What Do You Know About ADHD?

October is ADHD Awareness Month As we reach the end of October, it is a good time to reflect on what we have learned about ADHD.  An important goal of any awareness month is to provide accurate information to our society as a whole. ADHD Awareness month is no different.  ADHD/ADD is a term that gets used often, but it is also a term that is not clearly understood by … Read More

Making the Most of Your Summer: Finding a Healthy Balance

We all breathe a sigh of relief when summer arrives. Visions of sunny, warm, and more relaxed days dance in our heads. We think about all the things that we would like to do: travel, read books, plant a garden, host a cookout, hike, bird watching, and hanging out with friends around a campfire. However, as summer sets in, we can become dismayed that our grand summer visions are not … Read More

Are you a Black and White Thinker? Tips to Support Healthier Thinking and See the Shades in Between

Do you see things as having to be all of nothing, black or white?    Are these familiar thoughts? If I can’t clean the whole house today, then I might as well not clean anything. In order to do something positive for myself, I need to plan a trip. Self-care needs to take a large chunk of time and has to be done every day. I can’t get organized, so … Read More

‘Twas the Night Before …. 10 Tips to Enjoying the Holiday

‘Twas a night in December and all through the house, everything was stirring, even the mouse.  Do the holidays feel stressful? Do you feel overwhelmed? Is it sometimes hard to find the joy of the season with all the demands vying for your attention? The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, but they have the potential to lose their luster. Stress, overwhelm, and the loss of perspective are … Read More

How Big is Your Problem?

No matter what our age, we are all faced with problems on a daily basis.  Our problems come in a variety of shapes and sizes: big, small, immediate, not immediate, and so on.  Most of the time these problems come and go and we adjust to meet the situation.  However, depending on the day, sometimes these smaller problems can be blown completely out of proportion and derail us for several … Read More

I Have ADHD; Now What Do I Do?

Congratulations, you have a tribe! You are among the 4.4% of the adult population or 11% of the child population, ages 4-17, who have been diagnosed with ADHD. An ADHD diagnosis can be a shock for some people, but for many individuals it comes as a relief. ADHD is an explanation for why certain things happen, both the good and the challenging. Now that you have a diagnosis, what should you … Read More

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! (Or is it?)

  We are in the midst of the holiday season!  It is a time associated with joy, reflection and connection.  However, with all the cheer and joy, music and lights, sights and smells can come the unpleasant feeling of overwhelm. Overwhelm, or “clutter of the mind,” occurs when we are faced with “too many….,” “too much….,” “not enough,” “should,” or any other words and feelings that fill your mind. Do … Read More

ADHD Or ADD: Which One Is It?

October is ADHD Awareness Month. In honor of that fact, I feel that it is important for people to have access to accurate information. One question I frequently get asked is, “Do I, or my child, have ADD or ADHD? ADD and ADHD are commonly used interchangeably by many people when talking about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  So, what is the difference between ADD and ADHD and which one should … Read More

School, Work and Organization: Is it all possible?

Whether you are transitioning back to school or getting back into a non-summer work routine, there are several organizational techniques you can create to ensure a smooth morning departure and a productive homework or work routine. Launch Pad A family launch pad is a great way to ensure the start of a successful school/work day. “Getting out of the house” in the morning on a positive note can set the … Read More

What do you Need to Recharge?

The need to recharge has been a common theme for many of my clients recently. What does it mean to “need to recharge” and how does one go about successfully recharging? You could even go a step further and ask yourself, “What will it cost me if I don’t take the time to recharge?” I like to think of recharging as adding more fuel back into the fuel tank. To … Read More

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