ADHD in High-Achieving Individuals

Jamie is a forty-two-year-old computer programmer. She has been working her way up in her company over the past eight years and is well regarded by her peers as being super-organized and very detail-oriented. What her colleagues do not see, though, is that she has ADHD and uses a variety of time-intensive task lists, project…

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ADHD Helped Me Find Success in Pivoting a Business During the Pandemic

Louis PasteuR FAMOUSLY SAID, “Chance favors only the prepared mind.” I wish I could say that I foresaw the pandemic way back in January when there were scattered reports of COVID-19 infection overseas. Unfortunately, I was taken by surprise like pretty much the rest of the country. And with it, my business, Fitness for Health, an…

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Staying True to Who I Am

At the end of the summer of 2018, I was faced with a unique situation. I didn’t expect to find myself in such a position. Things were not working out with the company where I worked, and a change needed to happen immediately. For months, I had been expressing my dissatisfaction to my good friend…

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My Journey to Okay

 “It’s a disease.” “It’s your choice.” “You’re different.” “You’re weird.” “You always lose things.” “Why can’t you remember that? I told you twelve times.” “Why is that so hard for you? It’s so simple, though.” “You’re not like everyone else.” To say I have heard it all may be an understatement. Growing up “different” at…

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Parenting Your Child with ADHD for Career Success

What drives a person to choose a major, a field, a job? This is an extremely complex question. Research shows, and my experience supports, that several factors weigh into early career decisions—including teacher and parent feedback, interests, known aptitudes, as well as some healthy fantasies about what the day to day will look like. Often…

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Uneasy in the Harness: Reconsidering ADHD Motivation

For kids growing up in farm and ranch country, work was always easy to find for willing hands. When it came time of year to work cattle, this often involved horses. For moving cattle, we had a special kind of horse known as a “cutting horse.” These brilliant animals were bred and trained to intuitively…

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The Purpose Challenge

The Purpose Challenge

Kendall Cotton Bronk, an associate professor of psychology at Claremont Graduate University, is on a mission: to help young people discover their purpose in life. Doing so, she says, carries with it a number of potential benefits, among them, healthier and happier futures. Dr. Bronk actually has the research to prove it. And she’s recently…

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Studying on Fear and Caffeine

Fear and Caffeine

My resume coming out of high school was less than stellar: two suspensions for fighting, dozens of unsatisfactory citizenship marks, poor grades in any subject unrelated to those I liked (math and science), and a reputation as a troublemaker. I know what you’re thinking—my resume doesn’t look that different from the rest of the members…

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