Nikki Scott, 33, was standing in her kitchen one evening, preparing her favorite side dish for dinner: cheesy broccoli. Scott and her partner were struggling financially at the time, so she was looking forward to this home-cooked meal. But when she began to mix the two ingredients together in a glass bowl, it all slipped […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When Kim Raine received her diagnosis of ADHD in 2021, she was flooded with a mix of emotions. Grief, for the years she’d spent unable to pinpoint exactly why she felt different from others; all the times she’d lain awake at night with racing thoughts, suffered mood swings or worked all day and seemed to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Why do so many of us put off doing taxes until April? Because it’s all so overwhelming! Use these tips to overcome common hurdles, find the right paperwork, and simplify the process so you’re done before April 15. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
Are you frozen somewhere between, “There’s too much information to consider” and “I can’t make up my mind?” People with ADHD excel at making split-second decisions under high-pressure circumstances. What’s much tougher: weighing complex information to make an informed choice. These strategies can help. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
Caribbean households are known for obscure nicknames. Growing up, mine was (and still is) ‘Longers’. My dad says I was given this name because it took me ages to start doing anything and I was so forgetful as a child. My parents being separated meant that I would move from house to house every weekend, spending […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard “Don’t sweat the small stuff” is good advice for people with ADHD, many of whom try to be perfectionists. People are always telling us what we did wrong and what we missed — “You need to pay more attention in class” or “What the heck is wrong with you? I just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sandy Maynard If you’re a mom with ADHD, the words “back to school” can make you quiver with anxiety. They elicit visions of endless papers to sign, car pools to remember, and homework assignments to help with. Also, you may have a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who has organizational problems of his […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wherever you turn for your media, the message is the same. We’re in love with the idea of mindfulness. On 60 Minutes, a skeptical Anderson Cooper is transformed into a “paying attention to the moments of my day” mindfulness-practitioner. The cover of TIME boldly proclaims a “Mindful Revolution.” And, Parade magazine tells us that mindfulness is the No.1 Health-Booster in 2015. Try […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Rick Nauert PhD New research discovers compelling evidence that symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often persist into adulthood. In the study, investigators found that sixty percent of children with ADHD demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20’s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults. Experts have often disagreed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Establishing a new behavior or building new and healthier habits is a tall order for most of us with ADHD. We get distracted or change our game plan after a week, despite our best intentions. When we miss a day of a routine, we get discouraged and convince ourselves that forming a new habit is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.