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 […]

A Winter Attitude Adjustment

I don’t know about you, but this time of year always feels a little depressing to me. Fall is so beautiful and inspiring, while winter is just …cold. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians 4-6% of Americans suffer each winter with Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD. Another 10-20% of Americans suffer […]

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 […]