ADHD Awareness Month: My Story

ADHD Awareness Month: My Story

October is ADHD Awareness Month & now that I’ve got some time, I want to tell my story. Although a lot of this is in the About page of this website and elsewhere, I wanted to create a blog post to share my ADHD journey & what lead me here, and I want to...
Driving Stick Shift and ADHD

Driving Stick Shift and ADHD

This post is an excerpt from a story that I published on Medium. The original was called, “Adventures in Stick Shift Driving: An ADHD story”. The original is a 14-minute read and is about my history of driving; the decades that I avoided driving due to...
What is executive function?

What is executive function?

What is executive function? The term comes up a lot in the ADHD world. I aim to be a resource, and so I thought I should write a post about it to which to refer people. What began in the field of neuroscience is now a widely used concept to explain conscious...
How Can I Treat My ADHD Without Medication?

How Can I Treat My ADHD Without Medication?

ADHD Without Medication Have you wondered about treating your ADHD naturally? Yes, ADHD without medication. I answered the question below on Quora in April 2018. Within weeks it had 99 upvotes and 7.9k views. The question has been merged several times since and my...
ADHD and the Job Hunt

ADHD and the Job Hunt

(or, why I am not a liability) I talk a lot about my upcoming programs, but what I’ve never mentioned is that I’m also looking for a  job for consistent income. If I have consistent income I can be a better coach because I’ll have the income to...
Brain Food

Brain Food

In my last post, I discussed the neurotransmitters in your gut, making the connection between what you eat and your brain health. I addressed the gut’s role in the immune system and allergic reactions in the brain. I shared that I’ve been on what I call a...
Your Body Has Two Brains

Your Body Has Two Brains

Your body has two brains Yep. I just said that. Did you know that the gut is often referred to as the “second brain”? Not specifically the gut, though you’ll hear it called that, the enteric nervous system (ENS). The “gut” is generally the...
…but I’m Neurodivergent

…but I’m Neurodivergent

This post about neurodiversity, neurodivergent, and other related terms is sort of an addendum to the post I wrote called “I am not neurotypical”, in which I explained why I don’t like the terms neurotypical and atypical. The idea for that post first...
“I am not neurotypical”

“I am not neurotypical”

“I am not neurotypical.” If my memory is correct, I first heard the term “neurotypical” while watching the TV show Atypical*, about a family with a teenage son with Asperger’s. Although I understood what the word meant, I looked up the...