Self-Advocacy

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

Talk to Yourself How You Would Talk to a Friend

A lot of times individuals with ADHD, and even individuals who don’t have ADHD, can engage in very negative self-talk. With ADHD some of that negative self-talk can be about symptom frustration, or due to rejection sensitivity dysphoria. There’s a lot of different things we can do to help stop this negative self-talk. One technique … Continue reading Talk to Yourself How You Would Talk to a Friend

I Should…

“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…

Getting a Diagnosis

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

Don’t Take It Personally

This is a hard concept to live by. It’s something way easier said than done, and much harder to remember the moments we need it. If you have Rejection Sensitivity, this is exceptionally hard- or at times even impossible feeling- to accomplish. How much power are you giving to others when you take their words … Continue reading Don’t Take It Personally