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Navigating ADHD
with Natalia van Rikxoort, MSW, ACC

For ADHD Adults

What a Difference a Pause Makes

When you have ADHD, you may feel you are at the mercy of your attention span. You may find yourself haphazardly jumping from one thought, idea, task, activity, project, or plan to another. And at other times getting caught up in a seemingly endless cycle of hyperfocus, rumination, overwhelming emotions, and impulsivity. Enter the powerful pause.



For ADHD Adults

Always Late? Try These 5 Tips for Better Time Management

Time can be a tricky thing when you have ADHD. That’s because many ADHDers experience what is referred to as time insensitivity or time blindness. They have difficulty gauging the passage of time accurately which often results in getting lost in various tasks and activities; chronic lateness and missed deadlines; and overpromising but underdelivering on personal and professional commitments. While time blindness can’t be “cured”, it can be successfully managed with the right tools and strategies.



For ADHD Adults

The Secret to Overcoming Procrastination is Exactly What You Think

We all succumb to procrastination from time to time. But for people with ADHD, the tendency to put things off can become especially problematic. You’ve probably already discovered that telling yourself you’ll “do it later” is a recipe for disaster. Chances are you won’t remember you had to pay that bill or follow-up on that important project at work until you get a late notice in the mail or your boss is breathing down your neck.



For ADHD Adults

ADHD Superpowers: It’s All About Context

Though it’s not often regarded in this way, ADHD is, in fact, situational. Many of my clients are quite shocked to hear this but it’s true. That’s not to say that your ADHD comes and goes, but rather the traits associated with ADHD are only problematic when the environment or context is less than ideal.



For ADHD Adults

Making ADHD Strategies and Systems Work for You

If you have ever done an online search for “ADHD tips”, you know there is certainly no shortage of websites, books, articles, and blog posts detailing all the tips, tricks, solutions, systems, and strategies you can use to help manage common ADHD-related challenges. Despite this wealth of information, I often hear from clients that they feel frustrated because many of the strategies they’ve tried have been of little to no help or have worked for a while and then fizzled out. Here are some considerations to help you successfully incorporate strategies, systems, and solutions into your daily life.


For ADHD Adults

7 Tips for Creating ADHD-Friendly Routines

Many ADHDers resist routines because well, they’re just that- routine. But the great thing about routines is that they take the guesswork out of daily tasks which can help eliminate frustration and conserve precious mental and physical energy. What’s more, daily routines need not be boring and tedious! Here are some tips for creating ADHD-friendly routines to help streamline your daily life.