Coming Out of Hibernation to Discover What is Right About You

Each winter finds us bundled under many layers of warm clothes, especially if you live in the northern parts of the Midwest. Sometimes it is hard to see ourselves and others through all those protective layers. But then the spring thaw comes, not always like clockwork, and we seem to awaken in the warmth of the sunshine. In my most recent blog, I wrote about “turning ADHD on its head” … Read More

Turning ADHD on its Head: Mining for Buried Treasures

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you turned ADHD on its head? Dr. Edward Hallowell coined the term “turning ADHD on its head” as a way for us to reframe weaknesses into areas of strengths. Instead of seeing the deficits and disorder that we so often associate with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, we are able to see and focus on the strengths. We might possibly rename ADHD to … Read More

Where there is Knowledge, There is Empowerment: Enjoying a Moment of Thanksgiving

Our ever changing world has brought us an abundance of information. Advances in science and technology now allow us to study the brain and other systems of the body in ways only dreamed of several decades before. A facet of this research has led to an increased understanding around neurodiversity. Simply stated, neurodiversity refers to neurological brain differences found throughout society. Where these differences were once viewed negatively, we are … Read More

Re-framing How You See ADHD

Strengths over challenges By Kristine Shiverick – published in Queen of the Castle Magazine Sept. 2015 Twelve years ago, ADHD came into our life, when our son was diagnosed in first grade. ADHD? How? Here was a kid who sat quietly in class and followed the rules. Despite those unanswered questions, and desperate to do what I could to support my son, I was immediately launched into several complex, interrelated … Read More

Escape the “Should” of Summer and Experience the Sunny Months Your Way (ADHD or Not)

Part One: Giving Yourself Permission to Transition and Creating a Successful Summer with ADHD S-U-M-M-E-R. That six letter word is packed with so many different definitions, images and preconceived notions. And when you, or a significant person in your life is impacted by ADHD, it is that very notion of freedom, relaxation and unstructured environments, parts of the iconic summer vision, which can create discord in your days. So the … Read More

Valentine’s Day: A Time to Reflect on Self Compassion

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” – Christopher K. Germer This week, as we get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the important people in our life, I would like to take a moment to ask you a very important question; “What are you going to do to celebrate YOU?” We live in a fast … Read More

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