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Most Popular Posts of 2015


Here are the top six posts of 2015. Thank you so much for reading, commenting, sharing and living your sensitive, intelligent, emotional, curious, compassionate rainforest-y life! Join me, dear bloggEEs, for more treks into the depths in 2016. Let us know, in the comments, how you’re doing and what you’d like to see next year.

Imagine A World Where Gifted Kids Don’t Have To Wait

Photography by Servando from Flickr cc

Photography by Servando from Flickr cc

My Smart Kid Is So Emotional, Am I A Parenting Failure?

photo by Diego Diaz, Flickr, CC

photo by Diego Diaz, Flickr, CC

Still Gifted After All These Years

photo courtesy of Jordan McQueen and Unsplash

photo courtesy of Jordan McQueen and Unsplash

If I’m So Smart, Why Was School Such A Drag?

photo from Flickr, Creative Commons, Phil Roeder

photo from Flickr, CC, Phil Roeder

What Psychotherapists Need To Know About Gifted Clients

photo courtesy of Anne Allanketner

photo courtesy of Anne Allanketner

If I’m So Smart, Why Am I So Dumb? Part Two

Photo by Cindi, Flickr, CC

Photo by Cindi, Flickr, CC

Author: Paula Prober

I'm a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice in Eugene, Oregon. I specialize in counseling gifted adults and consulting with parents of gifted children. The label "gifted" is often controversial and confusing. I use the metaphor of the rainforest to describe this population. Like the rainforest, these individuals are quite complex, highly sensitive, intense, multi-layered, and misunderstood. They're also curious, idealistic, highly intelligent, creative, perfectionistic, and they love learning. I've been an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon and a guest presenter at Oregon State University and Pacific University. I've written articles on giftedness for the Eugene Register-Guard, the Psychotherapy Networker, and Advanced Development Journal. My first book, Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth, was released in June 2016 by GHF Press and is available on Amazon or at your independent bookstore. My second book, Journey Into Your Rainforest Mind: A Field Guide for Gifted Adults and Teens, Book Lovers, Overthinkers, Geeks, Sensitives, Brainiacs, Intuitives, Procrastinators, and Perfectionists, was released in June 2019.

7 thoughts on “Most Popular Posts of 2015

  1. I’m doing. I would love a post about dealing with changes, uncertainty, unmet expectations, or life not following the plan you want it to… A keep calm and carry on type post if that makes sense.

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  2. Thank you for creating this space, Paula. It feels quite unique.
    2015 has been a great year for me, and I’m feeling blessed and content as I look back over it.
    Next year I’d love to read about ways to transform anger, partnerships between two rainforest minds (though I’m guessing tomes could be written on the topic), and more on ‘self-help’ for rainforest minded people who are unable to see a suitable therapist and so mostly go it alone.
    Sending best wishes for you!

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  3. Hi Paula. I was wondering if you could create a post about gifted late-bloomers, like those whose giftedness “suddenly” emanates during adulthood/adolescence? Of course that is, if they exist. If they don’t, I can merely conclude that I’m an alien in this human world, hahaha 🙂

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    • Sounds like an interesting topic, Risou. Definitely there are late-bloomers. Of course, you’ve always been gifted but there could be lots of reasons you didn’t know it until later.Thanks for the idea.


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