Category: Miscellaneous

What Makes ADDCA Different?

Miscellaneous

Most of the other training advertised online will give you a few general tips about managing ADHD. Those can help.

However, our program is designed to actually improve the quality of your life.

The full curriculum is an accredited program that trains people to become ADHD Coaches.

The first course (Simply ADHD) is an 8 week course about ADHD and learning to manage it. If you or someone you love struggles with ADHD, this course will literally change your life.






Discovering My Real Me

Miscellaneous

by David Giwerc

Why can’t I be perfect? Why can’t I be the best? Why can’t I be the center? Why can’t I be the richest? Why can’t I be revered? Why can’t I be the star? Why can’t I be …? …and when I paused, I realized:



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Stimulant Diversion Rising with Young Adults with ADHD

ADHD Education | Miscellaneous

Stimulant diversion, which can range from giving a friend a single pill to selling one’s prescribed pills to others, is on the rise; and young adults, particularly college students, are the primary source of this increasing and troubling form of prescription medication misuse.

By David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC



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Home Turf by Erin Dingle

Miscellaneous

Have you wondered what ADHD coaching can do for you?

This is a poem written by Erin Dingle, following a session with Laura Godfrey, her ADHD coach, that answers that question.



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Daylight Savings Time Changes

Miscellaneous

All ADDCA class start times are based on Eastern Time in the U.S. An easy reference is to use a time zone converter and look at the time in New York.

Twice per year, Daylight Savings Time changes the clocks. This happens at 2:00 AM on a Sunday morning.

  • In the U.S. spring, our time moves back an hour. This typically happens the second Sunday in March.
  • In the U.S. fall, the time moves up an hour. This typically happens the first Sunday in November.

An easy way to remember this is “spring forward, fall back”.

Upcoming time changes will be discussed in active classes, and we will also send an email reminder as it approaches.



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Colors by Kris Moauro

Miscellaneous

Former ADDCA student Kris Moauro wrote a wonderful new song called Colors. 

It's a story of self-discovery, self-acceptance and looking at things, people and the world as a whole in a new, non-judgmental way. 'I can see in colors I do it everyday I just don't see the grey'..."

Enjoy the video here.






When Boring And Hard Are Synonymous - Understanding the struggle with ADHD

ADHD Education | Miscellaneous

By Nathaniel Peters

I have ADHD. No, I’ve never been officially diagnosed as an adult. 

As a toddler in the early 90s, the teachers just called me “challenged” and told my parents I needed help. 

In what I can only describe as heroism, my parents refused to medicate me. Instead, they were advocates for me through and through, and over time, I learned to deal with being endlessly distracted.



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A Pause

ADHD Education | ADHD Quotes | Coaches in Action | Miscellaneous

Master Coach, and ADDCA Teleclass leader, Jay Perry wrote this powerful poem.



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It’s Not How Old You Are Externally…

ADHD Quotes | Miscellaneous

I read this wonderful articleabout the oldest man alive, Yisrael Kristal, who is 112 years old and is a Holocaust survivor:  

His life and his attitude towards all the tragedy he has experienced, enlightened and inspired me with this thought:

It's not how old you are identified externally. It's how old you feel inspired, internally, which keeps your soul motivated eternally.

- David Giwerc






Reach Out and Connect with Others, Especially, When You Don’t Feel Like It

Miscellaneous

I know I can procrastinate when I don't feel emotionally my best. I look for excuses to call a friend, go workout, do something for someone.

The old story is that if I don't feel good I will bring everyone around me down.

What I have consistently discovered is when I choose to call or spend time with a good friend or cherished family member, the moment I hear their voice, I always feel better.



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