising Strong by Brené Brown

The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane 

Writing by Marshall Rosenberg on Non-Violent Communication

00: Introducing Embracing Intensity with Aurora Remember Holtzman
If you ever feel like you are "too much," just know that thing that makes you "too much" is probably your greatest strength. ~Aurora Remember Holtzman on Embracing Intensity Podcast ep. 00
She's not a smaller apple, she's an orange!
Only let into your life the things that are nourishing. ~ Aurora Remember Holtzman on Embracing Intensity Podcast ep. 00