Defaulting to a ‘No’ or ‘Yes’ as a Parent

As parents, we are often quick to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a child’s request. We often default to one or the other, depending on who we are and depending on which kid. But what if we took our time to answer their requests?

Securing Emotional Progress Through Integration – 5 Possible Strategies

When we go through an emotional process, it can be incredibly transforming and feel like we’ll never go back to life as it was before. Yet a few weeks later, those old patterns start popping up again and after a few months it seems nothing has changed. How do you get transformation to stick? Through integration…

Time Blindness in AD(H)D

Time is tricky. Sometimes there seems to be lots of it, and the next moment it’s all disappeared. Where did it go? How can you track it effectively? And why is this so hard for people with ADHD?

The Planning Paradox – And 4 Tips to Deal With It

Planning is as important as it can be frustrating, often it is both at the same time and I tend to go between doing it religiously and cursing it emphatically. I’m just now finding some tricks that might help make it both sustainable and stress-reducing.

6 Strategies To Curb Impulse Buying

Do you find yourself buying stuff that just looks fantastic in the moment but loses its shine ones you bring it home? I get that impulse, but I’ve also found ways in my life to deal with it.

How My Labels Help Me Love Myself Better

Labels are a dubble-edged sword: they can stigmatise and at the same time set you free. For me, it was the latter more so than the first…

Is It Wrong To Feel This Way? – An Inquiry Into Emotions and Morality

We sometimes wish we didn’t feel the way we did, because it is painful, or because we feel that our feelings are inappropriate, that they are wrong. But is that even possible? Are some feelings ‘wrong’ to have?

I’m not Messy, Lazy or Flaky, I Just have AD(H)D

Sometimes, a simple word can help open up a whole world. That’s what happened for me last week, when I received my own diagnosis. Pieces fell into place and I finally got the key to the toolbox I need.

Meanderings of the Mind While Walking Through a Graveyard (Includes Photographs)

An intense session at the therapist’s office lead me to a walk in the central cemetery of Bruges, the oldest one in the country. Here’s where my eyes and mind went in the mean time…