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Now displaying: March, 2017
Mar 27, 2017

Do you have a vision for your life? Your business? Keeping that vision in mind, you might be asking: “Now what? What’s next?” It can be difficult to feel so passionate about something, and yet be so helpless to know where to go to make your vision a reality. Perhaps you have reached a certain point in your life and you just feel a little stuck. Maybe you need a guide—someone there to give you the steps and systems you need to make your dreams possible. 

Enter Marina Darlow. Marina has made it her mission to help heart-centered businesses and entrepreneurs take their vision for their business and turn it into a reality. Marina is a systems specialist, and her unique insights and wisdoms might be just what you need to jumpstart your business. Listen as she and Aurora discuss how vision and reality can collide to create something truly beautiful! 

 

In this episode: 

  • Marina describes how Vision Framework allows entrepreneurs to execute their vision. 
  • See how intense emotions and a strong sense of justice fuel Marina towards helping others accomplish their goals. 
  • Explore the tension between high excitement at the start of a new project, and the paralysis of anxiety over that same project. 
  • See how a supportive family can make all the difference. 
  • Learn about the cycle of pain as well as the cycle of creativity. 
  • Tidbits of Marina’s own systems. 
  • How a business coach can create accountability and emotional guidance. 

 

 

Marina Recommends 

 

Getting Things Done by David Allen 

Rising Strong by Brene Brown 

 

Links 

Marina’s Website 

http://vision-framework.com/about/

 

Follow Marina on Twitter

@visionframework 

Vision Framework on Facebook 

 

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

 

Aurora’s Website

http://www.auroraremember.com/

 

Mar 20, 2017

Do you feel like you just don’t quite fit the mold? Can you identify with many different groups, depending on the situation? How can you embrace your intensity if you are intense in many ways? What happens when the world doesn’t have a group, a school, or a system that works for you? Jade Rivera, this week’s guest on “Embracing Intensity,” has a solution: just make your own!

Jade is an educator, writer, and speaker with a mission to rewrite our ideas of schooling gifted and twice exceptional children. She knows what it means to live and embrace multiple intensities, multiple identities, and multiple exceptionalities. Jade now uses these experiences to fuel her love for educating Gifted and Twice Exceptional students through micro-schools. Listen as she and Aurora discuss what it means to live fully within the identity of an Intense Woman, and how you can too! 

 You don't want to miss this episode. It's packed with great advice and insights!

Also in this week’s episode:

  • Discover the world of Micro-schools
  • Hear how Aurora learned from Jade early on in the “Embracing Intensity” journey
  • Hear Jade’s own “Intense situation” and how her intense personality allowed her to thrive through it.
  • Multiple “seeming contradictions” (intense, woman, white-passing woman of color) allowed Jade to become comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Becoming more discerning in social interactions.
  • The power of therapy and dealing with trauma
  • Understanding what you need to be happy and healthy
  • Prioritizing alone time—to feel what you are feeling
  • Developing education strategies for each individual student.
  • Understanding Twice Exceptional children.

 

 

Links

Jade’s Website: http://www.jadeannrivera.com/

Jade’s book on Micro-schools

http://www.jadeannrivera.com/microschools-book/

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

Aurora’s Website

http://www.auroraremember.com/

Power Zone Toolkit 

http://www.auroraremember.com/power-zone-toolkit/

 

Jade Recommends

 

Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

Your Rainforest Mind by Paula Prober

Mar 13, 2017

For the intense woman, life’s unexpected heartbreaks, tragedies, and traumas can feel like the end of the world. When life takes a detour, it is difficult to bounce back, especially when it feels like everything around you has come crumbling down. How do we deal with these roadblocks? Is it possible to ever fully recover from trauma?

If you are a trauma survivor, (or just a human in general) then this week’s guest has a message that will get right the heart of the matter. Amy Oestreicher is a survivor: a survivor of sexual assault, a survivor of a disease that left her without a stomach, and a survivor in life. Using the power of creativity and gratitude, Amy has come back from the brink of death with a love of life that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. In this week’s episode of “Embracing Intensity,” Amy describes her road to recovery, and how she learned to embrace life’s detours and find what it means to be herself. Be inspired this week and take a dive into a story of human resilience!

 

Also in this week’s episode:

  • Amy shares how her love of musical theater, fine art, and writing have shaped her recovery process.
  • Hear the story of Amy’s biggest detour, losing her stomach.
  • Learn how the story of recovery is universal.
  • Healthy coping tools for trauma survivors
  • Using creativity to put in the hard work of recovery
  • Practicing gratitude and transforming your outlook on life.
  • Hear how Amy’s family and intense childhood gave her the tools she needed to overcome adversity.
  • The ways Amy “gets out of her head,” and embraces her own intensity.

 

 

Amy Recommends

Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine

 

My Beautiful Detour by Amy Oestreicher is available for Pre-order this spring!

 

Links

Amy’s Website

https://amyoes.com/

 

Connect with Amy on Twitter

@amyoes

 

Amy’s Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x5KtBAW2EI&t=162s

 

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

 

Aurora’s Website: http://www.auroraremember.com/

 

Power Zone Toolkit:

http://www.auroraremember.com/power-zone-toolkit/

Mar 6, 2017

If you’ve been following the Embracing Intensity Podcast or any of the blogs on http://www.auroraremember.com/ you might notice a trend emerging. Time and time again, we as the beautifully and wonderfully Intense women have a strong need for a supportive Community. It can be easy to feel like you’re doing this crazy life alone, especially if you are the parent of and Intense or Gifted kid. Where do you turn if you are isolated in your school system? How do you get help if your financial resources are limited? Enter Carolyn K and the Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page.

Carolyn K. is intensely passionate about advocating for the profoundly Gifted and parents of profoundly Gifted. She is the founder of Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page, a wealth of online resources for the Gifted that are free and accessible to all! Listen this week as Carolyn shares her journey in discovering and rediscovering her own Giftedness, and finding her voice for those who wouldn’t have one otherwise. Be inspired and encouraged by Carolyn’s wisdom in this week’s episode of “Embracing Intensity.”

More in this episode:

  • Carolyn’s path to Gifted advocacy found her through her own children.
  • Learn about the Hoagies' Gifted Blog Hop.
  • See how Intensity manifested itself in Carolyn’s intense passion for finding resources for the underserved in the Gifted community.
  • Finding your people through theater.
  • See how creating Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page harnessed Carolyn’s own intensity.
  • The importance of advocating for Gifted students so that no one falls through the cracks.
  • See how a good teacher and a good grouping can impact not only Gifted students but other achievers as well.
  • Learn to look for what is best for the student.
  • Direct intensity in a way that is helpful for us.

 

Carolyn Recommends

Guiding the Gifted Child by James Webb and Elizabeth A. Meckstroth and Stephanie S. Tolan

Links

Carolyn’s Website

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/

Connect on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/HoagiesGifted/

And the Facebook Group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HoagiesGifted/

Ignite Your Power Group Program: 

http://www.auroraremember.com/ignite-your-power-group

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

Aurora’s Website

http://www.auroraremember.com/

Power Zone Toolkit 

http://www.auroraremember.com/power-zone-toolkit/

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