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 …

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. ADHD Essentials: This website offers resources and support geared …

“Why is it so impossible to make progress on my to-do list?”

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To-do lists can be the key to productivity, but only if they are believable and achievable. Trying to be productive working from a brain-dump of everything we want to get done is NOT believable; it’s generally NOT achievable. I hear this frequently when working with clients on productivity: …

How my three-pocket grey yoga pants increase my efficiency at work.

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Our brains are amazing devices. Plasticity allows our brains to adapt to changing situations and environments without conscious choice on our part. (Bare with me here, this little bit of geekiness will be necessary to the story.) According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): “Plasticity refers …

You only have so many energy credits. Learn how to use them effectively.

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When I work with my clients on time management, I stress that it’s not all about time; it’s about energy too. I like to use the analogy that we only have so many energy credits to use in a day; using them wisely to get things done is …

Did you know your helpful ADHD medication may need to change with your unique hormone levels?

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Yes, there is a difference between females and males with ADHD. Why? Hormones play a significant role in how ADHD manifests, not only between the sexes but throughout a woman’s life cycle. Your medication may have been working swimmingly for years, and now it’s not working as well. …

Is your powerful ADHD brain as complicated as a Rubiks Cube?

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43 quintillion. That’s how many variables there can be in a Rubik’s Cube. Why is this relevant? Let’s start from the top. ADHD is primarily categorized into three different types: Inattentive Hyperactive Combined When I educate clients (or potential clients) about their ADHD brains, I frequently use the Brown Model …