Recommended Reading from Mind Coach NOLA: The Personal Choice of Medication

Not everyone who struggles with executive function skills has ADHD. And not everyone who has ADHD chooses to take medication. My personal experience is that the right medications can work wonders, but should only change you as much as eyeglasses. Eyeglasses correct your vision but not your personality. Medications enhance your ability to organize your creative ideas, to remember the ideas and to stay with the conversation. You remain true to yourself, just in a more focused and organized manner. 

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Recommended Reading from Mind Coach NOLA: Helping Teens Find Purpose

"Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose" is a great article from The Daily Good on the importance of intrinsic motivation. It is essential to identify your values and define your purpose. When you are working from a value-aligned, purposeful place, hard work does not seem so hard. In fact, working from a place aligned with your values and purposes, once you've done the work to get to that place, feels natural and often puts you in a state of “flow,” meaning that you feel fully immersed in an activity, giving it all of your attention and deriving enjoyment from the process

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NOLA Parents Of Children With ADHD: First Monthly Support Group

While at the International ADHD Conference recently, I stumbled onto a round table support group discussion. As a parent, spouse, sibling and daughter of innovator brains, I sat down and joined this intimate group. After an hour of listening, talking, laughing and crying, I felt stronger, loved and not alone. “We need this in New Orleans!,” I thought. So with the support of our new local CHADD chapter, on Saturday, January 6th, we launched our first monthly support group for parents of children with ADHD.

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