Do you have a relative or friend who just doesn’t want to “believe” in ADHD? Do you know someone who just doesn’t get it? You just want them to understand so that they can empathize with the gargantuan effort of trying to fit in, and can show a bit of compassion to the turbo thinker. Here’s a quick slide show that outlines how the ADHD brain affects everyday life.Read More
Last week I attended a talk by Tulane graduate Dr. Ned Hallowell, author of the classic international best seller, Driven to Distraction. After a trip down memory lane recalling his Tulane days, he shared his New England childhood struggles with learning differences and how those led to his years of research and successful treatment of both children and adults with ADHD.
One thing that sets Dr. Hallowell apart from other experts in the field is his emphasis on the power of connection. While this may seem obvious, as humans, we all need connection; Dr. Hallowell links it to learning...Read More
What would it be like to be your keys? Would you have a nice cozy place to call home? Or would you be a nomad, wandering and hiding in all sorts of interesting places? Here are some tips to help you stay organized and save time. My favorite tip? Invest in a trash can (or recycling bin) and use it mercilessly!Read More
"ADHD's Common Denominators: 11 Hidden Truths That Unlock Treatment Success" over at ADDitude Magazine is a superb summary of how to approach treatment for ADHD or executive function disorder. My favorite:
Mainstream Solutions Aren’t Helpful
"Pills do not give skills. If patients normalize their symptoms with medication, but continue to approach the tasks of life with neurotypical techniques that will never work for them, nothing changes."Read More
Sometimes in life we need an accountability partner. This person can be a professional coach, but it can also be a friend, a family member or even an online community. Say you want to train for the Crescent City Classic. You have the perfect training schedule to finish that 10k, but how will you ever get the motivation to follow it?Read More