THE WORLD THROUGH HER EYES
Welcome to Indigo Hub’s new feature, Indie’s Diaries.
In this new series, I will be sharing insights on living with ADHD to hopefully inspire those of you who are on a similar journey as myself. Although writing is not my forte, I am certain that something good can come out of my sharing of various aspects of ADHD life. I hope to increase awareness on ADHD-related matters while also encouraging those of you with ADHD to be more open about your ADHD journeys.
Stay tuned to read the entries on my blog which you may deem relatable! Alongside my diary entries, you’ll also find comic illustrations included to mix some humour into the writing!
Dear Diary, Today marks two years since I started ADHD life coaching for my ADHD challenges! My coach emailed me with a reminder and congratulated me on how far I’ve far come since I began my journey two years ago. As I read the email, I realised how much I had...
Dear diary, Have you ever stopped in your tracks and thought? “What did I do well today?”, “Did I do something of value?”, “What are the small wins?”. Society by nature focuses on the negatives. There’s more emphasis on our failures than our successes. Add ADHD...
Dear diary, Have you ever stopped in your tracks and thought? “What did I do well today?”, “Did I do something of value?”, “What are the small wins?”. Society by nature focuses on the negatives. There’s more emphasis on our failures than our successes....
Dear Diary, What I dreaded most during my school life was always PARENTS’ EVENING! I feared what the teachers would say and the resulting reactions from my parents. I dreaded feeling overcome with disappointment which would only add to what I was already...
Dear Diary, I spent years focusing on what was wrong with my days and the things I failed to accomplish. I constantly wondered what it was that I needed to change about myself. After all, society solely focused on what needed fixing and the challenges of life....
Dear Diary, As an undiagnosed child, I used to sit in class, looking about at my peers in dismay. I couldn’t figure out how they were able to sit in their seats as instructed, listen, and complete their tasks peacefully while I struggled. It seemed as though...
Dear Diary, Welcome to ADHD awareness month! October is the month to promote awareness of ADHD and educate people on the condition. While it is great that awareness-raising on ADHD is assigned to a month of the year, I do wonder if there is...
Dear Diary, When I moved to the east, something I noticed was how neurodiversity and mental health were regarded as taboo. If you were labelled, you would be considered as unusual or an odd one out. This never sat well with me and it took me a long time to...
Dear Diary, When I was a child, I used to be described as a whirlwind of emotions and even seen as a real Jekyll and Hyde because of my contrasting moods. While these comparisons were drawn many years back, the observations hold true yet to this day. My...
Dear Diary, This week I’ve been thinking a lot about individuals with ADHD. About their ability to seek help and support to learn and live with their ADHD rather than against it. I feel that this is one of the hardest steps after a diagnosis. There’s a sense of...
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Indigo Support meetings are like a breath of fresh air. People with ADHD often face day-to-day challenges and need a platform to express themselves freely. The sessions offer a unique perspective since Indigo is an international group with participants from various parts of the world who share their diverse experiences living with ADHD. Indigo meetings are a mix of learning, bonding, and fun. The icing on the cake is the moderation by Natasha.”
R.S., Indigo Group Support Group Member
Indigo support group unites people from many different cultures of the world.I have been attending various groups whose members have ADHD. However, almost all of these groups are local or just North American. Tasha, the creator and soul of Indigo, has not only been able to form a tightly knitted community whose members live in various time zones (a major challenge) but also welcome new members in a way that makes them feel as they have been there from the start. The topics and the resources Tasha generates cover a broad spectrum. She conducts each session with respect, humour, and patience. By sending information that recaps the meeting’s topic immediately after it is over, Tasha wraps up every session in a way that each member can chose something to remember the session. I feel blessed to have found Indigo and I eagerly look forward to every meeting it holds! Thank You, Tasha!.”
S.D., Indigo Group Support Group Member
“After receiving a late diagnosis of ADHD last year, I joined the group as a way of connecting with likeminded people and learning more about ADHD as it presents in adults. I did not expect the bond, support and knowledge that I’ve gained from being in the group. The safe space that Tasha has created where you can just be your messy, human, Neurodiverse self has been invaluable towards building my self-esteem and personal growth. It’s been almost a year and I look forward to catching up with my friends all over the world every week, almost never missing a meeting! Could not recommend this group highly enough!.”
J.H., Indigo Group Support Group Member
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R., Indigo Group Support Group Member
“I found Natasha and Indigo Hub via the add.org website and received a reply very quickly after making contact. We had an initial ‘Get to know you’ virtual meeting and I found Natasha to be very personable and bubbly with a genuine and empathetic understanding of the difficulties of life with ADHD. I immediately felt at ease to open up and be transparent during our chats. My own circumstances meant I could only commit to 4 sessions, but I learned some very useful techniques for tackling things that would previously have been quite daunting. My biggest takeaway has been to believe that with the right mindset, I can achieve the things I want to and embark on a journey to my ‘island of contentment’ and I really look forward to exploring this further with Natasha in 2022.”
