What Is ADHD Like?

I get this question all the time. “What is ADHD like?” Or phrased differently, “What does it feel like to have ADHD?” It’s very hard to describe to someone who has never lived this way. The easiest way for me to explain it is to come up with a metaphor. ADHD is like holding 100 […]

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 […]

How To Finally Overcome Negative Beliefs About Yourself

If you want to understand where your depression comes from, you have to overcome negative beliefs about yourself. According to Mastin Kipp, depression stems from unresolved trauma. Kipp is a very interesting person, and I have been listening to him because he has some clearly defined ideas about Depression. In my Feel Better Fast program, […]

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 […]