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For Sale…Again

I’ve got to list something for sale and I’ve been procrastinating for almost a year. I’m embarrassed to share this but it’s the truth and it is what it is. Sometimes my impulsivity gets the best of me – ADHDers will understand – and it sucks. It really sucks. This isn’t the first item I’ve…

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Embracing Imperfection: My Journey with ADHD and Self-Acceptance

I’ve always been my own harshest critic. Like a shadow, self-criticism followed every achievement, questioning its worth. But this story isn’t just about self-doubt; it’s about understanding how ADHD intertwines with this relentless pursuit of perfection. Personal Struggle with Self-CriticismFrom as early as I can remember, nothing I did ever felt good enough. Whether it…

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Untangling the Shame Knot of ADHD

Where do I even begin with shame and ADHD? I was diagnosed back in college after barely scraping by academically despite being otherwise capable. That diagnosis set me on a years-long journey of self-discovery filled with equal parts relief and shame. I can still recall sitting in that psychologist’s office, fighting back tears as we…

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A Kinder Approach: How to Keep House While Drowning by KC Davis, LPC

If you’re like me and constantly struggling to keep your house clean and organized, then How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing might be just what you need. I’ve been following KC for quite some time on TikTok and this book crossed my path several times. I FINALLY read…

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Lo-Fi Music and ADHD

I still vividly remember that lightbulb moment stumbling upon lo-fi on Spotify a few years ago. I was working hard on a client project and feeling overwhelmed in the moment hoping to find some motivating music that would also calm my insides. I clicked play on the recommendation with hesitation, wondering how this fuzzy, repetitive…

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Riding the Wave of Impulsivity: Navigating ADHD with a Smile

TL;DR ADHD and impulsivity can feel like surfing on a sea of spontaneous thoughts and actions. Impulsivity isn’t just about speed; it’s a complex aspect of ADHD where the brain’s ‘braking system’ sometimes falters, leading to swift, often unplanned actions. This phenomenon varies in intensity and can impact daily life, from work to personal relationships.…

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Implementing Body-Doubling

The journey towards harnessing the benefits of body-doubling begins with creating an environment conducive to focus and productivity. Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up and making the most out of body-doubling sessions: Setting Up for Success: Creating a Conducive Environment for Body-Doubling Finding the Right Body-Double: Traits and Characteristics to Look for Tips and…

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Harnessing the Power of Presence: Exploring Body-Doubling for ADHD Management

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that significantly impacts an individual’s ability to focus, manage time, and complete tasks. While often diagnosed in childhood, ADHD can continue into adulthood, often manifesting as a chronic struggle with disorganization, procrastination, and a constant battle to maintain concentration in a world full of distractions. In the quest…

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ADHD Music for Focus

Today I asked ChatGPT to create a playlist in Spotify for me with music that would be good for helping my neurodivergent brain to focus. Here’s it’s response: Sure, I’d be happy to help with that. Music can be a great tool for helping to focus, especially for those with ADHD. Here’s a list of…

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Grateful Brain, Happy Life: Unlocking the Neuroscience of Gratitude for Mental Wellness

Feeling overwhelmed? Struggling to stay mentally healthy in these tough times? Uncover the science of gratitude! It can help you boost mental well-being and experience true joy. Answers await you at Grateful Brain, Happy Life! The Brain Chemistry of Gratitude: Dopamine and Serotonin’s Role in Well-Being Gratitude is known to have a major effect on…

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