Take What You Need, Give What You Can

Humans need connection. I am a total introvert but even l need to get out around other adults a few times per week. ADHD in adult women is still widely unrecognized and misunderstood. Many of us are stumbling through life, not sure of how to handle our lives. What is the one thing we all […]

How To Make Positive Changes

You are the only person who can make positive changes in your life. Inside my groups there has been a lot of talk lately about changing our patterns of behavior and thinking. Here is a sampling of what these women tell me are the changes they want to make: “I want to create a morning […]

The ADHD Symptom Nobody Is Talking About

“The role of emotional management in adults with ADHD is something the DSM IV criteria don’t touch, but those of us who deal with adults with ADHD repeatedly encounter patients who have difficulty managing their emotions.”  -Dr. Thomas Brown, in Smart But Stuck   In my 20’s I found a really good therapist. I remember […]

Are You A Dreamer Or A Doer?

“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.”    -Paulo Coelho For nearly three years I have dreamed of creating a community for women and mothers with ADHD. In one of the several […]

What I Learned About ADHD in 2017

When I was diagnosed in 1991, ADHD was a relatively new phenomenon. My mother was a speech pathologist, so she had some knowledge of ADHD. But all of her experience centered around little boys. My younger brother was extremely impulsive and physically hyperactive, so my mother began to suspect that he needed an evaluation. When […]

5 Lies I Tell Myself About My ADHD

There are roughly 8 million adults in the US living with ADHD. Less than 20% of those who meet the criteria have been diagnosed, and even less seek help. Source Unfortunately, living in denial prevents some people from realizing that life can actually get better. I lived this way for a long time, so I […]