Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more complex than having a “busy” or “inattentive” child. Children with ADD/ADHD think and process information differently. ADHD is brain glitch, a deficit in a person’s executive function: the part of the brain that has the ability to think and plan ahead, organize, control impulses and complete tasks.
Have you stopped to notice how much energy you may be investing in a desire for “more” in your life? Our culture tends to breed the mindset that what we have is not enough. We often get the message that we should have more possessions, more perfectly-behaved children, more sought-after careers, more perfectly-organized homes, and more of anything deemed “desirable.”
One of my favorite sounds is the sound of a child laughing. Laughter is infectious. It is a beautiful noise to be in a room full of laughter. Laughter is far more contagious than the germs floating around this time of year. So, get your giggle on. We are excited to share a few reasons how laughter can be therapeutic.
As we celebrate the New Year, we often reflect and take inventory on the past twelve months. We may find ourselves placing events and occurrences into certain categories: good, bad, easy, hard, happy or difficult. Sometimes we can get stuck in the hard times, or what we now think should have or could have been done differently.