This week I want to talk about something that intimidates many people both with and without ADHD: self-advocacy. Confrontation is intimidating for a lot of people. Even just speaking up can be a challenge. It requires you to tackle boundaries and people pleasing tendencies. Self-Advocacy is as hard as it is important. You might be … Continue reading Self-Advocacy
Many in the mental health and wellness industry are familiar with this question, and you may have been asked it from time to time. In case you haven’t, I’ll ask it now. Think about a problem (or group of problems) that has been plaguing you. No matter what you’ve tried so far, the problem(s) persist. … Continue reading The Miracle Question
A lot of people, myself included, will stress the importance and positive benefits of journaling. I’m sure a lot of you are tired of hearing that advice, “You should journal.” We know, we know, it’s beneficial for mental health and all that jazz, but it can seem… well… boring. It’s hard to get motivated to … Continue reading Journaling on Your Own Terms
“I should do this...” “This is what X should look like…” “I’m doing X so I should…” Should, should, should… not the most helpful of words. I know, I know, sometimes we just use it in place of “I need to”, “I get to”, “I want to”, or “I have to” when it’s something we … Continue reading I Should…
The journey of getting a diagnosis is different for everyone. Some people were diagnosed as kids. Some people don’t get diagnosed until later in life. A diagnosis could come easily, or after years of doctors not figuring out your diagnosis. Getting a diagnosis is met with a lot of different feelings, and all those feelings … Continue reading Getting a Diagnosis
I don’t know why it is so hard to ask for help sometimes. Maybe we don’t always realize when we need help. Maybe it’s pride. Maybe we don’t think we are allowed to ask for help. Maybe we think there’s no one that can help. Maybe it’s a belief that asking for help is weak. … Continue reading Asking for Help
At one point or another, every single client asks me to tell them what to do or give them the answer. I then have to give them the unfortunate news that I am a mere mortal and don’t have all the answers. I wish I did. That would make things so much easier. As an … Continue reading Tell Me What To Do!
So you’ve decided that you want to try coaching to help manage your ADHD symptoms? Awesome! Now what? It can be overwhelming to try and find a coach. Where do you even begin? You can try just googling for ‘ADHD Coach’ and see what comes up. If you have one, you can ask your psychiatrist … Continue reading What to consider when picking a coach