If you’re a flamingo, don’t compare yourself to ducks, and don’t follow the guidance for peacocks.
The 2011 peak of techno-optimism seems so long ago. I’m looking back to see where we’ve been, so as to better chart the way forward.
If someone put me in charge of a gifted program, here’s what I’d strive to do.
A big life change like this is disorienting, but I’m finally getting the hang of it—and my priorities are becoming clear.
Even when you suddenly have an abundance of time, you have to be able to use it effectively. Habits can help with that.
I’ve always known what I wanted to be when I grew up. It’s just that it didn’t seem like a feasible option.
Time to see about fixing that.
The Ancient Greeks were on to something when they spoke of the Muse as the source of creativity, as I tried to argue in a creativity training workshop. Continue reading Beyond a Definition, the Creative Experience
I already knew my so-called “hobbies” were a 40+ hour a week endeavor. As it turns out, forty more hours hardly made a dent. Do other people experience this? Continue reading What I Learned From My Creativity Staycation
Every curse is a blessing, and every blessing is a curse. Kind of like superpowers. Continue reading Overthinking or Superthinking?
No one teaches young people with multipotentiality how to live fulfilling lives in a highly specialized world, so it’s up to those of us who have been there to mentor the next generation. Continue reading Mentoring for Multipotentiality
I know the Democrats will pick a candidate who’s “smart,” but even among bright people, there are a lot of different ways of being smart.
If you don’t have a sense that you’re in control of your destiny, it’s hard to develop executive skills. Continue reading Agency: A Foundation for Executive Function
I hereby announce the opening of my page on Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration. Continue reading That Psychological Theory I Go On About
Your muse might have odd business hours. And you’ve got to cooperate with her. Continue reading Working With Inspiration’s Schedule
It is now 9:53 a.m. on a Saturday here where I sit. Right on schedule, a wave of energy paired with inspiration comes to me—I’m ready to jump into that flow state and churn out creative work. Ten o’clock is … Continue reading Ten o’clock Flow Time