Escaping the shame

I always thought that adversity strengthened our peace of mind by challenging it and shifting it. But where it my peace of mind and self control now? Now that the tears are finally dry and my face is swollen and my eyes are red and oh-so-attractive for public appearances, I can grudgingly accept that peace of mind would have helped in this circumstance. But it didn’t come into play until later, much later than needed.

But I might need it someday…

I am NOT a hoarder. Far from it. I make regular trips to the Salvation Army to unburden my household of stuff (that I probably should not have bought in the first place). But I do hang on to some things past their expiration dates. LIke empty boxes of things I bought. I am afraid … Continue reading But I might need it someday…

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. … Continue reading It’s the hormones, guys. Duh!

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•, … Continue reading Vyvanse approved as treatment for binge eating

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.