Info on ADHD

Welcome to the Untapped Brilliance Blog! I am Jacqueline Sinfield the ADHD coach for Adults. On this blog you will find tons of info on ADHD. One the most common sentence I hear from clients is ‘I have so much potential but I just can’t seem to reach it’.  I wrote the ADHD book Untapped Brilliance: How to Reach Your Full Potential as an Adult with ADHD to answer that very question. Untapped Brilliance outlines simple yet highly effective, alternative ways to minimize your unwanted ADHD symptoms so that your wonderful gifts can shine brightly. When that happens, not only are you able to reach your potential, but your life also becomes way less stressful and lots more fun.

The articles here on the blog are all a reflection of my ADHD Coaching philosophy. I am really excited to share with you loads of info on ADHD, and proven strategies that are super effective in minimizing your negative aspects of ADHD so that your magnificent gifts can shine brightly and you too can reach your potential!

Don’t forget to leave questions or comments as I love hearing from you

Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

This week, rather than an article I wanted to show you a video.

The title is Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder, however it gives an insight into what life is like when you have ADHD regardless of your age. After you have watched it, send it some of the closest people in your life so they can get an understanding of what it’s like to have Adult ADHD.

 

Living with ADD can be challenging and no one wants to use having ADHD as an excuse. However, when your loved ones get even a glimpse of how your mind works, it helps them to understand why you operate the way you do. They can appreciate that you are trying hard, even if you don’t produce the results they hoped for. That understanding goes a long way in every relationship, whether life partner, best friend or family member or co-worker. 

Remember too, there are lots of ways to help minimize your unwanted aspects of ADHD. Untapped Brilliance, How to Reach your full potential is a great place to start.

How to Stop Losing Your Keys When You Have ADHD!

How to Stop Losing Your Keys When You Have ADHD!

Having ADHD and losing your keys regularly tend to go hand in hand. It might seem like a small thing, and even a bit of a joke to people who know you; “Harry has lost his keys again!” However, it’s one of those small things that create big … [Continue reading]

Single-Tasking and ADHD

Single-Tasking and ADHD

Single-Tasking is the new Multi-tasking!!! Even though we know that multi-tasking isn't good; it isn't productive, doesn't make us feel accomplished and even makes our IQ go down, we still do it! . Multi-tasking is doing 2 or more things at the … [Continue reading]

What If I Have ADHD and a Fish Allergy?

Taking an Omega 3 supplement is a foundational part to treating your ADHD. However, if you are allergic to fish or a vegetarian, don't rule this vital step out.

Taking an Omega 3 supplement is a foundational part to treating your ADHD. However, if you are allergic to fish or a vegetarian, don't rule this vital step out. The answer isn't to eat more flaxseeds! There are 3 types of Omega 3 fatty … [Continue reading]

10 Reason Why ADHD Dads Are AWESOME

Dads and ADHD

1) You Normalize ADHD If you have ADHD, then there is a good chance one (or more) of your children has ADHD too. Children don't like to be different; you might be the only person they know who has ADHD. By being open about your ADHD, you are … [Continue reading]

ADHD and Famous People

ADHD and Famous People

A few summers ago, I had a conversation with a 9-year-old little boy. He had been diagnosed with ADHD because he was struggling in school. He hated having ADHD. It made him feel different from everyone else and he didn’t think it was fair that he had … [Continue reading]

ADHD and the T.O.V.A Test

ADHD and the T.O.V.A Test

Questions from my inbox! I get a lot of confused people emailing me for advice about the results of their T.O.V.A. test.A T.O.V.A. test is a computerized test of attention, and stands for Test of Variables of Attention. The email takes various … [Continue reading]

The 3 Essential Items for your ADHD Kitchen

One of my goals as an ADHD Coach, is to help ADDers eat healthy, ADHD-friendly meals every day. Cooking can be daunting and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be. http://youtu.be/qYEXHQtlYvM In this video, I recommend 3 essential pieces of … [Continue reading]

How to Remember What Read When You Have ADHD

When you have ADHD, forgetting what you read is VERY common, particularly when what you are reading isn't that interesting. To remember what you have read, you need to be paying attention to the information as you are reading it. Otherwise, the … [Continue reading]

ADHD and Housework

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When you have ADHD, one of the worst tasks imaginable (right up there with meal planning) is… housework. Not only is it boring and mundane, it provides lots of opportunity for procrastination and distraction. What could be done in two hours ends, up … [Continue reading]