ADHD Clues: School Reports

Here are extracts from my childhood: school reports. Although I was academically able and enjoyed most aspects of school, my problems with listening; impulsiveness; issues with group work; and troubles with friendships were evident even when I was seven. I was never an obvious ‘daydreamer’ and my inattention manifested in a difficulty with listening toContinue reading “ADHD Clues: School Reports”

Galaxy Brain: A Poem

Serenity a mysterycalm a desirewhich holds meaningin the minds of thosewho exist in singularlinemoving with grace ona linear bridgebetween ideasconceptsplans I hold them close like gemsas though their skillstransmitbyosmosisinto a mind which cannotrealise timein it’sincomprehensibledesignmoving to a placein a futurewhichlike a circleexists outsideof thereeverywhereallatonceor never at all My mind twists stringsFrom forgotten thingswhich constructpatternsclueslike footstepsContinue reading “Galaxy Brain: A Poem”

My ADHD – How Does It Affect My Life?

A number of people have asked me about my own ADHD so I thought I’d compile a list of ways it affects me on a daily basis! – Struggling to focus on anything I don’t enjoy: School was okay most of the time as I LOVE learning (and lessons were only an hour), but putContinue reading “My ADHD – How Does It Affect My Life?”

My New Wobble Stool!

Yesterday, something awesome arrived at my house. Beautifully purple and terrifically tactile, my fabulous new wobble stool is just what the doctor ordered! Now, I don’t even need to leave my desk to exercise. My legs have a workout every time I move left or right, backwards or forwards, and, for someone with ADHD, thisContinue reading “My New Wobble Stool!”

ADHD Work Accommodations

💜 SHARE TO SPREAD AWARENESS! 💜  People always ask me how I am so organised in my job and I always tell them it’s because I work for myself and have made my career ADHD-friendly. However, those who work for others may not have this level for control and it’s SO important employers understand ADHD and accommodationsContinue reading “ADHD Work Accommodations”

Distraction Poem

Let me be me The cat and I are having a staring contest but something bleeps in my subconscious and that endslike itbeganquicklywithout warning My brain drives me madI understand itbutothersthinkI’mjustwalking with an undiscovered species on my own veryvibrantplanet Ideas launch from the rocket-pad of my mind and grow in a meadow of creativity whereContinue reading “Distraction Poem”

Superhero Inside – Be Proud Of Your Fast Mind!

When I work with children, I tell them there is a superhero inside their mind who is always there, guiding them and making sure they are able to shine whatever happens. Part of their personality, the superhero stands for everything positive: happiness, success, kindness, love, respect and achievement! I find the ‘Superhero Inside’ activity worksContinue reading “Superhero Inside – Be Proud Of Your Fast Mind!”

Hadie’s Box – The Gifts Of ADHD

Hadie looks into a grey puddle. All around, the world is blossoming with colour, love and energy, but Hadie doesn’t notice. She has seen a book discarded on the floor and desperately wants to reach down, grab the leather-bound volume and begin reading. However, something keeps stopping her. She is hyper-focused on the puddle andContinue reading “Hadie’s Box – The Gifts Of ADHD”

Personifiying My ADHD Mind – Please Understand Me!

Everything is as vivid as the first flower of spring, which, like organic fire, pierces the frozen ground on its tenacious effort to feel the first rays of infant sunshine. Also, everything is cluttered like the studio of a scattered artist, who, like a tornado of insatiable creativity, tries desperately to draw linear compositions, yetContinue reading “Personifiying My ADHD Mind – Please Understand Me!”

My Favourite ADHD-Friendly Fidgets For Children & Adults

Fidget Spinner The almost ubiquitous fidget spinner, which seemed to take the world by storm a few years ago, has been largely forgotten; the plastic and metal toys are now more often than not discarded, lost under unforgiving sofas. Yet, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my fidget spinner is always close toContinue reading “My Favourite ADHD-Friendly Fidgets For Children & Adults”