Challenge!

Challenge!

We are entering a busy time of year which, for many, involves increased activity and demands. I’m hoping that ideas in today’s post might help you accomplish family, work, and community tasks with less stress and more joy. In recent posts, I’ve been discussing what...
Harnessing the Power of NOVELTY

Harnessing the Power of NOVELTY

In my last post, I discussed our ADHD interest-based nervous system. (You can read that newsletter here.) Today, I’d like to highlight one of the four categories of interest that Dr. William Dodson says can help us engage our brains when something important needs to...
The Forgotten Benefits of Giving

The Forgotten Benefits of Giving

It’s a busy time of year with summer coming to an end and the school year starting earlier than ever! Some businesses that slowed during the summer months are beginning to ramp up for the fall season and fourth quarter. In the midst of all of this busy-ness, I thought...
Watch Your Thoughts. They Are Not You!

Watch Your Thoughts. They Are Not You!

Where do thoughts come from? That’s a question that brings up a LOT of different answers from scientists, philosophers, theologians, educators, and many others. One thing those of us with ADHD know is that wherever thoughts come from, we seem to have lots of them! And...
Smile! It can change your brain.

Smile! It can change your brain.

Researchers have found that that when you smile, you “trick” your brain into greater happiness.  One study concludes that your brain looks to your facial expressions to know how you are feeling. Another study suggests that you are likely to experience other people as...
Embrace Gratitude

Embrace Gratitude

Gratitude is a powerful tool if you want to experience a happier, more contented life. Some folks dismiss gratitude, because they think it is necessary to believe in a sacred being to be grateful. But it is possible just to be grateful, perhaps to the Universe, or to...
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