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Do You Need a Productivity Break?

I’ve written before about paying attention to your productivity time preferences, and how knowing when you’re most productive and using those hours for your most important work can yield increased productivity.  But sometimes, even though we’ve factored in our time preferences, we still find ourselves in need of a productivity boost.  That happened to me this morning. […]

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Got Productivity Apps? Eric Tivers Does!

Today I’d like to introduce you to Eric Tivers, ADHD Therapist and Coach, who spoke at the 2014 CHADD Conference this past November on the topic of productivity apps.  His presentation was so engaging and informative I not only tweeted about it, but I asked to interview him for my blog.  Hopefully you’ll appreciate what he […]

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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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How Could You Benefit From a Support Team?

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time of late helping clients upgrade their support teams. Support teams are beneficial because we can’t do everything ourselves and the people you may already have supporting you most likely can’t support you in all the ways you need. I’m guessing you already have people on your support team – […]

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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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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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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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Introducing the Catalyst for Change Experience™

Over the years, many of you have commented to me that you’d love to take part in a group coaching experience, where you can connect with other adults diagnosed with ADHD or who wonder if they might have ADHD.  Those comments have not gone unnoticed and thanks to a number of you willing to connect with me […]

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My Best Tip for ADHD: Best Practices

Not long ago I was featured as a guest ADHD expert on Ellen Delap’s blog.  It was an honor to appear and Ellen asked some fantastic questions, one of which was “What is your best tip for ADHD?”  My response… When you learn something that works for you, it’s important to find a way to […]

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“Beware the Barrenness of a Busy Life”

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”  ~ Socrates Amazing to think the warning of an ancient Greek Philosopher,  born in 470BC rings so true today. Earlier this year I contributed to a blog posting for my colleague, Linda Samuels.  The topic was what I wanted more and less of in the new year.  My response: “I’m […]

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Interesting Interview with ADHD Expert, Ari Tuckman

On two occasions in this blog I’ve recommended a book by ADHD expert, Ari Tuckman, Ph.D. called More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD.  Last month I was lucky enough to hear Dr. Tuckman speak on “A Stronger Mindset to Overcome Life’s Challenges” at the 2013 CHADD Conference in Washington D.C.  I’ve […]

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Talking Back: You Get to Choose How to Respond to Self Talk

Self talk.  We all do it, though some of us don’t really like to admit to it. Self talk doesn’t necessarily mean talking out loud to oneself, but it can show up that way.  Instead, by self talk, I’m referring to what we find ourselves saying which results in self-limiting behavior.  Phrases like “I can’t”, […]

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Five Books on ADHD You Need to Read!

So you want to learn more about ADHD, but Amazon lists over 6000 results when you search “ADHD books”.  Ugh! With a list this long, where do you start?  Well, I’m going to suggest you start with my current list of favorites and see where it takes you. What makes these books current favorites? They’re […]

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You’ve Gotta Protect Your Planning Time!

I’m reading an interesting book called Fast Minds, by Craig Surman, MD & Tim Bilkey, MD.  It’s a self-help book for folks with ADHD or who think they may have ADHD.  This morning I came across a couple of sentences I want to share with you. “ We want to reiterate here that we feel […]

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Register for the 6th Annual Virtual AD/HD Conference!

The 6th Annual Virtual AD/HD Conference is coming up!  Last year over 500 attendees gathered at the Virtual AD/HD Conference to learn from the world’s leading experts on the topic of AD/HD.  This year’s conference will be held October 7-10 in the comfort of your own home or office. Sound Interesting?  Well, here are 5 […]

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