Springboard's Laura MacNiven shares her story: Let's all talk and reduce stigma

I started to identify with the characteristics of ADHD in my mid- twenties when I began working with adult clients. Before then, I didn't fully understand how ADHD symptoms manifested in adults, and I had never connected with them on a personal level. As I learned more about focus and attention, though, I came to see that these symptoms had been familiar to me my whole life. And, the more I spent time with clients, the more it crystallized for me.

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ADHD and new years resolutions: 3 rules to follow this year

ADHD new years resolutions‘Tis the season of making new years resolutions. And, if you have ADHD, it may also be the season where you find yourself going through a cycle of hope, followed quickly by feelings of disappointment.

You might be an 'ideas person!' who can think of a million things you want to improve on. You may even be excellent at coming up with creative strategies and scenarios for how to make these come to fruition. But, when it comes to sustained follow-through, well, that's where things can get tough.

With that in mind, here are 3 rules to follow to help you keep your new years resolutions this year:

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3 tips for bringing a little "peace and joy" into your holiday season

Holiday stress and ADHDThe holiday season can be busy and stressful at times. We always talk about this time of year as a time to slow down and be with those who are near and dear to us. It is a time where we can reminisce about the magic we experienced as children, and as a community step away from the grind of the everyday. But, if we are honest about it, the holiday season often comes with a lot of highs and lows.

Here are 3 tips to think about as you navigate your family holiday season:

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Check out this TEDx talk: Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success Story

In the video below, Jessica McCabe talks about the story of her life living with ADHD. She talks about her journey of self discovery, and going from blaming herself for her failures to understanding the source of her challenges. She also talks about learning to understand how her ADHD brain works and developing strategies to move forward. Jessica learned to "recognize and appreciate [her] own strengths, ones that [she] couldn't see when [she] was just staring at [her] weaknesses..."

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3 Tips for staying ahead of "Winter Blues"

winter and ADHDAs the days get darker and the weather gets colder, it can be challenging to stay on top of routines and healthy lifestyle habits. As you can imagine, this can not only play a role in our daily productivity, but can greatly impact your mood. Since we know that individuals with ADHD have a tough time with routines at the best of times, here are 3 tips to stay on top of things and stay ahead of the "winter blues"...

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