Do YOU have the Sense of a Goose?

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Reflections: edited reposting

Click HERE for Part One: ABOUT Values and the Goose Story

A wonderful model for living

In 1994 I founded The Optimal Functioning Institute™ – the company that presented the world’s first comprehensive ADD-specific coaching curriculum, and the only one for many years (OFI’s certification compliant A.C.T.), a curriculum I developed and delivered personally for years.

OFI was founded according to the principles that Dr. Harry Clarke Noyes articulates in The Goose Story, an extremely short free-verse poem (below) about the importance of community.

For well over a decade it was featured prominently on my first website,, built to focus on promoting the existence of ADD Coaching and the importance of brain-based, ADD-specific, Coach Training — and one of the first ADD sites on the web.

I first shared it here on in 2011

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  10 comments for “Do YOU have the Sense of a Goose?

  1. 04/24/2017 at 1:22 pm

    I love posts like this, where you read something for the first time and it makes an impact. We need to understand that we can achieve so much more by helping others. In a world were its all me me this is so valuable. Great post

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    • 04/24/2017 at 2:53 pm

      Madelyn, the author of the post has a sincere and positive way of conveying her thoughts. I especially like this one.

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      • 04/25/2017 at 12:21 am

        Thank you so much, Eugenia – both for the reblog and for this lovely endorsement.

        I also took time to take a look at your About page (and gazillion comments) – good job, and GORGEOUS cat. My Shih Tzu TinkerToy guest blogs for me from time to time, so if you have any dedicated kitty posts, be sure to leave him a link whenever you see one.

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      • 04/25/2017 at 9:33 am

        Thank you, Madelyn. Yes, I noticed my About Me has gathered a lot of interest, which I enjoy reading the comments. I’ll keep TinkerToy in mind if I find any dedicated furry 4 legged posts. 🌻

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  2. 04/25/2017 at 6:09 am

    Fabulous share Eugenia… 🙂 And went over to say so.. ❤

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  3. 04/29/2017 at 6:09 am

    AWESOME! U write better much better than Any1 else 👌👌

    Liked by 1 person

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