How to Incorporate Structured Flexibility in Times of Change

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  Sometimes what worked last year, last month, last week, or even yesterday doesn’t work anymore. Our former structures, routines, and habits have to change along with change in the situation. However, when we rely on structure to keep us moving, losing that structure can result in lost …

When Extroverts and Introverts Need to Share Space

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With this change in circumstances, many of us may be challenged with the close quarters we are now sharing.  One of the ways I’m hearing (and personally seeing) a challenge arises from this new dynamic is when Extroverts and Introverts are suddenly thrust together 24/7. In addition to …

Atomic Habits: Accomplish More, Focus on Less

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Change is hard. Made even harder if we are trying to make significant changes quickly.  Much like instant weight loss gimmicks that work for a short period of time, using the same tactic with life-changing strategies may have the same, limited success. Enter Atomic Habits, the New York Times bestseller by …

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

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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 …

ADHD & Communication

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Communication is tough. It’s even more of a challenge if we struggle with the traits of ADHD (Dr. Thomas Brown): Activation Focus Effort Emotion Memory Action Think about it: Activation:  Sometimes, it’s even hard to start a conversation, especially if we feel it’s not going to go well.  …

Habits: Making and Breaking

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Good, bad, or indifferent; habits are an incredibly powerful phenomenon. Do any of these habit shifts sound familiar? I want to take better care of my teeth by flossing more. I want to stop spending so much money at the coffee shop. I want to increase my stamina …

Celebrate progress, not perfection

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Early in the coaching partnership, some of my clients are perplexed when I ask them to be open to celebrating even if they didn’t make their goal. Celebrate the fact that you went to the gym three times last week even though you intended to go five.  Three …

Motivation and Acceptance

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I’m usually pretty good with motivation, but I have to be honest, I’m struggling today. Yesterday was a tough day. I received some news I didn’t want to hear and now have some hard decisions to make. Consequently, I needed some motivation so I went looking. Here are …