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Smart but Stuck: A Must Read!

It’s been almost a year since I posted on my five favorite ADHD books. I considered updating that list this fall, but as there is really only one additional book I would add to it, Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD by Thomas E. Brown, PhD, I decided to write this review instead. I’ve […]

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Linking Could be Your Answer to Creating Habits

We’ve all heard the saying that it takes 21 days to create a habit.  It’s really a myth, but one that perpetuates none the less.   It’s said those of us with ADHD have an even tougher time than the general population with habit creation because of our challenges with self regulation.  But, if creating […]

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You Don’t Need More File Drawers, You Just Need to Keep Less Paper!

It’s amazing how many people I come in contact with who are overwhelmed by the amount of paper in their lives. Paper is an equal opportunity stressor.  It doesn’t care who you are, how much money you make, where you live or your level of education.  Only those individuals who’ve created a foolproof system for […]

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Essentialism: Some Thoughts on the New York Times Best Seller by Greg McKeown

I recently finished Greg McKeown’s book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, which is essentially about how to live a more purposeful, focused and intentional life.  I’ve been experimenting with minimalism: actively reducing my number of possessions and the number of commitments in my life.  As such, I was intrigued by the idea of essentialism. […]

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Overcoming Overwhelm: Free Up Bandwidth by Sharing Ideas

I was lucky enough to spend some time this past Sunday with my colleague Francis Wade, time-based productivity expert and author of Bill’s Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure  and the upcoming book Perfect Time-Based Productivity – A Professional Approach, due out this fall. Francis was visiting Cleveland from Jamaica and as I showed him the sights around […]

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Pruning, It’s Not Just for Plants…

This past Sunday began with my noticing the herbs I grow in my Aerogarden were looking like more of a miniature jungle than a garden I’d actually want to eat something out of. Out came the scissors and the pruning began. The photo to the left represents the results of those efforts – a pile of […]

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Organizing for a Move

Over the years  I’ve helped plenty of people unpack boxes from moves that had occurred many years in the past, sometimes as many as 7-10 years in the past.  The boxes had sat unopened for so long because the stuff in them often should never have been moved in the first place. The costs incurred […]

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Using Bookends to ADD Structure to Your ADHD Day

 At a recent Catalyst for Change North Coast Adult ADHD Meetup participants shared what was challenging them most and a common theme emerged – the need to bring more structure to their days. Structure can be elusive to the adult with ADHD.  We understand what it looks like and how it can benefit us in […]

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Overcoming the Overwhelm: Dinner Time Angst

Dinner time in my home has always been challenging, just ask my husband who for many years walked in the door each evening never sure if there would be dinner available or not. My informal surveys of moms, both ADHD & non-ADHD alike, about dinner-time struggles yielded some common challenges.  Many of these challenges can […]

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Increase Productivity by Hatching, Nesting & Releasing Ideas

As I’ve mentioned in previous postings, many of us with ADHD are virtual idea factories.  My husband can attest to how many of these so-called “great” ideas I come up with in a given week, day or even hour.  In the not too distant past, impulsiveness would often result in me taking actual steps to […]

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Curious About Your Values? What are You Grateful For?

Yesterday was another snow day here along the North Coast.  I say “another” because we’ve had so many in the past two months, I’ve lost count.  I love snow, I really do, but when we’ve had as much snow & cold as we have this year, even I find myself saying, “Enough Already!”  As frustrated […]

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Reducing Clutter? Recycling Made Easy!

I was speaking to a new client recently who is ready to start the decluttering process in her home, but a little anxious about how to best dispose of the clutter.  I’m guessing a lot of you might be feeling the same way. So, here are some places to release some of the clutter you […]

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Gifts Received When We Release Clutter

I recently received a call from my aunt.  It was a very nice surprise, because we don’t speak on the phone very often.  She called to tell me about a special gift she had recently received.  She shared she had just finished going through all of her Christmas and Holiday cards she’d been saving for […]

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Finding the Right Organizing Support: Oh, So Organized!

Over the course of the past couple of weeks, I’ve had fun featuring a number of my colleagues from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) to give you a feel for the wide range of talents ICD organizers possess.  In addition, to showcasing their talents, I asked them to share a little about their organizational […]

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Finding the Right Support: K2 Organizing, LLC

This is the third of four postings in a series featuring some colleagues from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD).  The purpose of this series is to give my readers a better feel for the wide range of organizing services available to them.  In addition,  I’ve asked my colleagues to share a little about their […]

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Finding the Right Support: Professional-Organizer.com

As mentioned in my previous postings, over the course of the next of week I’ll be featuring some of my colleagues from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)  to highlight the variety of organizing support available.  In addition, I asked these organizers to share a little about what challenges they face when it comes to […]

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Finding the Right Organizing Support: Neat Streak!

As mentioned in Tuesday’s posting titled Getting Organized? Find the Right Support Using @ICD, over the course of the next couple of weeks I’ll be featuring a number of my colleagues from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) here on my blog to give you a feel for the wide range of talents ICD organizers […]

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