Category Archives: Articles

Food for Thought

Posted on May 22, 2012

If you are like most people you want to keep your brain as healthy as possible for as long as possible.  It is sobering to hear that a British study found that our brain’s ability to reason and remember starts to decline as early as age 45.  The good news is that we can take(read more)

Five Simple Mindfulness Skills That Work

Posted on March 15, 2012

Mindfulness meditation consists of skills and methods to unplug from the busy world around you and from the busy ‘monkey brain’ so often experienced in today’s life and particularly in ADHD, anxiety and depression. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness meditation trains and reinforces the ability to pay attention to the present moment, on purpose which helps(read more)

Is Negative Self Talk Holding You Back?

Posted on February 1, 2012

Is Negative Self Talk Holding You Back? by Debra Burdick, LCSW What is ‘negative self talk’?  Negative self talk is a pattern of talking to yourself either out loud or inside your head that consists of statements that are not only negative but usually inaccurate and self defeating.  Negative self talk stems from negative thinking and(read more)

Here’s the Scoop on Sugar!

Posted on November 1, 2011

American kids (and adults) consume way too much sugar.  According to the American Heart Association, toddlers are getting 12 teaspoons (tsp.) of sugar per day compared to the recommended 4 tsp., school-aged children are consuming 21 tsp instead of the recommended 3 tsp, and teens are getting up to 34 tsp instead of the recommended(read more)

It’s About Time: 6 Steps to Positive Time with Your Kids

Posted on September 14, 2011

Our kids need us to spend time with them.  Kids develop values, security, positive self esteem and the ability to make good connections with others when parents spend positive time with them.  Think of the time we spend with our kids now as an investment in their future. One of the most important ingredients in(read more)

Six Steps to a Successful Move

Posted on July 19, 2011

Moving can feel overwhelming to anyone, but especially to those with ADHD or who struggle with organizational skills. The following are the six major steps I took to plan, organize, and execute my recent move from CT to NY.  They can be applied to any move whether it is moving your home or office to(read more)

Five Ways to Avoid ‘Overwhelm’

Posted on July 13, 2011

If you are like many people these days you are feeling chronically overwhelmed.  And if you have ADHD you probably struggle more than most.  Feeling overwhelmed occurs when we feel we have too much to do and not enough time to do it.  We fall behind and we are constantly trying to catch up and(read more)