• Well-being

    Healthier Habits Can Help your ADHD

    Most of us know by now that eating potato chips and sitting on the couch all day is good for us. We know that exercise and eating the right food is good for us. It may or may be always be possible, depending on the situation, but it is still pretty common knowledge. What isn’t as widely known is some of the added bonuses that exercise and the proper foods can do for kids and adults with ADHD. Sure, we’re all aware that there are medication to help individuals with ADHD, but it’s not the only thing that can help us. And this is where the right foods, supplements and…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Money, money, money

    For ADHDers. managing our finance can be a real challenge. It is something that most of us struggle with. We may forget to pay a bill, or buy things impulsively, or difficulty saving, just to give you some examples. Adults with ADHD also tend to earn less than their neurotypical counterparts. Many have difficulty with employment. Let’s face it, managing our finances is very tedious and uninteresting. When this is the case, those of us with ADHD tend to avoid it. Due to how our brain is wired, we struggle with executive functions. Since managing our finances does require some organization, this makes it difficult to manage our finances. So,…

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    Misconceptions/Myths

    Myth: ADHD is an excuse for laziness

    It can somewhat easy to see why some people would think that ADHD is just an excuse for being lazy. That there is a lack of willpower. There are quite a few tasks that kids and adults with ADHD really struggle with, such as planning, organization, paying attention, or managing emotions, just to name a few. It can be easy to see why some may think this is the case, especially when we have an easy time focusing on things we’re interested in and struggle to do the same when it comes to our job, schoolwork, or housework. Fact is: it’s quite the opposite. ADHD is not an excuse for…

  • Uncategorized

    New Month Reflection

    Last weekend was the end of the month of October, which ended with some kids going trick or treating for Halloween. On Monday, we woke up to a new month. November has arrived. The time seems to have gone rather quickly, in my opinion. I do have to say that I am a bit sad to see October end. I’ve always enjoyed Halloween. And I’ve come to enjoy seeing the leaves changing and such. I really do enjoy the month of October. Although I may not always be a fan of November, there is one good thing about this month, which is my eldest’s birthday. Either way, it’s a new…

  • ADHD strength

    Focus What You Do Well

    For those of us with ADHD, it can be so easy to focus on our struggles, or on the things we can’t do well and should be able to do. It’s what so many people tend to focus on, whether it’s us or those around us. We are aware of our struggles. We will often hear people talk about it and have to hear their criticisms. It is a challenge for ADHDers. Especially when we know our struggles and still expect ourselves to do the same as others, who don’t necessarily have ADHD. We may try to hold ourselves to neurotypical standards, because often times, that’s what we’re expected to…

  • Mental Health,  Self care

    Being Self-Compassionate

    ADHDers hear a lot of criticism and nagative comments throughout their life. Usually starting as kids. It can be easy to internalize it and we can become our own worse critic and judge. We become very self-critical. It also becomes easy to feel less deserving or worthy than our neurotypical peers, who don’t seem to be struggling nearly as much, in our view. ADHD can also amplify our emotions and our self-doubt, and when it happens, it can be challenging to see the big picture. None of this is good for our mental health. Whether it comes from others or ourselves, there is no benefit to this negativity, criticism, or…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Asking for Help

    Many of us may remember our parents telling us that it’s okay to ask for help. That there’s nothing wrong with needing help and asking for it. My parents were always there to help when I needed it and knew I could ask for help if I needed it. However, when you have ADHD, this is a little different. Those of us with ADHD may have a harder time asking for help. We may try to manage on our own. We sometimes aren’t sure where to even look or where to start. It can be difficult to admit we need help. Especially if it’s something that we feel we should…

  • ADHD/ADD

    For those with a late diagnosis

    There are some with ADHD that are able to get an early diagnosis. Some get it in their childhood. I was one of them. I was 12 when I got my diagnosis. I was able to get early on in my life. However, it’s not the case for everyone with ADHD. Some only get their official diagnosis as adults, in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s. Over the last few years, it’s something that I’ve learned. When it comes to getting our diagnosis (much like a lot of other things), we are all different and we get it at different stages in our lives for various reasons. I didn’t realize this…

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    ADHD/ADD

    ADHD Awareness Month 2021

    Today is the first day of October. This may mean different things for different people. For some, it means the start of ADHD awareness month. A month dedicated to sharing information about ADHD, to educate, and sharing science-based information. Granted for anyone with ADHD, like myself, we do have to live with it everyday, not just in October. However, I am grateful that this is taking place and has been for a number of years. I am happy that people are taking the time to share information about ADHD and some are taking time to learn. So this is definitely a good time to share and learn. Whether we know…

  • ADHD/ADD,  Comorbid,  Mental Health

    ADHD and Depression

    ADHDers often struggle with another condition on top of their ADHD. I have looked at ADHD and anxiety in a previous post. However these aren’t the only two co-existing conditions that ADHDers struggle with. ADHDers may also struggle with depression. Depression is more than just having the occasional blues or bouts of sadness. Depression is a feeling of sadness, loneliness, emptiness and despair that lasts for more that two weeks. People with depression lose interest in activities they used to enjoy. It affects your ability to do things at home, at work, and other aspects of your day-to-day life. Considering all the struggles that ADHD can bring, it is no…