What’s that all-important first step?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

I hear this a lot from my clients, especially those challenged with ADHD: “I didn’t get it done because it was just too overwhelming.  I don’t even know what the first step is!” I get it.  Whether challenged with ADHD or not, sometimes when we look at an …

How to have awesome self-care routines with disrupted schedules

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

I hear this a lot: “My self-care routine was going well, then we went on vacation, and everything fell apart.” I’m guessing you’ve said that yourself; I know I have.  But what are we supposed to do when our schedules get disrupted?  Let’s take a look. In my …

I want the results, but I don’t want to do the scary work!

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

My “why”: Assist individuals in developing an understanding of themselves, embracing self-empathy, and creating structure and processes that will help them become the versions of themselves they’ve been dreaming of. Create an environment where individuals challenged with ADHD can thrive in an environment of education, support, and camaraderie. …

How do you make decisions? Leaf? Branch? Trunk? Root?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

Decisions are hard.  Sometimes people are completely debilitated by the thought of making the wrong decision, but the outcome of not deciding can also be catastrophic. What’s a person to do? Here are a couple of great resources I’ve used over the years. First, the tree analogy presented …

Are you in the habit of ghosting?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

“Ghosting:” The practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. (Oxford Dictionaries) My guess is a lot of us have done it and had it done to us.  As a general rule, we associate ghosting with friend and dating …

Are you tired of reacting versus responding?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being

We’ve all been there. Someone cuts us off in traffic. Someone is talking way too loudly on their cell phone. Someone questions our restaurant decision. Someone says something hurtful. Someone makes a negative comment about our cool, new shoes. And we explode.  Yup, we explode.  We aren’t sure …

What’s the connection between ADHD & Exercise?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

Most of us are aware that exercise is critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but is more important for some than others? “When you exercise, your brain releases chemicals called neurotransmitters, including dopamine, which help with attention and clear thinking. People with ADHD often have less dopamine than usual …

Do I belong in the room?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

I recently attended the Seattle Counselors Association (SCA) meeting.  This was the first time I’d attended and, frankly, I was a little nervous about putting myself out there.  I’d heard from a colleague that SCA was an amazing group of people, all with a bunch of letters after …

Appreciation

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

I recently had the opportunity to speak about ADHD in the workplace during the monthly Lunch and Learn event at Talking Rain.  When I arrived, the following quote was on-screen to welcome employees: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing:  It makes what is excellent in others belong to you …

Fibbing: How does ADHD factor in?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

“In times of stress, the person doesn’t attack, run away, or play dead in front of teachers or bosses or spouses — he or she fibs to protect self-esteem.” As an ADHD coach, my clients often come to our coaching sessions wanting to explore the impulse to, and …