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There should be a warning sign near our desks: Danger- Do Not Disturb. ADHDer in Hyperfocus. Get out of our way, do not speak to us, give us a command, ask us a question, or come near us when we are in hyperfocus. In other words, stay away and leave us alone. Sad, but...read more
Most conversations are hard. I'm not talking about the problematic talks (about money, jobs, or where you want to live). I'm talking about the little conversations you have throughout the day. The talks you have when you get home from work. The discussions about what...read more
There’s one really tough thing about having ADHD. It's a secret that only another ADHDer understands. No matter how hard you try, you can’t explain it to anyone else. It happens throughout the day, every day. I’m talking about bumping into walls all day. No, not...read more
Happy new year! It’s 2018, so now what are you going to do about it? Here’s your chance to be a better you.read more
Have you been feeling exhausted lately? Fatigue is a harsh reality when you have ADHD. Some days you wake up so exhausted you feel like you're carrying a pack of bricks on your back. The fog in your head doesn't clear until you've had two cups of coffee, a cold...read more
Are you sick and tired of feeling miserable in an ADHD relationship? Here are 6 quick tips to fix it and be happy in love.read more
One day last week I felt a dreaded cycle of anxiety coming on. You know how it goes. One small thought gets stuck in your mind, then it sticks and grows until you're buried under it and you can't get out. I call it the thought-valanche because it's an avalanche in the...read more
Avoidance can be a major problem for a person with ADHD. When things are difficult, uncomfortable, or anxiety-producing; we pretend they don't exist and hope they'll go away so we don't have to deal with them. We avoid filing taxes, paying bills, projects or...read more
Oh yay! It's holiday time. Parties, family get-togethers, shopping, gift giving, meal planning, travel and lots of visitors. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Well, not so much if you have ADHD. While everyone else is joyful, holidays bring up a lot of discomfort for an...read more
PLEASE TAKE MY ADHD SERIOUSLY During a recent checkup, I was talking to my allergy doctor, telling him about my work with ADHD. I noticed his eyebrows lifting, and his lips started to curl. I asked him, "You do believe ADHD is real, don't you?" He gave me that look...read more
One woman’s story of how ADHD Coaching Helped Her Overcome Depressionread more
I always knew I was different. When I was a child, I knew the answers before the other kids did, but I wasn't confident enough to raise my hand. I was two steps ahead of the lesson. I stared out the classroom window and got lost in the trees, but I always came back...read more
https://www.quora.com/How-can-a-person-who-has-ADHD-become-less-impulsive Impulse control is a major problem when you have ADHD. If not properly controlled, the consequences are severe. If you can’t regulate your actions, thoughts, and speech; your life can get messy....read more
When bad things happen in the world, there is an intense feeling of helplessness. If you have ADHD, images from TV and words from articles you read stick with you for days.
You sit helplessly with an overpowering feeling of discomfort. You go about your day; preparing meals, going to work, taking care of children, running errands, but there’s a black cloud that follows you everywhere you do. How could people be so evil? How could anyone do something so horrendous? What is wrong with the world?
Drowning in sadness, you think there is nothing you can do. But, you can do something.
I recently discovered Quora.com; a question and answer site where you can ask an expert anything. I'm pleased to announce that I am the top "Most Viewed Writer" for Attention Deficit Disorder and Adult ADHD (two separate categories). It's been an enlightening...read more
Do you hear negative comments telling you you’re not good enough? Have you lost faith in yourself? You don’t have to listen to those comments. They’re not true.read more
It's a fact; a person with ADHD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It's like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. It's something you try to avoid. That's the first...read more
If you’ve ever had a panic attack, try these 8 exercises that will calm you instantly.read more
This was an email chat I had with my daughter this week. Hi Mom, I know I'm trying to be good with my money and avoid asking you for help but I really really need it this time. I don't get paid until Friday and I have no gas or food. I am up in the north office today...read more
Hi Friends! Is that chimpanzee smoking? I didn't know it when I took the picture. When I put it on my computer, there he was, smoking away. Well anyway, I hope you're having a great summer hanging out with your friends, soaking up some sun, and taking vacation time....read more
In the last blog, I talked about the benefits of mind control and how we distract ourselves when the negative voice gets too loud. Hopefully by now you are ready to receive the "how-to" steps for silencing that voice and taking back control of your mind. For those of...read more
Those nasty negative thoughts. That silent voice in your head. Heart-pounding anxiety. Worried thoughts that morph into frightening scenarios. Terrifying visions stuck in your head that won't go away. Negative thoughts are unpleasant, scary, and the cause of anxiety....read more
I always wanted to be famous. I dreamt of dancing on Broadway. I practiced the speech I would give when my name was called at the Oscars. That didn't happen. I found fame on the Internet. In October of 2014, I submitted my weekly article to Lifehack.org just as I had...read more
Unless you are a person with an ADHD brain, it's hard to believe that ADHD is real. People usually think it’s an excuse or nonsense. If you have ADHD, you remember being the child who stared out the window while the teacher was talking. Or maybe you were clowning...read more