Shiny Things

Shiny Things

Among my friends with various learning differences we joke about being easily distracted by….squirrels and SHINY THINGS.  There is no more distracting time in our world than the holiday season.  Driving around downtown there are lights twinkling in every open space....
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...

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