The ABC of ADHD

The ABC of ADHD

It was one of those ordinary days in the Antiques Catalogue department, with the sunlight streaming through the back window, the gentle buzz of human beings beavering away in the background and Marion, an Auction Cataloger, mindlessly staring at a red robin perched on...
ADHD and Listening with Focus

ADHD and Listening with Focus

Sally walked into the living room as she does every day, said hi to her husband, Peter, sitting on the couch, and she asked him about his day. As he turned to answer her, she started thinking about dinner. Suddenly Sally became aware she was in the kitchen mindlessly...

Out with Boring, In with Outrageous!

OUTRAGEOUS is my word for the year and being DARING is my motto. I experienced 2021 as one big blur of nothing muchness, despite a shocking health blip in April that added a splash of drama and color. But overall, beige is how I would describe my 2021. The...

The ADHD Book Shelf

The ADHD Bookshelf – Which book should I read first? I used to be an avid reader. In fact, it’s not an exaggeration to say that my entire childhood was spent with my head in a book.  I found the adventures of book characters far more exciting than the dull...

What is Normal?

Were you ever told you were quirky, an oddball, or that you weren’t normal? Quite a number of clients report being teased or even badly bullied while growing up because they didn’t quite fit in. When I moved from Australia to the Netherlands (where I now live), I was...
Asking for help is a sign of Strength!

Asking for help is a sign of Strength!

Why do we think we have to pretend we know it all, that we can do it all, that we don’t need help? The issue has surfaced recently in both ADHD support groups I run and seems to be a common trait among ADHDers. Here’s what Daniel shared with us.  (Not his real name)....
5 tips to beat the procrastination monster

5 tips to beat the procrastination monster

Bitesize chunks Feelings of overwhelm or not knowing where to start generally trigger procrastination. The first thing to do is to break the task down into very small steps. Very small. If you don’t know where to start, the steps aren’t small enough. Adrenaline junkie...