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 […]

Guest Post: ADHD Fighter

* This is a guest post by one of my beautiful community members. She is a fighter!*   Some people picture ADHD as someone who can’t sit still, is prone to violent outbursts, and is always in “go” mode, but that’s not always true. ADD looks different for every single person, and is VERY different […]

Want To Know How It Feels To Have ADHD?

Like anything else, ADHD is individual. We all experience varying degrees and types of symptoms. If you have ADHD over the course of your lifetime, which most of us do, the symptoms actually change as your age and your circumstances do. For most neurotypical people ADHD is hard to understand. It seems like we are […]

Body Doubling: The ADHD Tool We Should All Be Using

According to author Patricia Quinn, MD, “A body double is someone who sits with a person with ADHD while they perform tasks that are difficult to accomplish alone.” SOURCE Need to get more done?  (don’t we all?) I was first introduced to the concept of body doubling by Jennie Friedman in her private group Reach […]