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|

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 [...]

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, [...]

Empowering Note Taking Guide for Teen ADHDers

The Note Taking Guide for Teens with ADHD High school demands top-notch study strategies, time-management tools, and organization skills. In the spirit of tackling one key area at a time, use these ideas to identify and overcome common ADHD challenges [...]

By |2024-01-31T12:09:38-06:00January 31st, 2024|ADHD, Executive Functioning Skills, High School|

Executive Function Skills: Magical Unicorns of Success

Executive Functions Skills. They’re magical unicorns when we can figure out what they are and how they fit into our dynamic day-to-day life. But when we think of ways in which we can strengthen and improve EFs in our children, [...]

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