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  • Relationship Struggles? How to Fulfill Your Needs and Strengthen Intimacy with ADHD
    Forgetfulness, distractibility, and emotional dysregulation can lead to frustration, misunderstanding, and resentment in relationships. Here are three ways to strengthen your communication so you can have more intimacy and connection when you live with ADHD.
  • Three Powerful Ways to Embrace Self-Compassion with ADHD
    Do you beat yourself up when you’re late for a meeting, miss a deadline, or make a mistake? Do you silently tell yourself you’re no good, and call yourself a failure? When you live with ADHD, self-criticism can become a harsh, internal dialogue, which gets in the way of success. Here are three powerful ways to unlock self-criticism and embrace self-compassion so you can live a more satisfying life.
  • ADHD and Impulse Control: How to Really Help Yourself Regulate
    When you live with ADHD and related challenges, you can run into difficulties holding back your initial response to a situation. You want to put on the brakes so you can make better choices, but your brain’s command center is like a runaway train racing down the tracks. Here are three proven ways to manage impulse control so you can help yourself regulate.
  • ADHD and Gaslighting: How to Easily Gain More Confidence and Control
    When you live with ADHD, you can be vulnerable to unintentional gaslighting that can lead to self-doubt, as if you can’t do anything right. Here are three ways to manage unintentional gaslighting and easily gain confidence and control.

  • How to Unlock ADHD Brain Freeze and Actually Strengthen Your Impact
    As an ADHD’er, you know what you need to do, but it can be challenging doing what you know. When you have piles of projects, tasks, and responsibilities, it can be so overwhelming that your brain freezes into shut-down mode. Here are three ways to unlock ADHD brain freeze so you can strengthen your impact and get the results you want.
  • Don't Let ADHD Burn You Out: Six Powerful Ways to Unmask Your Full Potential
    Do you tend to hide your impulsivity, hyperactivity, or attention challenges, to avoid judgment, criticism, or social rejection? Masking -- or camouflaging your ADHD symptoms — is a coping mechanism that exerts a significant toll on mental health, self-esteem, and social relationships. Here are six ways to overcome burnout so you can unmask your full potential, enhance your well-being, and live a more satisfying life.
  • Four Inspiring Ways to Start and Accomplish Something You Hate with ADHD
    Mobilizing yourself or your child to do something you (or they) don’t want to do can feel downright exhausting. Kids and adults with ADHD who have challenges with executive functioning don’t have a “just get it done” button. Some folks think of it as laziness or not caring, but motivation and getting started are more about brain chemistry than willpower. Here are four ways to get started so you can accomplish a task that’s tedious, difficult, or boring.
  • Three Promising Ways to Manage Meltdowns for More Calm with ADHD
    Although temper tantrums and meltdowns are common in childhood, when you live with ADHD and related challenges, screaming, yelling, hitting, and other challenging behaviors, can be depleting, exhausting, and frustrating for everyone. Here are three promising ways to manage meltdowns when you live with ADHD, so you can have more peace and calm in your family.
  • ADHD and Impulsive Buying: How to Stop the Battle for More Peace with Your Money
    Most of us buy things we don’t plan on from time to time, but when you live with ADHD, it can be tough to give up the instant rush of pleasure from impulsive buying. Here are three ways to overcome battles with impulsive buying, so you can have more control over your finances and make choices that enhance your life.
  • Six Powerful Ways to Regulate ADHD and Intense Emotions
    When you live with ADHD you may feel your emotions more strongly and react to them more immediately and more intensely. You could be experiencing challenges with emotional management that are wearing down your ability to concentrate and problem-solve. Here are six powerful ways to regulate intense emotions so you can problem-solve and have more peace when you live with ADHD.
  • Loving with ADHD: Three Powerful Ways to Inspire More Intimacy, Love and Joy
    When you live with ADHD in your relationship, you may feel ignored, frustrated, misunderstood, and lonely. When you understand the role ADHD is playing in your relationship, there are steps you can take to have better communication and understanding so you can recreate your intimacy together. Here are three powerful ways to inspire more intimacy, connection, and joy in your love relationship with ADHD.
  • Boost Online Traffic with Headline Analyzer Studio by Coschedule for Entrepreneurs with ADHD

    When you're an entrepreneur with ADHD it can be challenging to narrow down your topic so you can drive your clients and customers to all your great content and products.  Now there’s a new tool called Headline Analyzer Studio by Coschedule that can make your headlines go from passable to amazing. Here's how you can zero in on the unique features of this great new tool so you can boost your traffic and shine.   

  • Sex Hormone Pitfalls and ADHD: Four Smart Ways to Empower Women with ADHD

    Sex hormones, from puberty to menopause, can aggravate ADHD over a woman’s lifespan. Here are four smart ways to empower women with ADHD so you and the women you love can live healthier, calmer, and more enjoyable lives.

