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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
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 forced behaviors- something I'm supposed to...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
Be grateful. Be thankful. Appreciate what you’ve got. Get ready, it’s countdown to gratitude day. Just flip the switch and change your feelings, thoughts, desires, and dreams. Poof! Just like that. Gratitude isn’t a switch that you turn on and off when you need it.read more
Change is scary. It's easier to keep things the same, even if they're not so great. Change means that you have to become uncomfortable. Ugh! Nobody wants that. I know I don't. Every time I get a new cell phone, app, or download the latest Mac software, it's a drama...read more
How quick do you label someone else's behavior? How do you react when someone is not acting the way you want them to? It's easy to become annoyed with people. It's reality. We annoy each other. But what do you do when you're annoyed with someone? You probably get...read more
It's easy to get swept into someone else's negativity. Negative emotions are a strong force that grab you and suck you in like a tornado. Before you know it, you're swept away and feeling miserable. You don't have to become a part of it. You have the...read more
Yes, it’s true. My Lifehack.org article, "20 Things To Remember If You Love Someone Who Has ADD, is about me. I've never been medically diagnosed. I just know I think "differently," and always have. I've never been on medication for it. I've just learned how to live...read more
It is unbelievable, incredible, and amazing! My latest article on Lifehack.org- 20 Things To Remember If You Love Someone Who Has ADD- went viral!! It continues to fly through the internet at the speed of light. I still cannot believe that over 1 million people shared...read more
Are you thinking “if only” he or she (whatever his or her name is) would do what I want I’d be so happy?
It’s the most ridiculous human behavior. We continuously attempt to change people without getting any result. We keep banging our heads against the wall and nothing changes- zero, zilch, nada. But that doesn’t stop us.
You know the one who they are. Everyone has a (at least one) difficult person in their life. I see it as part of the Universal plan. There’s something I am supposed to be learning. I should consider myself lucky. This is my chance to become a better person, to grow,...read more
Did you know there are words and phrases you use every day that are making you anxious, stressed out and unhappy? Those sneaky words are hidden in the conversations you have with yourself. And they can turn your happy day into a miserable one. One little word...read more
Once there was a wise man. Every night on his way home, he would think about his day: the people he spoke to, the problems he had to deal with, and the situations that remained unresolved. Naturally, he was consumed with his own thoughts and experiences. Every night...read more
Don't you think it's time to stop the negativity of ADD? Yes, it's a challenge. Tasks take longer, there are lots of distractions, but there are also many benefits. Too often we forget about those. We become chained down to the negative burden of ADD/ADHD. Let's...read more
If you have a stubborn person in your life, consider yourself lucky. Stubborn people can be annoying, stressful and drive you crazy. Your stubborn person could be the person who sits next to you at work or your own father. Once you learn how to work with him (not...read more
THIS POST APPEARED ON LIFEHACK.ORG "If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world..." — Deepak Chopra Okay, so you might have a hard time believing that your...read more
I didn't want to become vegan when I got into Mussar(spiritual personal excellence). I just wanted to relieve my stress, sleep better at night, and not worry so much. I had no idea it was a full-time job. Well, it is. There is no on/off switch for self-improvement. I...read more
So... you say you want to be happier? Are you sure about that? What if it means that you have to get down to the nitty-gritty hard-core reality of you? I don’t mean digging up the past. I’m talking about living in the present. Life cannot be lived to the fullest if...read more
THE 3:00 A.M. PANIC ATTACK... I try so hard to keep calm and carry on. I’ve read every positive psychology book on how to manage panic. I’ve been in every type of therapy, I thought for sure, I could ease up on some of the tension I felt. I had heard it all: let go,...read more
OMG! What did I just say? I can't believe I said that? That's me I'm talking to. I don't usually pay much attention to it, but when I stop the noise in my head, I realize I am the only one I hear. Sure, there are lots of people I talk to all day, but the...read more
When I started my Realizations Project, I had no idea where I was going with it. Soon the pieces started to fall into place. Everything came together and then I realized what had happened, I was living in AWARENESS. When I became aware of what I was doing, when I...read more