Here is the most recent presentation that I used for a CHADD Chapter (the National Resource on ADHD) here in Providence RI. It is a quick overview of what ADHD is, what it is like to live with it, how to get/give support, and treatment options. https://youtu.be/lCSPDc86s1M
This next article come from a series of online videos called "This Way Up!" in which I looked at how we develop a habit. We often use these approaches in forming a good habit but, this same process is also good at developing the habits that we don't want. Worse yet, we often don't even... Continue Reading →
How much time do you waste? Now, I'm not talking about the time that you're playing video games or engaged in a book or a lot of the guilt ridden things that we do for fun because if you review the four main areas that we need to focus in order to have a balanced... Continue Reading →
Today I'm just going to start by asking you a simple question. Can you think of any time in your life where any amount of meaningful growth was not coupled with or associated with a certain amount of discomfort or pain? Growth and discomfort, they always comes together. For the life of me, I haven't... Continue Reading →
I am commonly confronted with myths like this (even believed in a few of them myself) or am asked about their validity. I found this article looking at one such myth and thought I would share it here for you all to take a closer look at. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201712/left-brain-right-brain-study-debunks-decades-old-neuromyth
We have all heard by now the benefits of having an active lifestyle on your health. Better weight management, stronger and more flexible bodies, and being able to manage one's emotional state better. What most people don't think about is how dancing has these same effects plus a few additional bonuses to the health of your brain.
A short discussion about the importance of mindfulness and the effects that having a mindfulness practice can have on enhancing your life and dealing with difficult emotional states like depression or anxiety.
In order to create a new neural pathway in the brain (and therefore modify older behaviors or create new ones) you need to create a system that allows you to be able to pay attention to what it is you are doing. This can be using a log, a fitbit or other tracker, an application on your phone or, as I explain in detail in my last article, creating a chain analysis of the behavior you wish to target.