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The Someone Gets Me podcast is a place for smart, talented and sensitive people who are searching to be understood. I share inspiration, education and interviews to help highly sensitive people make it in an insensitive world.

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  • How to Find your Rhythm with Wally Reyes Jr.
    by Dianne A. Allen on May 17, 2022 at 8:00 am

    World-renowned percussionist Wally Reyes Jr’s love for music stemmed from his early childhood experience with his father buying him a new drum set.   Though time and passion have been a driving force for Wally Reyes Jr’s mastery of his craft, they have also honed his creativity and […]

  • Be The Person Who Breaks The Cycle
    by Dianne A. Allen on May 10, 2022 at 8:00 am

    My first mentor used to say all the time that "healing work is not for wimps." Having done a lot of processing and work with myself, it's so true that deciding to make a change is not for the faint of heart. It's the strong people who can make tough decisions to seek help.  Gifted people who […]

  • Sheriff Grady Judd Speaks On Visionary Leadership
    by Dianne A. Allen on May 3, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Recognized as a leader in the law enforcement profession, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd lives by the importance of first valuing the people he serves that makes every community a thriving place of peace and order.    Join me in this episode of Someone Gets Me — Sheriff Grady Judd […]

  • Let’s Talk Loneliness and Boundaries with Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on April 26, 2022 at 8:00 am

    We all have our own unique way of living through and dancing with loneliness and the difficulty of setting boundaries. When I was in high school, I was always around a lot of great people, and I really loved it. But I had this loneliness on the inside because I felt I was different from them, and […]

  • How To Live Your Dream With Jim Peterik
    by Dianne A. Allen on April 19, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Grammy® Award Winning songwriter Jim Peterik is excited to create more music at 71. Donning his fabulous purple hair, the iconic musician graces the show and gives us a wealth of wise words, laughs and inspiration on why we should trust our instinct and pursue what we love. For Jim, his passion […]

  • The 3 Best Ways to Self-Sabotage with Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on April 12, 2022 at 8:00 am

    I know many people who have gone after great career goals or educational goals, only to sabotage it right when they're almost there. I've worked with people in recovery for decades, almost getting to that milestone and then messing it up.   It's that dreaded thing of self-sabotage, the pain we […]

  • The Diverse Life of a Musician with Chuck Kentis
    by Dianne A. Allen on April 5, 2022 at 8:00 am

      American session keyboardist, songwriter, composer and producer Chuck Kentis shares his colorful career and the wisdom he has earned from a life celebrating and making music.    Join me in this episode of Someone Gets Me — The Diverse Life of a Musician with Chuck […]

  • When Loneliness Won’t Leave You Alone With Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on March 29, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Do you feel complicated grief and loneliness that won't leave you alone? Many of us do; in these difficult times, we experience distress and sadness when lots of changes have all been dumped on us without having the time to heal, resonate, rectify, and integrate everything that is happening. […]

  • Being a Good Storyteller with Selena Anduze
    by Dianne A. Allen on March 22, 2022 at 8:00 am

    The media and entertainment industry is one of the toughest in the world. For actress Selena Anduze, it takes relentless passion and commitment for the craft itself to sustain the hardships of the industry and the stress in the business of acting. The journey of making it in the entertainment […]

  • Deaf to the Negative / Ignore the Naysayers With Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on March 15, 2022 at 8:00 am

    "Follow your purpose" sounds like a simple thing to do. But when we live in a world full of people who have ideas and opinions about what we're supposed to be, what we can do, or how things are supposed to work -- we get distracted and often redirected from living up to our vision. Tune in to […]

  • How to Make An Impact and Transform Your Life with Joe Green
    by Dianne A. Allen on March 8, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Do you find yourself excited waking up in the mornings?  Do you feel challenged and growing daily?  Do you feel ready to become more? If your answer is NO to the following, maybe it's time for something new. Remember, being too comfortable is the most dangerous place to be in. In […]

  • Changing Limiting Beliefs With Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on March 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Our beliefs reflect our attitude towards the world. A majority of beliefs we acquire before we are two years old — we learn them before we even speak. There should have been no limits, but the many boundaries that restrict us are the ones we impose on ourselves. Join me in this episode of […]

