BLC BLOG

Build Resilience Through Medication

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

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...

Is It Trauma or AD/HD?

This is a critical distinction! http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/07/how-childhood-trauma-could-be-mistaken-for-adhd/373328/

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...

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...

The Need for Sleep – A Ted Talk

Russell Foster tells us why sleep is so important. http://www.ted.com/talks/russell_foster_why_do_we_sleep.html?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2013-08-24&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=top_right_button

Like I’ve been saying!

These three books echo the sentiments of my recent newsletter article. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/books/3-books-offer-ways-to-cut-the-cord-if-only-briefly.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

“Connection in an isolating age.”

“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...

“A State of Relaxed Presence”

This article also speaks of "a state of relaxed presence."  When do you feel this?  What activities engage you in this manner? http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/06/the-art-of-paying-attention/309312/

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...

First Person

Here is an eloquent first person account of one person's experience of having ADHD.It is so worth reading. http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/tedium-is-torture-what-its-like-to-have-severe-adhd

What is standing in the way of your Happy New Year?

Happy New Year!“Tell me, what is it you plan to dowith your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver, New and Selected PoemsI hope that each and every one of you had a beautiful holiday season and is optimistically looking forward to 2013.  January brings a...

Availability

Weekdays

12:00 Noon - 8:00 PM Pacific Time, Mondays through Thursdays.

Contact

Location

I can be anywhere you need me to be. Located in Southern California, I work with clients primarily via video as well as by phone.