It’s “Back-to-It” Time!

No matter what we do, we all have some kind of job. Whether you’re a doctor, nurse, business manager, student, stay-at-home parent, or something else, we all have a job we have to do. Many of us have several! Many of us also feel at the end of our long “work” days that we just […]

Down to the Wire AGAIN! (aka the “Power of Purposeful Procrastination”)

Deadlines. We all have them: at work, at home, and in every aspect of our lives, from time clocks to taxes and bills to birthdays. For some of us, the pressure of a deadline can be a good motivator. We’ve all heard someone say, “I work best under pressure!” This can feel especially true for […]

A Positive Side to ADHD? Really?

As a woman with ADD myself and parent to a young man with ADHD, I’m acutely aware that ADHD can present some pretty negative challenges.  I’m also reminded every day by my clients of the incredible struggle and pain that can come from having ADHD, and failing to really reach your potential. But I think […]

Exercise & ADD / ADHD

We all know that regular and sufficient exercise is important for our health—both physically and mentally. We know it can improve our physical condition, as well as our moods, and reduce our risk of various medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis, to name just a few. We also know that regular exercise is […]

ADHD: Gift or Curse?

I was recently reading a post in an on-line forum for individuals with ADHD / ADD in which someone asked what others see as advantages to having ADHD. As I read the responses, I came across one from an individual who was clearly struggling (like so many of us do) and bemoaning the condition as […]

Managing the Stress of ADHD/ADD

In today’s world, we’re all under increased stress.  Most of us feel we have no time to slow down.  Our schedules and calendars are jam-packed, and we often live our lives at a frantic pace.  Stress can come from a myriad of sources: work, school, relationships, financial pressures, and health concerns. Stress is actually not […]

Why haven’t You reached your Potential?

The “Soft Signs” of ADD Much has changed in recent years about what we know about the condition currently known as ADHD or ADD. Experts now estimate that somewhere between 5 and 10 of the general population has the condition, and it is believed now to affect both genders equally. We also know now that […]

Is it a ADD/ADHD, an Excuse, or Selective Attention?

It must be exasperating! I often hear variations of the following question in my coaching practice: “Why can my partner/child/friend pay attention to something they like, but not other things?” Sometimes, this same question presents as the following statement: “He/she can’t have ADD/ADHD. They can focus just fine on ___________,” (where the blank is something like video […]

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