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 […]

Your Guide To Executive Functions: Action

One of the hallmark symptoms of ADHD in both adults and children is impulsivity. Acting and speaking impulsively can cause some problems in your life. The older you get, the more the world expects you to self-regulate. In the book, Taking Charge of Adult ADHD, Dr. Russell Barkley describes ADHD as a 3-pronged problem including […]

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 […]

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, […]