It’s time we change the way we look at ADHD!

IT’S TIME WE CHANGE THE WAY WE LOOK AT ADHD! Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows that I’m not a fan of labels. Ironic, right? As an “ADHD” specialist, it’s a constant struggle for me in finding the right balance in using the “label” ADHD (which is of course necessary for treatment) and neurological difference and diversity, what I refer to as “brain type.” While I absolutely believe that ADHD is real, I struggle with the term Attention Deficit Disorder, for a number of reasons. First, Continue reading

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The Blame Game

You, and only you, are responsible for your life. Every choice you make creates your reality. We don’t always have control over the situation, but what we can control is how we respond. In each situation, we’re given 3 choices. We can blame others for the pain, the grief or the sorrow that we’re experiencing. We are victim to their behaviors. We can blame ourselves for our own poor choices that led to this pain and suffering. We can become angry with ourselves for making such stupid choices. The third Continue reading

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Using Mindfulness to Overcome the Challenges of ADHD!

I invite you to join me in a small, group coaching program. In 6 weeks you will learn to utilize the practices of mindfulness and meditation to overcome the challenges of ADHD. Unlike many of the typical strategies for coping with ADHD, mindfulness takes us out of “auto-pilot.” It increases self-awareness and in-the-moment presence while improving focus and attention. Studies show that when used regularly, a mindfulness practice can help reduce symptoms of ADHD. By learning to use this practice, you will gain new ways to overcome: the inability to sustain focus, Continue reading

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Why There’s More Anger in the World and What You Can do About it

There is a saying, “Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” Photo by Leland Francisco I find that lately, there’s a lot of anger in the world. All you have to do is dial into social media to feel people’s wrath! In so many different ways they seem to be shouting, “I’m right! You’re wrong!” Not only is it apparent that people are unwilling to accept another’s point of view, they’re also unwilling Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Why I Meditate

Here are the 5 most important reason that I meditate: I’m a parent I have stress (see #1) I have anxiety (again, see #1) I ruminate (much of the time concerning, well, I’m sure you guessed it, #1) While I had practiced meditation on and off for many years, it was about 2 years ago that I made the commitment to practice every day. The change that this has made in my life (particularly concerning #1-4 above), has been amazing. These are just my top five. There’s probably a million more, but Continue reading

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The Monkey and the Banana

In his book, Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zinn tells a story of how farmers in India would catch monkeys that were destroying their crops. Because they practiced compassion, shooting or killing the monkeys was not an option. They had to find a way to capture the monkey, and then return it to the jungle. After observing the monkeys, one farmer found a way. He cut a small hole in a coconut, just big enough so that the monkey could slide its hand through. He put a banana inside the coconut, Continue reading

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