Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Goal!   There are few things better than writing something down and being able to cross it off when you accomplish it.  Especially when the item is one of several on a list of goals for the day.  I LOVE this feeling.  I try to remember to write my list of goals first...
Give Me A Challenge!

Give Me A Challenge!

I became a psychologist, not because I had to please my father and become a doctor like him, but because my high school psychology teacher told me NOT to study psychology in college.  I interpreted this as a challenge.  While all of my other teachers told me I would...
Conversation Starters

Conversation Starters

LD Appetizers aka “Starters”   I work as a coach with a good number of adult clients with ADHD.  While many of them are their own boss and don’t have to explain to themselves about their LD,some of them work for another person.  Many of these adults have only...
A Big Dramatic Change

A Big Dramatic Change

One of the most challenging aspects of my ADHD brain is trying to manage my emotions.  I think it’s ironic that this is not listed as one of the criteria for ADHD.  Although, in the community of professionals who treat ADHD it is widely accepted that this is one of...
You Can’t Say “You Can’t Play”

You Can’t Say “You Can’t Play”

Do you remember as a kid either being “that kid” or being one of the kids who told “that kid” in your class, “You can’t play with us.”  The scenario would happened on the playground when you were out of earshot of adults.  One kid just did not fit in for whatever...
Not Another ADHD Pill

Not Another ADHD Pill

Media attention has been focused on all of the pitfalls of medications used to address symptoms of ADHD.  Depending on who you listen to  there is potential for abuse of ADHD drugs by people with and without ADHD; your memory will be compromised by use of ADHD...
Managing Money

Managing Money

One of the banes of my ADHD brain is “managing” money.  I am great at finding ways to both earn and spend it.  In fact, when it comes to spending my money, there is a never-ending supply of opportunities to buy something interesting, contribute to a worthy cause that...
Can’t Get Started?

Can’t Get Started?

People with ADHD often have difficulty getting started on tasks.  I was recently holding a workshop for “creative  types” when one of my co-presenters pointed out that while the idea of being given a million dollars and told to “just create something” might sound...

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