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Injecting frequent appreciation of others will enhance our own feelings of gratitude.

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Does happiness result in gratitude, or does gratitude result in happiness? “In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.” (Harvard) Not only is …

Choosing a planner can be daunting. Do you know which one is best for your brain?

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NOTE:  Although this blog is about calendars and planners, I highly encourage everyone to have a large wall calendar within sight of where they spend their time. Whether it’s the kitchen or the office, a well-placed wall calendar offers a different visual perspective on the passage of time. ——————————————————————————————————————– Where did …

How can boundaries keep you safe and in control this holiday season?

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Ask nearly anyone that knows me well, and they will tell you that I am big on boundaries. They come up so frequently that clients, noting a lengthy pause, may say: “You’re going to ask me about the B-word, aren’t you?” I love it when my clients can anticipate …

The Spotlight Effect: Yet another opportunity we get in our own way.

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Have you ever felt that someone is watching your every move? Do you think that all eyes are on you and everyone focuses on every minor misstep you make? I assure you with almost 100% certainty that people are not paying nearly the attention to you that you …

Are you afraid of Imposter Syndrome? That’s not an entirely bad thing.

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A few years ago, I wrote about attending a Seattle Counselors Association (SCA) meeting where I was deep in Imposter Syndrome mode. I was surrounded by a fantastic group of people, all with a bunch of letters after their names (PsyD, Ph.D., EdD, LCSW, etc.). I have some letters after my name, but they …

Yes, you have ADHD. But are you letting ADHD define who you are?

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Fortunately, by now, most people are believers that ADHD exists. Finally! ADHD is not a myth or an excuse. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both adults (2.5% – 4.4%) and children (9.4%) (ADDitudemag.com). Individuals with ADHD are NOT: Unwilling to apply themselves or try hard enough. Unconcerned about others. …

Looking for some great ADHD hacks? Check out my top 10.

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I first heard the phrase “ADHD is life on hard mode” from Brendan Mahan at ADHD Essentials.  Having supported individuals with ADHD for a very long time, I hear a variation of this phrase often. Although life is harder for an ADHD brain living in a non-ADHD brain …

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I read a lot of books about ADHD. Check out my top 10 here.

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Everyone’s ADHD manifests differently.  The understanding of ADHD as a whole is important, as are different perspectives on how to best manage ADHD traits that may get in the way. Here are my current Top 10 (in no particular order) books and a short review of each: ADHD …

Want some great ADHD resources? Check these out.

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Navigating the sea of ADHD information can be daunting.  Here are some tried-and-true resources for you to check out. Websites: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): The go-to place for support and resources for those affected by ADHD. Rena-Fi: RenaFi provides an academic, research-based practical, financial education …

Whom do you want to be in control, the thinker or the thought?

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In times of stress, emotional control can get the better of us.  What’s important to remember, however, that you, the thinker, is in charge, not the thought or emotion. My go-to suggestion about emotions is this: “Acknowledge all of your emotions, but only empower those that serve you.” You have …