Gifted adults are perfectionists. When combined with hyper-sensitivity the results can be painful. In fact, they can almost be self-defeating. . . Sensory overload of bliss Sunday morning, early. The sky was the translucent watercolor blue of the northern hemisphere. The air was cool and clean. I ran down to the beach. Bournemouth beach. Much […]
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I watched the oh-so-gifted Usain Bolt shatter his own 100m world record this morning. The extraordinary beauty of his movement as he went into top speed was breathtaking. Keats might not have been there to see it but this is surely what he meant when he wrote: ‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye […]
“It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.” Wendell […]
We are each unique – physically, psychologically and intellectually – and therefore individually perfect. Our perfection as gifted, creative and talented adults is often a poor mix with the perfection of the other individuals in our world. We are seen as weird or worse by our families, our workmates and our acquaintances. All of us […]