How discounting “Remember Tomorrow” Gets in the Way of Your Progress

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I like to do some kind of exercise each day.  Sometimes it’s the treadmill. Sometimes it’s an outdoor adventure.  Sometimes it’s a bit of weight training.  It’s not much, but it’s something and I always feel better after I’ve done it.  The balance of the day is a …

How your brain and body use fidgeting to increase focus.

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Is it multi-tasking or something else at work? We’ve often heard that our brains can not multi-task; moreover, they are very effective at switch-tasking. However, new research has shown that doing two things at once may actually increase productivity. ADHD expert John Ratey, M.D., outlined in his book Spark that …

Can you answer the question “What is my responsibility?”

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Effective coaching is about helping clients come to their own answers. Powerful, thought-providing questions can be the key to unlocking self-awareness. An effective coach does not “fix” the client or the issue; moreover, the coach helps the client develop skills, tools, and processes to resolve problems and accomplish …

“Popcorn hour.” How personalized metaphors can move you closer to your goals.

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“I want the popcorn hour my parents always had.” During a recent appointment, a client mentioned her parent’s “popcorn hour” as something she aspired to. “Popcorn hour” was the magical time when all the work was done for the day, and they could sit back with a bowl …

Book Review: The Disorganized Mind

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Nancy Ratey is a gift to the ADHD community. Not only is she a well-respected ADHD coach, but she also has ADHD herself and can offer an interesting perspective that others may not. You might be asking yourself: “Why would an ADHD coach suggest a book that is intended …

Smack talking yourself? Your brain thinks it’s being attacked by a lion.

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How many times have we spoken to ourselves like this: “I am so stupid.” “I’m fat.” “I am a mean person.” “I’m not important.” “I am a failure.” Self-criticism:  the act of or capacity for criticizing one’s own faults or shortcomings We learn self-criticism early in life.  Maybe …

“Now I get it!” Can you hear my coach’s heart singing?

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Every once in a while, I find myself wanting to cry with joy as I’m recapping a client appointment. Today was one of those days. A client came to me wanting to get his work life in order. What he didn’t realize at the time was that once …

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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 …

“It happens every time!” Until it doesn’t. Prediction Error is at play.

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Our brains are constantly constructing anticipated outcomes based on thousands and thousands of past experiences. Every time we have an experience, the brain revisits former experiences, layers on data from the new experience, and creates a more substantial model for future experiences. But what happens when the data …