Finals week is fast approaching and all around the nation college students are starting to feel that all too familiar feeling of overwhelmed, stressed, and an overarching sense of dread. If you are just starting out in college, you may have realized by now that the concept of studying in college, is vastly different Read More
Productivity: Getting Things Done
One of the hardest things to do when you have ADHD is to prioritize. We all know what we “should be doing,” but actually doing it. Well, that’s another story. ADHD is a powerful tool when we utilize our creative brain on tasks that are interesting, engaging, or fun. That said, Read More
First of all, I want to say that my heart goes out to his children, family, and all of his adoring fans who loved him dearly. Robin touched the hearts of many fans, including me, and was an inspirational figure.
What would lead a person, such as Robin Williams, a critically acclaimed genius of both Read More
Together We Can End the Cycle of ADD/ADHD Shame
Sharing my story of ADHD Shaming
Growing up I felt shame about having ADD (as it was called back then). I was diagnosed at the age of 7, but my struggles started even earlier. I remember that I hated nap time. I was the only child in pre-school Read More
You’ve heard it before.
Your friend or colleague laughs and says, “Ha! ADHD is just a made-up disorder. It doesn’t really exist.” Or “ADHD is a marketing ploy used by drug companies to push pills on our children.”
Those who deny the existence of ADHD are usually well-intentioned, but sadly they are also ill-informed. ADHD is Read More
I’ve seen this happen time and time again. A bright-eyed and bushy-tailed freshmen, entering into their first year of college decides to live it up… I mean it’s college after all, but the impulse to socialize or party, sleep through classes, let your messy room pile up with dirty clothes for a month, and Read More
When I hear parents or adults that I work with say something like, “well I have a friend who told me _______,” I start to get an uneasy feeling in my stomach, knowing that what is likely to follow, is a question that (more often than not) relates the mythology of ADHD rather than Read More
Coaching is different from therapy in several important ways:
1. Therapy often goes into a person’s developmental history—past experiences, traumas, and mental health concerns—while coaching is focused on setting goals and finding solutions for current life issues.
2. Therapists tend to take on the role of “expert,” Read More