  • How To Come Out Of Your Head And Into Your Body with Clare Maxwell
    by Dianne A. Allen on February 22, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Nationally certified Somatic Educator and teacher of the Alexander Technique, Clare Maxwell teaches how to start listening to your body, knowing what feels good and getting curious about it as the path to true health.   Tune in to this episode of Someone Gets Me — How To Come Out Of […]

  • Spiritual Principles in Leadership with Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on February 15, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Anyone can be a leader living by spiritual principles; it doesn't matter whether you are at ages 4, 34 or 84. What matters is that we live by principles that are of higher understanding. Allow me to say: it's not about religion, and I'm also not talking about all of the woo-woo stuff. That's not […]

  • Dealing with Grief as an Empath with Ruth Vaughan
    by Dianne A. Allen on February 8, 2022 at 9:00 am

    People steer away from sharing difficult personal experiences that may fall on the ears of a judging listener. But for Ruth Vaughan, a multipotentialite empath -- she opens the book of her life to encourage the many others who may just be dealing with their pains and grief alone.   Tune […]

  • Loneliness Cure
    by Dianne A. Allen on February 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Loneliness plagues the gifted and twice-exceptional — the people who don't live in the boxes of life, which is most of us, right? This often results in becoming addicted to alcohol, drugs, food and all kinds of stuff.  In this episode, I want to talk about how to cure that loneliness, […]

  • Women in Technology with Sarah Freeman
    by Dianne A. Allen on January 25, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Today, we see more women play the roles that men once highly dominated, particularly in the technology space. Our community is becoming more accepting and naturally moving in that direction. However, inequality is still prevalent and requires more focus and effort to address.  Business […]

  • The Struggles of Highly Intelligent People with Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on January 18, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Yes, there are REAL struggles that come with being intelligent. Whether they’re called gifted, geeky, or smarty pants, it isn’t always easy for intelligent people to navigate the world. It’s tricky for intelligent people to realize how beautiful they are, but not impossible. And […]

  • The Effects of Sound Healing on the Intense Sensitivities with Rosie Warburton
    by Dianne A. Allen on January 11, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Instruments and tools for sound healing can help regulate and soothe a very sensitive nervous system like mine and yours. In this episode, my friend Rosie Warburton teaches all about sound and how it helps maintain the balance of vibration and energy of the mind and body. Join me in this episode […]

  • The Curse of Being Gifted with Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on January 4, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Being gifted feels like a curse and a blessing. How do we NOT walk around discouraged, demoralized, upset and depressed for being GIFTED? By first accepting that yes, we are indeed different and second, by knowing that how we are made is remarkable and holds a contribution to the world.  […]

  • The Dark Side of Being Gifted with Michelle Royal and Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on December 28, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Welcome to a new episode of Someone Gets Me. I sat down with client and friend Michelle Royal, an innovation expert and intensely sensitive business leader. This is quite a unique yet special show as we share with you this authentic conversation representing many of our discussions over our life's […]

  • Figment of my Imagination With Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on December 21, 2021 at 9:00 am

    It was back in the 80s when we went to see Figment. I was really depressed, but nobody knew it for a gifted and twice-exceptional child. I was very good at playing and looking like I was doing great all the time. I was successful in school, making excellent grades and racing sailboats. I was […]

  • How to Use Mindset to Unlock Inner Wisdom With Karin Hill
    by Dianne A. Allen on December 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

    It took immeasurable pain and helplessness that compelled Karin Hill to overcome and brought her to her life's purpose. A leading mindset coach, her vision kept her going forward, hoping to help as many people as she could. Her greatest belief that she holds true is that once we've changed […]

  • Lonely Around the Holidays with Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on December 7, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Do you feel the need to "just get through the holidays" and think that there's a necessity to participate in traditions with people who are your so-called family and friends? We have all these beliefs that we should get through it sacrificing our peace and wellness for a few moments in a year. […]

  • Neurodiversity in Everyday Life with Brent Sopel
    by Dianne A. Allen on November 30, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Unaware of clinically having Dyslexia, former professional hockey player Brent Sopel discovered his disability at age 32. In this inspiring episode, Brent shares what the real struggles looked like, contrary to what many people understand them and why it's essential to talk about this handicap to […]

  • 5 Great Little Tranquilizers with Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on November 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

    This has been a stressful period for all of us. Whether you're gifted, intensely sensitive or not, problems feel magnified that arise from health to economic, social, political and environmental things. It's just everywhere. In this episode, I share five great little tranquilizers that I use to […]

