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Use Your Personal Strength for Accomplishing Tasks

What is your Personal Strength?

Can you remember to do three things in a row?

Or, can you remember one thing? But then you remember to go back to the list to find the next one on the list?

Either solution resolves the need to accomplish three tasks but uses the natural strength of an individual. Call it personal style or maybe a brain preference. Each person has a natural problem-solving rhythm.

Working Together We Find Your Strengths

I suggest clients work with either solution. Sometimes that causes a problem in a relationship where another person wants a task done just one way. What would be your suggestion? I can think of a couple; let the other person do the task, or do it your way and thank them for their input. Either solution is strength-based for one person and solution-based for everyone. Communication is the key.

Do you want to learn more about strength resolution situations?

Call Maureen Nolan at 404-713-0488 or email maureen@maureennolan.net for a private session to resolve your need to work with your strength in any situation.

 

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Coaching for the ADHD Whispers

I am an ADHD Whisperer…

I am your ADHD Whisperer…and I Hear Your Whispers

‘Do I have ADHD’, you whisper to yourself when no one can hear you. Why can’t I pay attention? What’s wrong with me? Why do people get so angry with me? What am I doing wrong?

Maybe you have ADHD and if you do you are a survivor and it’s time to thrive.

I hear your whispers:

I’m afraid, I’m not smart, I’m confused, Something is wrong with me, I’ve felt like something is wrong for so long that nothing feels right anymore…

Your whispers are the real source of your strength. The opposite of every whisper is the truth…

I’m brave, I’m smart, I understand, All is right in my world. 

 

With a calm, down-to-earth, and natural manner, Maureen Nolan, LAPC aka the ADHD Whisperer connects to clients using methods like centering and deep breathing.  Her adept interpersonal skills permit Maureen to communicate to clients a new level of self-respect using the principle of Gradual Progress of Mind.  Capable of perceiving the nuances of body language and the movement of the brain, she helps clients develop a new belief in themselves and hope for the future.  She speaks a language built on respect and compassion, and every individual feels the confidence she has in him or her to be led out of the maze.

Maureen knows whispers are more important than yelling.

It is easy to compare the ADHD Whisperer to a horse or dog whisperer and the comparison is valid. A Whisperer uses his or her knowledge of the mammal brain and mind and gently applies it to the errant behavior being discussed. A client’s intentions behind the behavior are regularly misinterpreted by others in their lives causing grief and sadness. Maureen whispers that there is hope for the future.

ADHD is a human explanation of an irregularity in thought and movement. It shows up in a neuro-diverse person when least expected. Children and untreated adults do not know why they do the things they do but an astute observer like Maureen will discern the true nature of their intent and separate the truth from the myths or wild explanations that they have lived with for so long.

 

Contact Maureen Nolan, LAPC for your first Whisper session. 404-713-0488

My clients bring their secrets and sorrows, and their aspirations and challenges into our sessions. They are brave and bold enough to find out how to make changes in their lives. They are innately creative, resourceful, and strong and so are you.

Will you bring your whispers to life? Let your innate curiosity and creativity breathe and thrive with self-knowledge and new choices. What do you want? What do you need? Bring to life a new, true, and dynamic self by coaching with Maureen Nolan, LAPC.

I hear you whispering: Can Maureen help me? 

Call Maureen Nolan, LAPC now at 404-713-0488 and find out how she will help you. Coaching with Maureen is good for your health and your life.

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Maureen Muses on Attention

Musings on Attention

Maureen’s Musings on Attention

What Is Attention?

Attention is as important as Food, Shelter, and Clothing. Without attention, it’s not possible to obtain and keep the necessities of life. For instance, can you provide food, shelter, and clothing for your family when you don’t think clearly? Maureen has a specialty working with clients with attention challenges including those recovering from concussion syndrome.

Maureen sees the time when students entering school will be tested for their hearing, their vision, and for their attention. Without food, we can’t pay attention any more than we can read the school board if we need glasses. Attention is intricately linked to both and is critical for academic success.

Maureen Nolan, M.A.C.C. is a therapist and life coach who specializes on how to live with and thrive while managing your attention and ADHD/LD. She works in Decatur, Georgia and on the phone. Her clients range from local to Dubai. Maureen is only a phone call away for your questions on your state of attention.

