Your Guide to Executive Functions: Memory

Not to get too deep, but memories are what make us human. Visualizing the past and future and predicting outcomes is what separates us from our pets. Think about the last thing you ate. Can you remember what it was? Who was around? Did it taste good? If you are anything like me you have […]

Your To Guide Executive Functions: Emotion

  Managing emotions with ADHD has been a major topic of conversation in our private group. Many of us struggle to handle anger, frustration, insecurity and a variety of other emotional and mental health issues. ADHD doesn’t usually travel alone. Being a woman and a mother in the age of The Real Housewives, and expecting […]

Your Guide To Executive Functions: Focus

In the last post, we discussed the difficulty for ADHD when it comes to activating ourselves to action. Or as I say, “getting started.” And we looked at the work of Dr. Thomas Brown for reference. For so many of us, getting started is just the first hurdle we must overcome in order to get […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creating A Personal ADHD Mantra

“your mantra is based on personal experience, and holds power as an individual and unique expression of what you most desire. Whether it be aimed at manifesting security, deep connection, pervasive self-confidence, or release from suffering, the only requirement of mantra is that it is authentic.”  Via Oprah.com People with ADHD are not, as a […]