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 ADHD books (in no particular order) and a short review of each: …

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 ADHD 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 …

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 …

One of the keys to success may be externalizing your memory.

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I often tell my clients that our brains are built for survival. Its job is to remind us to eat, drink, sleep, and run from tigers. It is NOT our brain’s job to reliably remember meetings, grocery lists, and transitions. So what do I mean by externalizing your …

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What’s the downside of comparing what you see in others to your own experience?

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Are you envious of someone else’s home? Are you jealous of someone else’s natural talents? Do you believe others’ “overnight success” is a matter of luck? What you see may not always be the truth. It may not be a reality, merely your perspective and it may be …

Focusing on progress will get you further than focusing on perfection.

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Personal growth is about progress, not perfection.”  — Hal Elrod The clients that come to me for ADHD coaching are looking for a change. They are not happy with where they are in life; they want to improve things. A more rewarding job. Less stress. More productivity. More time …