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Were You Lucky Enough to Wake Up Twice this Morning?

I was lucky enough to wake up twice this morning.  The first time, when the alarm went off and the second around 6:30 AM when I completed a short but impactful mindfulness meditation. No, I’m not someone who diligently practices mindfulness every morning. (If you are, I have a great deal of regard for you […]

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Top Five Conference Take Aways – 2014

I make a point of attending several professional conferences each year.  This year I chose the International Coach Federation Conference in Cleveland in June, the Institute for Challenging Disorganization‘s Conference in Nashville in September and the International CHADD Conference in Chicago in November, where I also presented with colleague Sue West on the topic of […]

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Creating Peace of Mind This Holiday Season

There’s a saying that, ” you can’t buy peace of mind.”  Probably true, but you can create it.  In fact, creating / experiencing peace of mind has been a recurring theme for me over the past week or so. Yesterday was filled with work obligations, but the opportunity presented itself to invite my parents and […]

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Best Practices: What they are and how they can help…

I just spent the past few minutes reviewing my best practices.  I actually have a “best practice” of reviewing my best practices each morning before I get out of bed.  I find that it helps center and ground me by reminding me of what’s most important for a good day. What exactly is a best […]

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My Favorite Things: Buddha Board

My new favorite tool for bringing mindfulness, fun and creativity to change is my Buddha Board. Per the Buddha Board website, this board is “based on the Zen concept of living in the moment. You simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then, as the water slowly […]

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Gratitude Journals: A Portal to the Positive

There are a lot of pessimistic people in this world.  I know, I used to be one of them.  Ok, I wasn’t pessimistic all of the time, but when confronted with a challenge, I found my mind would typically focus on the negative.  Or when I had a bad day, I would lie in bed […]

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A Moment of Mindfulness: Tracing a Labyrinth

I am making a commitment to mindfulness in my life.  For me, this means I am doing my best to spend more time being present, in the moment, concentrating on single tasking, as opposed to multitasking.  Mindfulness is challenging for anyone, but especiallly those of us with ADHD. Studies are showing that mindfulness can benefit those […]

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