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What if You Need Self-Compassion not Self-Judgment?

Betty had cancer again. The metastatic kind. The kind that means you have cancer the rest of your life. And then Betty’s husband died. I promise that if you keep reading, this story has a happy endin. When Betty came to coaching, she was stuck - her words not mine. She said she couldn’t lea...

Managing Grief with ADHD

 Grief Trigger Warning - If this topic isn't for you, please don't hesitate to skip today's newsletter. Taking care of yourself is your most important priority. I honor that and will happily see you next week. ​ Betty had cancer again. The metastatic kind. The kind that means you have cancer ...

How to Deal with Shame and ADHD

Sorry I’m late. Sorry I lost your keys. Sorry the dishes are in the sink again. Sorry I misplaced the client’s file. Sorry I forgot to email/text you back. ADHD is one endless stream of SORRY. Did you know that ADHDers receive 20,000 more negative messages by the age of 12 than neurotypical...

Sorry I..

Sorry I’m late. Sorry I lost your keys. Sorry the dishes are in the sink again. Sorry I misplaced the client’s file. Sorry I forgot to email/text you back. ADHD is one endless stream of SORRY. Did you know that ADHDers receive 20,000 more negative messages by the age of 12 than neurotypical...

The Best Laid Plans

The best laid plans of mice and men... My plan was to take you through a daily journey of my new ADHD medication and how it was working for me. TLDR: it didn't. The plan failed before it even began. I took my first Adderall early Thursday morning. And had to go off of it immediately. ​ DIA...

The Surprising Answer to Getting Freedom in Your Business

  So many of us start a business because we want freedom and flexibility. Then we quickly discover that working for ourselves might not be as flexible as we think. We might be working way more hours than ever building our business. Weekends and nights are spent on the backend tasks that just ...

Why ADHDers Need to Pause

Friday afternoon, I looked out our large window - taking a quick breather in between readying the kitchen for a family lunch. A female cardinal was splashing in our backyard birdbath. We never see cardinals so I knew this was special. I called my daughter over. Because cardinals are believed ...

Coach Vs Therapist

Through my Mental Health Awareness Month stories, I've gotten this question. How does a Coach differ from a therapist? Coaching and therapy can look similar, so I can understand the confusion. That’s because there are a few overlaps. We both are helping individuals transform their awareness a...

Find Your Story

Over 20 years ago, I saw a therapist for depression. It was just before the holidays and with the kindest of intentions, she put me on medication so I could enjoy them. Unfortunately, that med threw me straight into mania. I felt like my heart was racing all of the time and I ended up going on...

I Cried over a Pork Chop

I cried over a pork chop. I was in a chemo brain re-training group learning how to not forget allthethings. My colleague expressed her frustration at being unable to find the pork chops she had prepared for dinner that night. And I cried and cried. In usual times, I would have chuckled and sa...