The Best Cure For Breaking Bad Habits

  I get as many emails about breaking bad habits, as I do about creating new ones. “It is remarkable how little friction is required to prevent bad behavior. When I hide beer in the back of the fridge where I can’t see it, I drink less. When I delete social media apps from my […]

Master Your Habits (Even with ADHD)

  There are tons of articles and podcasts out there screaming at you, How to Master Your habits with ADHD, or something similar. My favorites are the ones that use words like, “Take Control of Your ADHD.” They make it sound like if you could just double down on your efforts you’d finally be in […]

Learning How to Listen with ADHD

I’m learning how to listen with ADHD, all thanks to Netflix! No but really, I have a love/hate relationship with streaming. On one hand it entertains me while I’m on the treadmill. On the other hand, it can be a time suck that allows me to numb out and avoid my life. The other night […]

This Is Why ADHD Adults Hate Mornings

    Mornings suck in my house. From what I can tell, most ADHD adults hate mornings just as much as I do. You know what I mean – something always trips you up as you try to start your day. Sometimes you’re missing a shoe. (or a child) Other times, you find yourself running […]

A Simple Solution for New Year Overwhelm

Soooo many ADHD women are talking about new year overwhelm, and what to do about it. You can join a new program, buy a new planner, hire a new coach. You can resolve to cut out sugar, set timers, journal every day. But this is the thing… …Goals and resolutions don’t work well for many […]

Food, Diet Culture, and ADHD Women

Food, diet culture, and ADHD women have been on my mind as of late. Actually no, they’re on my mind all the time because we live in a culture where women are trained to think of these things from birth. We compare our own bodies to other women all the time, even if we don’t […]

Building a Happier Life with ADHD

You might feel like the idea of a building happier life with ADHD seems out of reach. Sorta like the size four jeans I wore in high school. The word happy is misunderstood in our culture. We think we should feel good all the time and never have any negative emotions or discomfort. I’m skeptical […]

Another Annoying ADHD Symptom

I recently stumbled upon another annoying ADHD symptom I hadn’t notice before. It started during a fight with my mother. “Maybe I should tell YOUR friends about you.”  The statement hung in the air. The absurdity of it wasn’t lost on me. Forty-one years old, and my mother was threatening to socially isolate me. I […]

Win The Day With ADHD

How to win the day (and let go of perfect) with ADHD. I’ve had ADHD since 1992. Waaaay before it was cool, and also way before most adolescent girls were being diagnosed. My son also has ADHD, as well as Aspergers. I treated my ADHD with meds throughout college, but then stopped taking them in […]

How To Overcome Perfectionism With ADHD

  Believe it or not you can overcome perfectionism with ADHD. I’ve done a startling amount of research on ADHD in women, and I’m particularly interested in how we can better manage our emotions. This started out as a review of Dr. Jane Bluestein’s book, The Perfection Deception. I had a chance to hear Dr. […]