Dealing with Disappointment

“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Everybody has to deal with disappointment at one time or another. Sometimes we are disappointed with ourselves or our family or friends when they let us … Continue reading

Leaving a Trail

In the famous fairy tale, brother and sister, Hansel and Gretel overhear their parents planning to abandon them deep in the forest because they are eating too much food and the family is starving. Hansel and Gretel come up with … Continue reading

Avoidance

Many of us with ADHD tend to use avoidance as a coping mechanism. If we think of a task as too hard, stupid, boring or scary, we will avoid it like the plague. Unfortunately, the things we find the most … Continue reading

Planning With a Planner

If you have ADHD, using a planner is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It will help you manage your executive functioning deficits by allowing you to see your time more clearly and remember what you … Continue reading

Back to Basics

Sometimes we forget to do the things that help us successfully manage our ADHD. When we are taking our meds, exercising, drinking enough water, meditating, eating healthy food, getting professional help from a therapist or coach, and feeling supported by … Continue reading

Bag of Tricks

  “Felix the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat, Whenever he gets in a fix, he reaches into his bag of tricks.” That’s the theme song to a cartoon I loved to watch as a kid. Felix the cat was always … Continue reading

The Road to Overwhelm

People with ADHD often describe themselves as being overwhelmed. What goes into feeling overwhelmed? The two main ingredients are avoidance and time. Most everyone goes to work or school, has places to go, people to see, bills to pay, taxes … Continue reading

Handling Mail the OHIO Way

I opened my mailbox and there were two magazines, five catalogues, a few offers to save money on my car insurance, four political ads, two bills, a bank statement and a notice for jury duty. Paper seems to be come … Continue reading