Sarah Shore, MS

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You know those days when it feels like you're just...spinning your wheels?

Have you had enough of those days? Do you just want to use your time efficiently so you can close up the laptop and move on… to family, friends, a workout, dinner, a walk in the park, Netflix, whatever?


This is a quick tips list. A lot of these strategies are easier said than done. That’s t…

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I Will Form Good Habits

Persistent consistent effort toward a goal or desired state of being creates a habit.  Good habits create success.  Are you ready to start developing more good habits?  I hope so. 

Maybe your goal is the habit itself (like walking more), or maybe the habit is the action you need to take to ge…

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I don’t think there is a better, more productive, more healthful habit to develop than a daily walk.  Times in my life when I’ve been in the habit of a daily walk have been some of the happiest, most productive, most centered times of my life. 

There is something to be said for rituals.  T…

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Artist Dates

My daughter is 4 and playdates are the thing!  Even though they can be hard to schedule, there is nothing more important to my daughter’s development than love…and play.  Play often falls to the bottom of the list as far as adults are concerned and here’s where Artist Dates come in.  

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The Artist's Way

A few weeks ago I was introduced to “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron.  While I haven’t read through the book, the message is clear. 

Your inner critic is getting in your way and preventing you from moving forward on your goals. 

While the book was written to help artists and crea…

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How Much by When?

A very useful book, “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield (better known as the author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series) outlines 64 guiding principles that help get you to where you want to be in life.

One of his principles is the idea of goal-setting—how to set goals and wha…

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Summer Camp.

ADHD coaching

My daughter started a new adventure this week.  Summer camp.  Her first day was a whirlwind of new experiences as she tried to learn the ropes and fit in with kids who had started at camp weeks earlier. 

As I dropped her off on that Monday morning I knew we were starting a new chapter and that…

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You...are NOT alone.

ADHD CoachingI mention this because recently I had a surprising experience. 

I’ve always been a fan of sharing my life with others.  On the scale of openness--guardedness, I’m pretty much an open book.  So I was caught off guard when a great candidate for my group coaching program wanted to drop out. 

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If you love someone with ADHD, don't do these 20 things...

ADHD CoachingCourtesy of  (Written by:  June Silny)

You wonder if everybody’s life is as chaotic as yours. Something’s not right.  Your child doesn’t act like the other children in the class. Homework assignments guarantee a night of fights, slammed doors, and tears shed. The teachers call yo…

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Wrapping up 2014

Get yourself a Life Check-up...just in time for the holidays!

If you're wondering what to give your significant other, good friend, or favorite family memeber this holiday season, why not consider a life coaching package that's designed to get him or her energized, motivated, and inspired for the y…

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How are Executive Function and ADHD related?

Excerpted from National Center for Learning Disabilities ( "What is Executive Function?"

Executive function is a set of mental processes that helps connect past experience with present action and present action (write down that appointment) with future experience (get to the appointm…

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Daily Habits for Managing ADHD

Excerpted from Psych Central

The first key in managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is making sure you’re getting effective treatment.  The second key in managing ADHD is building he…

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Accommodations...not just extra time on tests!

Time Management:  Individuals with AD/HD may experience difficulty managing time, which can affect their ability to mark time as it passes incrementally by minutes and hours. It can also affect their ability to gauge the proper amount of time to set aside for certain tasks. It may be difficult to pr…

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10 Myths and Facts about ADHD

...from Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults, by Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders (Yale University Press, 2005)

1.  MYTH: ADHD is just a lack of willpower. Persons with ADHD focus well on things tha…

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11 Ways to Succeed on the Job with Adult ADHD

These tips are adapted from the slideshow at

Many of my clients feel that they are not reaching their full level of productivity and efficiency during the work day.  While all strategies need to be adapted to fit each individual person and his or her personality, the following t…

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ADHD & Relationships

When you think of ADHD, what comes to mind?  Many with ADHD describe themselves as scattered or lacking focus.  When you think about ADHD, these are the symptoms that often come to mind:  distractibility, lack of focus, procrastination, avoidance of unpleasant tasks, poor time management, disorganiz…

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Achieving Balance

Many of us often suffer from a misalignment of yin and yang, the ancient Chinese concept of opposing energy forces. When yin and yang are in balance, we experience harmony and an overall sense of well-being. When yin and yang are out of balance, we tend to feel like something's just not quite right.…

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