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Build Resilience Through Medication

Taking medicine can sometimes be viewed as a sign of weakness because of the stigma a lot of people associate with treatment. However, some studies have demonstrated the true value that medication can have for patients with anxiety disorders -amongst other things. If...

Build Resilience through Meditation

Meditation is one of the most powerful tools available in the service of building resilience into our systems. And, as is so often said about mediation, it is “simple, but not easy.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living, defines mindfulness as “paying...

Build Resilience Through Exercise

Exercise is known to be important. You’ve probably heard about the benefits of exercise for cardiovascular health as well as building and maintaining physical strength and flexibility. But exercise has also recently been found to have far reaching and very positive...

Build Resilience Through Diet

Have you ever noticed that if you eat something “unhealthy,” you don’t feel great? For example, if you’re eating gluten when your body is sensitive to it, you may experience exhaustion. Or, if you’re unused to consuming dairy, you might get bloated.Even more than...

Build Resilience Through Sleep

AD/HD and other executive functioning skill challenges can be seen as dysregulations in our systems. In addition to each of our innate challenges, we live in a complex and fast-paced world that can also be seen as dysregulated and is often further dysregulating....

Build Resilience Through Nutrition

Have you ever noticed that if you eat something “unhealthy,” you don’t feel great? For example, if you’re eating gluten when your body is sensitive to it, you may experience exhaustion. Or, if you’re unused to consuming dairy, you might get bloated. Even more than...

It’s Summer… Again!

Summer can be an amazing time to rest and relax without having to worry about the myriad details of busier times of the year. Summer is also a time of disrupted routines, changes in responsibilities, school vacations, travels and the like. Summer and the leisure it...

What a Summer!

We have certainly had an interesting summer.  Thanks to our two political conventions and the Olympics in Rio, there was plenty to keep our attentions occupied and our emotions reeling.  Though this happens every four years, I never get used to the excitement of it...

Trusting Towards a Meaningful New Year! January 2016

Now that the dust is settling, and we are able to look towards 2016 with more equanimity and less through the lens of the highs and lows of holiday emotion, it’s a good time to contemplate what you would like to affect in the coming year. As a coach, I have the...

Autumn Resilience

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, how do we move from “Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer” (Nat King Cole) to the to-do lists that autumn requires?  Whether we are returning home from actual vacations or simply getting back to the routines of daily life...

He graduated? Ivy League? I thought he had AD/HD?

(As also appears on LinkedIn) Adults with ADHD can lead lives filled with accomplishment.  With a skill set tailored to address particular needs or situations, career and life success can be achieved.  Coaching can assist an individual with ADHD to learn new skills...

Time Management: Even Successful Attorneys Need Help

(As also appears on LinkedIn) Many people associate ADHD with childhood learning disabilities.  Few understand that, until one learns the skills necessary to address particular needs, ADHD often sabotages work and career success.  Coaching is a way to learn new skills...

AD/HD: Capturing the Creative Edge

It is brave to work with a coach, to determine to make changes in one’s behavior that will bring one’s life to more satisfying places.  I am glad that William chose to trust me to assist him. William is a writer.  I will always remember the first thing he said when he...

To Medicate or Not To Medicate: That is the ADHD Question

With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), to medicate or not to medicate has always been the question. What is a parent to do when even the experts cannot agree on the answer? In a recent Washington Post article, “Still More Questions Than Answers About...

It’s Summer Time!

In the words of Nat King Cole, “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…” Just the thought of transitioning to fun in the sun is enough to make most of us lose our focus. Add a little AD/HD, some learning differences, and/or other executive functioning...

School Daze

"The only thing that is constant is change."  -- Heraclitus For many of us, the fall season signals major change. Most notably, students have transitioned from summer mode to school mode. The lazier days of summer are a distant memory and months of hard work loom on...

Summertime and the Living Is Easy!

“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou. Not!  At least this is not always the case.  While immersed in the multiple tasks and demands of our daily lives throughout most of the year we anticipate and long for the space that summer promises.  Whether it be a...

A Brilliant Perspective on Bullying

All Bullying Begins With Disconnection This gifted teacher connects loneliness with bullying and creates an ingenious way to take action.  This may be the most important piece you ever read.  What can YOU do to promote "kindness and bravery" among the people in your...

“All violence begins with disconnection.”

This gifted teacher connects loneliness with bullying and creates an ingenious way to take action.  This may be the most important piece you ever read.  What can YOU do to promote "kindness and bravery" among the people in your...

Happy Holidays!

"Every day brings a choice: to practice  stress or to practice peace." -- Joan Borysenko Happy Holidays! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the holiday season and 2014 with hope and optimism.  With as much celebration and fun as this...

"Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace."-- Joan BorysenkoHappy Holidays!I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the holiday season and 2014 with hope and optimism.  With as much celebration and fun as this season...

Simple, Yet Not Easy!

Much of what I read in relation to addressing the challenges of dealing with modern life, in general, and to the specific needs of people with AD/HD and other executive functioning issues, offers mindfulness as a highly effective tool.  Jon Kabat-Zinn defines...

“Connection in an isolating age.”

  - Rent, (The Musical)"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction.  The world will have a generation of idiots." -- Albert EinsteinComing across this quote by Albert Einstein gave me pause, as this is something I contemplate often.  It's of...

Teaching Peace

"If we are to teach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with children" - Gandhi

Time On and Time Off

As with so many of the amazing things I read, I am grateful to have received this article from a client. What is the optimum amount of time you are able to work and remain productive? How often do you need breaks? How long do your breaks need to be?  What types of...

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