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Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

My wife would tell you I have a high pain tolerance and very little tolerance for pain. I’d rather be at a pain level of 10 for 10 minutes than at 2 for 2 hours. This is not uncommon for those of us with ADHD. We simply do not tolerate discomfort very well, and that...
Cultivating Self-Worth in Children and Adolescents with ADHD: Nurturing Resilience in a Challenging World

Cultivating Self-Worth in Children and Adolescents with ADHD: Nurturing Resilience in a Challenging World

Children and adolescents, especially those with ADHD, often grapple with challenges that can significantly impact their confidence, resilience, and overall self-worth. Many organizations are stepping up to address the growing mental health crisis in our youth. ...
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...
Bright Ideas for Using Light

Bright Ideas for Using Light

Humans are pretty visual creatures; our brains are exquisitely sensitive to light – and consequently, light can affect our mood, energy, sleep, focus, and cognition.  Light considerably impacts our body’s clock – our circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythm and sleep issues...
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...