  • Four Powerful Ways to Embrace Life with Regret and ADHD

    Do you find yourself repeatedly going over the details of your previous interactions? Do you persistently search for anything you could have missed or said that was out of place? Individuals with ADHD tend to replay events, painstakingly reviewing the details of possible mishaps or situations that could have happened years ago. Here are four powerful ways to embrace life with regret and ADHD so you can find live a more meaningful life.

  • How to Stop Enabling: Three Promising Ways to Support ADHD

    When it comes to living with ADHD, it’s tough to know when you're enabling vs. supporting.  You strive to assist your child towards independence, but you can get frustrated when it comes to your child taking ownership. You try to help your partner stay organized, but can get depleted by a parenting role in your relationship. Here are three ways to support your loved ones so they can become more accountable, and you can have a healthier, more connected relationship.

  • Four Ways to Stop Ruminating and Unlock Overwhelm with ADHD

    Do you feel overloaded with a tsunami of stuff to do but worry about getting it done? Do you consistently feel like you’re in a state of overwhelm but your racing thoughts shut you down? Here are four ways to stop ruminating and unlock overwhelm, so you can accomplish what’s important to you.

  • Six Unique Ways ADHD Coaching Fulfills Your Life with Empowerment

    You want to make your life ADHD-friendly but it’s more complicated than you expected. Whether you’re a parent or adult, you decide to seek out a coach so you can better manage your ADHD and your ADHD doesn’t manage you. Here are six unique ways ADHD Coaching fulfills your life with ADHD with empowerment.

  • Master Feeling Intense Emotions in Three Reliable Ways with ADHD

    Many adults and kids with ADHD feel their emotions more intensely than others and struggle with staying calm and being flexible. It’s common to react impulsively, feel overwhelmed and frustrated, give up quickly, and withdraw or avoid situations.
    Here are three reliable ways to master feeling intense emotions when you live with ADHD. 

  • Overcome Time Blindness in Three Masterful Ways and Gain Calm with ADHD

    Do you feel like you’re at war with yourself when it comes to managing your time? Whether you post sticky notes in every nook and cranny, set reminders on all your devices, or ask Alexa for verbal reminders, productive use of time can be unsettling, daunting, and disorienting. Here are three strategies to overcome time blindness so you can have more peace and calm living with ADHD.

  • Set Limits Clearly: How to Protect Your Time to Safeguard Your Needs with ADHD

    Many of us struggle with too much to do and too little time. When you live with ADHD, the concern for the loss of approval and the fear of not doing your best for others’ sake, makes speaking up to safeguard your time extremely difficult. Here are three ways to clearly set limits so you can protect yourself, your rights, and your well-being.

  • Exercise Benefits Unique to ADHD: Four Powerful Ways To Stay Active and Boost Your Focus with ADHD

    Regular exercise strengthens the ADHD brain’s performance by promoting executive functioning, and regulating mood, appetite, and sleep. Here are four powerful ways to stay active, motivated, and focused when you live with ADHD.

  • Sleep and ADHD: How to Overcome Exhaustion and Actually Revive Your ADHD Brain

    It’s tough for the ADHD brain to ditch all the fun it’s having and succumb to sleep.  Yet, losing sleep can result in comorbid sleep disorders, mood disorders, dementia, memory and learning problems, heart disease, depression, anxiety, weight gain, injuries, and depressed immune function to name a few.  Here are three strategies to overcome exhaustion so you can awaken refreshed and revived and keep your ADHD brain strong.  

  • Make Confident Decisions: How to be Bold and Really Commit with ADHD

    When living with ADHD there’s a tendency to get caught up in decision-making dilemmas. It’s not uncommon to get overwhelmed by mountains of information and details and get lost in the pros and cons. Here are four strategies for making decisions so you can make confident choices and commit to your decisions.   

  • Strengthen Memory Abilities: Five Proven Ways to Really Boost Your Unique ADHD Brain

    Do you struggle with keeping up with important details in conversations? Does your mind ping with everything you need to do, so you "do it all" right away before you forget? Do you make a mental list for the grocery store, but then forget the list and what you need?  You may be struggling with working memory challenges. When you live with ADHD and other brain-based conditions, working memory can become chaotic and incomplete. Here are five strategies to build your working memory so you can follow through, stay accountable, and remember what’s most important to you.

  • Empower Your Young Adult with ADHD in Three Inspiring Ways

    Discussions of young adults with ADHD who live with their parents often focus on whether these young adults will ever leave, but it's useful to address what young adults can gain from life at home as parents balance support and independence.  Here are four inspiring ways to empower your young adult with ADHD so they can take more ownership, develop resilience, and ultimately become independent.

