Repost: Surviving the Winter Holidays with ADHD

winterWe’re not sure if you’ve noticed lately, but the holidays are here. Yes, Christmas is all around us, Kwanzaa is approaching, the Menorah will be lit soon enough. Even if you don’t have a specific holiday that you celebrate, the holidays can’t be avoided. 

Don’t get us wrong, we here at Springboard Clinic view this as an awesome fact. We’re all for parties, yummy treats, and spending quality time with our friends and families during this time of year. But…

…there can a dark side to the holidays.

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Repost: ADHD and Planning for your Winter Holidays

snowmanIf you have adult ADHD, the holidays can often feel like an anti-vacation. We've talked before about ADHD and vacation planning, but aside from that it's just so easy to get wrapped up in the pressure of planning the 'right' kind of holiday for you and your family, without really stopping to consider what we want that to look like.

This year, take the time to pause, talk with your loved ones, and really assess what would be the best use of your hard-earned holiday time.

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Why we look for the good in ADHD coaching

As part of Springboard Clinic's coaching model, we always start sessions by asking "what went well" in the last week. Even if you had what feels like the worst week ever, we won't let you get away with jumping into the negatives. We always start with the good.

So why do we do that? Why is it so important to focus on the good in coaching?

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Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

Check out the video below for Brene Brown's powerful talk on Vulnerability.

Brene Brown is a social worker who spent time researching social connections and vulnerability. In her research, she found that the one thing that keeps us disconnected from others is a belief that we're not worthy of love and belonging. So, we cut ourselves off from being vulnerable - we disconnect before others have a chance to really see us. The problem with this, as Brene Brown says: "You can't numb those hard feelings without numbing the other affects, our emotions. You cannot selectively numb. So when we numb those, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness."

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Is ADHD over-diagnosed?

A common perception is that ADHD is over-diagnosed. But is this actually true? Or is this belief a reaction to bias in the media? Or, are we actually seeing an increase in rates of appropriate ADHD diagnoses?

The answer to this is somewhat complex. Part of the reason this is even an issue is the fact that ADHD can't be diagnosed with something definitive like a blood test or brain scan. Instead, it relies on a thorough assessment of symptoms on a continuum.

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ADHD at Work: 10 ways to use your calendar strategically

calendarTime management is a common challenge with ADHD. For this reason, many individuals with ADHD rely on calendars to stay organized. But some people view calendars as a tool that they 'shouldn't have' to rely on. Whatever your opinion, calendars can be an important tool in the workplace as well as at home to help keep you on top of things.

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