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Back to School: Stop Chasing the New Shiny

Back to School: Stop Chasing the New Shiny

“Back to School” sales are upon us. Stores on every corner are offering you the latest new shiny items to attract you to make lots of impulse purchases. We, the citizens of ADHD-Land, love sales and shiny new things. However, it comes at a cost. Our homes are filled...

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Shame: What’s the deal, and how do we deal with it?

Shame: What’s the deal, and how do we deal with it?

As ADHDers, we often have patterns of mistakes that haunt us. For some, it’s ghosting someone we want to be talking to. For others, it’s showing up late or missing meetings. Whatever it is, a single incident can catapult us into a spiral of despair and bad behaviors....

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Finding Balance

Finding Balance

Finding balance in the midst of juggling family, work, and personal responsibilities can be quite a challenge, especially when you also have to consider the impact of ADHD. So, what exactly does balance mean? It means effectively managing our time and energy to meet...

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What to Do When Life Gets Hard

What to Do When Life Gets Hard

Have you ever noticed there are those folks who weather the ups and downs of life better than most? Does it make you wonder what their secret sauce is? Well, here are a few ideas acquired from resilient and optimistic people I admire. And if you don’t have any folks...

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The Power of Acceptance

The Power of Acceptance

A colleague and mentor once told me, “Having ADHD is hard; it’s not your job to make everyone else’s life easier. You’ve got to do things how you do them and make your life easier.” This is good advice! But how do we become aware enough to understand how to do things...

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Diaries of an A.D.D. Mom of Three

Diaries of an A.D.D. Mom of Three

Well over a year ago, I documented the “joys” of my third pregnancy in the only way I knew how: brutal honesty. If you are interested in reading the Diary of a Pregnant ADHDer, click this link. The little embryo is now a happy, red-headed one-year-old this month, and...

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Job Search Strategies for Career Starters

Job Search Strategies for Career Starters

While new college graduates are facing an uncertain job market, there is some good news to share. According to the 2023 Guide To Kickstart Your Career published by LinkedIn, while many have lost jobs in the post-pandemic workforce, there has been a robust bounce back...

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The Awesome Ways of Being You With ADHD

The Awesome Ways of Being You With ADHD

You have likely heard a similar version of this quote attributed to Albert Einstein: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”  The question I have for you at this point of...

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What Self-Care Isn’t: Lessons From a Fictional Horse

What Self-Care Isn’t: Lessons From a Fictional Horse

Self-care: it’s one of the internet’s current obsessions and for good reason. Times are complicated, and the whole world seems stressed. A scroll through social media will turn up suggestions about taking time to binge-watch shows, stock images of ridiculously calm...

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Crushing the Monday Blues

Crushing the Monday Blues

In a previous blog, I discussed the why of the Sunday Scaries. Now let’s talk about the Monday Blues. What are the Monday blues? Does the start of your work week trigger overwhelming anxiety or stress? Do you lack passion and motivation on Monday morning and find it...

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