Researchers have finally acknowledged that ADHD plays out differently for women than it does for men because of our feminine hormones, estrogen and progesterone. In an article published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in April 2014, Ronit Haimov-Kockman and Itali Berger connect the dots between cognitive performance and hormone swings, specifically during the menstrual period. […]
My mom took “diet pills” back in the ’60s and cleaned house until 3 am! Years later she told me that she loved getting so much done. Those little pepper-upper diet pills were amphetamines, the forerunner of popular ADHD medications like Adderall. Looks like we’ve come full circle: January 30, 2015 the FDA approved Vyvanse•, […]
Hearts and roses. I didn’t get any on Valentine’s Day, but it’s OK. I know Victor loves me. He’s usually great at remembering holidays and bringing home flowers and other emblems of affection. This year, though, we were out of town, preoccupied by a very different kind of love…
As much as I love the clear, uncluttered sparkle of my freshly-cleaned kitchen, there must be a darker side of me – my evil twin – who can’t tolerate a horizontal surface untouched by papers or keys or … an ice cream maker. After I have spent time painstakingly tucking each piece of paper into […]
Last weekend, Milli the super Sheltie and I went to the AKC agility trial in Raleigh, NC. I was not looking forward to it, believe me. We had attended our first agility trial a few weeks ago and it was a disaster. Little Milli and her mom (me) were stressed out. Didn’t know what to […]
Victor will finally have to go on oxygen. For a 63-year-old cystic fibrosis patient, thats probably not a startling statement. But for me, it spells the real beginning of the finale. And I am rocked to my foundations. I just read an article about how CF patients die. I was surprised to learn that most […]
This is no ordinary grocery list. It’s a customized list of the things I use and need to replenish regularly. AND it’s organized by the layout of my favorite grocery store. AND it’s attached to the front of my refrigerator so I can easily check off the items I need, then whisk it off to the store with me.
I rediscovered a marvelous, free download that automatically dims the glare on my screen according to the time of day at my office. Unfortunately, our brains can’t tell the difference between the artificial computer-generated blue-spectrum light and morning light, so it signals our brain to stay awake
Turns out generous hydration actually makes my brain work better (technically, lack of water dims the light in my brain, but it makes sense both ways). Now that’s what I call a double benefit (the other one is that it’s also good for losing weight)…So it’s smart – literally – to drink more water than your thirst indicates.
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