Transformation

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Waht is death to the caterpillar is birth to the butterfly. Related Posts:Creative Coping, Healing and TransformationFollow Your Own CASIGY TrailCompost is Nature’s Original Recycling ProjectSharon Barnes presents No More SAD Gifted Students at…Up in Smoke Webinar RecordingMerry Christmas! (What Does That Mean?)Different By DesignCreating Beauty From Life’s Scraps

Ode to Mothers…Umm….I Hate Mother’s Day…Or Do I?

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Reflections on How to Heal our Lives, Feed our Souls, and Fund our Dreams  Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom, Maurine J. Sackett, picture on the right, last June in the Cusco region of Peru. We were on our way to visit Macchu Picchu before going to Juliaca, where she had lived as a young child. Her parents were missionaries there, and started a medical clinic that is now Clinica Americana. We helped them celebrate their 90th anniversary.  She was able to “go home” to the land of her early childhood.  Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! Happy Mom’s Day to all of …

Valentine’s Day can be painful for CASIGYs with Broken, Hurting Hearts

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Many CASIGYs feel lost in the Sea of Despair on Valentine’s Day.    Valentine’s Day can be painful for CASIGYs (Creative, Alert-Aware, Super-Sensitive, Intense, and/or Gifted You-s) with broken, hurting hearts. When we have lost a loved one, when our marriage or love relationship is in trouble or has broken up, when we despair of ever finding someone to love and truly love us back, our deep pain can be magnified even more than usual during this time when the whole world seems to focus on romantic love. It can also be tough for us when we have financial challenges and …

CASIGYs Could Remake the World

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If [CASIGYs] understood and exercised their power they could remake the world. –Emily Taft Douglas. Related Posts:Creating Our WorldCASIGY Book ListWorld Suicide Prevention Day – September 10, 2014The Quarrel with OneselfLive as Much From the Heart as From the HeadFind The Magic in Being a CASIGY™ MisfitCASIGYs™ BlogIf Robin Williams Lost Out to Existential Depression, How…

There’s Magic in Being a CASIGY MisFit

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For CASIGY’s (Creative, Acutely Aware, Super-sensitive, Intense, Gifted You), our differences and vulnerabilities can be big obstacles to finding our passion(s) and fulfill our mission(s) in life. Gifted adults, teens and kids can often feel like Rudolph in the Christmas legend. Surely you know the story? According to the legend, young reindeer at the North Pole drill and compete to get the chance to pull Santa’s sleigh on Christmas. But Rudolph was different from all the others. Horror of horrors, he had a red nose when everyone else had a black nose. Even his parents didn’t know what to do with …

Encouraging CASIGYs

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Encouraging CASIGYs (Creative, Aware, Super-sensitive, Intense, Gifted You-s!)  often starts with helping them cope with discouragement, sensitivity, depression or anxiety. proceeds with helping them heal from the hurts left behind by whatever caused the distress, and wraps up with helping them discover a sense of positive purpose, develop a vision and finally, fulfill their mission in life. ScrapLady Sharon Barnes Photo: courtesy of Glenn Sackett Photography Related Posts:Encouraging Sensitive and Gifted Students: You Are DifferentSeven Steps to Overcoming OverwhelmDifferent by Design Webinar RecordingSharon Barnes presents No More SAD Gifted Students at…Different By Design: Moving from FEELING Defective to BEING…No More …

How to Ride Out Life’s Tough Times: Hang Loose in the Washing Machine!

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Several years ago, I was helping one of my counseling clients learn how to cope with overwhelming emotions connected to the hard times he was going through. A picture popped into my head: emotions are much like ocean waves. Ocean waves come in many shapes, sizes, speeds and intensities. So do emotions. Ocean waves are influenced by many things including the gravitational pull of the moon, the tides, the shape and movement of the ocean floor and the weather. Our emotions are influenced by the gravitational pull of our relationships, the ebb and flow of our health and energy, the …