What you focus on (gasp!) e-x-p-a-n-d-s

My attention leaves a tell-tale imprint of what I truly think is important. Regardless of the thoughts that stream through my mind or the words I speak out loud, my true focus/priorities are reflected in the action I take. When I pay only lip service to exercise or nutritious eating or stress reduction I am saying that none of them are truly important to me. To change my life, I must first decide to change my focus Continue reading

Fat cells gum up brain synapses

 I’ve said before that exercise cures all ills – well, most of them anyway – and now there’s even more proof. A New York Times article (http://well NULL.blogs NULL.nytimes NULL.com/2014/03/05/how-fat-may-harm-the-brain-and-how-exercise-may-help/?module=WelcomeBackModal&contentCollection=U NULL.S NULL.&region=FixedCenter&action=click&pgtype=article) reports on a study that shows obesity can … Continue reading

“Tiles” may eliminate ADHD frenzy

“Tiles” is a soon-to-be-released product with an accompanying app that keeps track of your stuff so you can find it easily and quickly using GPS and bluetooth technology. Yep. You attach a 1″x1″ Tile to your keys, your laptop, your purse, your bike … and if you lose any “tiled” items, you can find it using the Tiles app on your iPhone or iPad (yes it only works with iOS right now).

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ADDiva in the kitchen

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…

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A dozen ways to say “No” (and really mean it)

“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