Michael Jordan said, “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael didn’t give up in the
Sarah and I are very happy to be contributing authors to the ADHD Awareness Book Project’s Wacky Ways to Succeed with ADHD, joining other ADHD coaches and experts from around the world in sharing strategies, stories and tips to help people live well with ADHD. What I love about the idea of the book
You build a life on your talents and strengths – what is good and right about you – not on your weaknesses, however skillfully they might be corrected. – Dr. Edward Hallowell, Delivered From Distraction Can you name your personal strengths? When asked that question, most people stumble for an answer. A 2001 study in the
If you had a magic wand, and you could – with one touch of this magic wand – give yourself the strategies, the skills, the insight or the appreciation that would serve you, what would your magic wand wishes be? As individuals with ADHD have very unique combinations of strengths and challenges, the answers
Right now I am at the Attention Deficit Disorder Association’s annual conference, THE conference for adults with ADHD. And I am exhausted. And it’s only the second day. I wonder how many other conference attendees are feeling the same way. So many people. So many decisions. So much to think about. Don’t get me
Roxanne Fouché, Mindy Schwartz Katz and Sarah D. Wright are going to be busy at the Attention Deficit Disorder Association’s 25th Anniversary International Adult AD/HD Conference in Orlando. On Thursday, July 24th Roxanne, Mindy and Sarah will be speaking at a pre-conference session entitled, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about ADHD Coaching* *And didn’t
In this Venn diagram there are three intersecting circles where your strengths, values and passions might be written. In the circle on the bottom are the things you do well – the many strengths that you have, the things that people compliment you on, and the things about yourself that you might feel most proud.
I call it the “ADHD shadow.” Our ADHD shadow represents just how visible our ADHD challenges are to ourselves and others. Although it would be nice, our ADHD challenges aren’t just going to magically disappear. They stick to us like a shadow, ever present (even at night – you just have to look harder).
I received my Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP) last weekend, having studied with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar and Dr. Maria Sirois for 11 months. At the alumni weekend, I had the opportunity to make a presentation with my friend and colleague, Mindy Schwartz Katz, about Positive Psychology and ADHD. Positive psychology is not all smiley
January 1st is a natural time to look at our lives and contemplate change. 2014 is a 365-page book with blank pages, ready to be written. Unfortunately, it’s all too common to give up on our resolutions before we have given them a chance to become habits. So how can we do things differently