‘Tis the Season of Overstimulation

‘Tis the Season of Overstimulation

The holiday season can bring excitement, joy, warmth, and celebration. It can also bring stress, overwhelm, exhaustion, and overstimulation. The lights, the noise, the crowds, not to mention the additional cognitive stimulation on top of an already very busy brain. I...
The Window of Tolerance and Why It’s Important To Understand

The Window of Tolerance and Why It’s Important To Understand

The Window of Tolerance is a term created by Dr. Daniel Siegel, a Psychologist at UCLA. The optimal zone of emotions is characterized by being grounded, present, open, flexible, and curious. It’s our ability to be emotionally regulated and capable of tolerating life’s...
Begging for Your Attention and the Need to Scratch the Itch

Begging for Your Attention and the Need to Scratch the Itch

I was reading a story on the website Popular Science, and it was a reminder that I purchased the book referred to and had yet to crack it open. Maybe if you are like me, that’s not an unusual problem. But I was intrigued enough to track that book down and give it some...
It’s not about the deadline! When panic reveals your secret recipe…

It’s not about the deadline! When panic reveals your secret recipe…

A story I often tell my clients is about how I wrote papers in college. I would get the assignment and then worry about it every day but never put any words down on paper. Then, at about 8 p.m. the night before the paper was due, I would inevitably be panicking so...
Coaching Apps: Weighing in on Cost and Convenience

Coaching Apps: Weighing in on Cost and Convenience

In the last decade, we have seen an explosion of apps that offer conveniences directly to your front door. Do you want dinner but don’t want to cook? There is a delivery app for that. Do you want to attend school but are too busy to drive to a university? There is an...
More Than Sleep: Understanding Rest

More Than Sleep: Understanding Rest

Rest is essential for our brains and bodies to function properly. It allows us to unwind, improves our mood, boosts performance, and lets our brain take a break. However, it takes a lot of work to do. With ADHD, your brain craves novelty and stimulation, making it...