  • What Happens When You Accept Being A Gifted Adult with Victoria-Rose Supper
    by Dianne A. Allen on November 16, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Victoria-Rose Supper wears many hats as a social media strategist, publicist and musician and fully enjoys taking on more interests when she decides to accept her quirkiness as her strength.  Join me in this episode of Someone Gets Me — What Happens When You Accept Being A Gifted Adult […]

  • Be True to You - 5 Essentials
    by Dianne A. Allen on November 9, 2021 at 9:00 am

    When we're gripped with fear, it's impossible to be true to ourselves and live our authentic best life. In this episode, allow me to give you the five essential ways to help you see what's going on and empower yourself to be true to YOU. Because if you're not true to yourself, it's impossible to be […]

  • Mastering the Art of Discomfort with Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on November 2, 2021 at 8:00 am

    This episode hits close to home as I have been experiencing intense, significant discomfort recently. I see pain everywhere with what's going on with COVID— of being disconnected from our source and joy. Battling and managing my own pain made me realize lessons learned from pain and the […]

  • Connecting with Your Authentic Nature With Eric Windhorst
    by Dianne A. Allen on October 26, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Gifted adults who possess greater sensitivity, awareness and potential are predisposed to dealing with an emotional crisis. When they go through trauma or disruption in their lives — they tend to shut down. How do they manage and facilitate the healing they seek? In this powerful episode, […]

  • How to Turn Your Recovery Into Your Superpower with Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on October 19, 2021 at 8:00 am

    This episode is very near and dear to my heart. In the past 40 years, I have been working with people who have dealt with serious addictions of all kinds. Even I struggled with some of my addictive kinds of things, too. I watched people suffer in misery, and gifted people go through silent pain and […]

  • The Effects of Good Lighting in Daily Life With Rhiannon Rodriguez-Betts
    by Dianne A. Allen on October 12, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Rhiannon Rodriguez-Betts is one of the most talented lighting directors that there is around. As a multi-specialist, Rhiannon is equally comfortable building a stage, setting up equipment, sending out rigging points or setting up artist hospitality. A multipotentialite and a creative genius, she […]

  • Paul Lisnek talks about Personal Legacy and Vision
    by Dianne A. Allen on October 5, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Paul Lisnek recalls that one wise piece of advice from his guidance counselor during his sophomore year that steered him to become the nationally recognized television commentator, author, speaker, corporate trainer, trial consultant and lawyer that he is today.  Join us in an inspiring […]

  • Consciously Creating Your Life with Kristy Peloquin
    by Dianne A. Allen on September 28, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Get ready to sit back and enjoy a fantastic conversation with a woman who's a gifted professor and poet. She is intelligent, creative, and creatively imaginative and runs a nonprofit organization to serve other people to overcome life's hardships with the beauty of words and literature.  […]

  • Meeting Yourself Again for the First Time with China Forbes
    by Dianne A. Allen on September 21, 2021 at 8:00 am

    It's another awe-inspiring episode from the Someone Gets Me podcast as I share the screen with China Forbes, the lead singer, and songwriter of the band Pink Martini. A gifted multi-potentialite, China's exceptional talents, coupled with her rich life experience, is truly a story worth telling (and […]

  • Service Leadership with Shireen Janti
    by Dianne A. Allen on September 14, 2021 at 8:00 am

    A true servant leader stands up for those who may not have a strong enough voice to stand up for themselves. In an inspiring episode with Shireen Janti, Sr. Director of MusiCares and a licensed counselor for 30 years, we talk about what it means to be gifted, overcome addiction and recovery, being […]

  • Gifted Multi-Potentialities with Andrea Whitt
    by Dianne A. Allen on September 7, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Are you stuck in a rut or have so many dreams you don't know how to get started doing? In this insightful conversation with Andrea Whitt, she shares what it's like marrying her greatest passions into a fulfilled life.  As an international touring and recording music artist, painter, and […]

  • 6 Quick Ways to Reset Your Brain
    by Dianne A. Allen on August 31, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Do you get cattywampus and disharmonized during the day, decision fatigue, or experience the brain doesn't seem to work the way you want it to? In this episode, glean six easy ways to reset, get going so you feel better, and come back around with vigor and joy. I cover the ones that I most […]

