ADHD and Avoidance

I had to laugh when I saw the topic for this essay. At the end of each year I brainstorm topics that I will write about in the coming year. Then I make a list and assign dates as to when I will write on each topic. It helps me avoid struggling to come up with a topic...

ADHD and Romantic Healthy Relationships

As an ADHD coach, people come to me to get support to live their best possible life, something that ADHD often gets in the way of. Often they already have some support which is great as long as it is a healthy kind of support. Unfortunately, especially in romantic...

Intentions Versus Resolutions

In January many people make resolutions. I am not a big fan of making resolutions. I like intentions better than resolutions. A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. An intention is an aim or a plan. To me intentions provide flexibility enough to...

ADHD and Wellness

One of the sessions I attended at the 2019 Annual International Conference on ADHD was about ADHD and wellness. The presenters focused on the four pillars of wellness – nutrition, sleep, exercise and stress.  Wellness is important to managing ADHD. We must eat...

KISS – Keep it Simple Sweetheart

Having ADHD myself and coaching people affected by ADHD over the years I recognized that we have a habit of creating complicated systems and processes that get in our way. The problem is follow-through. It is exciting to set up the system because it is “Bright, shiny...

ADHD and Shame

As an ADHD coach I work with adults and college students affected by ADHD. I have noticed that both populations feel shame regarding ADHD. ADHD can be a life long struggle. Throughout life you hear negative messages from people and from yourself about your ability to...

ADHD and Resiliency – Getting Back on the Horse

Living with ADHD is a frustrating experience and it can often be discouraging. Things don’t happen as we plan them to. There is lots of disappointment. It can be as if we keep falling off the horse we are riding through life. This is true but it is not all. We do fall...

Busy Can Be Good

I often coach entrepreneurs affected by ADHD. They all seem to fall into the same trap. They are behind in their work and desperate to get something done so they wait for a completely open day they have and plan to get a lot done that day. Usually they don’t. However,...

Getting Work Done Over the Long Haul

I work with a lot of college students who struggle to get their work done. Some of the things that help them get through the semester could also help those of us who have jobs or have long-term projects. If I am starting with a college student at the beginning of the...