ADHD and Feeling ‘Behind’ in Life

ADHD and Feeling ‘Behind’ in Life

People living with ADHD often report that they are ‘behind in life.’ This feeling of being ‘behind’ is coupled with feelings of frustration, ‘if only’s and a little despair. When you feel ‘behind’ it is usually compared to where you thought you would be at this phase...

7 Ways Your Kitchen Timer Helps Your Productivity

7 Ways Your Kitchen Timer Helps Your Productivity

A timer seems to be such a simple tool, that it is easy to overlook it in the hunt for a more complex solution. However, a simple kitchen timer can be your biggest friend and productivity partner. Here are 7 ways your timer can help you  ...

Blog Award!

Blog Award!

I have some good news to share! The untapped brilliance blog has been named one of The Best ADHD Blogs... for the 5th year in a row!! It’s such an honor. While I don’t write blog articles to win awards, it is really fun to receive one. The morning I started the blog...

ADHD-Friendly Recipes

ADHD-Friendly Recipes

Healthy food is good for our general health and well-being, plus it helps ADHD symptoms. While convenience food is tempting for ADHDers because it’s quick and requires little or no forward planning, the downside is, you have no control over the quality of the...

The 6 Things Every ADHD Workspace Needs For Maximum Productivity

The 6 Things Every ADHD Workspace Needs For Maximum Productivity

For maximum productivity, you need to create a physical environment that promotes your ability to focus and concentrate. Here are the 6 things that every ADHD adult needs in their workspace in order to work as effectively as possible. 1. A Clear Desk Clear your desk...

How to Decide What to Wear When You Have ADHD

How to Decide What to Wear When You Have ADHD

Deciding what to wear in the morning can be hard. However, it can be extra painful when you have ADHD for these reasons. Decision making is challenging: big and small.  Mornings aren’t your best time; you might not feel awake for 3 or 4 hours after you get dressed....

ADHD and Email Overload

ADHD and Email Overload

There is a saying (which originates from Shakespeare’s play As You Like It) about having ‘too much of a good thing.’ For example, a piece of cake for dessert is a delicious treat but eating the whole cake could make you feel ill. A fresh snowfall makes a fun day on...

ADHD and Email Challenges

ADHD and Email Challenges

In April 1999, I moved from England to live in Seattle in the US. It was really exciting to be living in a brand new country, one that I had only seen in the movies. Something else exciting happened that year. My friends and family all started to get email addresses....

How Does Vitamin D Help ADHD?

How Does Vitamin D Help ADHD?

Vitamin D is a superhero among vitamins! Yet it is only recently that we realize it had super powers. 20 years ago, we thought Vitamins D’s job was to make strong bones, because of its role in regulating calcium. Now we know Vitamin D plays a much bigger role than...

ADHD and OCD

ADHD and OCD

Sally felt really proud of herself.  For years she felt like her house was looking like a disaster area. Every surface was piled high with papers, shopping bags, paper work and flyers were mixed with important tax documents. Her floors  had abandoned clothes and half...