New Year, New Attitude

Ordinarily I send out a missive on New Year’s Day. In ordinary times. These are not ordinary times. There is the pandemic and a great divide in our nation. On a personal note, I am taking care of a sick relative. Time has both lost meaning and at the same time is full...

ADHD and Procrastination

People affected by ADHD tend to struggle with procrastination. Usually we avoid what we are supposed to be doing by doing something else instead that is either not as urgent or important.  We can become very productive doing other than what we are supposed to be...

ADHD and Managing the Holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching and usually I write an essay about managing the holidays. Mainly about how to deal with seeing family and friends without becoming overwhelmed. Many with ADHD struggle with going home for the holidays. Well this year many are not...

ADHD and Maintaining Friendships

Many people affected with ADHD struggle with maintaining friendships. There can many reasons for this. One of the main ones is we forget to stay in touch. Reciprocity is important in relationships. Often, I hear from my clients that they have few friends and are not...

Mess Causes Stress

It is clear that mess causes stress. A lot of mess is simply unmade decisions. Instead of deciding where something should go or what to do with it you just put it in a pile for later to decide. A lot of times the decision you would make in the moment is the same...