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ADHD Resources

Books

  • ADHD 2.0: For me, this book is readable, concise and clear. Drs. Hallowell and Ratey, both of whom have this "variable attention trait," draw on the latest science to provide both parents and adults with ADHD a plan for minimizing the downside and maximizing the benefits of ADHD at any age. They offer an arsenal of new strategies and lifestyle hacks for thriving with ADHD

  • The Bullet Journal Method: Carroll wrote this book for frustrated list-makers, overwhelmed multitaskers, and creatives who need some structure. There is a short video that can get you started. As a man with ADHD, Ryder Carroll realized he needed something tailored to how he operates. His method is simple and is the first thing I have stuck with!

  • A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers

  • Audible and Speechify help me get through books I wouldn't otherwise read. You can even choose the accent of the voice in Speechify. 

"What is life for? It is for you." ~Abraham Maslow

Getting Organized

  • The Bullet Journal Method: Ryder Carroll wrote this book for frustrated list-makers, overwhelmed multitaskers, and creatives who need some structure. This is a short video that can get you started. As a man with ADHD, Ryder Carroll realized he needed something tailored to how he operates. His method is simple and is the first system/planner that I have stuck with! If the first video resonates with you, this second video takes the ideas Ryder suggests a little farther and includes some simple, but efficient ideas to experiment with. Include this Dopamenu page in your Bullet Journal to easily find what helps you get the dopamine you are lacking.

  • Dealing with Clutter? Read this article from ADDitude Magazine around how to let stuff go. Your Decluttering mantra: It's just stuff

Exercise

Inspiring Videos

Find others like you and learn about the tools they have found

Do You have ADHD?

Learn about yourself and ADHD

  • ADDitude Magazine: Expert guidance and support for living better with ADHD and its related mental health conditions

  • ACO: The ADHD Coaches Organization is the worldwide professional membership organization for ADHD coaches, and we are committed to serving as a resource for ADHD coaches, for our members, and for the public.

  • CHAAD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization serving people affected by ADHD.

  • ADDCA: By truly understanding ADHD, you can discover the special gifts and talents that bring one's uniqueness to light and use them to leverage SUCCESS! Step into The Simply ADHD Course. It will change the way you look at yourself and others! 

  • VIA Institute on Character: This link to the VIA site will take you to my Professional page where you can take the survey and share it with me, your coach. Or, you can take the survey by signing up for your own account using this link to the VIA Institute on Character. Join the over 15 million people who have taken the only free, scientific survey on character strengths.

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Late Diagnosis

Sleep issues? Try this for a week and see what happens

  • Nothing Much Hqppens: ADHD can lead to a busy mind. Nothing Much Happens gives the active ADHD brain, that is constantly thinking, something to think about. It is just interesting enough to keep your attention, and boring enough to allow you to sleep. Give it a good go for a few nights and see what happens! You can find them on Spotify too! "Bedtime stories are like a soft nest for the mind. They are a place for it to rest so that it doesn't wander away and get into trouble, and in the world we're living in now it is so easy for it to find trouble. Try something different. Let me tell you a bedtime story. It's a simple story, in which nothing much happens, you feel good and then you fall asleep."

Fidgets for focus

  • Speks Magnetic Balls have become one of my favorite fidgets. You can fiddle with them without drawing attention to yourself. They're oddly satisfying as hand play, for creating structures and can be squeezed the same way you squeeze clay, but without any residue! I got a set for my daughter who sits at a computer most of her day for work and she let me know these are "one of the best things I've ever owned!" and another text later that week that read: "these magnet beads, obsessed, they're incredible!"