When I posed a question recently about where in life a negative mindset challenges you most, I got some similar answers. Eileen said: A negative mindset challenges my ability to think I am capable. And Shawn added: I am generally a very positive person, at least on the outside. Inside I have spent years aware […]

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about mindset, and how it affects our ability to manage not just our ADHD, but our lives in general. Think about the people in your life… do you know anyone who is a “perpetual victim”? Perpetual victims tend to complain all the time, and they blame other people for […]

If you know me well, then you no doubt know that my favorite season is Spring.Come April, I’m as happy as can be! The weather warms up, there’s lots of sun, and things are alive and growing. Even if it rains, the birds still chirp and the worms still come out. I admit that I’ve […]

I’m an adult with ADHD, and I’ve been an ADHD Coach for about 10 years now. Over the years, I’ve noticed some interesting things about people with ADHD. Of course, these are generalizations but, for the most part, I’ve found the following to be true: People with ADHD and the parents of ADHD children live […]

Take a second and think about how you start your day. Do you roll over, turn off the alarm, lie in bed… and check Facebook? Do you suddenly leap out of the covers, make a mad dash to the shower and hope you can get out of the door in time? Or do you take […]

Happy Friday, ADHDers! Don’t work too hard! 😉

Today is my birthday, and so far it’s been lovely. But every year, my (wonderful, well-intentioned) ADHD partner Jen waits until the last minute to pull together a nice day for me. She always comes through, but not without a fair amount of scrambling. Here’s what I mean… ADHD Birthday Obstacle #1: The Gift Jen […]

Life has it’s ups and downs for everyone, and when you’ve got ADHD… well you can really feel it. But that’s not the important part. The important part is how you deal with it. This isn’t a new concept, nor is it one that needs to be dissected here. What I do want to share […]

Think you can’t control your thoughts? Hmmm. Did you wet your pants today? Did you cry and stomp your feet today over anything? No. You’ve learned to control your bladder. And your temper (well, mostly). And you can learn to control your thoughts to reap HUGE benefits. To wit, imagine if you could: Power up […]

This was the story of my life when I worked in the corporate world! One ADHD challenge that I have always been plagued with is lateness. And getting to work at 9am in the morning was never easy. I’d rush in somewhere between 9:10 and 9:30, desperately trying to make it to my desk without […]