How ADHD fits in The Drama Triangle: Are you Persecutor, Victim, or Rescuer?

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The Drama Triangle is at its core a socially dysfunctional power game between three entities: Persecutor, Victim, and Rescuer. Interestingly, we each play different roles, sometimes even within short interactions. The Drama Triangle was first described by Dr. Stephen Karpman in the 1960s and is still as relevant today as …

Are you thinking of hiring an ADHD coach? That may not be right, right now.

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The decision to hire a coach of any kind is significant and should not be taken lightly. However, if done correctly, the coaching process can use incredible resources, including time, energy, and finances. Here are some self-reflective statements I ask all prospective clients to internalize before beginning the …

I’m a nice person, why won’t anyone talk to me?

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Frequently I will hear the above question from my clients. My clients are kind, considerate, and generally pretty good communicators. But, unfortunately, a lot of times, people shy away from engaging in conversations with them. Why? When digging deeper, here are some common threads: They are close-talkers. One of …

Feeling like your life is chaotic? The Queen of Distraction will help you through it.

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Disorganization is a challenge many individuals with ADHD face. As a matter of fact, my first introduction to ADHD was through a client I assisted as a Professional Organizer. The strategies she needed were far different than other clients I’d worked with. Her beautiful brain operated just a …

Valentines Day gifting can be tricky. Knowing someone’s love language can help.

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My husband and I used to host a large Christmas breakfast for friends that happened to be alone on Christmas morning. One of the topics of conversation always seemed to be around gift-exchanging. “I got these new boots from Sally.” “Steve bought me a massage gift certificate.” “We …

Do you feel like your battery is out of charge? Try these five steps to charge it back up.

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Be honest. Does your heart start to race a bit when your cell phone charge gets in the red zone, or the low battery warning comes on? Mine does. We are so dependent on that little device to keep us connected that we may feel ourselves panicking a …

Do crowds make you uncomfortable? ADHD hypersensitivity may be to blame.

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A lot has been mentioned about Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) recently. For individuals with ADHD, hypersensitivity is not only about emotion. Individuals with ADHD can experience hypersensitivity with all senses (touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste). According to the National Institute of Health “. . . there a …

Thank you PAAC team. I couldn’t have done it without you!

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My mission is to empower individuals with ADHD to live life to their full potential. To become the best at my trade, I continually connect with intensive education and training platforms to sharpen my ADHD coaching skills. In 2021, I completed the certification program through the Professional Association …

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Is it the breakthrough solution for battling ADHD habits?

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NOTE:  I am a certified ADHD Coach, not a therapist. Because I am not a therapist, I can not practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); however, multiple therapists familiar with my work acknowledge that I use CBT-like strategies with my clients. ——————————————————————————————————————– Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD (CBTAA) (Solanto) was written to …

Having a planner is just the start. Here are seven steps to using it most effectively.

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NOTE:  Although this blog is about calendars and planners, I highly encourage everyone to have a large wall calendar within sight of where they spend their time. Whether it’s the kitchen or the office (and sometimes the kitchen IS the office), a well-placed wall calendar offers a different visual perspective on the passage …