Incredible as it sounds, I still am amazed at how often I hear people say “I don’t believe in ADHD.” You probably have heard it too. And if you are like me, the moment those words come out of their mouth, every hair raises on the back of your neck, the fire starts to churn in the pit of your ... Views: 22
Ahhh…the comfort zone. That comfy familiar place where we feel safe. Here we can kick back, relax and pat ourselves on the back. Livin’ seems easy…but there is an underlying restlessness as if something is missing. Is this the comfort zone or…are we “zoning out”?
Recently, I was asked to ... Views: 45
Recently I’ve noticed that being “happy” or striving for “happiness” is a major topic of many conversations. We seem to live in a world where we are inundated by information about being happy. Pursuing it could literally be a full time job! Being someone who has struggled with depression, it has ... Views: 32
Which is more important to help manage your symptoms of ADD…exercise, diet or sleep?
Ideally we are fueling our bodies with nutritious food, moving our bodies with regular exercise and getting the consistent sleep we need to feel rested, alert and focused to decrease our symptoms of ... Views: 19
Albert Einstein once said…”Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
For instance, have you been trying the same strategies to get out the door on time, but constantly arrive late? Are you struggling to organize your day at work or ... Views: 10
“ADHD medications aren’t natural.”
“I only want to use natural ways to manage my ADHD symptoms.”
“I don’t want to put anything unnatural into my body.”
These are just some of the familiar comments I hear during or following one of my presentations about ADHD medications. In our world ... Views: 15
Life with ADHD is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week-adventure!! If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with ADHD, then you know how challenging it can be at times. Unfortunately, most of our focus is on the “negative aspects and problems” of ADHD and rarely are the strengths or positive ... Views: 29
Do you hover over your spouse while they’re doing housework or completing other important tasks around the house? Do you take more than your share of responsibility for things in your ADHD relationship? Do you find it is just easier to get things done if you micro-manage your partner’s schedule ... Views: 427
“I think I have ADHD,” a client told me. “I seem to have all the symptoms! But, is there a test? How can I know for sure?”
Wanting and expecting their to be a physical “test” for ADHD is something that seems to come at a time in our medical history when many of the scientific advancements ... Views: 509
Forgotten computer passwords, belated birthday cards, mismatched shoes – they can make you wonder if your brain has turned to mush. Or maybe you have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)!
Today’s frenzied world is a breeding ground for ADHD-like behavior, but for 95% of us those ... Views: 637
Before menopause, "Sylvia" was plagued by severe PMS (now known as PMDD - Pre Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder). She had migraines each month in tandem with her period and her work suffered because she lost focus regularly. After menopause her brain fog worsened. Little did she know that her ... Views: 620
Results of a major research study show that adolescent girls with ADHD are more likely to attempt suicide and to inflict injury on themselves than non-ADHD girls of the same age.
The study, led by Stephen Hinshaw, PhD and published in the online Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, ... Views: 505
Technology has proved to be an invaluable asset in the field of mental health. We have the internet which allows easy access to information on symptoms and disorders such as depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. We have EEG machines which allow us to physically change brain waves ... Views: 273
Paul made an appointment with me and arrived with a concern: “My wife keeps telling me I have ADHD because I am always misplacing things, forgetting what she says, and running late - even to work. But I have never been hyperactive, so can she still be right?”
A week later, I met Jennifer ... Views: 476
Mom, can I have the keys to go meet Cheryl at the mall?”
“Dad, I just need the car for about an hour so I can take my friends to get some ice-cream.”
“Mom, it’s so hot out! Can I just drive to the pool?”
Not only do adults often drive more in the summer, particularly on highways while ... Views: 466
It’s summertime! Time for roadtrips and school vacation – which means more driving for teens and adults with ADHD.
