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This space is dedicated to resources we've been creating as we explore at the intersection of giftedness and mindfulness.
lace & flow
LACE and FLOW are the two core frameworks that guide our practice at the GMC. They have emerged from many years of personal practice, study & exploration as well as professional experience supporting gifted and twice-exceptional people...
LACE is an acronym for the 4 core skills* we focus on cultivating at the GMC. Together, they enable a more skillful & integrated experience of gifted being...
Lovingkindness - healing & strengthening our gifts of the heart
Attention - cultivating agency of attention in minds that are pulled in myriad directions
Clarity - seeing the truth of our unique, complex experience
Equanimity - developing inner stability amidst intense experience
*This framework was inspired by the work of Shinzen Young
FLOW is a practice made for these times.
Grounded in Buddhist & spiritual wisdom traditions, systems science, deep ecology, and the gifted/2e experience, FLOW cultivates the 4 capacities of LACE for groundedness, clarity, spaciousness, and compassion. Deepening our embodiment of this presence restores our connection with the natural rhythms of life and enables a more authentic and sustainable experience and expression ― a flow ― of gifted being.
FLOW is a rich & versatile, yet easy-to-remember pathway to practice...
Finding a groundedness of attention and being
Looking deeply into sensory experience across the mind-body-heart landscape
Opening to what is arising without grasping or resisting
Welcoming the whole of our complex experience with care & compassion
If you are interested in learning more about the 4 LACE skills as they relate to the gifted experience, GMC founder Kelly Pryde wrote about them in detail here. If you would like to cultivate LACE & FLOW in your own life as a gifted or 2e person, you can sign up for our 6-week gifted mindfulness foundations program or inquire about joining our community of practice for gifted women.
Emergence: Contemplations & Creative Expressions of the Gifted Feminine
This is the Gifted Mindfulness Collective's first writing and art compilation featuring essays, reflections, poetry, artwork and resources centered on the gifted feminine. More than 35 entries are included here where gifted and twice-exceptional women give voice to the gifted feminine, re-story their lived experiences in a patriarchal & normative culture, and begin reclaiming their fullness of being. Themes include gifted feminine discovery and recovery, sensual and spiritual intelligence, gender, body wisdom, nature connections, relationships, leadership, and rewilding.
Bursting with gifted feminine beauty and sovereignty, this ebook makes an important contribution to the gifted adult literature at a time when the feminine is deeply called for.
ebooks, articles & videos
Befriending Our Gifted Minds: Mindfulness & the Inner Experience of Giftedness
Advanced Development Journal, Vol 18
In this peer-reviewed paper, Kelly shares her journey in discovering the transformative power of mindfulness for supporting the inner experience of adult giftedness. Buddhist & modern psychology, along with the experiences of other gifted adults, are woven throughout.
On the Emergence of Mindfulness x Giftedness
In this article, Kelly shows how robust mindfulness offers gifted people valuable tools for addressing our challenges and supporting ourselves on the gifted development journey.
Gifted Mindfulness: Up Close & Personal
Kelly sits down with giftedness advocate and founding director of InterGifted, Jennifer Harvey Sallin, to chat about their personal journeys of embracing mindfulness as gifted adults, common gifted experiences & challenges, and the launch of the Gifted Mindfulness Collective.