Blogs are BACK

From the desk of Meg

And…I’m back. Just in time to grab the baton from pumpkin spice and get you through the school year, the holidays, whatever time is left in the day after you read this weekly post. I promise I’ll keep it short.

This week I’m stopping by to thank you all for coming back, or if you’re new here, to say WELCOME.

It’s been a busy fall: offering new classes, advising my high school clients about college, sharing my ADHD knowledge with over 20,000 people, helping my college students get set up for success, catching up with my favorite test prep folks, working with my adult clients to get “unstuck” and make some exciting transitions, and talking with Niiki C on her podcast about creating the unique career that gives me the opportunity to do all of these things and more.

I love adventures and I’ve had lots of those too.

From joining an organic CSA to east coast road trips to learning about NFTs, the web 3.0, and how to host a clubhouse room, I’m doing my best to ensure #thelearningneverstops all while keeping the LL Employee of the Month entertained.

There are strategies, resources, ideas, insights, news, and some fun surprises to share. I’m still working out the exact format it will take each week (if you’ve got ideas, I’m all ears). What I know for sure is that I”ll do my best to make it helpful, informative, and fun.

We’re off to a good start. I’ll see you back here next week, ready to dive into it all. Until then, I’ll leave you with one of Arthur’s moments of zen, because we all deserve 20 seconds to simply BREATHE.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Keep up your snout.

Take good care! Xo, Meg

ADHD Expert Webinar Series

This fall, I’ll be presenting a three part webinar series for ADDitude Magazine. All webinars are available for download as podcasts after they air.

Part 1: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Part 2: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Part 3: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

WSJ Women of Note Launch

On a snowy Wednesday night in December, I headed to NYC for cocktails, canapés, and conversation at the WSJ Women of Note launch event, held in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center.

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The city was blanketed in a fresh coat of snow as we met and mingled with other network members. Bestselling author and leadership expert, Liz Wiseman, provided a scintillating keynote presentation, sparking our imaginations and challenging us to explore our leadership styles.

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Catching up with old friends and networking with new colleagues made for a wonderful evening. Many thanks to Sara Shenasky and everyone at WSJ who made the night so special for all of us through their hard work and careful attention to detail. I’m already looking forward to our next event…

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After You Write A Book, You Have a Party

And we did!

Meghan and Roberta launched Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Throughout the Lifespan to the public on December 12, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia Salvage Annex in Bryn Mawr, PA.

More than 80 friends, colleagues and clients came out to celebrate the publication of the book. The folks at Philly Salvage decked the Annex out for the holidays and there was plenty of pizza from Jules Thin Crust as well as lots of holiday cheer.

The authors signed books and thanked guests for their support during the writing process. If you missed the party and would like more information about the book, author interviews, personal appearances or media requests feel free to contact Meghan at 484-222-0272 or info@leahylearning.com

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*A very special shoutout to Amanda Davis, Director of Projects at Leahy Learning who organized this grand event.

WSJ Women of Note

Things have been so busy lately that I have not had a chance to share the latest exciting news… I have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a “Woman of Note”. I am both thrilled and honored to be part of such an amazing group.

WSJ Women of Note InviteI’m looking forward to sharing the details of our first networking event with all of you. Stay tuned.

Exciting News: An AD/HD Textbook

I’m thrilled to announce that I was recently approached by my colleague, Dr. Roberta Waite, Ed D, APRN, CNS-BC, FAAN about writing a textbook.

After much discussion and planning, it appears that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Throughout the Lifespan is fully underway at this point!

The textbook will contain valuable information regarding how AD/HD presents itself at various life stages and the role of the medical professional in planning strategies for effectively managing this lifelong disorder.

I’m looking forward to disseminating the research and information I garner on this project with all of my clients and readers. Feel free to share your questions or your own stories regarding AD/HD in the comments section or in a private email.

In the meantime, I will keep you posted on the publication date! Our first three chapters are due mid-August for review.

Community Mental Health Conference

On Saturday, November 19 in Wilmington, Delaware, I will be presenting a workshop on ADHD and College at the Community Mental Health Conference.

Sponsored by The Mental Health Association in Delaware, the tenth annual Community Mental Health Conference will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Wilmington. This year’s conference theme is “Communities Coming Together, United through Mind, Body and Spirit.”

Mayor James Baker of the City of Wilmington is slated to kick off the conference. A keynote panel will feature family members living, uniting, and coping with the challenges of ADHD. Dr. Bertice Berry, a native of Wilmington, Delaware is the keynote speaker. Dr. Berry is a sociologist, educator, author, lecturer, entertainer and comedian.

Other workshops will include suicide intervention, depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia; re-entry; preventing trauma in children, adolescents and young adults; and engaging fathers for safe and stable families.

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