404-713-0488 or maureen@maureennolan.net

 

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Attracted to Brains – Feeling Like a Zombie?

I’m attracted to anything with brains in it.

images-1A passing commented turned into ‘I’m attracted to anything with brains in it.’ Flashback to my tenth grade science class: sitting next to my lab partner newly from Cuba, I learned that people eat animal brains. It seems like she had a brain for snack food almost every day. I never asked for a taste.

Fast forward: the zombie culture resurrecting beings hungry for your brain. From wikipedia, zombie is ‘figuratively applied to describe a hypnotized person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli.’ Now that may sound like you or someone you know.

Maureen Nolan, Your Attention Coach is currently accepting new clients with a brain. For coaching effectiveness, brains need to fit into the skull. However, large personalities are also accepted. This is not a hoax, just something to get your attention.

Contact Maureen Nolan, 404-713-0488 or maureen@yourattentioncoach.com today for an intact brain assessment for coachability.

I am interested in brains, your brain’s health in particular.

Attention Coaching as I practice it, has your brain at the center of the conversation. Can you do what you want to do? Can you do it in the time you want to achieve it in? Will you turn it in to the teacher, the boss, the partner, the spouse? If not, why not?

That’s where coaching comes in.

  • Leave coaching sessions with renewed intentions and revitalized integrity.
  • Arrive home or at work and complete a task.
  • Sleep well at night knowing the lights are off, the pets are in bed, the kids are clean, the dishes are done, the clothes are out for tomorrow, and your brain can rest, safe from zombies.

Maureen Nolan, Your Attention Coach, 404-713-0488, maureen@yourattentioncoach.com

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Does the Dalai Lama Live with ADHD?

Eastern Attention Develops in the West

The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama as a child

Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia is becoming known as Tibet West. Together with professors at Emory, the Dalai Lama has cultivated an academic exchange relationship spanning over twenty years. A goal of this academic and scientific collaboration of Emory professors and Tibetan monks is to develop a new scientific vocabulary in the Tibetan language in order for the monks and nuns to be able to learn cell biology, an academic topic never before offered to them. The Dalai Lama initiated this pairing to better understand the universe and the value of Buddhism as it applies to creation and to enlightenment (this is my interpretation of their mission in the west).

Biology and Buddhism

It seems that his holiness, the Dalai Lama, was given free reign over much of his time as a child living in the palace. There he roamed the palace rooms full of treasures, gifts from leaders across the world, and in one room he found a telescope. The Dalai Lama was curious and his tutors allowed his intelligence to lead his interests so that he developed an awareness and knowledge of the stars and science, previously not offered in Buddhist education. From that spark, he found his way to microscopes and became curious about cells and molecules and his curiosity led to a deeper desire to understand the world and science and hence, a deeper experience of Buddhism.

Intelligence and Attention

The child Dalai Lama was monitored by loving monks whose job was to develop in him an aesthetic sense of his place in the world, and to develop skills he would need to lead his people in both the spiritual and political life of Tibet. Nonetheless, he was allowed to drift and come upon what interested him. The same is true today. A story is told of him visiting Emory Hospital for a meeting. In order to get to the meeting, he had to walk down a long hall lined with people waiting for medical services. The Dalai Lama stopped to say something to every person in the hallway. That kindness is his natural inclination no matter who is waiting for him. The Emory escort finally had to insist the Dalai Lama conclude his visiting in the hallway in order to attend the meeting. It is my suggestion that his narrow attention to one thing appears to be a distraction to observers. His impulsive nurturing would be viewed as disruptive to some while others would see it as a kind behavior.

While the Tibetans are in exile, their leader pays attention to a compassionate relationship with Chinese oppressors. In so doing, he exports the Buddhist values of attention in its many forms, meditation as a type of healing attention, and exemplifies how to use attention in a difficult world.

It is a rare privilege today for our children to pay attention to what they are really interested in. Can you remove from your homes or their sports activities one of their daily distractions and observe how they then choose to use their attention? There may be a few ruffled feathers at first but with patience and nurturing your child may develop a new interest that cultivates their developing mind. In what room in your home will they discover their strengths and personal interests?

Your Attention Coach

Maureen Nolan

maureen@yourattentioncoach.com

 

 

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