The ADHD Fix

What is The Butterfly Effect to Longevity?

2017-05-23 11:35:11

If you are 50 years of age or older, or have been diagnosed with a chronic disease, you are likely thinking of your longevity and the quality of that life. The Butterfly Effect means that even a very small change in some event can cause a greater one and even catastrophic one later. Originally it was felt that the flap of a butterfly may later cause a tornado due to the changes in the course of events brought on by the simple flap of those wings. If there were such a small action that would enhance your

Artificial Intelligence and the ADHD Advantage

2017-05-08 09:54:57

If you listen to the media or read popular online posts, you will find that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is touted as the next major revolution after the driverless car. AI refers to the ability of computers and robots to be able to “think” as we do to help with decision making, which could include everything from financial buy and sell recommendations to your health care diagnosis.

The Certainty of Uncertainty - How ADHD Helps

2017-05-01 08:57:15

If there is one thing we know now with the new President having served 100 days, it is that we really have no idea what policy, procedure, trade, tax, economic or social policy will become reality.

Let’s Stop Shaming Wimpy Parents

2017-04-19 10:19:58

You are standing in a grocery store, and a 3-year-old waiting in line with their parent throws a dozen eggs onto the floor. The parent smiles looks at the check-out employee and says “Oh my daughter is so intelligent; it’s really a challenge to keep her interested when I’m shopping.” The parent stands and smiles while another clerk cleans up the mess and offers no help, or pay for the broken eggs. You are watching and quite disgusted with the parent’s lack of action.

How Old Are You On The Inside?

2017-04-10 07:53:03

How Old Are You On The Inside?
This past week, Mary and I met with the CEO, Sarah Goodman, of iHeart to learn more about the technology and innovation. We met with the founder, Dr. Jess Goodman, a few weeks ago. You can learn about the iHeart by watching this video now.

Earn $500,000/Year and Have No Savings -- Is this Adult ADHD or Something Else?

2017-04-03 10:15:01

A recent article points to the fact that many households who earn high income are unable to save any money for retirement or an emergency: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-you-can-still-be-broke-with-500000-in-income-2017-03-27?link=sfmw_tw

Why it’s Your Fault All of the Time

2017-03-27 08:47:07

You are working as a team to find a solution to a problem. Your supervisor has designated you as the leader of the group and given you a deadline of Friday for completion. A key member of your group decides to phone in sick on Thursday after a night of partying. They have not finished their part of the project.

Are You Gifted?

2017-03-20 09:45:32

Gifted people, children and adults, often don’t do well in school or in regular mainstream. Research on school dropouts traditionally reported that some 30% of high school dropouts were in fact Gifted. Gifted dropouts become distraught with the mechanics of conforming to expectations and find school very boring and not challenging. Many Gifted Students graduate with poor grades reflecting their inability to be able to fit in. Grades are a poor predictor of ability and later life success.

How Old Are You - On The Inside?

2017-03-13 10:10:15

A few blogs ago I talked about the Iheart technology that uses a number of physical measures to calculate your “internal age.” Here is the short video clip that explains it: https://youtu.be/3d9nG4fmpP8

The 3 Steps to Happiness

2017-03-06 09:08:39

What would make you happy? Being able to do what you want when you want, say when you retire? Having all of the money you would need to do those things? Perhaps that would make you happy for a while. For some of us, that type of freedom could actually lead to crippling anxiety or even depression. But why is that?

Home Health Making Big Strides

2017-02-27 12:09:58

If you watch the Dragons Den on the CBC, you may have noticed the pitch from a father and daughter team on a new form of home health-care monitoring: http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/pitches/iheart

Toronto School Bans Cell Phones

2017-02-21 11:09:37

In October of 2015, I wrote the emotional blog that I have repeated below, outlining why I thought schools needed to ban cell phones, but never would. Today the tide seems to be turning. The principal of a Toronto School has decided to ban cell phones effective today.

How Cell Phones May Be Harming Your Child

2017-02-13 09:42:15

While it makes sense to give your child the latest innovative technology to keep them ahead of the curve, a cell phone may be more damaging than helpful. A recent article in the Economist, http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21716462-price-constant-entertainment-tap-smartphones-are-strongly-addictive, provides a summary of findings on the addictive nature of the phone.

The Screaming Grocery Store Child - Part 2

2017-02-06 12:07:03

Last week I discussed the current reported trend that children are bullying their parents. I used an example of a 9-year-old flipping out because they couldn’t get their parent to buy the cereal they wanted. The child then became disrespectful and even started hitting.

Are Your Children Bullying You?

2017-01-30 10:01:28

This is getting a bit hard to believe, but a recent article in Psychology Today reports that more and more children are bullying their parents: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/when-kids-call-the-shots/201701/how-pushover-parents-raise-bullies. According to this author, more and more children are controlling their parents, making demands and even using bullying tactics. The author goes on to caution on the long-term implications which include the children bullying others at school and emotional and s

Are We Over-Diagnosing Our Children?

2017-01-23 09:06:41

Are We Over-Diagnosing Our Children?
Mental Health and our children are taking center stage today. Young children are being diagnosed with ADHD, depression, psychosis and even bi-polar disorder. The diagnosis can often label the child prematurely, which then leads to life altering treatments.

If You Read One Article About Weight Loss, Read This One

2017-01-16 09:23:49

Dieting and weight loss is a common thought this time of the year, so let me continue from last week's blog. You only need to do two things over time to get healthy and lose weight so here they are:

Natural Weight Loss - Slow and Low

2017-01-09 09:47:39

This time of the year, you may be motivated to join a health club, buy some home exercise equipment or join one of those clubs that gives you points for eating expensive food you must buy from them. If it works for Oprah, why won’t it work for you? Because we all know that it’s not going to work for Oprah either. So - Don’t do it. Let me tell you my story and a new way to get healthy.

The Gift that Saves Lives

2016-12-19 08:41:04

I was 6 years old, and on some Saturdays my father and I would travel to Chatham, Ontario to do a bit of shopping and visiting. He would meet with a group of other men, a real estate broker, a clothier and others. I would often play on the floor of the clothing shop with a truck or car while the men would sip coffee from very small cups and talk business.

Wimp Parents Need to Stop Using Time-Out

2016-12-12 08:45:44

If you are using time-out as a form of discipline, you likely aren’t doing it correctly, as reported this past week by the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/time-outs-study-parenting-1.3888166. According to the research conducted in the United States, parents are incorrectly using this popular technique of punishment because of the following:

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