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How ADHD Coaching Will Actually Empower You & Build Confidence You Can See

When I talk about ADHD, I often talk about how we’re given a diagnosis, handed some meds (if meds are a tool we plan to use) and then we’re told to go forth and be great. That’s cool and all, and for a while that worked really well for me. However, after a while that…

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How to Guard Your Yes (and know when you haven’t been doing it!)

Learning to say no puts you in charge of your time and other resources. I call this practice “guard your yes with your life.” When you’ve learned to guard your yes, you feel a MILLION times better because you’re not as overwhelmed as you once were. Boundaries are essential to your health and happiness. They…

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What You Need To Overcome Shame with ADHD

How shame with ADHD begins A life with untreated ADHD is a life with many inconsistencies. With those inconsistencies in mind, shame with ADHD soon follows. We are more likely to have bad credit, wrecked marriages, messy houses, and ruined careers. We have difficulty showing up on time, following through when we say we will,…

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Taking ADHD Medication Is A Complex Process

Taking ADHD medication is helpful to the condition, but sometimes getting the prescription feels like an uphill battle. Fighting mental illness can be a little maddening sometimes. We’re getting to be pretty good friends, so I’m going to tell you about my HUGE fail the other day. ADHD medication is NOT so easy to acquire…

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My New Year’s Resolution Is To Say No

Impulsivity has led me to say yes when I should be saying no. I hate disappointing people, but I have got to learn to say no. That's my resolution for the year. Let me tell you why it should be yours, too. | Black Girl, Lost Keys.

My New Year’s Resolution Is To Say NO This post contains affiliate links to products that I think you won’t want to say no to. 🙂 OK, I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t have a problem with self-improvement in any way, but it should come naturally. I don’t need the…

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ADHD and Weight Loss: Why The Bulge Won’t Budge

There is a link between ADHD and Obesity and you are not the only person struggling with it. Read on to find out what puts you at a higher risk for obesity, and how you can begin working the weight off. This isn't an easy, but you got this! | Black Girl, Lost Keys.

Chubby. Plus-Sized. Big Girl. Big Boned. I could fill a book with all of the descriptors that I have heard to describe a woman with some extra weight. Of all of the things I have discovered about weight loss, the link between ADHD and obesity was one of my favorites ( another was the percentage…

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Changing My Perspective on Time Management Once and For All

ADHD and time management is a problem for many who suffer from the disorder. You CAN learn how to manage your time, you just have to learn to think differently about it. Here's how I did it!

ADHD and time management has been a serious challenge for me. My life has been in upheaval for the past five or six years. See, in that time I’ve had two nervous breakdowns changed jobs four times got married got divorced got diagnosed changed diagnoses and yeah, it has been a lot. Learning how to…

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ADHD Symptoms In Adults Aren’t Character Flaws

ADHD symptoms in adults are often classified as negative personality traits. Let's examine those, and put the naysayers in their place.

ADHD Symptoms in adults aren’t usually detectable until you get to know the person. That’s because they’re a little harder to spot for the adults than they are in children. Don’t believe for a second that the symptoms aren’t there, bubbling below the surface. As we grow older and mature, we learn how to disguise…

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I Can’t Love Myself and Hate My Body

One day I decided to stop hating my body. It wasn’t a total epiphany or a conversion experience. It was a cumulation of months of thinking: I hate being so miserable. It sucks not having the confidence I should. I’m pretty but I never feel that way. What am I missing? Here’s the thing: Everyone’s…

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The Ultimate ADHD Guide – 10 Steps To Master Your ADHD

I fell in love a few years ago with the show Orange Is the New Black. Yes, I promise this is going somewhere, stick with me. One of the funniest moments in that show is when the main character Piper purchases a book to tell her what to expect when she goes to prison. She…

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