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I’m Writing a Book!

I’m Writing a Book!

Most gifted kids don’t go on to win Nobel prizes or change the world. Certainly some do, but they are the exception in an already exceptional group. Many dynamics influence people’s futures and many ways to be gifted, but social factors influence us more than we...

Both Sides of Too Much

Both Sides of Too Much

You’re too intense. Too serious. Too quiet. Too loud. Too opinionated. Too...   Chances are you’ve had someone tell you that you’re “too” something. Perhaps it’s something from childhood that sticks around in your psyche, or maybe someone pointed it out yesterday...

Enough of the Silent Force

Enough of the Silent Force

Digging through old school records, I found one of my elementary report cards. In the comments on the back, my 4th grade teacher* had written: "Cara is a silent force." It made me laugh, because she was right. I got things done, did them well, and didn't ever speak up...

What’s your flavor of “busy”?

What’s your flavor of “busy”?

Each night as I snuggle into bed, mold the pillow into shape, and close my eyes, a reckoning occurs. I know immediately if I’ll be able to go to sleep quickly. Most nights the answer is no.    My brain sees bedtime as space to create, think, and develop ideas....

Searching for a solution to the puzzle?

Searching for a solution to the puzzle?

Our culture loves certainty. We love being right. We idolize right answers, and demonize those who can’t give clear, definitive right answers. Too wishy-washy. Too waffly.   When I was a student, I strived for right answers. Right answers meant success. The world...

Stuck in a story? Rosie, Cinderella, or ?

Stuck in a story? Rosie, Cinderella, or ?

The other day my husband and I unearthed our childhood photo albums. They were tucked away in the closet under the stairs like a collection of obedient, rectangular Harry Potters waiting for someone to notice them. My husband found his old track album filled with...

What to do when it’s all too much.

What to do when it’s all too much.

Yesterday, my youngest sang Hamilton songs while doing dishes. (We're late to the Hamilton party, but glad to finally understand the hype.) After singing "Look around, look around, how lucky we are to be alive right now", he looked at me and said, "or maybe not!"...

What colors your lens?

What colors your lens?

The world is full of multiple perspectives. It fascinates me to try and understand how the world looks to other people. Even in our own homes, everyone has their own special lens through which they see the world. Ultimately, it’s my own perspective that filters my...

The best gift in difficult times.

The best gift in difficult times.

Right now the world is home. Most of us, unless we are essential workers or healthcare professionals, spend our days with family, away from friends and loved ones, trying with all our might not to lose it. You're doing a good job. Whatever your situation - from...

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