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A Kinder Approach: How to Keep House While Drowning by KC Davis, LPC

If you’re like me and constantly struggling to keep your house clean and organized, then How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing might be just what you need. I’ve been following KC for quite some time on TikTok and this book crossed my path several times. I FINALLY read…

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I Wish ChatGPT Was My Dad

Introduction As a writer, I’ve always known the power of words. Words can shape our thoughts, influence our actions, and define who we are. But what if we could use artificial intelligence to generate words that empower us? What if we could use AI to create flattering biographical content that boosts our self-esteem and helps…

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Lo-Fi Music and ADHD

I still vividly remember that lightbulb moment stumbling upon lo-fi on Spotify a few years ago. I was working hard on a client project and feeling overwhelmed in the moment hoping to find some motivating music that would also calm my insides. I clicked play on the recommendation with hesitation, wondering how this fuzzy, repetitive…

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Riding the Wave of Impulsivity: Navigating ADHD with a Smile

TL;DR ADHD and impulsivity can feel like surfing on a sea of spontaneous thoughts and actions. Impulsivity isn’t just about speed; it’s a complex aspect of ADHD where the brain’s ‘braking system’ sometimes falters, leading to swift, often unplanned actions. This phenomenon varies in intensity and can impact daily life, from work to personal relationships.…

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Implementing Body-Doubling

The journey towards harnessing the benefits of body-doubling begins with creating an environment conducive to focus and productivity. Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up and making the most out of body-doubling sessions: Setting Up for Success: Creating a Conducive Environment for Body-Doubling Finding the Right Body-Double: Traits and Characteristics to Look for Tips and…

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Harnessing the Power of Presence: Exploring Body-Doubling for ADHD Management

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that significantly impacts an individual’s ability to focus, manage time, and complete tasks. While often diagnosed in childhood, ADHD can continue into adulthood, often manifesting as a chronic struggle with disorganization, procrastination, and a constant battle to maintain concentration in a world full of distractions. In the quest…

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ADHD Woman Listening to Music for Focus

ADHD Music for Focus

Today I asked ChatGPT to create a playlist in Spotify for me with music that would be good for helping my neurodivergent brain to focus. Here’s it’s response: Sure, I’d be happy to help with that. Music can be a great tool for helping to focus, especially for those with ADHD. Here’s a list of…

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Grateful Woman

Grateful Brain, Happy Life: Unlocking the Neuroscience of Gratitude for Mental Wellness

Feeling overwhelmed? Struggling to stay mentally healthy in these tough times? Uncover the science of gratitude! It can help you boost mental well-being and experience true joy. Answers await you at Grateful Brain, Happy Life! The Brain Chemistry of Gratitude: Dopamine and Serotonin’s Role in Well-Being Gratitude is known to have a major effect on…

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Mental Health Strategies for Neurodivergent Creatives

The Art of Balance: Mental Health Strategies for Neurodivergent Creatives

As the hues of spring blossom around us, May brings more than just a change in the weather. It’s Mental Health Awareness Month—a time for open conversations, education, and understanding around mental health. It’s a time for us to acknowledge our collective and individual mental health journeys, and to celebrate our resilience and strength. For…

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Make it Happen Book

From Dreamer to Doer: How ‘Make it Happen’ Can Change Your Life

“Make It Happen” by Lara Casey is a self-help book that focuses on inspiring readers to take action towards their goals and dreams. The book is divided into three parts: “Discovering What Matters Most”, “Preparing for the Journey”, and “Taking the Leap”. In Part One, Lara Casey encourages readers to take a step back and…

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