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 […]

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 […]

When ADHD Runs In The Family

When ADHD runs in the family things are never boring. You hear all manner of colorful conversations at family gatherings. Take this one from a few months ago between my brother and myself. “Liz, those pills aren’t fixing anything. It’s basically a crutch.” When he said the words to me I felt like I had […]

The Good Kind Of Lazy

Lazy is a word I hear a lot. ADHD adults are often mislabeled as lazy, so much so it’s a bit of a trigger word. Knowing everything I do about executive functions, I’ve still described myself this way. I don’t dislike the word as much as I used to though, because I now understand that […]

Things All Moms With ADHD Understand

  There are moms, and then there are Moms with ADHD. Anyone who tells you being a mom is sunshine and rainbows all the time is either lying or delusional. Only other moms with ADHD can truly understand the complexity of our situation. There have been some really good articles and books written about women […]

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.” […]