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Coaching Vs. Therapy: What’s the Difference?

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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

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, [...]

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

Does Music Focus or Distract Your ADHD Brain?

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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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