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Now displaying: September, 2018
Sep 17, 2018

How would you like to see the world becoming a more loving, caring, and sensitive place? Today we are very happy to have  Dr. Dan Peters, a really warm-hearted humanitarian, with us on the show. Dr. Dan has a  rich history of achievements throughout his life and he is driven to help others achieve as much as possible in their lives too! He is a co-founder of Parent Footprints, an online, interactive, parent training community, with their goal to make the world a more loving and compassionate place- one parent and one child at a time. Aurora first met Dr. Dan at a SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) conference a few years ago. She later started following his Summit Center newsletter, and then more recently, his Parent Footprint podcast. Listen in to find out what he has to share on the show today.

Dr. Dan is a licensed psychologist and the co-founder and executive director of The Summit Centre, which specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, with a special emphasis on gifted and twice-exceptional individuals. He has authored the Make Your Worrier A Warrior series and has also co-authored Raising Creative Kids. He is a frequent contributor to both the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Dr. Dan won an award at the SENG conference this past summer. Listen in today, to find out more!

More in this episode:

  • Dan explains what he is intensely passionate about.
  • What Dr. Dan's own, personal brand of intensity is like, for him.
  • How his intensity affected him while growing up.
  • Talking with kids about their superpowers.
  • Some cultural factors that could have affected his expression.
  • The times that Dr.Dan needs to tone himself down or tune himself out.
  • A time that Dr. Dan's intense sensitivity felt really out of control.
  • The way that he uses his fire for good.
  • Always having his goal in mind.
  • Dan's strengths and challenges in his executive functioning.
  • The best advice that Dr. Dan ever received.
  • Some personal habits that help Dr. Dan to use his fire in a positive way.
  • The books that have had the most influence on him.
  • How Dr. Dan helps others to use their fire.

Resources:

Books mentioned in the show:

Make Your Worrier A Warrior series by Dr. Dan Peters

Raising Creative Kids by Daniel Peters and Susan Daniels

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

The Power of Now by Eckhardt Tolle

I Can See Clearly Now by Wayne Dwyer

Links:

Dr. Dan's website: Dr. Dan Peters

Parent Footprint website: Parent Footprint

Summit Center website: Summit Center

 

Sep 10, 2018

Have you ever heard the term twice-exceptional? In this episode of Embracing Intensity, I share what it means and why it's important. 

Including:

  • My own story of twice-exceptionality. 
  • Why twice-exceptional people often don't get identified. 
  • What happens when some skills are super high and others are "average."
  • When difficult things seem easy, yet easy things can be really hard. 
Sep 3, 2018

Kimberly Berry is originally from California and is the host of the Being Unnormal Podcast which focuses on mental health, especially children’s mental health. She is also very passionate about child hunger and poverty and Kimberly wants to educate and help people seek the help they need. Kimberly believes that there currently remains such a stigma that it prevents people from seeking help from a professional. Kimberly is responsible for the “Summer Lunch Program,” she founded “Holiday Hope,” and is the director of the “Adolescent Mental Health Summit” which will target parents and educate them on issues that are affecting our youth.

Show Highlights:

  • Kimberly shares her personal brand of intensity
  • Factors that intensity affected Kimberly while growing up
  • How Kimberly tones down or tunes out
  • Kimberly describes ways her intensity could feel out of control in the past.
  • Kimberly shares a personal story about her daughter’s attempt at suicide and how she dealt with it
  • How she uses her fire for good
  • What has helped Kimberly harness the power of her intensity
  • Kimberly shares her personal habits that really fuel her intensity

Resources Mentioned in the Show:

Podcast  on iTunes

@Beingunnormal on Facebook

@Beingunnormal on Instagram

Scream Free Parenting, by Hal Edward Runkel

The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brené Brown

The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg

The Tony Robbins Podcast

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