Being an Adult With ADHD Can Be a Problem & An Opportunity: 4 Steps to Start Healing

So many adults with ADHD live with poor self esteem and a trunk full of painful memories that impact their ability to enjoy life.

Words like bullying, embarrassing, lonely and more are used to describe their experience of childhood. It was the same for me.

The good news is the past doesn’t have to equal the future. You can heal the past hurts to make room for happiness in the present.

It takes work but you owe it to yourself and to your kids to be the best you.

A few tips to get started:

  1.  Write a letter to your younger self explaining how important it is to hang in there because of the things they’ll get to experience in the future. 

  2. Give yourself permission to grieve your less than perfect childhood. 

  3. Forgive the adults who didn’t know what they didn’t know. 

  4. Remind yourself daily that you’re worthy of love and respect.

Getting things done when you don’t know how long it’ll take

Listen to this post … One of the challenges with time blindness is when you have a long to do list. It can be anxiety inducing because estimating how long it’ll take you is a shot in the dark. I don’t feel time passing unless I have a clock or clouds to watch, something that tells

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Nipping IMPULSIVITY in the bud!

Listen to this post … Not thinking before blurting out an embarrassing comment. Doing things that upset others as a matter of habit, only to regret them later. The seeming inability to learn from any of this is a hallmark of ADHD. I used to get in so much trouble because of this. The reason for impulsivity

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When a neurodivergent person seems controlling, they may just feel unsafe

Listen to this post … Saying someone has, “control issues” is often a misnomer. For neurodivergent folks its often an issue with anxiety. Feeling confused in a fast, noisy world demands you find something you can hold onto. Something to help you feel safe. It can be a collection, a routine, a mantra, a person whose word you

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Movement can be help you work through your emotions

Listen to this post … One of the best reasons to include movement breaks into your schedule is because movement plays an important role in relieving stress. Feeling trapped is a hallmark of a traumatic experience or an anxiety attack. Feeling like you can’t fight or flee. An example might be a child who is having severe

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Can you be a little mentally ill?

Listen to this post … Think of it this way.Say you gently poke your skin with a needle. You feel a slight pain. One that isn’t going to let up as long as the needle is there. But you could keep going if you had to. Though it would be hard.The needle is mental illness.Now

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There’s no such thing as a stupid question

Listen to this post … There is no such thing as a stupid question when you live with neurodiversity. I read an email from my son’s school this morning about registering him for classes for the next term. It listed the instructions on how to do it, but guess what happened? I began reading it

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