Attention Deficit Disorder is a misnomer. It’s not that we have a deficit of attention, it’s that we have trouble regulating our attention due to the chemical makeup of our brains. We have lower levels of dopamine and norepinephrine (brain neurotransmitters). This causes our brains to constantly be scanning internally and externally for brain stimulating […]

Let’s explore ADHD and Narwhals

Let’s explore ADHD and Narwhals Think it only affects hyperactive boys, think it only affects kids, think these kids outgrow it, think it isn’t even real, think it’s caused by bad parenting, think it’s a big pharmaceutical scam? Funny, I thought a lot of these things as well. That is until I was diagnosed myself […]

Transitions and ADHD

TRANSISTIONS… I want to share something personal here. It is fully my intention to post more consistently and frequently here, but I have been struggling in a big way. And through working with my own coach – (yes, I have a coach) I realized that I’m in the middle of lot’s of transitions. Which is […]

Simplicity is the Mother of Sanity

Just a reminder to stop a few times a day, close your eyes, take in a few deep breaths, and then carry on. Mindfulness can be that simple! I promise.

Getting Real About Finances

Let’s take a quick reflective moment, and let me ask you a question: How many of you experience that sickening, arm-pit-sweaty moment when you realize your Christmas shopping list, and your Christmas budget don’t match up? But you still forge ahead, because you are caught up in the spin of preferring to live a financial […]

Knowledge is Power

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! Do you feel like you never have enough time?? I bet I know where you can find some… I just found out today where I burn through a huge chunk of my extra time. If you have an iphone and/or an ipad, and you’re brave enough keep reading. Go into your Settings>Battery>look […]

Tips for Dealing with Holiday Overwhelm

Can’t. Even. Handle. It. OVERWHELMED and want to curl up in the FETAL POSITION! The feeling of overwhelm can often paralyze or shut down those of us with ADHD. This time of year – well it’s overwhelm on steroids! So, here are 3 quick tips for dealing with it: 1. Get all those to-do’s out […]

Overwhelmed by the upcoming holidays?

Yes, the holidays can be stressful for anyone. However, the holidays can be nightmarish for those of us with ADD. The expectations, the planning, the keeping track of all the components – shopping, meal-planning, house cleaning, decorating, family dynamics – all add up to mounds of guilt and shame. And yet we continue to do […]

ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD Awareness Month kicks off on Saturday. Women with ADHD are often overlooked and undiagnosed. I happened to be diagnosed at age 49, and that diagnosis started a cascade of positive change within my life. Knowing what it was and educating myself on how it has shown up in my life gave me a new […]