Someone once told me that the only prayer is “Thank you.” Not necessarily to God or Buddha or Mohammad or The Universe. Just “Thank you” to no one or nothing in particular. That notion has stayed with me over the years … Continue reading
I’m a good cook. Really, I am. But I don’t cook. Really, I don’t. Unless forced to do so by a hungry mob. Or unexpected company. Or predictable holidays (although my preferred solution to all of these situations is a visit to our local restaurant).
I realize that my culinary techniques (yes, I do have some) are highly influenced by my ADHD…
At the end of a leisurely breakfast this morning, Victor and I were discussing our respective businesses. Almost as an aside, I mentioned women and ADHD. Before I could finish my sentence, a striking woman wearing a black waitstaff uniform … Continue reading
You probably know that October is ADHD Awareness Month (first we had a day, then a week and now a month!) so we’re all trying to help the world understand more about ADHD. There is a lot of misinformation out … Continue reading
Over the years, I’ve learned a couples of things about myself: 1. I’m really well organized in my head (but not my desk). 2. I tend to make things a lot more complicated than other folks. My belief is that … Continue reading
“No” is the least-used word in the ADDiva vocabulary. Even when we are completely overwhelmed we like to oblige. Yes, I’ll bring brownies to school. Yes, I’ll work late again. Yes, I’ll take you to the doctor. Yes, I’ll go to the movies with you.
Of course you want to be helpful. You don’t want to disappoint. You are enthused about the request. Or you’re a bona fide People Pleaser (it’s common in the ADDiva community. So how can you be honest and decline their request without burning bridges and eroding relationships? Continue reading
If your menstrual periods were awful, you might be in for a bumpy ride during menopause. Researchers have known since 1996 that there is a correlation between severe PMS (now known as PMDD – pre-menstrual dysmorphic disorder) and menopausal symptoms. … Continue reading
My life is a blur. I have a hard time slowing down. Sometimes it’s my body. Usually it’s my mind. I spend most of my days racing from one urgent project to another (why do I add so many projects … Continue reading
Yesterday the FDA approved the first (of probably many) brain wave tests to aid in diagnosing ADHD in children (of COURSE it’s all about children first!). The Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid (NEBA) System is based on a regular EEG (electroencephalogram) and will contrast theta and beta waves of ADHD children up to age 17 with those of normal baseline results. “The theta/beta ratio has been shown to be higher in children and adolescents with ADHD than in children without it,” according to the FDA press release.
I was once told by a dear friend that grief sends ADHD into overdrive; now I have proof of that. I walked around in a daze, forgetting my own name, bumping into furniture and feeling that someone had transported me to San Francisco on a foggy morning. Continue reading