Check out this TEDx talk: Failing at Normal: An ADHD Success Story

In the video below, Jessica McCabe talks about the story of her life living with ADHD. She talks about her journey of self discovery, and going from blaming herself for her failures to understanding the source of her challenges. She also talks about learning to understand how her ADHD brain works and developing strategies to move forward. Jessica learned to "recognize and appreciate [her] own strengths, ones that [she] couldn't see when [she] was just staring at [her] weaknesses..."

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3 Tips for staying ahead of "Winter Blues"

winter and ADHDAs the days get darker and the weather gets colder, it can be challenging to stay on top of routines and healthy lifestyle habits. As you can imagine, this can not only play a role in our daily productivity, but can greatly impact your mood. Since we know that individuals with ADHD have a tough time with routines at the best of times, here are 3 tips to stay on top of things and stay ahead of the "winter blues"...

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Got ADHD? Get moving!

Exercise and ADHDWe've talked before about the benefits of exercise in helping manage symptoms of ADHD (here and here). And, based on our our experience, we've seen how adding regular movement-oriented activities can improve mood and focus.

But why is exercise so helpful?

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Before my ADHD diagnosis, I was alive but not living

The Globe and Mail recently posted a personal piece by reader Michelle Baril-Price about her journey with ADHD, leading to her recent diagnosis and treatment. It's a poignant piece about realizing that ADHD looks different from what she thought it looked like. As she says, realizing that her "misconceptions and ignorance about the disorder had misled [her]" and delayed a potential diagnosis until later in life. Check it out here: Why couldn't I get my life together?

Anger Management and Children with ADHD

child 1548229 640Anger and emotional reactivity is often a big concern of parents with ADHD children. Emotional regulation is a skill that develops with age, but children with ADHD tend to take a little bit longer to learn these skills. As you can imagine, this can impact family life, friendships, school performance, and self-esteem.

As a parent, there are a few steps you can take to help your child manage their anger. For some ideas, take a look at this article we came across: Anger Is Important — But Only When It’s Managed.