Leverage ADHD in Children and Teens* | Feature ImpactADHD Guest Expert of the week

As parents of complex kids, we can get a little stuck trying to “fix” the challenges our children face. We want to protect our kids as much as possible, but it’s easy to end up concentrating a little too much on the negative. How do we leverage ADHD in children and teens? According to Dr. […]

Accessing the Power of Gratitude

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley     The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been often and widely talked about. Long-term studies show that gratitude is an effective tool. This […]

One Gas Burner at a Time

To people living with ADHD, doing ‘just one thing at a time’ may not seem like a luxury or wasteful, it may simply seem like an impossibility. Focusing and working on many tasks at once may seem like it’s the way it should/must be– a characteristic that’s intrinsic to your being. But it’s not.   […]

It is Your Eyes that Realize

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Visualization is a technique used to imagine yourself doing something that you have not yet physically done. For example, before gymnasts attempt a new move, they visualize themselves performing the action in their brain before even attempting the physical action. This uses a part of the brain so when the new move is attempted, it […]

Validate and Express of Leverage ADHD System™

Validate yourself every day. How are you already successful? In what areas do you shine? People often get bogged down by the negative side of ADHD, feeling ashamed or inadequate because of it. So much energy is wasted by these negative emotions. Instead, embrace your attributes. See how valuable you really are. Practice daily affirmations […]

"Learn" & "Evaluate" of the Leverage ADHD System™

With spring in the air and flowers blossoming on the ground, I was inspired to share with you my Leverage ADHD System™ to help yourself flourish. The LEVERAGE system includes: Learn, Evaluate, Validate, Express, Reframe, Act, Grow, Explore. This month I will go over the first two components of the system—how to learn about your traits and […]

How to Leverage Your ADHD to your ADDvantage

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Oftentimes, we have negative attitudes about how ADHD affects us and our self-esteem. Once your attitude about your ADHD is shifted, and you understand how your brain works you can empower yourself to embrace your strengths, and boost your self-confidence and self-efficacy. You must create an urge for yourself to do something. The best way […]

The Story of Mary-Grace: Envisioning Success and Following Passions to Overcome Mental and Physical Barriers

This story stems from hope and encouragement, as well as the ability to overcome physical obstacles using mental, emotional, and cognitive strength. I had the privilege of being a part of Mary Grace’s support team about 18 months ago. Mary-Grace Langhorne was confined to a wheelchair. Her lack of mobility was due to Dystonia, which […]