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SENG Webinar: Perfectionism: The Occupational Hazard of Giftedness

Perfectionism: The Occupational Hazard of Giftedness
Date: Thursday
December 17, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern [90 mins.]   
Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert
Fee: $40 ($30 for SENG members)

Perfectionism is an occupational hazard of giftedness, and its effects can be truly debilitating. Learn what perfectionism looks like in gifted kids, and come away with a toolbox full of big ideas and strategies for turning this terrible master into a compliant servant.

About the Presenter
 
Lisa is the Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, as well an international speaker on issues of gifted education. She is an expert consult to television shows, writer of award-winning lesson plans, and author of the children’s and teachers’ guides to the National Book Festival, as well numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy. A former teacher and school administrator, she serves on the Board of Directors of SENG and as Chair of the Gifted Plus Division of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. She shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com.

Winter, Light and Seasonal Depression

On Monday, December 7, Seattle had it’s darkest day in the last nine years. Literally, we got so little solar radiation that it seemed like dusk most of the day. When there is no light, doing anything is more difficult. (http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-darkest-seattle-day-in-nine-years.html)

I’ve had my lightbox on for the last 45 minutes and it seems like a horrible thing to have to turn it off to head to an appointment outside the house. Just a thought, if you see us running slow, it might be due to lack of bright light. Now I’ve got a reason I can blame leaving all the lights on all the time. 🙂

Time to Plan December with Productive Flourishing’s Free Planners

Productive Flourshing’s Planners are out! Great for creative people who find traditional planners less useful.  Give them a try and then consider ordering the PDFs for all of 2015!  There are days I need a hard copy way to think through my day and this is by far my favorite set.

http://www.productiveflourishing.com/free-planners/

October? Done?! Get on Your Planning with Productive Flourishing

Productive Flourshing’s Planners are out! Great for creative people who find traditional planners less useful.  Give them a try and then consider ordering the PDFs for all of 2015!  There are days I need a hard copy way to think through my day and this is by far my favorite set.

http://www.productiveflourishing.com/free-planners/

I Still Love Productive Flourishing’s Planners-And September’s Are Ready

Productive Flourshing’s Planners are out! Great for creative people who find traditional planners less useful.  Give them a try and then consider ordering the PDFs for all of 2015!  There are days I need a hard copy way to think through my day and this is by far my favorite set.

You might consider checking out some of the weekly or monthly versions as well, especially as we’re getting down to the last quarter of the year!

http://www.productiveflourishing.com/free-planners/

Planners for the Month, or the Rest of 2015

Productive Flourishing’s Planners are out! Great for creative people who find traditional planners less useful.  Give them a try and then consider ordering the PDFs for all of 2015!  There are days I need a hard copy way to think through my day and this is by far my favorite set.

http://www.productiveflourishing.com/free-planners/

The ADD School Summit: Solutions and Strategies to Help Your Child Thrive This Year!

Are you a parent or relative worrying about your child struggling in school, with ADHD, learning disabilities, or other related challenge? Here is a great resource for you! From August 24-28th The ADD School Summit: Solutions and Strategies to Help Your Child Thrive This Year! features Leading Experts in the fields of Education, Parenting and ADHD. This event will provide advice and strategies to empower you and your child this school year — and it’s all online and FREE. Register here: http://addschoolsummit.com/ 

It’s a Blog Post! (Or Using Body Doubling for Something Productive)

So, another way of imposing structure on your life, especially with ADHD is to use structure established by others. While this seems counterintuitive to some of us, especially when you’re yearning for some freedom, what seems important is CHOOSING the structure. Right now, I just had an opportunity to join some friends at my corworking space in their “writing meet-up”. We’re writing for 30 minutes and then will take a break and see how things are going.

This is effective for me because there are others that have already determined much of the structure. They’re also acting as body doubles/mirors and I find it much easier to focus when there are others doing the same thing. Something about ADHD makes it very easy for me to mimic the energy and focus of those around me. So, here I am using it to my advantage.

No one is forcing me to sit here and write. But the focus and the short burst is good.

Productive Flourshing’s Planners are Available!

Productive Flourshing’s Planners are out! Great for creative people who find traditional planners less useful.  Give them a try and then consider ordering the PDFs for all of 2015!  There are days I need a hard copy way to think through my day and this is by far my favorite set.

http://www.productiveflourishing.com/free-planners/

 

Productive Flourshing’s Planners Are Out

Productive Flourshing’s Planners are out! Great for creative people who find traditional planners less useful.  Give them a try and then consider ordering the PDFs for all of 2015!  There are days I need a hard copy way to think through my day and this is by far my favorite set.

http://www.productiveflourishing.com/free-planners/