Self-Acceptance

Self-Acceptance

My husband Neil is fond of quoting the American psychologist Carl Rogers as having said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Many people whose lives have felt the impact of ADHD are eager to change their lives in some...
Externalize!

Externalize!

We’re all familiar with the old saying, “Out of sight, out of mind.” This is especially true for folks with ADHD who are challenged in the area of working memory—the ability to keep something in mind long enough to apply it. Perhaps a leader wants a group to perform a...
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Last week Neil and I spent eight hours over two days taking a course called “Youth Mental Health First Aid” and earning our certification. Our fellow students were mostly school personnel and social services personnel. We were the first group in our county...
Living in the Gray

Living in the Gray

My husband Neil and I are opposites in some respects. One difference that has been obvious for decades has to do with our approaches to task completion. Neil loves the actual process of working on a task, whatever it may be, and often has no particular drive to wrap...