My #ADHD has always contributed to my poor self-image. It’s so easy to forget valuable traits that make us special. For all my perceived ‘shortcomings,’ there are plenty of other things that make me who I am... and who I am is pretty awesome. ✨🧠
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How many apply for you? If a lot, read to bottom of post.
For the majority of my life I downplayed the impact ADHD had in my life because it didn’t fit the common understanding of what ADHD is.
Everyone else downplayed it in my life too. “You’re too smart to have ADHD” or “well you seem to be doing fine anyway!” are among thousands of commons I heard.
The thing is, these comments were well intentioned. People saw me as a confident competitive gymnast & cheerleader, passionate social justice advocate and eventually law school graduate, and thought I was doing just fine.
And on the outside, I was.
But on the inside I struggled with self esteem, chronic overwhelm, a hyperactive mind, insomnia, disordered eating, hair pulling, people pleasing, skin picking and eventually panic attacks and depression. This is what ADHD looked like for me.
Now, I have designed a life that accommodates my ADHD brain. I am a successful entrepreneur, have a massive support team (therapy, coaching, community), and am genuinely happy. Don’t get me wrong, I am not perfect. I have my days. I am right in the trenches doing the work with you. But I now feel EMPOWERED to own who I am and design a beautiful life for myself.
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Disclaimer: There are an infinite amount of unique ADHD experiences. They are ALL valid. This is simply highlighting a group of traits I see in myself and a subset of other ADHDers in our community. If you are interested in a a diagnosis, please see a psychiatrist. This is not a diagnostic tool.
Last week after my workout I was about ready to quit this particular workout challenge and go back to an old favorite... something I NEVER usually think about or do. Last week overall was just difficult, and that's okay! But I'm glad I didn't quit because this past week's workouts I've felt stronger, confident, and more empowered than ever!💪🏻
See, for me, while working out started as a way to lose weight and get healthy, and there's plenty of physical benefits to exercise...but now it's about providing MENTAL strength, release & happy endorphins. Especially when as we're heading into this holiday season when so many of us are SO stressed out and busy, as the sun sets earlier, it's cloudier and gloomier and seasonal affective disorder sets in...I NEED this escape, even if it's just 20-30 mins (or longer, like my current program) in my living room.
This time of year isn't the most wonderful time of year for everyone, but even if it is, we could all use a break and a chance to let off some steam. You deserve it💗
If you’ve heard me say it once, you’ve heard it 1,000 times: I absolutely love what I do! I love educating my moms about ADHD and I love helping them change their lives.
It’s been said, though, that the highest reward for good work is the ability to do better work. Looking back, I’m truly proud to see how far I’ve come…but I still dream of someday starting a membership site where moms can access a library of information every month.
And that’s why I’m keeping so quiet lately. Because membership sites take a lot of work to set up 😉 Thanks so much for being a part of this incredible journey!
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All the major medical groups -- including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, and National Institutes of Health -- recognize attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder as a valid condition that should be treated.
But there are some people, including some doctors and therapists, who disagree.
Type “Is ADHD fake?” or “ADHD” into a search engine, and you’ll get pages of articles saying it’s a “controversy.” These include books and articles in mainstream media.
Critics question the high number of cases of ADHD. “In other countries, you don’t see children diagnosed with ADHD anywhere near the rate that American kids are,” says Marilyn Wedge, PhD, author of A Disease Called Childhood.
But Doctors believe that ADHD is real tho!
For more than four decades, pharmaceutical companies that make stimulant drugs have "sold" doctors on the idea that ADHD is real. Articles in respected medical journals were ghostwritten by
the marketing departments of drug companies. Drug companies sponsored medical conferences and hired speakers to convince doctors that ADHD was a real disease that could be helped by their products. Pediatricians and child psychiatrists were paid handsomely to become consultants for drug companies. The PR campaign by Pharma was more successful than they could have dreamed. Today, stimulants for children are a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Man I haven't posted in a while but there's been so much fuck shit going on I've been depressed af and zero energy I couldn't draw either but things are finally settling down and I'm in a better headspace now so yee.
I also have decided to start fully focusing on my art as more than a hobby. I'll be taking commissions for my art my goal is by the new years but potentially sooner if I can get things setup.
Am I crazy? Am I the only one who gets thrilled to see this little one ❄️ on the forecast? It’s a little different for me now than what I was used to. Usually that little one was beside something like this: -14.
Now, living in a high desert beside the mountains, that little symbol has a little friend 🌧 and has a positive number.
Before you think I’m from the North Pole, ⛄️ I’m am from Canada! 🇨🇦 and we use Celsius.
Can we take a second to talk about simple math?
Girl is pretty bad at it. And the biggest hit of culture shock from being in the US of A 🇺🇸 is trying to convert from F to C, yards to meters (the lady at the fabric store was kind enough to tell me the actual difference in inches...🤔), and 5280!? How about multiples of ten, my friends.
I blissfully said to my man the other day while shopping for a tape measure, “what are the chances they have one in inches and cm?” Zero. The chances were zero.
Fortunately, Canada is still a bit of a hybrid when it comes to measurements. We call a shot an ounce, a 2-6 (two-six) is 26oz bottle, and I know my weight in pounds and my height in inches.
But when it comes to the weather or long distances, my brain 🧠 can not compute.
See what I did there? Started about loving the ❄️ and then my 🧠 ranted about 🧮. 🙃
Check out the first video ‘ADHD’ from our album Frog Dimension
I think I’ve said everything I need to say about having ADHD in this song. Listen to it. Cutting my hair when I get a bit down is something that’s always helped - as a sort of metaphorical shedding of self. So, thought I’d film it.