GHF Dialogue - Impacts of Giftedness
Dear Friends,
The GHF Dialogue is now into our second quarter of publication. We recently published a new set of articles for this quarter's theme, The Impacts of Giftedness. Additionally, we have a new Q&A column, " Dear Gifted with Dr. Nicole."

But first, I would like to make a special thank you.
Thank you to our Social Media Team
Thank you, Eleen Kamas and Kathy Turner.
Behind the scenes, every day Eleen and Kathy spend hours working on our social media program. Thank you for all that you have done to come up with creative new posts, scouring the internet for content that our community will enjoy, and sharing GHF original content. You are key connectors in our community.

Please engage with our social media to let them know that you appreciate their work. Eleen and Kathy could use one or two more volunteers to be part of their team. If you are interested, please email Eleen and Kathy at .
Introducing Dear Gifted with Dr. Nicole
Dear Gifted with Dr. Nicole
We at GHF are ecstatic to have Dr. Nicole Tetreault writing an advice column for the gifted community. Dr. Nicole is a PhD from Caltech who specializes in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders. Every month, Dr. Nicole will reply to your questions. Follow this link to ask your questions, and she will publish her response on the GHF Dialogue.
Dear Dr Nicole,

Q: I just found out that I am on the spectrum and have an IQ of 153. What does that mean? Who am I?

Dear Gifted: It means you are AMAZING! Having an IQ of 153 and being on the autism spectrum is what you call twice-exceptional (2e), where one has a dual identification of giftedness and a learning difference.  (More...)
Dear Dr Nicole,

Q: I heard meditation is good for people with ADHD. But meditation is hard even for someone without ADHD. What tips do you have for a 2e person who wants to try meditation?

Dear Gifted: Guided meditation centers the mind to tune into the present. Meditation is not about doing or getting somewhere, meditation is the practice of being mindfully aware in the moment you are experiencing. (More...)
Thank you very much for your support and your service to the gifted community. Below are more articles from the GHF Dialogue . We hope that you enjoy them.

Warmest regards,

Barry B. Gelston, MEd
GHF Board President
GHF Dialogue Articles
Trusting my ability to read other people and their situations is something I need to accept and honor. As I look back on meaningful, traumatic, or momentous occasions where I intuited the situation or the person correctly, I should be confident in my empathic ability.
These are unprecedented times. As the coronavirus wreaks havoc across the globe and things become increasingly difficult, we look to leaders for hope and inspiration. We don’t know who they might be or from whence they might come.
For gifted people, alone is part of the gig. That’s just math. There are fewer of us out there. But alone and lonely are two separate words for a reason.
"Then in a long, guttural, drawn out voice like Ogre from the 1984 film Revenge of the Nerds he said, “Neeeeeeeeeeeeerd.” Heat ran up my chest from my lower abdomen and collected at my neck. Devin ignored any cue to talk about Star Trek or actual kreplach and moved on to whether the mushroom Swiss burger might be any good."
GHF is looking to diversify our articles to be culturally and personally relevant for all members of the gifted community. You are welcome to submit articles based on our quarterly themes.
GHF's goal is to have all corners of the Gifted Community coming together, sharing their experiences, sharing professional opinions, and supporting each other. Be part of the Dialogue.

Summer Issue
Theme: Gifted Community (finding your community—local and elsewhere, creating community, resources, learning, etc.)
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Publication Dates: July 15-September 15
For those of you who can give at least $500, we have created a special recognition program where you will be listed on the GHF website and in our monthly newsletter, The GHF Journey , as valued members of the community. Donations may be kept anonymous.