By Sandy Maynard To many adults with ADHD, multitasking is second nature. Doing two (or more) things at once might not be as gratifying as doing them separately, but there’s no doubt that multitasking helps you with time management. Or does it? With simple tasks you’ve done a thousand times — folding laundry while talking to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Royce Flippin A common — but confusing — symptom of ADHD is called “hyperfocus,” or the ability to zero in intensely on an interesting project or activity for hours at a time. It’s no secret that children and adults with ADHD often struggle to focus on tasks they find uninteresting. High distractibility — children with ADHD […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Eric Allstrom Treatment for adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has given me the wisdom to work at jobs I can handle — and to avoid those I can’t. Shortly after my 55th birthday, I was fired from a job after only two weeks. This came as no surprise. Since college, I had been […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
During filming for “Our America With Lisa Ling” on the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Lisa Ling couldn’t shake the feeling that she was reporting on something all too familiar. “I have always had a bit of a difficult time focusing on things that aren’t interesting to me, and I get really, really anxious before taking […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Have you noticed that, like other ADD adults, you are routinely 5-10 minutes late for work, appointments, and most other scheduled events? It’s not that you intend to be late. You just simply got lost and distracted in time. Let’s face it — ADD Adults generally have a poor concept of time. We understand time […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Lynn Schnurnberger, September 26, 2010 Tara Kennedy-Kline’s husband, Chris, loved her free spirit when they were high school sweethearts. But nearly 20 years later, he found her behavior alarming. The mother of two from Shoemakersville, Pa., was still careening from career to career and disappearing for hours without bothering to call. She took out […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m frequently asked about the impact of stress and technology to the lives all people, especially to those of us who live with ADHD. It’s no secret that we live in a technological society in which we are constantly wired and multi-tasking with our computers, cell phones, and other electronic gadgets. But are we paying […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The month of February has become synonymous with Valentines. Yes, February is the season of Cupid, the month of love and a month that invites us to give focus to our love relationships. ADD relationships can be fun, loving, exciting and they can be very challenging. I have been conducting research by interviewing individuals and couples who volunteered to discuss their personal experiences in ADD relationships. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last night I felt compelled to search my library of books to re-read Wayne Dyer’s book – “The Power of INTENTION”. I had forgotten how much I had enjoyed reading it the first time. This morning I sat down to my computer to read new email and found one of my favorite newsletters, Barb Melloh’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.