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?

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“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 …

Life can be tough. Developing resilience is key.

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Uncategorized

“Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back at least as strong as before.” Psychology Today. We’ve all probably experienced moments when we felt so strong, that we knew could take on any level of adversity. And other …