It’s the hormones, guys. Duh!

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. […]

Vyvanse approved as treatment for binge eating


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•, […]

Coming to grips with reality

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 […]

Taming the grocery list monster

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.