J.B., Young adult coaching client
“Although I was diagnosed many years ago I hadn’t been giving enough information about ADHD, and what little information I had been given was quite prescriptive. Working with Natasha helped me find ways of engaging with my ADHD which fit me, and allowed me to be empowered by it.”
L.C., Young adult coaching client
“I was diagnosed with ADHD just after my 30th birthday last year. The diagnosis made so much sense and started as a relief but then soon led to frustration. Even though I’d found a name and a reason behind my behaviour, I still was unable to change my behaviour which has become very upsetting and even more challenging. I just did not have the tools to cope anymore and was lost. Every medical professionals I spoke to (within the NHS) had no knowledge of how to support an adult woman with ADHD. Through my own research I luckily stumbled upon Indigo Hub which is the best thing that could have happened. I have only had 4 sessions with Natasha so far, and they have been so enlightening. Speaking to someone who truly understands the condition has helped so much. I have developed tools and strategies to trial that are suited to me and my needs and could not recommend it more!”
B.G., Young adult coaching client
“I was recently diagnosed with ADHD at the ripe old age of 53 and was encouraged to get a coach following my diagnosis. Through a webinar conducted by ADHD UK, I first met Natasha. She’s great! Just what I needed as I wasn’t looking to manage my ADHD through medication. I initially employed Natasha every week; however, she has been flexible enough to accommodate my sessions every two weeks. I have found Natasha to be knowledgeable, personable and optimistic; she knows her profession inside out as she has her own experiences of an ADHD diagnosis; this was comforting to know before selecting my coach. Natasha is patient and empathetic and challenges your progress in a very encouraging way. I could not recommend her highly enough. Thanks for all your support, Natasha; I’m enjoying discovering myself, finally!”
G.S., Adult coaching client
“Made approaching ADHD as an adult possible in a system/world that otherwise seems purpose-built to inhbit those with ADHD. “
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W.C., Young adult coaching client
Working with Natasha at Indigo Hub has been a great experience. Rather than frame the coaching as top-down lecture series on executive functioning, she structure each session around a situation I’m facing or a theme I want to tackle in the moment, bringing in resources or anecdotes where pertinent. I’ve learned a lot (and connected the dots between disparate things I knew already) and it’s been great to have Natasha as a thought partner to structure the (hopefully more efficient) next chapter of life. Also, her rates are reasonable, which is a big plus. Thank you very much!
S.L Young adult coaching client
“Thanks so much for your amazing coaching. It’s really shown me how capable I am – and equipped me with the tools I need going forward. I’m really happy with the service, communication, and quality of coaching. Can’t wait to work with you again!”
E.E., Young Adult Coaching Client
“In just a few months, Natasha helped me go from being completely overwhelmed to being able to set and complete my own goals. I looked forward to every session and always left them feeling positive and energised to tackle the next challenge.”
P.O., Young Adult Coaching Client
“I couldn’t just sum up the hugely positive impact you’ve had in my life in just a couple of sentences. That being said feel free to pick shorter parts of this if you prefer something shorter. Natasha has been an instrumental force of good in my life. She has an innate gift, talent and passion for coaching that I would not have found elsewhere. Her sessions are very client led and she has a fantastic ability to understand exactly what is needed for the individual. When I first started seeing Natasha I struggled to see a future for myself, I had no idea who I was and struggled to even accept my diagnosis. With Natasha’s guidance I now see a future, I know who I am and I have got to a place of complete acceptance. I am now proud to be who I am and I now know how to work with my brain rather than against it. Natasha has given me my hope and my future back and for that I will be forever grateful.”
E.C., Young Adult Coaching Client
“Working with Natasha helped me progress in so many areas – understanding my skills and core values, boundaries, challenging negative beliefs and meeting my goal of entering creative writing into competitions – which I’ve never done before. She’s extremely knowledgeable about adhd and it was so refreshing to work with someone who has walked the path and understands the challenges (as well as awesome parts!) of having an adhd brain.”
K.P., Young Adult Coaching Client
Working with Natasha felt so comfortable and supportive. From the moment I met her it felt like I was talking to a good friend. She really helped me get clarity and perspective on how and why my adhd brain functions the way it does, whilst guiding me to find practical solutions to move forward. After every session I felt so positive and uplifted. I would see her every week for the rest of my life if I could afford it
E.N., Young Adult Coaching Client