Your Guide To Executive Functions: Activation

    Executive functions are the cognitive management system of the brain. This entire management system is impaired when someone is living with ADHD. Source For the purposes of this series, I will be using the model designed by Dr. Thomas Brown. You can find his website HERE. Executive functions are a weekly topic of […]

Kitchen Organization for ADHD Adults

Why is the kitchen the area of the house that seems to get the most cluttered? I kept asking myself this question a few weeks ago. For many families, the kitchen is the gathering place. It’s where we eat, talk, and even argue. Kitchens also have lots of hiding spaces for clutter in drawers and […]

Amazon Prime Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! I am obsessed with Amazon.  In particular, Amazon Prime. Since I am not alone I don’t feel that weird admitting it. Waxing poetic about my shopping habits is my thing. I use my Prime membership at least 3 times per week. My inbox is full of confirmation […]

Big Changes Start With Tiny Habits

“Forget big change, start with a tiny habit.” -BJ Fogg, PhD Habits are unconscious, and habits are what get us through the day, whether we like it or not. But habit formation, which is essentially behavior change, is so much bigger and harder than I ever imagined. In his Ted Talk, Stanford researcher BJ Fogg, […]

The Mindfulness Prescription For Adult ADHD

I am not first person with ADHD to be skeptical about mindfulness, meditation and all that it involves. If you read my article on learning to meditate with ADHD you already know I have completely changed my thinking on the topic. These days meditation is a normal part of my day. Not that I am […]

Learning To Meditate With ADHD

Self-regulation and paying attention are two of the biggest challenges for adults living with ADHD. SOURCE Quite a while ago I wrote my first article on mindfulness with ADHD.  Since that time I have done even more reading and thinking about the topic. Self-regulation is part of the executive function system. Executive functions will be […]

Attitude and ADHD

I was once told that if I didn’t take my medication I would be sent away to a mental hospital. My life would go down the tubes, and I would never amount to anything. Yes, that is true – I was told this at the age of 11 by someone in my life that I […]

The Summer Slide Is Not Inevitable

Every year around this time articles pop up all over the place about what is referred to as the “summer slide.”  Research indicates that children lose 2+ months of academic learning over summer break due to this slide. Even worse, children from low income households are the most affected by this learning loss. SOURCE As […]

Understanding ADHD And Hyperfocus

What is hyperfocus?  It is exactly what it sounds like. When a person focuses on something so intently that they fail to notice changes in their environment, other people, and sometimes even neglect to eat or drink. But here is the kicker, those of us with ADHD can only hyperfocus on things that interest us. […]

Bedroom Organization For ADHD Adults

A while back I wrote a post where I was pretty honest about what my house looks like on a regular day. You know – when nobody is coming over to visit. Since that post I have gotten so many emails from women telling me how happy they were to see my honesty. Every single […]