All of my latest tips & tricks to understand your brilliant ADHD brain
29 Gift Challenge
Are you finding the holiday season a lot more humbug than holly and jolly? Then I invite you to join me in the 29 Gifts Challenge, where we’ll be ratcheting up the joy. How? By giving #29SmartAssGifts over the next 29 days! This challenge was widely popularized by Cami Walker, in her New York Times […]
6 Steps to Dismantling Internalized Shame
When you believe that you’re broken because of ADHD, you focus on your weaknesses and become blind to your strengths. Here, learn how to feel whole, positive, and confident – and overcome internalized shame.
Entrepreneurship and ADHD: Fast Brain, Fast Company?
Entrepreneurship and ADHD are connected in research — and the anecdotal success of businesses ranging from JetBlue to Kinko’s and beyond. Here, entrepreneurs with ADHD reflect on the ways tenacity, ingenuity, hyperfocus, and other ADD traits offer a strategic advantage.
If you Give an ADHD Brain a Schedule
When my kids were little, they loved the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. For those of you not familiar with this contemporary classic, it’s a “circular tale,” which means the last scene of the story leads to a repeat of the first scene, creating the potential for indefinite repetition (a.k.a., an exhausted parent’s […]
Spring: The Perennial Happiness Reset
Ahhh, spring, the time of year when mother nature wipes the sleep from her eyes and reminds us that we are surrounded by beauty…and love… and hope… and bellinis…and the promise of warmer days ahead. It's as if everyone is living in the 'after' portion of a commercial for allergy medication. Frankly, it may be […]
How I Beat “Revenge Bedtime Procrastination” and Got My Life Back
If you find yourself prioritizing leisure over sleep by scrolling through your newsfeed or watching just one more episode during prime sleep hours, then you might be engaging in revenge bedtime procrastination. It tends to happen when our days are filled to the brim with work, taking care of family, and other responsibilities. Here’s how I got sucked into it, and how I took back control.
Need Help Finding Your Passion? Use This ADHD “Brain Blueprint”
Finding your passion is the first step to living a full, authentic life. Use this visual tool to effectively probe your ADHD brain. You’ll discover your values, strengths, and interests — and forge a path tailored for you.
“What If My Intense Drive Is Because of — Not in Spite of — My ADHD?”
Like many women with ADHD, I’m a high-energy, creative thinker, boycotter of the status quo, and classic over sharer. I’ve long used these traits to help me succeed in life. You can, too. It all begins with hope.
“What Should I Do with My Life?” 6 Revealing Questions for Adults with ADHD
Adults with ADHD sometimes blow in the wind — directionless due to difficulties with long-term planning and decision-making. To devise an authentic life plan, ask yourself these questions to reveal your values, strengths, and passions.
Tracy Otsuka's List of Strength-Focused ADHD Resoures
If you listen to my first podcast you can see that my views around ADHD really changed the more I dove into the research. I'm a make lemonade out of lemons person so I always gravitated towards a more strength-focused bias but the guidance that was out there in the form of books and studies […]
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