Mindfulness for ADHD Women

I admit it, I was a skeptic about  mindfulness for ADHD women. Well I was a skeptic about mindfulness in general. So like any good research nerd I set out to learn more. In one 2008 study 78% of participants who practiced mindful awareness reported a reduction in their ADHD symptoms. In fact, at the […]

Using Self-Talk For Better Emotional Management

Self-talk is essential for better emotional management with ADHD. Self-talk is also one of the most overlooked, and underappreciated tools we have to scaffold our executive function deficits. Basically, your brain needs a little more dopamine, and you need the dopamine to travel across the neurons more efficiently. Without proper suffusion of dopamine we are […]

Anxiety and ADHD

Anxiety and ADHD show up in your life in a variety of ways, some more obvious than others. The two  go together like peanut butter and jelly whether we like it or not. Even if you aren’t feeling it, anxiety is always there like a rip current ready to pull you under. This is actually […]

Shame, Anxiety and Worthiness with ADHD

  Shame, anxiety, and worthiness are recurrent themes in the conversations I have with my private support group. I’m sure you’ve heard of Brene Brown, everyone has. I picked up a copy of The Gifts of Imperfection a while back, and I took my time reading it. Then I read it again. (affiliate link, see […]

Partners Without ADHD

We who have ADHD rarely talk about our partners without ADHD. I get emails as least once per week form women struggling in their relationships. Each situation is unique, and some of them are quite complex. But when it comes to relationships and ADHD some patterns emerge. One common issue occurs when the partner without […]

What I Learned About Women’s Hormones & ADHD

This is what I learned about women’s hormones and ADHD: A woman’s hormones are as individual as the ADHD diagnosis itself. Turning 40 is no joke. I should know, because I recently visited my obgyn where we discussed not only my impending mammogram, but also my fluctuating hormones. You know what I mean. If you […]

Connection Heals: ADHD and PTSD

ADHD and PTSD together are showing up more and more in my work with the ADHD community. My entire business is based on creating connection, so obviously I want to learn how to better serve my clients, and educate people on the connection between the two diagnoses. So why not do a podcast on the subject? […]

Shame Is Not Your Story

At the end of my conversation with Dania Chebib I asked her how we should end our recording. And she said, “Shame is not your story.” It was perfect, so I made it the title of episode 304. Dania Chebib is a psychotherapist practicing out of Kelowna, British Columbia. Her areas of specialty include: ADHD/Autism […]

How To Stock Your Pantry

I am opinionated about a few things, so I’m gonna be honest and tell you that food, and how you should stock your pantry – is definitely one of them. When I say I am opinionated about food, it’s not just because I am living with ADHD. I am writing about stocking a pantry and […]