The ADHD and OCD Connection

CW: Eating issues are very common in ADHD women.   If this is a topic that is upsetting to you, feel free to click away. The ADHD – OCD connection is often overlooked. Which sucks because it’s a conversation we need to be having. We talk about ADHD using words like, “control” or even, “manage.” […]

ADHD Women and Productivity Shame

Thirteen months into a pandemic and this article about ADHD women and productivity shame is even more relevant than it was in 2019. This is actually an issue I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about recently, so much so that I wrote an article about spending less time doing, and more time being. (Because […]

More Time Being, Less Time Doing

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you spent more time being, and less time doing? It’s hard to picture for most of us. ADHD women suffer with a lot of productivity shame. Productivity isn’t a measure of self-worth. Or at least it shouldn’t be. But yet we spend our days DOING. And no […]

The Sigh

You know the sound of the sigh. Like the wind through the trees. It has an energy. It’s the sound of irritation, frustration, judgment. The sigh isn’t just about ADHD, it’s more personal than that. hhhhuuuuuuhhmmm. <lips pressed together.> It’s the sound of my not enoughness for the people around me. The sound my teachers […]

Us and Them

There’s a constant low level friction between us and them. Them being people who do not have ADHD, or choose to believe that anyone with a brain-based difference can simply, “work harder” and everything will be fine. Most of the people that expect us to work harder do so because they find our differences inconvenient. […]

How To Talk About ADHD With A Partner

People often ask me how to talk about ADHD with a partner. Presumably, this partner does NOT have ADHD. The only way I know how to start this article is with a story. —- In 2007 I was packing up to move into my now-husband’s house. After two years of dating I hadn’t allowed him […]

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 […]