Coaching Vs. Therapy: What’s the Difference?

By |2024-05-13T10:28:49-05:00May 13th, 2024|ADHD, Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery, Parenting, Stress & Anxiety, Uncategorized|

Coaching and therapy may share some similarities, but they are not the same thing. If you're wondering about the distinction between coaching and therapy, check it out! If you have experiences with both modalities, you may find the Venn Diagram [...]

7 Key Executive Function Skills and Their Powerful Remote Control Buttons For Your Brain

By |2024-04-30T09:46:43-05:00April 30th, 2024|ADHD, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Parenting|

Last week Jenny McKeand and I had the awesome opportunity to talk with the founders of Journey Peds, a clinic in Edina, MN that specializes in speech, language, occupational, and physical therapy needs for infants, toddlers, children, and teens. [...]

The Battle of Minds: Thinking Brain vs. Feeling Brain

By |2024-04-23T06:57:15-05:00April 23rd, 2024|ADHD, Motivation, Grit, and Self Discovery|

In the intricate landscape of a teenager's mind, two distinct entities resided - Thinking Brain and Feeling Brain. Thinking Brain was the embodiment of calmness, coolness, and rationality, always analyzing situations with logic and reason. In contrast, Feeling Brain was [...]

Keep It Between The Lines: Your Guide to the End of the School Year

By |2024-04-17T15:41:18-05:00April 16th, 2024|Executive Functioning Skills, High School, Learning How To Learn, Middle School, Organization & Study Skills, Stress & Anxiety|

The road is dark and windy, creating limited visibility ahead. The familiar route that I've traveled before now feels slightly unnerving due to the combination of rain, wind, and sharp-angled turns. As I carefully navigate a curve, my vision is [...]

How Fidgeting Helps Your Brain Focus

By |2024-03-18T22:19:35-05:00March 18th, 2024|ADHD, Executive Functioning Skills, Uncategorized|

Are you looking for ways to sharpen your focus and increase productivity? Research suggests that even small physical activities, like fidgeting, can have a significant impact on the brain's ability to concentrate and pay attention. Physical activity, such as fidgeting, [...]

Does Music Focus or Distract Your ADHD Brain?

By |2024-03-03T19:16:04-06:00March 3rd, 2024|ADHD, Elementary School, Executive Functioning Skills, High School, Middle School, Organization & Study Skills, Stress & Anxiety, Uncategorized|

Based on an article featured in ADDitude on May 20, 2022 Music has a profound impact on the ADHD brain, offering a unique blend of structure and stimulation that can enhance focus and cognitive function. While background noise may [...]

The Six Pillars for Positive Life Change: Do Them Every Day

By |2024-02-20T12:09:20-06:00February 20th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Maybe your New Year's resolutionary feelings are fading, but you still feel strongly that you want to make change. What are you waiting for? Take the pre-spring opportunity to do it! Change doesn't have to be big; in fact, small [...]

Leaning into Neurodiversity as an Identity – Not Something to be Fixed

By |2024-02-15T10:58:37-06:00February 15th, 2024|ADHD, Executive Functioning Skills, Parenting|

Neurodiversity celebration week is one month away! What are we celebrating? Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one "right" way of thinking, learning, and [...]

3 Benefits of Emotional Regulation I’ve Learned From the Passengers’ Seat

By |2024-02-07T23:27:49-06:00February 7th, 2024|ADHD, Executive Functioning Skills, Parenting, Stress & Anxiety|

Your Rollercoaster of Emotions Happiness. Sadness. Disgust. Fear. Surprise. Anger. Emotions come in all shapes and sizes, don't they? You may already know that your emotions can vary greatly throughout the day. Especially when you are hungry, angry, tired, [...]

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