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Madelyn Griffith-Haynie
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What is your profession?
Brain-Based ADD Coach and Trainer, co-founder of the ADD Coaching field
What is your interest in ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching?
I love being in community with like-minded life-long learners working for a world that works for EVERYONE (in *my* lifetime, please!)

As the self-professed ADD Poster Girl attempting to manage a bodacious sleep disorder throughout my life, my time to tinker with emerging technologies must be limited. To be able to manage the high distractibility component to my ADD profile, I must boundary sudden "intrusions" and SEVERELY limit hyperfocus activities that decimate intentionality of focus.

I avoid "push" technology in favor of platforms that allow me to "pull" when I have the time and cognitive bandwidth to do so.

I don't tweet, chat, own a television, pass along (or finish reading) email that "has been around the world a bazillion times and will save all the orphans on the planet," or spend much time on the phone outside of coaching, training and advocacy efforts - because, if I did, I'd never accomplish anything ELSE with my life.

I try to jettison the should-ers and shamers the moment I identify them as such, because I don't do very well with make-wrong. It shuts me down and hurts my feelings.

People who work like I do (or can work WITH my functional imperatives) generally feel I'm worth the effort, however. I do my very best to make it so.

LOVE the TOS here, btw.

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I Do Not Genuflect

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 12:00 2 Comments

Brain, Mind, Body and Spirit

by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, A.C.T, MCC, SCAC

My introduction to the EthosConsultancy…


A Brain-Based Resource you won't want to miss

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 17:07 2 Comments

Hello all,

Hazel recently contacted me to see if I would be willing share my article about this truly amazing resource with the Ethos Community. She followed-up and began listening herself after my initial recommendation several years ago, and left the  comment below under my second article:

I found the Brain Science podcast through you..crikey, it must be about 3…

The Butterfly Project, Self Harm and Self Soothing

Posted on May 9, 2016 at 20:30 3 Comments

Cutting is only ONE way to self-soothe -- PASS IT ON!

I am currently posting a Series on ADDandSoMuchMore that explores the recent explosion of i-conversations about Cutting - currently proliferating among the networks frequented by young teens.  

If you are…


The Tragedy of Certainty

Posted on March 16, 2016 at 11:47 6 Comments

How do you KNOW - and what do you do with that belief?

© By Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, A.C.T., MCC, SCAC

Foundational Concepts of the Intentionality Series…


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At 11:34 on May 31, 2013, Hazel Owen said…

I so appreciate your support and feedback - you're a gem :) 

And some feedback for you on the depth and quality of your responses!! Awesome. I am working with Merryn running a 2-day conference at the moment (hence our tardy responses...Merryn plans to get back to you over the weekend :-p). She was chuffed to bits at your responses, and the value you have added to the conversation. Your depth of expertise and reflection really helps encourage folks to 'delve deeper and wider' themselves.

I'd better get back to concentrating on the conference, but really wanted to reassure you that you're not being ignored and that your super comments and contributions are really valued.

H xx

At 15:22 on February 18, 2013, Hazel Owen said…

Re: The poll. I trialled using Polldaddy embedded into Ning - and 1) it didn't seem to work too well, and 2) not many people voted in it (I seem to remember about 10 people, but that could well be my naff poll design! :-p). I haven't yet removed all vestiges of the polls yet, but they shouldn't appear on your profile page any more (I've re-set the community space settings). xx

At 15:15 on February 18, 2013, Hazel Owen said…

Wow!! Thank you for the wonderfully detailed guidelines for writing for ADDers (wonder if that would make a useful post in may already have it on your site...will go and have a wee look - I found what you have written an invaluable guide, and felt there must be loads of folk who would find it useful :-p).

I will keep my thinking cap on about what to blog about - many things to consider.

BTW - I responded to your marvellously provocative devil's advocate comments on the Web 2.0 for teaching video, but I'm not sure if you receive notification on videos if other people post (unless you click the 'follow' link on the bottom left of the initial posting) - just in case:

Better dash - putting together an online course on virtual mentoring at the moment.

Have a wonderful week. xxx

At 21:42 on February 4, 2013, Hazel Owen said…

Hello again (and apologies for the delay in getting back to you)...a couple of days digging fence posts, has been followed by a 2 day hui (aka meeting / learning experience). I am now back in my hotel room, and catching up on communications.

Chuffed is most definitely a positive term - similar to 'over the moon', but with more of a sense of 'hugs' thrown in :)

Great to hear that this site works similar to others that are familiar. Only so many hours in the day, and only so many spaces to be able to jump into and be part of.

Thank you for the amazing support and feedback (I have a big smile on my face as I am typing). I am going to do a heap more homework around ADD...and am hoping that your post for April (posted in March) will open up the doors for more folk to delve deeper. (And it is very much appreciated that you have said yes to April - you're a gem.)

The ACO Conference in Atlanta looks like a full on event (I'll be thinking of you from the 10th April to!) - and to speak at it, with a partner sounds like it will be both invigorating, and something that needs prep (and the inevitable always happens!) - so will totally fit in with your schedule and commitments.

Please feel free to post direct links (although, reading through your posts and the colour scheme you use, I suspect there may be a good reason to not have heaps of links...hmmm - so, entirely up to you :-p), and add to the events listing / blog posts...and it will be a real treat, if you get time, to read any speaker notes that you might share.

It would be a real honour to 'guest' on ADDandSoMuchMore - yes, please (especially if long posts are useful ;-p!) I have my thinking cap on, and will have a very good read through the examples/links you sent through...and the focus would be definitely around learning. And maybe alternatives to the standard (if there still is such a thing) 'journey' through education systems. Perhaps with reflections around the fact that this can be a positive thing (both my husband, John, and I took an alternative route through education, and rebelled at various times). Will mull it over, and start putting fingers to keyboards. I will try for later April / early May, and it will be good to have a deadline of sorts too.

Great recommendation re: Jean Latting. Love what I have read so far (makes such a lot of sense), and I will drop her a line and an invitation.

Better get myself sorted for tomorrow. Cheers. Hazel xxx

At 18:15 on January 29, 2013, Hazel Owen said…

Hello, Madelyn - and welcome. One hundred percent chuffed to bits that you have joined the Ethos Online Community. Very much enjoyed reading your profile...and the way you work - and survive intact. In an incredibly overwhelming information age, filtering and using a "pull" approach when you have space and time is a great, holistic way to operate. Sometimes, I feel, people forget to be kind to themselves and get carried away on the way of media and communication - or alternatively cannot ignore the intrusions and distractions.

You have such a wealth of experience, ideas, suggestions and ways of working...please feel free to jump in with posts, comments, or links to resources...or, alternatively, just enjoy the space :-p Really hope you will take up the offer to guest blog in April...but totally understand if this isn't possible.

Thanks heaps for the support and the feedback. Hazel xx



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