The Mindflows


The Perils of a Sunny Morning When Living With ADHD

It was a bright, sunny Wednesday morning and Samantha was sitting on the couch with a cup of freshly brewed peppermint tea resting between her crossed legs. Breathing in deeply, she closed her eyes and rested her head on the back of the couch feeling the warmth of the sun on her arm. But, then […]

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Finding Hope and Resilience in the Chaos of Living with ADHD

The wind whipped a relentless barrage of icy needles against my face as I tried to enter our keycode without dropping my tea, 2 bags of Tim Hortons Chilli, bag of groceries, and overflowing purse - all while pulling up on our door handle in a weird angle so that the latch would actually release. […]

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What is Procrastivity And is It Bad For ADHD

As I stepped out of the car, the cool spring air hit my skin, and I took a deep breath in. I felt satisfied and proud of myself for finally returning the impulse garbage can purchase I made the previous week.  Sure, I planned to do other things, but instead, I decided to get out […]

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Even More Inside The ADHD Rescue Kit

The reason I created the Dopamine Boost and Adhd Offense Maneuver Menus is because I struggled to do the things I needed to do to manage my emotions. I believe this is so important to our well being, but I'd always forget and end up doing the wrong things or nothing at all.   It was […]

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Applying The Four Laws Of Behavior Change To Mindflows

Earlier this week my husband shared his notes from "Atomic Habits" with me, which he read in 2021 and still loves.  And because I liked what he was saying and have heard a lot of ADHD'ers rave about it too, I decided to read it. So far, there's a lot I like, but there's something […]

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5 Strategies that helped me be more productive with ADHD

I am always struggling to be more productive and am constantly experimenting with different strategies. A regular person might find one that works and then stick with it for months, years, or even their whole life (gasp!). But, if you're anything like me, a great strategy may only be suitable for a very specific situation […]

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5 reasons ADHD'ers struggle with daily planners

After buying tons of daily planners over the years I completely gave up on them. They just didn't work for me. And if I'm honest, they stressed me out more than helped! Unfortunately, winging it everyday wasn’t working either. When I started to learn about ADHD brain science, that's when I started to understand why. […]

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3 Planner Design Mistakes That Make Things Harder For ADHD'ers

A lot of chatter revolves around the idea that ADHDers shouldn't do things in the same way neurotypicals would. Most of the time, I agree, but I don't always see a clear explanation of what we should do instead. There are a ton of things I could talk about in relation to that. But, in […]

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Can an ADHD'er Be TOO Structured To Be Productive?

Basically, yes. It's a bit complicated though. Seeing as everything related to Executive Function is tough for us, structure is crucial. It's just that finding the right balance can be really hard! Since this is something I experienced first-hand today, I wanted to dig into it. So, if you do to, please join me for […]

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3 Weekly Planner Sections That Are Useful for People With ADHD

Living with ADHD presents constant challenges, as we are always looking for ways to accomplish all of the things we want and need to do. We often experience anxiety as a result of this. Because of that, I want to share some of the things I keep in my weekly planner to help me stay […]

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Hey there, I'm Susanna, and I originally started Mindflows with the best of intentions. But, even though I didn't realize it at the time, those intentions were wrong.
The truth is, I wanted to solve my problems once and for all. I also hoped that I could do the same for others.

You might be wondering why that's bad, and, in essence, it isn't. I think a lot of us feel a pull to help others in one way or another. But no amount of strategies or tools can abolish our ADHD woes.

I'm not saying we're doomed!

Don't worry, I won't go into the whole spiel about "ADHD being a superpower." But even if we do find relief (and I believe there's a lot to be found), it's not going away.

Then why bother trying?

If I'm perfectly honest, I often wonder why I should bother trying to help too. It's not like you can't get help from others.

But until I can find a better answer, all I can say is that I can't think of a better way to spend my life. How I want to help, and what I hope to get from it, however, has changed.

What's changed?

The thing that's different about how I want to help isn't just HOW but also WHY.

When I started Mindflows, not only did I want to solve (y)our ADHD problems, but the more insidious part is that I wanted to be revered for it.

How I want to help now...

Looking back, the best thing anyone could have given me is support and understanding. Money and a good job would have helped too, but let's just agree that's not part of this ;)

I don't know how it will all come together, but the stories about Samantha are part of it. 

What the Mindflow Planners and other tools?

Those aren't going away. But, I also know that they won't help everyone. And even if they could, sometimes they'll help and sometimes they won't. 

So, I'll keep creating and sharing what I make for myself. But, they'll be just one more tool in your toolbelt. 

And, because what we need changes so often, how I structure Mindflows will reflect that. 

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