This is Water: Some thoughts on living life more fully

two fish swimming“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says ‘Morning, boys. How’s the water?’ And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes ‘What the hell is water?'”

The story above is how the late David Foster Wallace, an American writer, opened his commencement speech at Kenyon College in May 2005...

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ADHD and Sleep: 5 Tips to Help you Wake Up and Get Up!


Children and adults with ADHD often have difficulties with sleep – whether it’s falling asleep (and staying asleep) at night, getting to bed at a decent time, or waking up and getting up in the mornings.

Mornings are a particularly tough time for many of us, let alone those with ADHD – our morning selves are often a lot less motivated when that alarm goes off than we plan for the night before...

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Emotions and Motivation with ADHD

This past weekend, the Springboard Clinic team had the opportunity to travel to the CHADD Annual International Conference on ADHD in Chicago. We heard many fascinating speakers, but the highlight was hearing Dr. Thomas Brown – a Clinical Psychologist currently practicing in Connecticut – speak on the topic of emotions and motivation.

In the context of ADHD, motivation can be particularly elusive. “I know what I need to do, I know how I need to do it, but I just can’t get myself to do it.”

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Springboard Clinic Series on ADHD and New Years Resolutions

ADHD and New Years Resolutions – oil and water. Perhaps this is an exaggeration, but if you have an ADHD diagnosis, it might feel like this comparison is pretty accurate!

This is the time of year when people emerge from the blur of the holidays, and start thinking: Now is time to make a big change. What better time to start something new than at the beginning of a new year?

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Stressed? Try these 3 quick and easy relaxation strategies

imageHey there – are you stressed right now?

If you need a bit of reprieve, here are 3 quick and easy relaxation strategies for you to try right nowThese strategies will help you manage stress in the moment, and the more you practice them, they may even help you prevent stress (or at least minimize its impact on your sanity!)...

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