ADHD And Relationships

ADHD and relationships…it’s complicated. On every level. For example, I am not a hugger. Everyone who knows me knows this about me. I don’t hug anyone except my husband, and he makes me do it as a joke. Two years ago my brother and his wife had the heartbreaking experience of losing a child. When […]

ADHD And Anxiety: 5 Things You Need To Know

ADHD and anxiety seem to travel together. For many of us, it gets worse as we age and the expectations placed on us increase. According to the National Institutes of Health, 19% of the US adult population is living with a diagnosable anxiety disorder. (source) https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/any-anxiety-disorder.shtml Within the ADHD population, 70% of us are living […]

The Best Way To Build Authentic Self-Awareness

Are you self-aware? Or are you self-critical? And what does self-awareness have to do with ADHD? Well…as it turns out those of us with ADHD are not always very self aware. “Even though most people believe they are self-aware, self-awareness is a truly rare quality: We estimate that only 10%–15% of the people we studied actually fit the […]

How Poor Executive Function Can Show Up In Your Life

How does poor executive function show up in your life? Consider this: Living with ADHD is all about self-regulation. Or lack thereof. How many of us have good self regulation? In the book Taking Charge of Adult ADHD, Russel Barkley explains: “Executive functions are the specific self-directed actions that we use to control ourselves…Scientists label them […]

ADHD Experts You Need To Know

Newly diagnosed with ADHD? Here is a list of ADHD Experts You Need To Know. 4.4% of the US adult population is living with ADHD. But less than 20% of these individuals actually seek help (source) I have been contemplating writing a guide to ADHD experts for some time. But I was having trouble deciding […]

The 5 Most Effective Ways to Maximize Your Dopamine

Dopamine has been getting a ton of press lately. Check out all the articles on psychology today. Sometimes dopamine is demonized as the primary culprit in addiction. Other times dopamine is described as the “pleasure chemical”, and the answer to our prayers. In reality, dopamine is just a neurotransmitter, a chemical, that we all have […]