What do you care about so much that you happily go out of your comfort zone to support?

I spend a good chunk of my free time (what is free time, anyway? a topic for another post) volunteering for an international non-profit organization that helps parents, teachers, and others understand the social and emotional needs that accompany giftedness: SENG – Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted.

Giftedness is a topic that I find resonates with most writers, who, even if they have never thought of themselves as gifted, remember vividly the feelings of being out of step with the rest of the world—whether in decades past or yesterday—or who watch their own children struggle to manage extreme sensitivity, perfectionism, and an innate intensity of experience.

This intensity is why we write, after all, but it is also often a challenge to understand and to live with.

What if, when you were a child, someone had understood the intensity that set you apart, had helped you to understand yourself, and had encouraged you to view your differences as positive rather than negative? That’s what SENG does for children and families all over the world.

reaching handAs a member of the SENG Board of Directors, I am sharing on my Annual Appeal Donor Page links to 30 free resources published by SENG in 2011, from columns written by our Directors, to interviews by our Editor-in-Chief with experts in the field, to original features by people such as Christine Fonseca and Spellbound documentary subject Angela Aniverar.  There is even a free ebook!

Visit my SENG Donor Page to see the list of links.

And, while you are there, considering helping SENG to change the lives and futures of children and adults, maybe even your own, one story at a time, with whatever tax-deductable donation you can give, or by forwarding the page to someone you know can help.

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