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. […]

Getting Things Done With ADHD

Getting Things Done with ADHD will never be easy.  However, you can develop strategies to help yourself do more of the things that really matter to you. In the spring if this year I bought Dr Russ Ramsay’s new book Rethinking Adult ADHD: Helping Clients Turn Intentions Into Actions. (affiliate link. See my full disclosure) As […]

Classy Comebacks To Comments About ADHD

No matter where you turn, people are making rude comments about ADHD. If you’re parent to a child with ADHD you’ve heard something along the lines of, “He just needs a whoopin.” Or better yet, “He needs a foot up his a$$!” Perhaps your parents were given this advice about you! (I know mine were.) […]

The Truth About ADHD and Self-Trust

This is the truth about ADHD and self-trust:  it doesn’t exist. ADHD adults don’t trust themselves at all. In fact, our self-concept begins to erode pretty early in life. I struggled to do my calculus homework every day of my junior year. I’d stare at lines of notes in my own handwriting as if another […]

ADHD and Fear

There is a connection between ADHD and fear of…EVERYTHING. “You have a real fear of cancer, don’t you?” My husband asks me as I follow him around the house reciting the survivability rates of various cancers. We’d just returned from the gym where I’d been running on the treadmill listening to a medical podcast. My […]

ADHD Coping Strategies

Many adults develop ADHD coping strategies to help them navigate life. Some of these strategies are helpful, while others actually produce long-term consequences. Picture yourself with a looming deadline for work. It’s Friday and your report is due on Monday. You took the day off so you could work from home to complete this project. […]

The Real Truth About ADHD And Clutter

I’m sick of talking about ADHD and clutter. Seriously, as my friend Rene’ Brooks pointed out on Twitter, organizational p*rn is rampant in the ADHD community. It’s ok to look at aspirational home content, but if it makes you feel bad about yourself there’s not no benefit. We spend hours on Pinterest, and we watch […]

Good Girls With ADHD

Why are we all working so hard to be good girls with ADHD? Actually scratch that. Why are we trying to be good girls at all? Don’t deny it, I have proof. I asked this question on my business Facebook page, AND in a Facebook group. You all confirmed you wanted to be a good […]

Kids With ADHD and ODD

  It is not uncommon to encounter kids with ADHD and ODD. Up to 40% of children diagnosed with ADHD also are diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder. Source If we’re being honest, I know a ton of adults with ADHD who lean into oppositional behavior as well. Life with ADHD is frustrating, and frankly, we […]

Coaching Your ADHD Child on Social Skills

Coaching your ADHD child on social skills is more complicated than just telling them when they’ve done something wrong. Believe me, I know how hard it is not to lose your sh-t when your child behaves inappropriately in a social situation. I’ve spent many hours sitting on the sidelines of Jujitsu sweating from the armpits […]