Do you need an ADHD diagnosis?

I’ve been getting variations of this, “do you need an ADHD diagnosis?” question so it’s time to stop avoiding and actually write down my thoughts. ADHD is just one part of what makes you, you. It is not an identity. So I usually avoid answering this question because my opinion isn’t relevant to your life. […]

Not Everyone Needs an ADHD Coach

Not everyone needs an ADHD coach. Seriously, everybody and their brother is hanging an internet shingle and calling themselves an ADHD coach. I’m happy that ADHD is having it’s moment, but saddened by the predatory behavior of my fellow humans.   There is no reporting system for poorly performing or unethical coaches. It’s not like […]

Women Diagnosed with ADHD Later in Life

I know that’s a long title, but women diagnosed with ADHD later in life are weary. Whether you self-diagnosed or jumped through all the hoops of the healthcare system, you are crawling across the finish line after running a marathon you never wanted to run, most likely after a series of unpleasant or life altering […]

A Week of ADHD Shenanigans

I’ve had many requests for another day-in-the-life article, but I decided instead to give you a week of ADHD shenanigans instead. My son was little when I wrote that. These days everyone shares every moment of their ADHD lives on social media. But I feel more comfortable writing it down than pointing at word bubbles. […]

ADHD and Flexible Thinking

ADHD and flexible thinking don’t always go together. It’s a complicated equation. ADHD + negative self-talk + wonky EFs = not-so-flexible thinking. But if you think about it, Flexible thinking isn’t easy for anyone. Take for example Kim Kardashian’s recent comments about “nobody wanting to work anymore.” Kardashian’s stunningly tone deaf comments are infuriating for sure. […]

Understanding ADHD And Hyperfocus

Everyone talks about lack of focus, but there’s little understanding of ADHD hyperfocus. What is hyperfocus?  It is exactly what it sounds like. When a person focuses on something so intently that they fail to notice changes in their environment, other people, and sometimes even neglect to eat or drink. Years ago I was working […]

ADHD and Exhaustion

Every woman I talk to mentions ADHD and exhaustion at some point. For that reason I’ve suspected for a while that the fuzzy cotton brain feeling many of us describe isn’t our imagination or another manifestation of poor executive function. So I was thrilled when this article came out confirming what you and I already […]

The Invisible Life of ADHD Women

ADHD women are invisible in the world. Not because you can’t see us, but because you can’t SEE us clearly. Many of us live in the margins because we have never found our footing. Watching everyone else seemingly get everything they want and feeling like nobody notices YOU can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. You don’t […]

Low Maintenance

Are you low maintenance?   I’ve been low maintenance for so long I don’t even know how to be any other way. I used to wonder how I got here, so obnoxiously people-pleasing and pathetic. Recently, I went into Venmo to do my billing and somehow I sent money to a client instead of requesting […]