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 […]

Amazon Prime Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! I am obsessed with Amazon.  In particular, Amazon Prime. Since I am not alone I don’t feel that weird admitting it. Waxing poetic about my shopping habits is my thing. I use my Prime membership at least 3 times per week. My inbox is full of confirmation […]

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, […]

Learning To Meditate With ADHD

Self-regulation and paying attention are two of the biggest challenges for adults living with ADHD. SOURCE Quite a while ago I wrote my first article on mindfulness with ADHD.  Since that time I have done even more reading and thinking about the topic. Self-regulation is part of the executive function system. Executive functions will be […]

Attitude and ADHD

I was once told that if I didn’t take my medication I would be sent away to a mental hospital. My life would go down the tubes, and I would never amount to anything. Yes, that is true – I was told this at the age of 11 by someone in my life that I […]

The Summer Slide Is Not Inevitable

Every year around this time articles pop up all over the place about what is referred to as the “summer slide.”  Research indicates that children lose 2+ months of academic learning over summer break due to this slide. Even worse, children from low income households are the most affected by this learning loss. SOURCE As […]