Cooking since age 3, Estie Kung’s vivacious social ability (an interpersonal intelligence) coupled with her intense interest in creating through cooking (a naturalist intelligence) is making her the youngest gifted chef on “Man vs Child: Chef Showdown.” But it’s her passion for what she does, rather than ambition, that drives her motivation. As reported in (more…)
If we are just passing through, why pass through in silence or only leaving a scattered trail of random, disconnected notes? Why not create a passionate symphony? It will remind those we love who we were and what we had to offer before we left. Better yet, why not create the music of our hearts (more…)
Liu Bolin explores his deeply personal, but socially conscious world, through his art and spatial intelligence. Taking painting to a new level, he masterfully hides his image within each painting, making the visual and intensely intrapersonal statement, he feels invisible. He reveals his decision to embody himself within each painting, as he describes “the real (more…)
The gift is not about the fancy wrappings, neither is it the container within which the gift lies. The gift is the gift itself. But if we flaunt the wrappings, praise the container and never use the gift, it is like taking a peanut, eating the shell and throwing away the true source of nourishment—the (more…)
Avoid mediocrity…follow passion! Well-developed passions lead to brilliant opportunities!
Heavenly Joy Jerkins, daughter of Grammy-winning record music producer Rodney Jerkins and singer Joy Enriquez, stands on her own rights as gifted singer and aspiring tap dancer. Her penchant and passion for music is ingrained in her being, regardless of the gifts she may have gotten from her talented parents. Passion cannot be feigned; it (more…)
Those questions, ‘who am I?’ ‘why am I here?’ emerge in our culture in only the most superficial of ways. We answer in terms of how we make a living or if we are a homemaker, but that doesn’t answer the question “who we are.” What are our passions? What are our gifts? How do (more…)
No problem. Just make something up!
Just wasting time riding around on that bike? Maybe not! Perhaps your child is demonstrating a bodily kinesthetic gift just waiting to find direction? According to Catherine Hess, “What most of us don’t realize is just how complex the art of riding a bicycle actually is.” In her award winning essay “As easy as riding (more…)
There is a treasure within. It is not in the list of subjects we study, it is not in educational standards, it will not necessarily make the super-powers more powerful or the wealthy wealthier. But what it will make is a sane, thoughtful and compassionate world, one were creativity and passion unite to create inner (more…)