The Correlation Between ADHD and Substance Abuse

ADHD and Substance Abuse

We have a guest writer for this article, Trevor McDonald, who has written extensively about the correlation between ADHD and substance abuse, addiction and recovery — issues that, sadly, are disproportionately part of the ADHD world.  Here he talks about a very important topic many of us with ADHD can unfortunately relate to… The thought of … Read more

Define Your Personal Boundaries and Focus on YOUR Priorities

Guard Your Personal Boundaries and Focus on YOUR Priorities

When it comes to your time and your priorities…you’re letting people walk all over you. You just might not realize it. I’ll show you the basics of setting personal boundaries so you can get more of your stuff done. You deserve to work on your terms, stay on your priorities and protect your precious time … Read more

How to Feed Your Brain to Beat ADHD Brain Fog

“Garbage in. Garbage out.” True for computers, for your brain — and for your ADHD brain fog. They say, “You are what you eat.” To the extent that’s true, you’d want to eat lots of “brain foods” and steer clear of “stupid foods,” right? Right. So if you want to beat the frustrating ADHD brain … Read more

A Simple Conceptual Trick for ADHD Time Management

Trick for ADHD Time Management

Imagine if there were a handy tool that helped you stay focused on a given task; improved your ADHD time management; and generally boosted your productivity. There is such a tool, and its many benefits are the reason it is one of the hot buzzwords in personal productivity: “Theming” your time and tasks. I’ll show … Read more

3 Super-Simple Ways to Power Up Your Brain

Everyone describes their teen or adult ADHD differently… I describe mine to non-ADDers this way: “Ya know how you feel those last five minutes of the workday or your study session, where things are getting foggy and you’re just wiped out and getting declining mental returns? Well, that’s how it feels to me pretty much … Read more

ADHD Negative Self-Talk: Extreme Edition!

I’m a loser. A failure. A… FRAUD. Some of the most brilliant and successful people in the world think they’re a fraud. Some 40% of successful people, by one estimate. Probably higher for our particular tribe – however we measure our success. Recently read a New York Times story about Amy Cuddy, the Harvard researcher … Read more

Not-So-Obvious ADHD Time Management Hacks

In the realm of teen and adult ADHD natural remedies, perhaps no subject is talked about as much as time management. It is, after all, one thing we almost universally suck at. But just as universally, seems we hear similar time management tips over and over. Most are legit and many are powerful if adopted, … Read more

5 Easy ADD Alternative Treatments for Back to School or Work

Well, by now we’re all likely back at school and certainly back at work – including the work of that brutal job called running a household…accompanied by our teen or adult ADHD and maybe even an ADHD kid or two. Every September we post a fresh batch of Back-to-School/Work ADD alternative treatment tips (i.e., things that … Read more

The Most Overlooked Barrier to Focus and Powerful Intention

For 90% of our waking hours, we are typically overlooking the opportunity to choose our thoughts. We are not paying attention to our “inner dialogue”, and therefore letting it play us like a fiddle. That was the short answer I gave Shell Mendelson, one of our ADD Crusher™ affiliate coaches and an authority on focus … Read more

Undiagnosed ADHD Adults at Risk: Reaching Out to the 85%

At the ADDA conference in Orlando, one of the presentations I gave carried the same title as this blog. And I humbly submit that it was among the most important at the conference. Here’s why: we who enjoy the meanderings, the sense of community and the shared triumphs and trip-ups within our ADHD communities (blogs, … Read more