Ideas From Temple Grandin’s The Autistic Brain

June 26, 2013

I’ve always found Temple Grandin’s books quite powerful, and I’m equally happy with this new one, The Autistic Brain:  Thinking Across the Spectrum. I love her admonition to parents and teachers to avoid defining a person by a DSM label.  There were two huge things I’m taking from this book:  She points out how totally […]

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What Square Pegs Need

June 20, 2013

I recently happened upon a fascinating book by L. Todd Rose who is a Harvard Graduate School of Education professor: Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, & Out-of-the-Box Thinkers. Rose has been diagnosed with ADHD. He dropped out of high school but ended up becoming a professor at Harvard. […]

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Dr. Brown’s New Book

June 13, 2013

Dr. Thomas E. Brown has a new book out, A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments. I was eagerly awaiting this book, and I’m happy it’s now out. But I should caution that while it’s not a long book, it is dense and not really for a lay audience. I […]

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Self Soothing Our Intensity

April 30, 2013

This month seems to be centered around emotional intensity, perhaps because I’ve been working on it with several clients recently as well as noticing how much I’m personally impacted by strong emotions.  I think of myself as very easy going and unperturbed by life, but that’s not actually the way I experience life. For example, […]

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Empathic Distress

April 24, 2013

I was reading in my favorite magazine recently and ran across an article that really hit home for me as it relates to my ADHD and that of my inattentive clients.  The March/April 2013 issue of Spirituality & Health has an article titled “Unraveling Empathic Distress.” I hadn’t heard the term ’empathic distress’ before.  They […]

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Progress on My Writing

April 17, 2013

Progress on writing my book was slow in February because a virus and sinus infection threw me way behind, and it took me weeks to catch up.  But I was able to get back on track in early March, and keep producing pages.  I had been ahead at the end of January, so I’m happily […]

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