Brain-Based Blogs & Websites

ACO Conference Binder 2012 –
Blog expanded Speaker Content
Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – Part 4b

 “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
~ Alan Kay

“I worry that our lives are like soap operas.
We can go on for months and not tune in to them,
then six months later we look in and the same stuff is still going on.”
 ~ Jane Wagner — The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
Lily Tomlin‘s one-woman show)

Tuning in to our future AS it is invented

AS I INDICATED on The Brain-based BOOK list, I have been distracted from compiling EACH of the Brain-based Resouce Lists so many times, that looking for all of their pieces has become an Easter Egg hunt!

So here’s a great start, with my apologies to all of the wonderful brain-based blogs and websites that didn’t make it to THIS version.

Even though “quick” changes are possible after post, I have a VERY full plate, so even a teensy-tiny edit or addition could take longer than you’d like – please don’t personalize.

Try to remember that, as The ADD Poster Girl, make-wrong shuts me down too, and admin is NOT my thing!  We all have to be willing to take a few dropped admin balls as par for my course. (HOWEVER, if you would like to gift me a full-time admin-assist, let’s talk!)

The way it stands NOW, as far as I’m concerned I deserve gold stars for staying tracked to get this done in any manner what-so-ever! 

Parodying an oft-quoted sentiment:

Nobody ever said, when they were about to die,
“DARN, I wish I’d made more time for administrative detail!” 

Blogs and Websites

Since my students will be printing this document to file with their course materials, with *rare exceptions*,
web addresses are not “active” — i.e., not hyperlinks – they don’t “click.”  Like ALL active links here on, links below are dark charcoal (to minimize distraction potential as you read)
— active links turn red only on mouseover).  


Copy & paste address into “address box” of a new tab and hit “enter” if you would like to visit the sites
and leave this window easily available to copy the next link  (http://  must come first!) –
– OR if you fear you will wander astray and not be patient enough to click your way back

You can also copy a link into the browser window at the top of this page, which will replace this page.
In that case, use your browser’s back button to come back here. [Wanderers: keep clicking back]

Want your link below to click?

Those *rare exceptions* that click are sites that I know have links leading like breadcrumbs to — what the SEO crowd calls “inbound links.”

In English, that means something like, you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.

While  I continue to scratch a lot of backs who have never even thought about scratching mine,
my biz coach insists that lack of “link balance” means something to the search engines like Google.  

Apparently they stick you where the sun don’t shine if you have a lot of outbound links and few links back.  (If your link below doesn’t click – you now know what to do, right?  Ping me so I’ll know we’re linked — I’ll ping you back so you know you’re “live”) 

A few ADD & Brain-based Blogs or Websites

Important: in your browser window, type ” http://www. “ before entering web addresses on this page (don’t type quotes!)
*Starred ADD sites do not necessarily feature brain-based content, per se – until I have time to do an ADD-specific list, they’re here*  (Brain-based articles, Peer Coaching Basics & ADD in the Spirit Coach Training Info)  (The Optimal Functioning Institute™ / Resources, Inventories, TeleClasses, Training & Classes)  (ADDed Dimension Coaching Group)* (Terry Matlin’s comprehensive ADD site)* (Linda Roglis’ comprehensive ADD site)*  (ADD “Social” Network and Information – like FaceBook for ADD)*  (ADDitude Magazine’s Website)* (educational website and bookstore)*  (ADD info and more from Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. & Dr. Pat Quinn)*  (“Search for the neurological foundation of morality and knowledge”)  (non-profit brain-based resource –  (U of Utah, Neuroradiology Dept., brain-network architecture, communication & malfunctions) (Dr. Amen/SPECT Imaging and Brain Health) (amazing resource – sign up for Brain Fitness News Brain Buzz – latest brain news) (Kathleen Nadeau’s new site – 2012 Chesapeake ADHD Center)  (Canadian Institute of Health Reasearch Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA – with links to rest of site)  (Dr. Charles Parker, Extensive ADD & Brain-based Information)  (gateway to Dana Foundation multi-site brain-based content: brain science, brain research, neuroethics, and neuroeducation – Brain Awareness Week – Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives) (Dana Foundation Blog – TBI & neuro-aging resource, and more) (ADD/Parenting Information and Books)  (New Understanding about ADD)  (NeuroScience for Kids, created for students and teachers)  (subscribe to David Rabiner’s Attention Research Update here) (International Brain Research Organization, 1961-now; publishes Neuroscience Journal, IBRONews)  (Articles, Books, and Blog)  (“On the Brain” with Dr. Mike Merzenich, Ph.D. – neuroplasticity and MUCH more from the leading pioneer in brain plasticity research)  (Microglia and . . .  synapses, MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, HIV/AIDS, Tumors) (Neurotransmitters – causes, effects, drug, people, used, brain, personality, mood) (NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness – Mental Health)  (Information about coaching Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Professionals with ADD)* (NIH – National Institutes of Health – one of world’s largest neuroscience research center)  (National Institute of Mental Health – with ADD info) (National Institute of Stroke Awareness – National Institute of Health)  (National Center for Girls and Women with AD/HD: founders Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. & Dr. Pat Quinn)*  (Centre for Neuro Skills, the Bridge to meaningful recovery from Brain Injuries)  (bridges gap between ADD neuroscience & classroom practice)  (Brain and Behavior, Complex Systems, Genes & Behavior)  (Society for Neuroscience – publishes Journal of Neuroscience)  (independent market research firm tracking brain fitness/applied neuroplasticity research, etc.)  (Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA – links to all his goodies)

