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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Keep fighting the good fight: How remembering you have ADHD is actually the secret to beating it.

Receiving a diagnosis of ADHD is not an end point. Instead, it is an opportunity for a new beginning. By realizing that ADHD is actually a brain difference, you can put some context into your past, and help you understand why you often feel the way you feel. So, if the process is done right, a diagnosis is a chance for transformation, for change, and for individual growth.

Coming to terms with having ADHD is not about feeling guilt, or shame, or feeling bad about yourself. And it shouldn’t be about receiving a label either. It should be an empowering experience with the opportunity to build self-awareness, with the goal of getting closer to finding your true self.

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6 Common Myths about ADHD

There are many widely-held beliefs about ADHD that can lead people to dismiss a diagnosis. In reality, ADHD is not only real, but it is also highly researched. Our understanding of the disorder is evolving, but there are some common myths that we can dispel with confidence.

Here are six reasons why people might dismiss a diagnosis, based on common myths about ADHD...

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Be a step ahead this March Break: 5 must-ask questions before you hop on that plane!

Have you ever found yourself wandering along with a crowd, on your ‘vacation’ thinking: I don’t even like (insert whatever you are currently doing)?” 

Too often, we get so excited about the concept of a holiday that we just follow along with what the guide book says and don’t customize it to fit our own wants and needs, or the strengths and limitations of those traveling with us. You do the “must sees’ according to someone else, or hop on a pre-planned itinerary and skip the necessary steps to make it yours. You forget to ask yourself the meaningful questions about what you are wanting out of this time, and instead find yourself on holiday thinking “it would have been more relaxing to just stay home.”

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Lessons learned as a remote-working entrepreneur

Working from home ADHDManaging a business is difficult. Being a parent is difficult. Throw some attention issues and a cross country move into the mix and suddenly you have a glimpse into the life of one of our founders, Laura. More and more, remote working is becoming a norm for Canadians. While seen as a perk by many, it can also pose challenges for those involved - managing competing priorities being at the top of that list.

Today we're sharing Laura's post about how she has managed to navigate her own family's needs while also running Springboard Clinic from a distance. Here are her top six tips for finding balance while working from home: http://bit.ly/2HN3cKp

An open letter to our social media community and our clients

On behalf of Springboard Clinic, I am thrilled to announce that we are launching Springboard social media channels. We believe that by spreading Springboard’s message of hope, we can be an influential voice for reducing stigma and building awareness for attention issues and the mood challenges that often go alongside. We would like to be a venue for building community, compassion, and sharing strategies for individuals of all ages.

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