I’ve been a misfit all my life. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve embraced my weirdness. I spend my energy learning about and sharing my knowledge related to neurodivergence (ADHD, giftedness, twice-exceptional adults and kids), parenting, mental and physical health, and other interesting topics that get my attention. I created this site to share information, connect misfits, and offer my services to those looking for more support.
I was FINALLY diagnosed with ADHD at age 41, after wondering my whole life why I was never able to reach my "full potential". Both my daughters also have ADHD and are highly gifted, thus earning the label twice exceptional . I have curated ADHD resources for adults and children, based on my personal understanding of what it's like to have ADHD. I also include information on gifted and twice exceptional kids.
Parenting is my passion, so much so that I became a PCI Certified Parent Coach. I am a huge fan of Dr. Ross Greene and his Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model. You can find parenting resources here that fully embrace the idea that kids do well if they can, and that compliance is not the goal. For people interested in more personalized support, learn how you can work with me one on one as a parent coach.
Recent research [1,2] has demonstrated a strong association between hypermobility conditions (Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) and ADHD or Autism. These hypermobility disorders involve chronic pain and fatigue. As someone with hEDS and several other commonly co-existing health conditions (POTS, MCAS, Sjogren's syndrome), I put together resources explaining these conditions and how to manage living with them.
Many neurodivergent people, especially women, spend years figuring out what is "wrong" with them. It's not uncommon for women to be diagnosed with another condition, especially depression or anxiety, before ultimately recieving an ADHD or Autism diagnosis. According to CHADD.org, more than two thirds of people with ADHD have at least one co-existing condition. Personally, I have live with depression, anxiety, and c -PTSD, and parent children with mental health conditions. Learn more about the vaiours mental health conditions facing the neurodivergent community.