ADHD in Women

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ADHD in Women

Attention is complicated, and it can be even more complicated when you have attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). This mental health diagnosis has been a buzzword as of late. Recently there has been an increase in diagnosis, especially amongst women. Since ADHD in women has not been as researched in the past as much as men and children, the amount of resources for women who are experiencing ADHD are sparse. However, there has been an increase in awareness within women and ADHD, which I find hopeful. Although some might find it problematic, one of the contributing factors to this awareness has been social media, specifically TikTok.

The TikTok platform has made it easy and convenient to share our experiences. Offering validation for shared experiences and comfort that we are not a ...

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  • ADHD

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  • Women's health

Beauty in the Boundaries

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I was talking with my daughter recently and she shared with me that she is teaching my granddaughter about setting and respecting physical space limits.  My daughter didn’t use those specific words, but it is essentially what she was referring to.  It reminded me of the importance of setting clear boundaries with others and the important responsibility of keeping and respecting boundaries of others and of ourselves.  It is good to recognize that we all have limitations and recognizing that and putting healthy boundaries up helps us to thrive.

My granddaughter is learning about a physical boundary, but there are other areas we may want to consider when thinking of boundaries.  Areas that I have learned to value and protect with boundaries include financial, time, energy, and emotional boundaries.  These can change as our circumstances change, but it is good to know what boundary I need or want to be in place for the c ...

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  • Assertiveness
  • Change
  • Communication
  • Control
  • Coping
  • Decisions
  • Emotions
  • Empathy
  • Family
  • Goals
  • Mindset
  • Parenting
  • Practice
  • Relationships
  • Self-Care
  • comfortable
  • compassion
  • safety

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  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Connection
  • Expectations
  • Hopes
  • Parenting
  • boundaries
  • change
  • friendships
  • growth
  • independence
  • practice
  • self-care
  • trust

For Want of a Dustpan

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At somewhere around the age of 15, one weekend day I found myself in the house alone with my dad. As the roles in our house were very traditional, I was intrigued when I heard the unexpected sound of a broom. Finding this a bit unbelievable, I peeked around the corner, being certain to stay out of sight, and observed my dad sweeping up a mess he had made on the floor. Even more unbelievable was his next step; he paused, looked around the kitchen and, not seeing a dustpan, swept his mess toward the entrance door. He lifted the corner of the rug and carefully swept it all under there. His final step was quick and quiet as he placed the corner of the rug back just where it had been. It looked perfect, except for the subtle lumps only noticeable to one who knew the truth. He went to his grave never knowing he was seen and would not be pleased that I share it freely.

I often tell this story when introducing hesitant clients to the counseling proc ...

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