Brain Balancing

Brain Balancing

  This post is from Neil Swanson: Most of you have probably learned to ride a bicycle well enough that maintaining your balance is now more or less automatic and unconscious. Your brain, on autopilot, continuously rebalances the bicycle to keep it upright. If you...
Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

  Last week we gave a presentation to a group of probation and parole officers who work in our area of Virginia. It was a wonderful opportunity to alert those folks to the fact that between 25 and 45% of the people they are working with are likely to have ADHD....

Revisiting Strengths

  Folks with ADHD are often unaware of their strengths, in part because many of them have spent their lives being reminded of their weaknesses. Human beings’ negativity bias (the way our attention is drawn to the negative much more than to the positive, and the...
Creativity and ADHD

Creativity and ADHD

Last week I saw a reference to a man named Scott Barry Kaufman – not once, but twice. Today, his name showed up again, and I thought I should pay attention! I first saw Scott Barry Kaufman on an episode of “Brain Games,” in which the viewers were...
Health and Fitness Expo

Health and Fitness Expo

Free On April 2, 2015, Free To Be Coaching had a table at the Health and Fitness Expo at George Mason University Prince William. The variety of exhibitors was enormous, from credit unions to chiropractors, from folks promoting essential oils and natural supplements to...