A Quick-Start Guide to Learning Astrology

I often get asked where to begin learning astrology. Here’s my quick guide to getting started in only a few months: Try to track down your birth certificate as soon as you can. This is to try to get your exact birth time. It can take a long time and it’s best to start early.Continue reading “A Quick-Start Guide to Learning Astrology”

Four Reasons Folks Don’t Want to Talk about Giftedness

There’s a lot of pushback I’ve often gotten from some acquaintances on the topic of giftedness. After talking with the person, the resistance seems to stem from values of egalitarianism (economic and educational), as well as assumptions about how fast and much children and adolescents develop in the various spheres of their lives. Educators inContinue reading “Four Reasons Folks Don’t Want to Talk about Giftedness”

New: Services for Astrology and Angels!

Update: The introductory 2021 rates are over. Please visit the Services page for current rates. After 20 years of studying astrology, this fall I decided to take the next step and become a certified astrologer. On Monday, I got 95% on my NCGR-PAA Professional Certification Examination! With that, I would like to expand my servicesContinue reading “New: Services for Astrology and Angels!”

Book Review: “In the Know: Debunking 35 Myths about Human Intelligence,” by Russell T. Warne

I kept hearing good things about this book, so I was looking forward to Prof. Warne’s analysis of the misinformation about intelligence, and I was not disappointed. Prof. Warne methodically describes the basics of intelligence, starting with basic information about statistics and the history of research into intelligence, and leads the reader into 35 mythsContinue reading “Book Review: “In the Know: Debunking 35 Myths about Human Intelligence,” by Russell T. Warne”

Multipotentiality

You might have heard that being gifted means you can “write your own ticket” (as I was told), or that you have a complicated, multiplex potential, also known as “multipotentiality.” Is this true? The answer is, well, complicated. The first validated intelligence tests were oriented towards predicting elementary school achievement across subjects. Furthermore, there areContinue reading “Multipotentiality”

5 Ways to Cultivate the Gifted Mind

If you’re like me and like to both enjoy the moment and think ahead, you may have wondered about good techniques to develop your gifted mind. Below are some research-based techniques, some of which are good for everyone, but all of which are especially good for the gifted mind. Read, read, read. Research appears toContinue reading “5 Ways to Cultivate the Gifted Mind”

The Temptation of the Gifted: Achievement

It’s important for people interested in intelligence to know that intelligence testing has its origins in predicting school achievement. It has since evolved into broader theoretical frameworks (especially CHC theory) which are more robust and predictive of a broader array of cognitive conditions. But let’s first talk intelligence, and then talk achievement. We know thatContinue reading “The Temptation of the Gifted: Achievement”

The Limitations of Being Gifted

Being more perceptive Being more likely to reach correct conclusions Understanding more of the words being used in the content you are exposed to Drawing connections across different areas of knowledge quickly Absorbing and integrating frameworks of knowledge quickly Creating and testing new mental frameworks on the fly during ambiguous situations All of these areContinue reading “The Limitations of Being Gifted”

Podcast Appearance!

I had the honor of being a guest on Nadja Cereghetti’s podcast, Unleash Monday! We talk about giftedness (of acourse!); the follow-up article on all 12 of Leta Hollingworth’s study of exceptionally gifted children that I co-authored with Will White; the journey of gifted development; setting expectations for success: and more! I hope you’ll giveContinue reading “Podcast Appearance!”