What is Normal?

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...
What can piano lessons teach you about life?

What can piano lessons teach you about life?

Last Thursday, I cheerfully rocked up to my piano lesson, patted the dog, recovered my scattered music from the floor where I dropped it, got settled on the seat, rearranged my skirt, searched for my pen, wiped my nose, and finally I was ready to start. With great...