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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...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
This blog was inspired by a webinar on ADDitudeMag.com presented by Dr. Ellen Littman. (drellenlittman.com) Being a mom or a wife can be the job from hell, especially if you have ADHD. There's an explanation. Emotional hypersensitivity. It sounds...read more
The imagination is a beautiful thing. I love mine. As a creative ADHDer; I see visions, images, and things that other people cannot see. If I don't create, I get cranky. I'm happiest when the images flow through me and join to create something meaningful. NEGATIVE...read more
Look at this photo. What do you see? If you have ADHD, you see what others don't see. You see more. Your creative vision is x-ray vision. You see beyond the surface. Some people see raindrops, you see sparkling reflective circles dancing on your window. Some people...read more
Never underestimate someone else’s mess. What might seem like a pile of junk to you might very well be of great value to someone else. A PHOTO IN A FRAME For me, a photo in a frame isn’t just a picture; it’s a glance at a memory that triggers a nostalgic emotion of...read more
If you'd like to listen instead of read.... So we're a few weeks into 2015. How are those resolutions coming along? The trending word for resolutions is "habits." I personally don’t believe in regularly repeated behavior patterns. It's against my nature. I see them as...read more
It's the time of year when people evaluate the past year. Hopefully, it was a good one for you. But naturally, as human beings, we don't always agree or act perfectly. We often say or do things that hurt someone we love. Enter... the apology. But, it's not so simple....read more
I know I'm smart but sometimes I feel dumb. When I can't manage the simple mundane tasks that are required for responsible living, I get down on myself. When my article (pre-viral) was posted on Lifehack, I showed it to my husband. After he read it, he asked me,...read more