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Pinterest Fails: ADHD

Pinterest as therapy? Why not? It’s late and we are all tired. Americans have had an emotional week. We said goodbye and we said hello. I don’t know what the next four years will bring but I do know this: we can’t lose our sense of humor. I need a good laugh. You probably need…

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Winter Blues Got You Like . . .

Note from Ren?: I put out a call for guest posts a few weeks ago because I know you all have important stories to tell as well and I wanted you to have the opportunity to express it and share your wisdom with my readers. The first one to take me up on it was…

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Depressed? Reconnect With Your Feelings

Feel? Depression doesn’t really involve that Depression is a beast, as we have been discussing. I think Tin man in the Wiz said it well when he asked “What would I do I’d I could feel?” We imagine that one day our emotions will thaw out and life will become wonderful again. The feeling of…

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Unhappy? Don’t Panic: Five Places to Avoid

Unhappy . . . And ok? I’m unhappy. If you couldn’t tell, go back and read the post from Monday. I am stressed to the maximum. You know what though? It is perfectly ok. See, somewhere along the lines of trying to keep a lid on this ADHD madness I think I’ve become scared of…

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Self-Sacrifice Is NOT Your Salvation!

Paying the Price for Self-Sacrifice Self-sacrifice has a high cost. Unless you’re from a different planet (in that case, welcome), you have seen The Hunger Games. I loved these movies, and my favorite scene is still when Katniss throws herself into the games to save her sister. ?When she screams “I volunteer as tribute”? That’s…

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Move On Up: You Survive, Now Thrive

Get Off the Ground Floor and Thrive I’ll be talking about how to thrive. I will, but I gotta give you some backstory first: I was born an old soul and I’ll remain one until the end. In other words I’m a little old lady at 32. I watch old people stuff and I listen…

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New Year’s Resolution and Unnecessary Change

So there is a little change. It’s 2017! We made it! If I didn’t say it already, welcome to 2017. That year we don’t need to talk about is over, which is ALSO a welcome change. I’m going to kick the year off with a confession: I hate New Years resolutions. Yes, really. Honestly, truly.…

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No Holiday Planning: 10 Spontaneous Activities

NO HOLIDAY PLANNING I’ll say it again. No holiday planning. Some of us hate planning like Joan Crawford hated wire hangers. I’m some of us. I hate planning. Holiday functions require planning. I hate planning. You see where I’m going with this, right? As usual know,anybody can catch me with an attitude any given day…

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A Hungry Mouth

An image of a woman's mouth while closed.

A closed mouth doesn’t get fed. Right? One of the most humbling parts of managing a diagnosis, and life in general is learning to recognize our limitations. Limitations mean having less self-sufficiency. Less self-sufficiency?means asking?for help. Spoiler alert: I?hate asking for help.? There’s a saying “a closed mouth doesn’t get fed,” and like so many…

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Imbalanced Relationships?

Crazy Making Behaviors Relationships make me crazy. It’s the small realizations in life that sometimes make the biggest impact. Sometimes I over commit. I’m not talking about workload this time, I’m talking about people. There is nothing that ties my stomach into knots and sends my thoughts racing like relationships. There’s no point in denying…

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