ADHD and Explaining Too Much

I have noticed that I and many of my clients affected by ADHD tend to explain too much. We often struggle to give succinct answers when asked a question. We are storytellers who tell a story on the way to our answer. Nothing wrong with telling a story but if you are...

ADHD and Thinking Out Loud

Two clients this week made the same observation. After I asked them questions that forced them to think out loud they said they knew what to do about issues that had been concerning them prior to the coaching session. It struck me both times that often we know the...

Start From Where You Are

Many of my clients often wait for the perfect time to start something, that is a moment when all the planets will align perfectly and they will feel the urge to activate. Unfortunately that rarely occurs when one is affected by ADHD. Instead we have to find ways to...

Your Home Should Be a Refuge (More on Clutter)

Working with organizers and talking with my clients I find that one’s environment keeps coming up. Is the environment you are living in supportive of your overall living? I used to live in a terrible mess. I had too much stuff, stuff everywhere to the point you...

Clutter

I took a class on clutter coaching. It trains you to coach people through managing their clutter. When I read about the course I thought it would help me help my clients deal with their clutter, a common problem for many people affected by ADHD. I also thought it...

Understanding, Forgiveness and Hope

A while ago I was talking to someone like me who was diagnosed as an adult with ADHD. Our different perspectives were interesting to me. He was bitter and I was hopeful when first diagnosed. He was bitter because his first thought was how his life had been wasted....