The symptoms of ADHD – especially the combination of impulsivity, distractibility, and inattention – lend themselves to greater risk of accidents, tickets and errors in driving ... Views: 433
Did you know that the answer to your productivity depends on the first 15 minutes of your day? Physically we know having breakfast in the morning is important to getting the right fuel to sustain our energy and metabolism throughout the day. What we may not realize is that fueling our brain ... Views: 519
Bullying has become one of the most prominent social issues of our time. Bullying someone with ADHD seems to be even more widespread due to their still developing social skills and increased possibility they will impulsivity react. A bully, by definition, is a person who is habitually cruel or ... Views: 426
Summer movie blockbusters are upon us and local theaters are showcasing another season of superhero action flicks. Raising two sons, I have watched my share of superhero movies - from Star Wars to Spiderman - and confess that I know quite a bit about superheroes – the struggles that led them to ... Views: 510
Some of you will really not like this post. Too invested in the disease and the same way of living.
Some of you will love this post. Very invested in health and a new way of living.
An article was posted regarding the "inventor of ADD and ADHA." It reads. . . . . The German weekly Der ... Views: 555
By Pierre Ah-Fat
Are you among those persons who begin their day with a to do list? Do you often bring remaining tasks forward for the following day? Does this leave you with a feeling of incompleteness? Do you go to bed with the burden that there is always more to do the following day? ... Views: 808
Lately, I have more and more inquiries about almost all kinds of growth on the vocal folds (vocal cords). The most “popular” inquiry is about vocal polyps. Over the years, I, non-surgically, have treated all kinds of unpleasant vocal disorders, and I have to say that the polyps are the most ... Views: 681
Summertime is just around the corner, and Lynn is wondering what to do about her son’s ADHD meds. “He really needs them for school, and the medication has calmed him down a lot, but some people have told me they take their kids off medication in the summer. I‘m not sure what to do!”
Lynn is ... Views: 829
Having ADHD can be frustrating. Merely struggling with compensating for the challenges so they don’t interfere with daily functioning and learning new ways to do things can be taxing. There is a constant internal battle of symptom and strategy waging inside yourself when you are coping with ... Views: 887
Have you ever sat in front of the computer screen or pad of paper, wishing the words to magically come forth from your fingertips so you could finally meet your deadline? Do you hope that you won’t have to go through the chaos and stress of it being late or not completed at all? Yet no matter ... Views: 883
Left unchecked, there are a handful of pretty normal bad habits that can turn into relationship killers.
The patterns of communication listed below can start innocently enough. You probably just don’t know any better. And for a while these cycles let out some tension and can be laughed off ... Views: 971
It’s tax time! Are you ready?
If your answer is a loud “NO” – you’re not alone. Tax season seems to be one of those universal experiences that makes everyone grumpy and anxious. The whole system seems especially designed to confound ADHDers: first, keep track of every little expense for 365 ... Views: 684
This month I wanted to share some experiences about conferences! I love conferences and look forward to the opportunities to travel around the country to enjoy some time with other ADHD coaches and entrepreneurs, increase awareness of ADHD challenges, and finally meet some of my long distance ... Views: 783
“All you need is Love!” ~ The Beatles
Yes, the children of tomorrow are here and they have come to support us! They are referred to as Crystal children, Indigo children or Light children. But who are these young people more and more of whom came in the last 10 years?
I will give you the ... Views: 1082
It’s that time of the year again…the 90 plus days that are the bane of existence for most adults with ADHD.
Yes, I’m talking about tax season - when all of our best intentions from the year before can either feel like our saving grace or plunge us into weeks of despair. For whatever reason, ... Views: 889
When your ADHD diagnosis arrives, it can be overwhelming.
Hopefully most of your feelings about it are positive. In some respects, years or decades of frustration and missteps suddenly make a lot of sense. There is also comfort from the revelation that many of the bad habits and problem ... Views: 650
“I am so ADHD today.”
We have all heard that phrase and know what it means. It is shorthand for someone who is feeling absent-minded, and makes a joke of it that his or her brain is in the grip of distraction issues beyond their control. But have you ever said it about yourself, and wondered if ... Views: 591
What do you want? This might be one of the most loaded questions in the English language.
What is your long-term, big-picture, no-guts-no-glory goal? Not to be morbid, but what is the accomplishment you would be proudest of in your obituary? For adults with ADHD, it’s common for those dreams to ... Views: 584
Summary: What's it like to live with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? In this post, we explore some of the strengths and some of the challenges of life with this particular brain type.
ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder--also known simply as ADD for Attention Deficit ... Views: 797
Ahh Valentine’s Day. A whole day traditionally devoted to celebrating love. And as it is quickly approaching, my thoughts turn to relationships, all sorts of different ADHD relationships, and how ADHD can be a test for even the strongest connections.
When I work with adults, often the focus ... Views: 796
It’s an undeniable fact - most New Year’s resolutions fail. Not because we don’t want to improve our situation or have a lack of motivation – we do! The truth is, most of us don’t take the time to really create goals that will work for us.
When January 1st rolls around, there’s tremendous ... Views: 820
Attention Deficit Disorder (also known as ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are terms used to describe patterns of behavior that appear most often in school-aged children. Children with these disorders are inattentive, overly impulsive and, in the case of ADHD, ... Views: 1040
A few months ago, I wrote about “tipping points:”
..a time in people’s lives when the strategies they have been using to compensate for their ADHD challenges no longer seem to be working. This “tipping point” is often experienced along with feelings of overwhelm and chaos. Up until a ... Views: 913
My favorite radio stations are playing carols, greeting cards are arriving in my mailbox and more and more houses are twinkling as I drive home at night. It’s official – the holidays are here.
I’ve been thinking about the holidays and how to write a blog about best tips to survive and enjoy ... Views: 969
A month from now, you will be powering through your New Year’s Resolutions, well on your way towards achieving feng shui in your living room, or better upper body strength, or all-around inner peace.
But for now, take a victory lap in honor of 2012 (whether or not last year’s resolutions all ... Views: 743
“What is my role in life? How do I fit in?”
These are questions that everyone on earth has given some thought to in their lives. For some, the answers are harder to find than others – especially when some intangible difference separates people into “us” and “them,” making those searching ... Views: 760
A holiday party is less than fun when you’re the one arriving late, or forgetting the gifts, or – worst of all – scrambling in the kitchen and wishing you had never volunteered to play host while hungry guests sit in the living room.
As the nights grow frosty and the dreams of sugar plums ... Views: 863
It’s an exciting time of year. Change of seasons, finally settling into school routines and the promise of fun-filled holidays ahead. With Halloween right around the corner, it is the first of many food-oriented holidays and party-filled evenings to come.
Are you prepared to handle the masses ... Views: 884
Being organized and efficient in the kitchen is a must for stress-free maintenance of a special diet for autism, ADHD or food allergies.
When things get out of control and chaos takes over, it’s not pleasant to work in the kitchen. You are more likely to avoid it and make a run for the ... Views: 904
How Could this Change the World for ALL of Us?
A few years ago I caught part of a major network news program on genius children and their's and their parent's experiences with public schools pressuring them to place these children on Ritalin. Some of the parents being interviewed had found ... Views: 1040
Realising and reorganizing the synapses' polarity, for the noradrenaline (norepinephrine) and dopamine receptors
Balancing the secretion of neurotransmitters
Balacing cerebral biocurrents
Rejuvanating the destabilised neuronal connections and the disfunctional cerebral tissue
... Views: 882
Going through a midlife career change is tough enough. Having ADD and going through a midlife career change can be a lot tougher. ADD can make both the process of deciding on a new career and the actual choice of career more difficult.
ADD and the Midlife Career Change Process
The ... Views: 1009
It is especially hard these days to maintain a center of equilibrium amid the pressures and stresses of daily life. It’s difficult to escape reading or hearing stories and murky pieces of information that bring us down, making us question the sanity of the world and the viability of our own ... Views: 755
Getting up early, going to bed late, playing coach, cook, housemaid, financial expert, chauffer, grocery shopper, appointment keeper, bath giver, homework helper, and nurse is just what moms are expected to do. These are mom’s roles and these don’t have any relation to what she does at work, her ... Views: 1422
As an avid traveller and adventure travel employee, travel in one way or another has pretty much infiltrated most spheres of my life. Most of the time when I travel, I try and fit as much as possible into my paltry 2-3 weeks holiday leave (my apologies to those who don't even get this) and ... Views: 1183