A powerful tip for ADHD overachievers and perfectionists.

A powerful tip for ADHD overachievers and perfectionists.

There’s a brilliant show called ‘The Eco Challenge’. It’s hosted by Bear Grylls and known as the worlds toughest race. It documents the journey of 64 teams as they run, bike, swim, row, and mountain climb the beautiful yet tough Fiji landscape as they race to finish...

How to organize your head when you have ADHD

How to organize your head when you have ADHD

Sally’s head was spinning. Every day was full, she always felt behind and a bit out of control. She never seemed to finish anything. Just today she was replying to an email when the phone rang. Sally stopped typing and answered it. It was her boss asking for some...

Does the Hot Weather Make Your ADHD Symptoms Worse?

Does the Hot Weather Make Your ADHD Symptoms Worse?

We are having a hot summer here in Montreal. For the 3rd time this year there is a heat warning, and the ‘feels like’ temperature will reach 40 degrees Celsius, (104 Fahrenheit)   Does the hot weather affect your ADHD symptoms? For some ADHDers it doesn’t. Others...

ADHD and Wearing a Mask

ADHD and Wearing a Mask

A member in the free Untapped Brilliance Facebook group shared she was having problems with the COVID-19 restrictions, particularly with wearing a mask. Not from a political perspective, but because change can be hard when you have ADHD. Wearing a mask is a bit like...

ADHD and Being Stuck in a Negative Thought Loop

ADHD and Being Stuck in a Negative Thought Loop

Last summer, my parents celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Fifty years of a happy marriage is definitely worth celebrating, so me and my fiancé Dave travelled to the UK to be there for their anniversary week. My parents, sister, nieces and nephew live in...

7 Steps to Design Your ADHD Friendly Summer

7 Steps to Design Your ADHD Friendly Summer

Do you plan your summer? Or does it just unfold? In her Happier podcast, Gretch Rubin talks about designing your summer. She believes in making the summer months distinct so that they stand out from rest of the year. When you embrace the summer months and take...

10 Reasons Why ADHD Dads Are AWESOME

10 Reasons Why ADHD Dads Are AWESOME

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 normalizing it and even...

Do you get unsolicited advice about ADHD meds?

Do you get unsolicited advice about ADHD meds?

It was a beautiful (pre Covid 19) summer’s day in Montreal. Jenny walked into my office in a 50’s style yellow sundress, sat on my sofa and burst into tears. There was nothing sunny about Jenny’s emotions that day. Clients come to see me at all of the different stages...

ADHD and How to Prioritize Family Time

ADHD and How to Prioritize Family Time

Last week it was a neighbour’s birthday. To celebrate, their family put colourful balloons and a garland in their garden as an extra birthday surprise. It probably didn’t take that much time to do, but I bet it helped make the day fun and memorable. In a recent...

Black Lives Matter. A helpful resource guide

I wanted to share link to a resource guide that I found helpful and thought you might too. http://antiracismforbeginners.com/ When I posted this in the free Untapped Brilliance Facebook group on Monday, a member recommended a book called The Color of Law, by Richard...

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