A few Podcasts / AudioBlogs / VideoCasts (multiple short ADD Meds Tutorial Videos – 3-5 minutes each – give link to clients!)  (scroll down this page to access/download Ari Tuckman’s GREAT podcasts) (host: Tara McGillicuddy, SCAC – click HERE for ADD & S-E-X chat together)

BRAIN SCIENCE PODCAST (host: Dr. Ginger Campbell, click HERE to read my rave review with links to more –


I will be posting all of my speakers content from the 2012 ACO Conference – edited and augmented to take advantage of the lack of space constraints and the possibility of adding additional information and illustrations, as well as links for context. (scroll DOWN for a list of what’s live NOW and what’s coming)

I also plan to add more than a few resources that I did NOT have time to share at the conference, content that those of you who stick with the series will LOVE me for sharing
Get it NOW, while its free for the taking.

Leave me feedback (comments, likes or gold stars) and help me spread the word
(or I might just change my mind ::grin::)

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“Tuning In” graphic is a Weber [hearing] test illustration
Read about it HERE (website of Dr. Terence M. Davidson,
Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education at the
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine)

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Links are dark grey — they turn red on mouseover ONLY once
the article has been completed, edited and web published

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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

9 Responses to Brain-Based Blogs & Websites

  1. Bobbie says:

    I think that everything published was very logical.
    But, think about this, what if you added a little content?
    I ain’t suggesting your information is not good, however what if you added a post title to possibly get folk’s attention? I mean Brain-Based Blogs
    & Websites | ADD . . . and-so-much-more is kinda vanilla.
    You might look at Yahoo’s home page and see
    how they create post titles to get viewers to open the links.
    You might add a related video or a pic or two to get people interested
    about everything’ve got to say. In my opinion, it might bring
    your blog a little livelier.


    • Thanks for your suggestions, Bobbie, but you really need to land on more than one article before offering advice — if you truly intend to be helpful, that is.

      You are basing your comments about the entire blog on a list of LINKS to brain-based blogs and websites — a reference post for a series of other articles that DO what you suggest, by the way.

      FYI, I don’t CARE if people open this link or not – it’s simply there for those who want more depth (and most readers do not – by the way). I’m not doing this for SEO, which will be clear when you take the time to check out the articles here.

      Since I tend to get the most link-spam on my reference lists (outbound links that spam-bots home in on somehow), I am deleting your website link to before approving your comment — I doubt you “own” that domain. Come back and give us YOUR domain and, as long as your intent is not marketing and money, it will remain.

      Spam and spam-bots are not welcome here. YOU are, however.


  2. annieller says:

    I do have a few words – gold stars for you!


  3. annie ellerbusch says:

    I think I need a better way to let you know that I read your article when I do not have the time and/or the words to comment!


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