  • The Genius of Roger ”Hurricane” Wilson
    by Dianne A. Allen on August 24, 2021 at 8:00 am

    In this episode, I am pleased to share the screen with one of the most impactful guitar players who has molded hundreds to love and excel in the craft. Meet Roger "Hurricane" Wilson; the more you get to know him, the more you understand why he has an accurate moniker for his fantastic career and […]

  • Freedom to Create - Creativity is Essential for Evolution with Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on August 17, 2021 at 8:00 am

    When I was in third grade, I designed an art project differently from what my teacher wanted. She told me that I am not creative. I believed her because she was an authority figure. Many years down the road, I lived buying into that lie and missed out on many things. Until one day, my client, a […]

  • Why Normal Is Not Healthy by Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on August 10, 2021 at 8:00 am

    The word "normal" showed up in the English language because of the Industrial Revolution, when it was all about standardizing things for mass production. We were sold the idea and the belief that progress meant systematizing products, services, and even people. In 2021, I believe that humanity has […]

  • Overthinking - What Causes It And How To Overcome
    by Dianne A. Allen on August 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

    There are so many dangers to overthinking, and sometimes people think it's just part of the stress in the world. Overthinking becomes a compulsion and addiction. The only way to break it is to keep putting different kinds of interjections and pattern interrupts so that it can't keep running our […]

  • Bring Your Dreams into Reality with Raven Harris
    by Dianne A. Allen on July 27, 2021 at 8:00 am

    The phrase "You Only Live Once" or YOLOing has been alluded to making impulse triggered decisions and risky actions, especially in younger people. After living through the devastation of 2020, this aphorism seemingly fueled many of us to rethink our priorities and what brings us joy and […]

  • Sensitivity and Intuition in Gifted People with Amy Estersohn
    by Dianne A. Allen on July 20, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Join us for another value-packed episode of Someone Gets Me! Dianne A Allen shares an insightful discussion with exceptional and gifted educator Amy Estersohn. What is it like to be a sensitive, gifted person? How do you handle your thoughts and use them to be of service to others? Essential […]

  • Being Intense, Intuitive, and Introverted with Dianne A. Allen
    by Dianne A. Allen on July 13, 2021 at 8:00 am

    WOW! Finally, the big 2-0-0 comes around! Can you believe it? 🎉🎉🎉  We celebrate the 200th episode as we press on to reach every visionary and gifted person to grow, transform and enjoy the benefits of having a community and a mentor. Finally, you can joyfully say: […]

  • Joy and Deep Inner Connection with Deana Martin
    by Dianne A. Allen on July 6, 2021 at 8:00 am

    In this week's episode, I am thrilled to share the screen and engage in an epic conversation with Deana Martin –– daughter of legendary singer, actor, and entertainer Dean Martin – who has forged an inspiring path as a visionary artist in her own right. In addition to her many […]

  • What to Do When You Are Not Understood with Christine McAlister
    by Dianne A. Allen on June 29, 2021 at 8:00 am

    HAVE YOU ALWAYS FELT MISUNDERSTOOD?  In this value-packed episode of Someone Gets Me, Dianne A Allen shares the screen with a business coach and podcaster, Christine McAlister. She tells her journey of being misunderstood since childhood, shamed for being a leader, navigating self-doubt, […]

  • How to Prevent Burnout with Spencer Burnett
    by Dianne A. Allen on June 22, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Are you overwhelmed by all the different elements of life? Like many gifted people, do you experience high highs and then the depths of the lows where your entire world is crashing, and it seems like you're never going to get out of it? In this value-packed episode of Someone Gets Me, Dianne A […]

  • Taboo Topics for Gifted Parents with Dr. Julia Hodgson
    by Dianne A. Allen on June 15, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Parenting is a different journey for everyone because there is no one-size-fits-all instruction manual. Parents have the constant feeling of having no clue about what they're doing and being afraid that they will screw up their kids in the process.  In this episode of Someone Gets Me, […]

  • Creating A Lasting Personal Legacy
    by Dianne A. Allen on June 8, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Are you thinking seven generations from now? Are you thinking in the long term, which isn't just the five years and ten years from now? Whether you believe it or not, spiritually or scientifically, everything we do affects everything. The energy we put into the world, our emotions, everything […]

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