ADHD Adults: A Manifesto

I usually write for women. But this article is for all of my fellow ADHD adults who know the struggle is real. I see you. According to Merriam Webster online, a “manifesto”, is a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer. I had to look up the word because manifesto […]

How To Implement Powerful But Kind Boundaries

“Compassion without boundaries is not compassion.” –Brene Brown Without getting too dramatic, boundaries are a huge deal. Boundaries are what make relationships work. Talking to my private clients and group members, I notice that those of us with ADHD have very poor personal boundaries. Many ADHDers have trouble with the interpersonal stuff as it is, […]

What Is ADHD Like?

I get this question all the time. “What is ADHD like?” Or phrased differently, “What does it feel like to have ADHD?” It’s very hard to describe to someone who has never lived this way. The easiest way for me to explain it is to come up with a metaphor. ADHD is like holding 100 […]

ADHD And Relationships

ADHD and relationships…it’s complicated. On every level. For example, I am not a hugger. Everyone who knows me knows this about me. I don’t hug anyone except my husband, and he makes me do it as a joke. Two years ago my brother and his wife had the heartbreaking experience of losing a child. When […]

ADHD And Anxiety: 5 Things You Need To Know

ADHD and anxiety seem to travel together. For many of us, it gets worse as we age and the expectations placed on us increase. According to the National Institutes of Health, 19% of the US adult population is living with a diagnosable anxiety disorder. (source) https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/any-anxiety-disorder.shtml Within the ADHD population, 70% of us are living […]

The Best Way To Build Authentic Self-Awareness

Are you self-aware? Or are you self-critical? And what does self-awareness have to do with ADHD? Well…as it turns out those of us with ADHD are not always very self aware. “Even though most people believe they are self-aware, self-awareness is a truly rare quality: We estimate that only 10%–15% of the people we studied actually fit the […]