Your ADHD gives you something that no one else has: a mental Swiss Army Knife! ___ ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Why is it that ADHD is defined by deficits rather than strengths? (For a more clinical discussion of ADHD, including diagnostic symptoms, please refer to this Healthline article.) As someone who is learning to … More 10 Reasons ADHD is an Advantage, Not a Deficit
Ask yourself how far your lectures have gotten you? ___ There are a lot of things that you can start at New Years. New exercise programs. New eating routines. New approach to your marriage. New, new, new. Starting new things is fun. But there is one thing that is even better. I want to stop … More The Best New Years Resolution: Go on a Lecture Diet
For an article on Positive Psychology and How to Listen for the Rest of Your Story, click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want … More Maybe it’s Time to Stop Problem Solving and Start Thinking About What is Going Well?
Having psychological flexibility can make you resilient and will support your recovery. ___ I am inflexible. My heels are stiff and sometimes sore. It comes from a recurring injury to my left heel. Doctors call it Plantar fasciitis. My heels are stiff and a little painful in the morning and take a few minutes to warm … More How Will a Flexible Mind Support You in Your Healing?
Positive Psychology has become very popular in recent years. The Positive Psychology of Addiction is something that has not gotten a lot of attention. Click on the poster above if you want to learn more about Positive Psychology and Addiction in a paper that I re-wrote a short while ago. This paper is written in … More Addiction Recovery and Positive Psychology
Your attitude will change your well-being ___ What has you trapped? You probably are not trapped in a prison with bars and locks, but you are in a prison. It may be your body, your health, your debt, or more correctly it may be your mind. You probably are not trapped in a prison with bars … More Sean Stephenson asks: “How Are You In a Prison?”
Is our pursuit of happiness making us unhappy? ___ Happiness: We love it. Sometimes we ache for it. And we try to hold onto it no matter how much it costs. Is our pursuit of happiness making us unhappy? Addicted to happy Our obsession with happiness might be a borderline addiction. The good news is that a … More Are we Addicted to Happiness?
There are two ways two view your life. Which one do you subscribe to? ___ Epic fail or Epic food? Think of an epic fail that you were a part of. Does that fail define you or is it only one small part of you? The difference in these two perspectives may be subtle, but it can make … More What You Can Do if you Are Not Failing Well
ADHD is not a deficit disorder. It is a distinction driver. ___ Why is it that ADHD is defined by deficits rather than strengths? The current definition for ADHD is Attention DEFICIT Hyperactivity DISORDER. It is time to own and declare our many strengths because people with ADHD are like a Swiss Army Knife: … More 10 Reasons ADHD is an Advantage, Not a Deficit
Just mentioning Jesus can get funny looks and rolled eyes. No sermonizing here, just my thoughts along with a few funny bits about healing. ___ I know, the title for this piece is off-putting. Just mentioning Jesus means that some people won’t read what you have to say. That’s okay, everyone needs different things. Jesus was known more for walking … More 6 Thoughts on Healing, Jesus and Yoga Mats.