• ADHD/ADD,  Emotional Health

    ADHD, shame, and strategies to overcome it

    In my last post, I discussed how ADHDers’ experience with shame, and I felt shame recently, even though there wasn’t any real reason for me to feel this way. This lead me to wanting to know more about ADHD-related shame and find ways to overcome it, when I do experience, which leads me to this post. First of all, what is shame? It’s when you feel like you’re flawed or inadequate. You have feelings of embarrassment and humiliation. You don’t feel like you belong or aren’t good enough, because of things you’ve done or not done, past experiences, and such. People with ADHD struggle on a daily basis with getting…

  • ADHD/ADD

    A moment of shame

    Shame is something that many of us have felt at one point or another. It’s an emotion, and as humans, we’re pretty much all programmed to have emotions and feel them. It all starts from the moment we’re born and pretty much goes on until we die. As individuals with ADHD/ADD, we feel shame too. We know all too well what it is. Since our brain is wired differently, we struggle with so much, such as being late for work or picking up the kids or to an appointment, losing/misplacing keys/phones/wallets, handing in assignments late, struggling to complete a task or project, and the list just goes on. None of…

  • Uncategorized

    Success as an ADHDer

    We all have struggles. We all go through difficult times. Some more than others, but it’s something that we all face at one point or another. It is a part of life and a part of being human. As ADHDers/ADDers, things are a little different. Not only do we struggle and go through difficult times like every neurotypical person does. But we also struggle with the little daily things. Because of how our brains work, ADHDers/ADDers tend to have a harder time with things that neurotypical people don’t and would most likely not have a problem. With all the struggles, it can be easy to feel defeated, overwhelmed, ashamed, worried,…

  • ADHD/ADD

    ADHD Awareness month

    We now find ourselves in October. A month where kids (and some adults including myself) celebrate Halloween. A month where Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving. However, there’s something else that takes place in October. It’s also known as ADHD Awareness month. It is a time to learn more about ADHD, what it is, positive and negative aspects, etc. ADHD can affects so many people and in different ways. It affects the individuals with ADHD, their lives, their family and friends. It is more than just being fidgety and having a difficult time paying attention. These are just the two most obvious symptoms, and the two most obvious ways that ADHD affects our…

  • ADHD/ADD

    More than just attention issues

    So, my last few posts haven’t been ADHD related, and now may a good time to write about it. Something that maybe not all people with neurotypical brains understand about ADHD is that having ADHD is more than just attention issues. Or even being hyperactive. There’s quite a bit more to it that that. Sure, they may be the slightly more obvious or well-known aspects of ADHD. However, having ADHD affects so much more. As ADHDers, we struggle with a lot more than just attention issues and hyperactivity, which are only two components of it. ADHDers can be impulsive (whether it’s purchases or interrupting someone), will often misplace or lose…

  • Blog-related

    Growing as a blogger

    I’ve been blogging for a little over a year and a half now. And for the most part I feel like I’ve stayed on the safer side of things, when it comes to blogging, writing, and such. Yes, I have learned a few things a long the way. I do know a little more about about blogging, promoting my blog, ADHD, mental health, and topics that I discuss than I did when I first started. I have become a little more comfortable with it. However, I feel that I haven’t grown as much as maybe I should. I’ve realized that there is more that I probably should be doing. Like…

  • Motherhood

    Return to school and routine

    A few weeks ago, my girls started school and my little guy went to school and started kindergarten. This is their third week at school. My girls had to get used to going to school again. My little guy had getting used to being at school all together. I had to get into the routine of making lunches, taking to the bus, pick ups from the bus, and everything that comes with having kids at school. On top of that there are the concerns involved with this COVID going on. Making sure my kids have masks and wear them at school, when needed. Wearing masks at the bus. Making sure…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Different way of learning

    It can be easy to see ADHD or any learning disability as just that. As a disability. As something that can make it a challenge to learn, or do things, or read, or whatever else related to it. As something that is bad, or negative, or something that isn’t good. And yes, to some extent, it does make things challenging. Some days, ADHD can make things more difficult and challenging than others. There are times when it seems and feels like ADHD isn’t the best thing. And I’m sure it may be similar with those with learning disabilities. However, I don’t see it as merely a disability. Or a negative…

  • Book reviews

    Book Review: “You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!

    Recently I re-read the book “You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo. This was the first book about ADHD that I read. As I was re-reading this book recently, I thought that I would include some book reviews. Books on ADHD. I first read this book right around the time that I started this blog. And recently I re-read this book. The authors, Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo, both have ADHD, and first wrote the first edition of the book in the 90’s, when knowledge of this disorder was still somewhat in its infancy. The authors later revised the book and a second…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Too many distractions

    Anyone can get distracted sometimes. Many would say that this is normal, and that most, if not everyone, can get distracted by one thing or another. I’m sure we can agree on this. However, if you’re someone with ADHD, it’s a whole different ball game. When you have ADHD, getting distracted happens all the time, everyday. No matter where you are, what you’re doing, there is a good chance you might get distracted by one thing or another. You could be having an interesting conversation with someone, when a branch moving outside may grab our attention and distract us from the conversation. We could be at the office, focused on…