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“Instead of trying to teach my child to fit into the world, I have created a world that fits my child.” BEAUTIFUL. As gifted children and adults, we’re often uncomfortable with our weirdness and feel disconnected from our environment. It’s up to us to create a HOME in this world for both ourselves and our children. How have you learned to create a world that fits YOU?

So many important issues brought up in this interview! From the under-diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and over-diagnosis of our school children; to the racism rampant in the mental health field; to the effect diet has on ones mental health and overall quality of life...these topics must be discussed if we want to see personal change and WORLD change. Health is a wholistic system, EVERYTHING affects it. With that being said: the education system, the mental health field, the food and drug administration(Along with big PHARMA), science, media AND religion must all support wellness, or our change will be limited. Attacking the system from all sides will create LASTING changes to finally bring about the better world that our children should grow up in. What are your thoughts? How can we help each of these industries evolve and ascend? (clip taken from Dr. Jessica Clemons’s interview on Breakfast Club Power 105.1)

(WARNING ⚠️ volume is loud) Hii everyone, how are y’all feeling with this Venus retrograde? I feel like this clip is exactly what the universe is doing with the toxic connections around me! Venus rules relationships, so that definitely makes sense...I know a lot of us are super sensitive to energetic shifts and this retrograde FOR SURE has us shifting on so many levels! Everyone is feeling it whether you believe in astrology or not. I’ve never been one to pay too much attention to retrogrades—definitely believe they’re significant, just haven’t felt affected enough by them to talk about it before now. But wowww, these last two weeks were sooo deep for me as it applies to re-assessing my close relationships. The people around us teach us a lot about what we attract and the kind of energy we’re carrying. What have you learned from the people around you lately?

We’ve been here before. We’ve traveled these waters. And we will swim to new shores, like we always have ❤️ 🏊🏽‍♀️

I’ve had a crazy busy month but it’s been so full of growth and expansion that I’m excited to FINALLY get on here and talk about it! New ways to look at giftedness, excitable nervous systems, and high sensitivity have been flooding my brain! I’m ready to take on the challenge of UPGRADING the physical and mental institutions that keep gifted people small and unaware of their gifts! Any ideas on what to share? Comment below or message me! talk to you guys soon 😊

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The Divine Feminine was and always will probably be one of my favorite albums. Thank you for bringing that message to more people. Thank you for being a carrier of the divine feminine energy and helping to bring it back to this planet with your craft. Thank you for sharing your vulnerabilities and sharing your gifts with us. I wish we could have seen more, but that would be selfish of me. I hope you are in peace, and finally can see what a difference you make. We love you 🙏🏽

Story of my college life. I tried out 3 different majors for a significant amount of time and ended up dropping out 4 whole years into college, not too long before I could’ve finished. But I knew nothing the school system offered fit me. I knew I could create or attract my own opportunities that resonated. As someone who made straight A’s for my entire life, choosing to drop out of college felt like a complete failure to me. But I know I can’t find my purpose in a academic classroom. At least not with academia where it was 3 years ago...but not everyone feels the same way. Everyone deserves the same opportunities in higher education. For those who might not know what direction to go in, I highly recommend taking time out to discover yourself and your options! Take internships, shadow, and research research research the best schools/programs that would work for you 😊 I hope and pray that I can make enough noise in school systems and gifted programs that future children do not have to go through the same struggle!

Talk that talk Linda! 🙌🏽👏🏽 #nochildleftbehind #yeahright #lindasilverman

Got my rest, time for some vitamin D! Go outside and activate that beautiful DNA of yours✨⚡️#chargedup

When you’d rather spend a holiday weekend sleeping than going out #thehsplife...seriously though, I find the holidays to be some of the best times to catch up on sleep. Remember that it’s important to recalibrate your nervous system regularly! If you haven’t gotten enough rest, don’t wait on your body to rebel. Rest now, have fun later(or if you’re like me, you think they are one in the same 😉).

(Continued from last two posts) sooo this is the chain of events from 7:30 a.m. 1. Random conversation with neighbor about looking for jobs. 2. Synchronistically find @nijasym video on manifesting money 3. Post about it. 4. Watch @_cbudd IG video about entrepreneur life and how she just made enough money through YouTube to pay off her car! 5.(before I even finished watching @_cbudd‘s video)Get a text from my temp agency asking me to work tomorrow(SUPER easy job) which gives me an extra $100 next week 6. Post about it 7. (As I’m making this CURRENT post)I get a text from my boss asking to call her. When I call her she’s offering to add an extra 10 hours to the schedule “if that works for me”. I wanted more hours to begin with! Now I’ll have an extra $150 to every pay check. It’s not even 1 pm and I am on a ROLL!! #manifestmonday should be a weekly thing 😉

Hahahah so listen to this. This morning at around 7 am I had a conversation with a neighbor about the fact that she hates looking for jobs, and I told her I had a rough time finding work with the temp agency I’m hired with as well. Then, at around 8 am I saw the video in my last post while scrolling through YouTube’s “recommended” page and clicked it(Titled how I manifested $900 in less than24 hours). It got me excited about the money I am calling in from the universe right now. So I made a post about it, and went on with my day. I just finished watching another video(clip will be in my next post) that got me even MORE excited for the financial freedom coming my way. Something interrupted me and I never finished the video, but 30 minutes later, I get this text from my temp agency. Now, I’ll have about $100 extra dollars in my pocket next week. I could say it was “totally unexpected”(which is what it felt like—I never hear from this temp!) but I guess that’s not true! It WAS expected! And I deserve it. #manifestmonday is in full effect 😬

love this YouTube video from @nijasym! This speaks volumes and explains why she posted lately that she’s living her best life! Man...if they would’ve taught me this in gifted and talented, I would’ve started working on my relationship with money ASAP! If 1) it’s all about energy, and 2)we have an ABUNDANCE of energy...why can’t we create an ABUNDANCE of money for ourselves? I can see why my school wanted to promote higher education...but college is not for everyone. We need to be teaching children that they can CREATE their life and create a living, degree or no degree. Use your gifts and ability to manifest.

Do you resonate with Joseph Renzulli’s definition of giftedness? I don’t think it sums everything up, but my experience does validate Renzulli’s perspective. My gifts are a combination of a natural talent, the commitment to consistently develop that talent, and the creativity it takes to accomplish that. What do you think makes you gifted?

When the gifted are empowered, we show everyone else it’s not only safe and acceptable to rise up, it’s a must. The world needs us ❤️ #thegiftedchallenge

Everyone has gifts, yes. But not everyone is gifted. When your brain is wired differently—take that back...your entire NERVOUS SYSTEM—you have different needs. So to think we ALL should be taught, tested, and graded the same way is to ignore those differences. Whether your brain is overdeveloped or underdeveloped, you need resources to help you support and manage the ways in which you deviate from the norm. I’m all for gifted programs and prep centers, because they recognize that gifted people should be given the same opportunity to thrive. But I’d love to see more education allowing giftedness in ALL of its manifestations.

#throwback! Lots sensually over excitable children seek to be the center of attention—performers at heart, if you will. Others withdraw into themselves. As an adult, I’ve withdrawn, but as a child I remember being sooo drawn to the spotlight. I didn’t think I was doing it on purpose, but turns out I was most likely subconsciously seeking the physical pleasure that comes along with having positive attention directed toward me. Factor that in with years of athletics and a passion for acting, audiences have become something I’ve gotten used to. But I didn’t know until recently that this is a pattern seen in many gifted children. Do you find yourself or your gifted child seeking attention or recognition more than most? Comment below 👇🏽