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

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 Power of Words

Words are important. They can hurt us or heal us, create conflict or promote peace and understanding. Words can support us in our darkest hours or hurl us into dark despair. Words have the power to point the way to … Continue reading

Inertia

I have six orchid plants growing on my windowsill and every year for eight years they have produced beautiful flowers but this year only one of them flowered. Other than noticing the lack of flowers, missing them and feeling a … Continue reading