Maybe you know how I feel. “How could someone live two different lives?” You see, I have this crappy thing called depression.Read More
Tuning Into Authenticity
What if ADHD isn’t a problem? What if the attributes of a person with ADHD - the hyperactivity, the risk-taking, the penchant for multitasking – were actually a superpower?
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Airlines has ADHD. John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems has ADHD. So does Ellen DeGeneres, Charles Schwab, and the founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad.
In fact, there seems to be a very strong tie between creative, versatile, entrepreneurial mindsets and individuals with ADHD.Read More
Recent social media movements have been generating more and more conversations around sexual harassment, sexual assault, trauma, and rape culture. Most prominent among these is the trending hashtag, #MeToo. #MeToo has created a space in which women’s voices and their silences hold equal importance, while honoring the many different ways in which women heal.Read More
ADHD is hard to diagnose. Most children are naturally very active and can have short attention spans, so when does that cross the line into actual ADHD? Where should you go for testing and what will that look like? These are some of the most common questions we hear from Seattle parents.Read More
Were you feeling the stress and just drained emotionally during the election campaign? Many of us thought everything would get better once the election was over, but things only seem to have gotten worse.
No matter what side you are on, the recent election has been incredibly stressful on everyone. Just a brief look at your Facebook newsfeed is enough to tell you that people are deeply divided and upset for a whole variety of reasons.Read More
This begs the next question- how do you track progress in your life? Do you use similar measures? Is it necessary to track progress? How do you determine what goes on this list? Are there categories to consider- home, work, relationships, travel, family, self, faith? Which come first? Do you feel guilty if you don't meet your goals or engage in negative self talk if you don't meet your own expectations?Read More
Some mistake assertiveness for aggressiveness- in fact it is quite the opposite. To be assertive is to demonstrate self-compassion, to value yourself and your ideas. Assertive communication is a core communication skill, which can help to improve self-esteem and communicate more directly and effectively with others. It is based on the ideas of mutual respect and accountability....
...Even if you don’t have the confidence to stand up for yourself (yet), here are some ways and techniques you can employ in order to “fake it ‘til you make it”. You might just find it feels really good.Read More
We often think about the beginning of the school year as a “fresh start,” a “clean beginning” or a time to learn new things. It holds the promise of endless possibility, growth and exploration. The beginning of the academic year signals a time to renew friendships, see teachers from the past and learn from new teachers. And yet, the start of school can also lead to anxiety and depression for children and teens.Read More
Dealing with anxiety or panic attacks can seem impossible at worst and overwhelming at best. It's hard to know where to turn to look for relief. Psychiatric medication can be very effective for some people, but medication isn't for everyone. There are many alternative approaches worth trying, either before you go down the pharmacological path, or after you've tried and failed with western medicine.Read More