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

Tolerations

My Border Collie Bubba has a big basket of toys in my living room. Bubba is really good at taking all of his toys out of the basket and scattering them around the floor and though he is really smart, … Continue reading

Confessions of a Disco Queen

I don’t like cleaning, dusting, doing dishes, folding laundry or putting things away. I am never in the mood to clean up, ever. But living in chaos doesn’t work for me. Because: I’m so clumsy that if there’s something laying … Continue reading

Good Luck/Pot Luck

The holiday season is approaching and chances are you will receive an invitation to a holiday party or a pot luck dinner. Pot luck dinners can be fun and a great opportunity to polish your social skills but they can … Continue reading