• May 23 / 2016
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Alternatives to Medication, Strategies

Presenting at QCon New York, This June 2016!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be speaking at QCon New York, a pretty kickass software conference this June.

The title of the talk I’ll be giving is ADHD & Technology: Brain Hacks and Upgrades. It will share some content from a blog post I wrote recently with a similar name, and a whole lot more. I’ll talk about some brain development methods I’ve tried, including some I haven’t written about yet. And I’ll mention some phenomenal results I’ve had with them lately.

Below is a snippet of what I’ll be talking about. Check out the event page as well (make sure you scroll down). Continue Reading

  • Dec 14 / 2015
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Alternatives to Medication, Strategies

Changing Your Brain is Tough (But Possible)

If you just got diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities or something similar, it’s a bit of a heavy cross to bear at first. You know you’re different; but you feel like you’re “less” than other people, which is not only bad but it’s completely false.

For me getting my first diagnosis was actually a weight off my chest initially. I had thought I was stupid for most of my life. When I found out I had a real condition, I felt smarter and more confident immediately. I had struggled and made my way pretty far in life with a serious handicap others didn’t have. I was beating the odds. Hell yeah! Continue Reading

  • Oct 12 / 2011
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Alternatives to Medication, Strategies

Vipassana Meditation and ADHD (or, How I Felt After 10 Days of Silence)

Soon after I was formally diagnosed with attention deficit disorder several years back, I became vigilant in finding natural alternatives for treating ADHD. Vipassana Meditation is what I’d say to be one of the most effective approaches that I’ve personally tried.

For those who haven’t heard of it, Vipassana is a type of meditation that is related to mindfulness meditation. The technique is in effect a step-by-step guide on how to pay attention. Continue Reading

  • Oct 05 / 2011
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Alternatives to Medication

The Alexander Technique, Back Pain and ADHD

The Alexander Technique was something I’d tried in order to improve my back problems. It’s had a significant effect on my back, but a side effect was it’s effect on my attention.

For those of you that don’t know, the Alexander Technique is essentially a method of retraining your postural habits. An AT instructor will begin by observing and analyzing the way you move when doing everyday things, Continue Reading

  • Jun 08 / 2010
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Alternatives to Medication, Strategies

Medication Alternatives for ADHD: Improving Your Brain

The more I research, the more evidence I find that you can have a real effect on any learning disability, attention deficit or other shortcoming of your brain. It’s not as easy as taking a pill. But it’s certainly achievable, and from what I gather, the changes are lasting or even permanent.

Hold on. If I have ADHD, the only treatment is drugs. Except diets, meditation, and yoga which don’t really do much. Right? Continue Reading

  • May 29 / 2010
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Alternatives to Medication, Apps, Strategies

ADHD Brain Games: Lumosity

"Playing Koi" game on lumosity.com

 

In Norman Doidge MD’s book The Brain That Changes Itself, he details amazing stories of how people were able to overcome learning disabilities, brain failure from stroke, even deafness and blindness.

All this revolutionary change comes from a new understanding of the way the brain works. Neuroplasticity, the idea that the brain is not only changeable (contrary to the belief held by scientists for decades), but in fact VERY changeable at any age. Furthermore there are actual techniques and tools to develop your brain in the same way you would a muscle. Continue Reading