My exploration into creativity began when I realised I did not get my play needs met as a gifted × autistic child, and subsequently, I grew into adulthood with the physiological and psychological scars of play deprivation. In this article, I share my story of creative reawakening as a simple roadmap for how even the most disconnected of us can start the process of reawakening our creative agency.
As a child, I perceived a complex, multi-dimensional tapestry of ecosystems and universes, seen and unseen, intersecting and interconnecting, sharing and communicating—living, breathing, dying and re-birthing with one another. In this article, I share how I lost that connection, and the steps I took to rekindle my relationships with the unseen realms, through the help of my non-physical mentors—The Earth Elders.
Titration is a concept from Somatic Experiencing (SE). The founder of SE, Peter Levine, uses the term to describe the slow and careful approach to trauma healing to prevent unnecessary overwhelm of the nervous system. In this article, I discuss how titration is not only important in therapy and trauma healing of the past, but also in coaching and personal growth in the present.
In this Embracing Intensity podcast episode, you can listen to a talk I gave on resilience, where I provide a working definition of resilience as the ability to transmute adversity into opportunity, via adaptability. I also discuss the importance of employing fluid and agile perspectives in order to do so, and share six perspective templates that I commonly use to help me shift out of unhelpful perspectives.
In this Embracing Intensity podcast episode, you can listen to an interview recorded when I was just emerging from a decades-long journey of self discovery, this interview marked a milestone for me as a profoundly gifted × autistic woman who was only diagnosed and identified as both in her late 30s, and who was embarking on a completely new journey of self-leadership with InterGifted and the gifted community.
As a child, I got into trouble for being too energetic, inquisitive, and sensitive. I lacked the knowledge to realise that I was just being what any gifted × autistic child naturally would, and falsely concluded there was something wrong with me. In this article, I share my long journey towards bridging inner experience of integrity with outer expression of authenticity in my life.