“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 …

You may think you know why they did it, but you probably don’t.

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Attribution: The interpretive process by which people make judgments about the causes of their own behavior and the behavior of others. (Merriam-Webster) Whether we are aware of it or not, we make attributions about our own actions or the actions of others all day long. To explain attribution, Fritz …

ADHD Brains: Are you making social mistakes but don’t know what you’re doing wrong?

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The quote “All I need to know I learned in kindergarten” is so true. Well, mostly true. We learn life skills later in life, but one of the most critical skills we need to succeed is social skills and those skills we learned during our young and formative …

Awareness. Curiosity. Compassion. Connection. Four components on the road to positive change.

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No matter how you look at it, change can be daunting. Sometimes because we don’t know where to start. Sometimes because we get started and don’t know the next step. And sometimes, we get started then beat ourselves up about not starting sooner.  No matter how you look …