  • Fear of Failure: Strengthen Confidence in Three Powerful Ways Living with ADHD

    When live you with ADHD, it’s not uncommon to feel as if you can’t do anything right. If you experience Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD), to give something your best shot and fail is a threat that’s so distressing that it feels unsafe. Here are three ways to confront the fear of failure so you can strengthen your confidence and achieve what’s most important to you.   

  • How to Empower Your Unique Child and Find More Peace Parenting ADHD

    As parents, we tend to find fault with ourselves for our kids’ challenges. We dedicate ourselves to our children, yet doubting ourselves as parents, we may overcompensate.  We want our kids to have agency, but when we take on their challenges we can disempower them. Here are three ways to empower your unique child, and find more peace parenting ADHD.

  • Emotional Flare-Ups with ADHD Getting the Best of You? Four Ways to Pull Through

    Individuals with ADHD can act without thinking with regular temper flare-ups and impulsive outbursts. This is difficult to tolerate and can lead to embarrassment and shame for the person with ADHD. Here are four ways to pull through so emotional flare-ups don't get the best of you. 

  • Build Strong Connection with Loved Ones in Three Genuine Ways Living with ADHD

    Living with ADHD can be intense, and life with those we love can sometimes feel strained. When we take a moment to connect, this adds warmth and closeness to the relationships that are most precious to us. Here are three genuine ways to build a strong connection with those you love when you live with ADHD. 

  • Unlock Meaningful Change in Three Proven Ways Living with ADHD

    When living with ADHD and related challenges, there can be a history of failures and missed opportunities, making it difficult to move forward with meaningful change. Here are three proven ways to help yourself and your loved ones unlock resistance to change and stay on track.   

  • Discouraged Over Technology Use with ADHD? Take these Steps!

    When living with ADHD, impulsivity, distractibility, difficulty focusing, and restlessness are common symptoms that can impact the over-use of technology. With consistent interruptions and bouncing between devices, each media-related task gets partial attention. In a world where we crave human connection, we feel drained, cheated, and frustrated.  Here are three strategies to help you address technology overuse when living with ADHD. 

  • Overcome the Burdens of High Achievement and ADHD

    You’re the accomplished, go-to person whom people count on, and just about everyone does. But the piled-up projects, numerous spinning plates, and mounting stress have gotten to be too much. Here are three strategies to assist you in overcoming the burdens of living with high achievement and ADHD.

  • ADHD and Vulnerability: How to Reboot Under Stress

    As the world’s shifted over the past month, it’s logical to tell ourselves to crank it up and knock off the projects looming on our to-do list.  But when the ADHD brain senses danger or stress it powers down to survival mode causing less effective problem-solving and vulnerability to perceived failure.

  • ADHD and Uncertain Times: How to Get Things Done Now!

    In these uncertain times, it’s tough to manage our work, our families, and ourselves. Add the extra layer of living with ADHD and related challenges, and it can be overwhelming to problem-solve, make decisions, communicate and follow-through. 

  • ADHD Stressing You Out? How to Gain Control Now!

    Stress has a way of finding a constant place in our lives. Tack on living with challenges such as hyperactivity, trouble focusing, and poor organizational skills, stress comes with the territory. Living with ADHD can lead to feelings of overwhelm, hopelessness and loss of control as well as co-existing mental health conditions. However, no matter how stressful things get, you can regain control.

  • Help for Outbursts and Frustration in ADHD Now

    Summer’s in full swing and for families living with ADHD that means freedom from homework headaches and school stress. The hope is a more relaxed, less structured summer. That said, we know all too well that small setbacks can blow up into frustration, outbursts and meltdowns. With summer finally here, how do we manage these long sunny days, so “the livin’ is easy?” 

  • Why ADHD and Mindfulness are a Promising Twosome
    When it comes to ADHD, mindfulness develops awareness and attention. Mindfulness meditation is learning to step back and observe one's thoughts and feelings, without judgment. What results is a resilient, positive self-image. Learn more about the mindfulness-ADHD connection and how to get started with mindfulness meditation when you live with ADHD.
  • Four Tips to Reduce Clutter and Stress with ADHD

    If you or a loved one has ADHD, you know all too well that managing things and stuff can be overwhelming. Unless those things involve your personal interests, your mind may focus on other things that interest you.

  • Four Ways to Make the Most of Family Time

    Our three kids loved the Chicago Museum of Science of Industry, with so many fascinating exhibits you could barely cover it all in a day! Plenty of preparation went into planning this day-long trip to the south side of Chicago.

  • Let Go of Judgment - Parenting a Child with ADHD

    There we were, in the front foyer of the restaurant, my ADHD son screaming, barely catching his breath in frustration. Do I cave and let him have his way or do I hold my ground? Mortified and exasperated, I felt I had failed my child and failed as a parent. 

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