My Brain Needs Glasses

MyBrainNeedsGlasses BlogIt was at one of the many conferences that Dr. Gray has attended over the years that she heard Dr. Annick Vincent, a psychiatrist from Quebec, use an innovative but simple analogy for taking daily stimulant medication. An ADHD specialist and leader, Dr. Vincent has written books and used this description to help share how stimulants work for individuals of all ages. She is an important voice in dispelling fears about ADHD medication.

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Don’t try to do it alone: The case for coaching to greatness

ADHD coachingSpringboard was founded with a strong belief in and understanding of the power of coaching. We believe that you are the expert of you, but a coach can offer a second set of eyes, ears, and ideas. A coach can help you cultivate a space to explore your goals with creativity, without judgement, and create a vision for betterness designed by you...

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Got ADHD? Get moving!

Exercise and ADHDWe've talked before about the benefits of exercise in helping manage symptoms of ADHD (here and here). And, based on our our experience, we've seen how adding regular movement-oriented activities can improve mood and focus.

But why is exercise so helpful?

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The Nature Fix: Nature and ADHD symptoms

nature and ADHDSpending time outside is an important part of balanced wellness for everyone. But did you know that many studies have shown that spending time outdoors has a positive impact on ADHD symptoms in children, youth and adults? This could be going on a camping trip, taking a walk around the block, or even sitting in your own backyard for a few minutes. Whatever you do, exposure to green spaces seems to have the potential to improve concentration and impulse control. Not sure where to start? This helpful little list of nature inspired ideas can point the way right out the front door!

Repost: ADHD Medication and "Drug Holidays"

The concept of a “drug holiday” for ADHD children is a controversial one. It used to be a common recommendation during the summer months, but lately more ADHD professionals are realizing that taking away a child’s ADHD medication is like telling them that focus is only important at school.

If you think about it, your child needs to be able to focus when riding a bicycle down a busy street, spending time with other children at day camp, and learning responsibilities at home.

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