Today’s installment of the Harry Potter Week is a quote by none other than the Sorting Hat. If you are not familiar, the Sorting Hat is a magical hat that helps decide which group students will enter. Students live at Hogwarts during the school year and they are divided into four ‘houses’ (or groups). Each … More Harry Potter Week: The Sorting Hat and the Search for Hope
“I wish I had known that my children’s behavior was a language—that their actions and words were telling me something about what they were feeling or thinking. I wish I’d remembered that they did not get up in the morning plotting to do things to frustrate me. I wish I’d known that meltdowns and explosions … More What I Wish I had Known Before I had Kids (That I Know Now)…
What do you think? I find it’s easy to get hooked thinking about and stressing over the things I have little control over. I can’t change my moods, I cannot erase my fears or make things easier. But I focus much of my energy on these things. I am working right now on settling intentions. … More I’m Hooked, and Sometimes I like It!
Your ADHD gives you something that no one else has: a mental Swiss Army Knife! ___ ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Why is it that ADHD is defined by deficits rather than strengths? (For a more clinical discussion of ADHD, including diagnostic symptoms, please refer to this Healthline article.) As someone who is learning to … More 10 Reasons ADHD is an Advantage, Not a Deficit
How are you growing today?
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Every day your cells regenerate. And your mind never stops growing. That is, unless you get in your own way. How do you get in your own way? I had a friend in college who threw away his textbooks on the day that he graduated. He was planning to become a Minister. I’m glad that … More Are You Getting in the Way of Your Own Growth?
Your most difficult experiences can be your greatest teachers. For article, “5 Ways That You Will Grow From Your Most Difficult Experiences,” click on photo
In the past few days, we have been talking about recovery and how to respond to difficult life experiences. This article is a little like a first aid kit for when you feel like you are ready to lose your mind because you are facing painful thoughts or emotions, difficult memories or trying situations. Can … More The 3 Most Important Things You Can Do When You Feel Like You Are Going to Lose Your Mind
Your most difficult experiences can be your greatest teachers. According to research, there are at least five ways that you will grow after trauma, challenging experiences with shame, depression or anxiety, or from addiction recovery. Appreciation and gratitude for your life, your work, your relationships and your experiences. Relationships with others, a deeper sense of … More 5 Ways that You Will Grow From Your Most Difficult Experiences