Episode 138

Published on:

17th Nov 2022


In this episode, I interview Margaret Parkes, a therapist with many years experience working with people who are atypical neurologically, such as people with ADHD or autism spectrum disorders. We discussed what neurodiversity is, how to identify it and the effects of non-diagnosis. Margaret talked about how neurodifference and depression and anxiety are often correlated and that those who are neurodifferent can be targets of bullying and the narcissist in relationships. She discussed some of the ways neurodiverse people compensate in self-destructive ways, as well as the level of intelligence and business success they sometimes enjoy. In the end, Margaret says it's up to the neurotypical to nurture the neuroatypical because they are the ones who are capable of solving problems the neurotypical can't. To contact Margaret, visit her website at https://margaretparkes.ie

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About the Podcast

Life = Choices; Choices = Life
Making better choices for a better life
Life = Choices; Choices = Life is about learning to replace external control psychology with radical responsibility and appreciation so you can make better choices to create the life you want to have. Kim Olver is a leading expert in Choice Theory™ psychology and will share what she has gleaned from the legendary work of Dr. William Glasser, as well as sharing her unique perspective based on over 30 years of study and research.

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Kim Olver

Kim Olver's mission is to help people make better choices for a better life. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor and a board certified coach. She is a world renowned expert in Choice Theory™ , a highly sought after international speaker and an award-winning author. Her books include: Leveraging Diversity at Work with Sylvester Baugh (2006), Secrets of Happy Couples (2010), Choosing Me Now (2019) and A Choice Theory Guide to Relationships (2019). Kim is currently working on the forthcoming books, The Definitive Guide to Coaching and Radical Responsibility and Appreciation. Kim is the author of The Relationship Center blog; creator of Empowerment Parenting, a 25-hour parenting curriculum for court-mandated parents; and owner of Academy of Choice, a BCC (Board Certified Coach) Coaching Program. Kim worked five years as a counselor for schizophrenics in a community-based residential program, 17 years holding various positions with a specialized foster care agency, was Executive Director of Glasser Institute for Choice Theory for nine years and the Executive Director for William Glasser International for eight; and began her own company, Coaching for Excellence, in 2005. She is a model of what she teaches about taking responsibility for the things she can influence and control and finding appreciation for those things she can't. Kim believes radical responsibility and appreciation are the keys to a happy, peaceful, satisfying life.