So… how many times have you come up with the most brilliant idea ever while you were in the shower, only to forget it by the time you were dry? It’s a common complaint that I hear from ADHD clients, and I can relate: I can’t shut my mind off when I’m in the shower. […]

The Virtual AD/HD Conference Podcast Series is a special edition of the Podcast.   ADHD is a challenge of self regulation (pausing) and self awareness (paying attention). It often shows up when you react to a mistake you have made and become highly self-critical, putting yourself down. You remain stuck, feeling imprisoned by the […]

Think you can’t control your thoughts? Hmmm. Did you wet your pants today? Did you cry and stomp your feet today over anything? No. You’ve learned to control your bladder. And your temper (well, mostly). And you can learn to control your thoughts to reap HUGE benefits. To wit, imagine if you could: Power up […]

Just over a week ago, there was big news around here in the New York metropolitan area. The Stony Brook Seawolves baseball team, based at Long Island’s Stony Brook University, advanced to the College World Series, making them the first Northeast Region school in history to do so. To call them underdogs would be an […]

One of the biggest challenges that I see in my ADHD clients is that they don’t know how to clearly separate their work time from their personal time. They take their home issues to work, and bring their work issues home. Often times, they don’t see it as a problem. But I’ve been coaching adults […]

One day I was out running errands, and I had some time to kill before an appointment. I decided to hit the dollar store and have a look around. Now, I can do some serious damage in a dollar store to begin with. But when I spotted this decorative tile, I nearly died. It’s a […]

What Is Mindfulness? Alice has been taking a mindfulness class for several weeks. At dinner with her friends, one of them asks, “So, what is mindfulness, really?” Alice explains that mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment. “Like right now,” she says, “noticing with full awareness that we are sitting at a table and […]

As we head into the weekend, here’s what’s going on around the web in the world of ADHD! Melissa Orlov offers some great advice about how to suggest to your spouse that s/he may have ADHD. Bryan Hutchinson asks, Who are the Famous, Successful Women with ADHD? ADDitude Magazine readers share their doctors’ most helpful […]

Our guest on the latest Podcast is Dr. Ari Tuckman, who talks to us about ADHD and Executive Functions. Take a listen to: Find out what executive functions are Discover the specific executive functions weaknesses that adults with ADHD deal with Pick up some helpful tips and strategies for managing adult ADHD that take […]

Adults with ADHD are both gifted and cursed with the power to hyperfocus. Hyperfocus is a unique ability that we have to focus so intensely that the rest of the world temporarily disappears. It’s the opposite of boredom. Instead of having difficulty concentrating or getting started, the hyperfocused ADHDer has trouble shifting focus away from […]