When you’ve got ADHD, getting overwhelmed is a daily battle. So many times we think that the reason we struggle with getting things done is because we lack motivation, when it’s actually this struggle with being overwhelmed easily. The ADHD brain seems to always be at the edge of overstimulation (and understimulation at the same […]
When you have ADHD, Medication is Worth it. Here’s a big reason why.
Every time you turn around, someone is making a big deal about not taking medication for ADHD. Here’s why I take it, encourage others to consider it, and am not ashamed to say it. I’ve always been thankful for my husband. I knew from the moment that I met him that he was a great […]
Will a Gluten Free Diet Cure Your ADHD Symptoms?
We’ve all heard the stories. So and so started a gluten free diet and it made their ADHD symptoms SO much better! Better focus! Better Memory! The kids are so much calmer without gluten. It really makes you wonder, is there anything to it? Gluten, Celiac, Gluten Sensitivity, and ADHD Gluten is a protein that’s […]
Signs of ADHD (As Seen on TV)
Ever watched your favorite show and thought, “Wow! That was such an ADHD moment!” ? TV is a great place to see the signs of ADHD in action: attention problems, impulse control, hyperactivity, and on it goes. You just have to know where to look! If you’ve ever wondered if you could have ADHD, here […]
ADHD & eating disorders: What You Need to Know
It’s only in recent years that we’ve really started to uncover the link between ADHD and eating disorders or weight. What we’ve found so far has been pretty shocking. ADHD and Binge Eating, Bulimia, and Obesity share the strongest links. Until digging into the numbers, I had no idea. But ADHD impacts every part of […]
What You Need to Know About ADHD and Anxiety
ADHD and Anxiety, at first glance, don’t seem as if they would have that much in common. What does inattention and forgetfulness have to do with “A feeling of apprehension and fear, characterized by physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, and feelings of stress?” By the way, that’s the medical definition of an anxiety disorder […]
What You Need to Know About Medication for ADHD Women
ADHD medication for adults tends to be a hot topic with a lot of bad information in circulation. But taking a stimulant was one of the best decisions I made for myself as an ADHD woman and it’s time to clear up some myths that won’t seem to die. Let’s start off with something important…I’m […]
ADHD: Disorder or Gift? It’s a Dialectic
Is ADHD a disorder or a gift? Friend or foe? Blessing or curse? I was surprised to find this question inspires a lot of controversy in the ADHD realm. In case you aren’t familiar, ADHD is classified as a disability–one that’s protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Although some still don’t believe ADHD is […]
I Should Have Known It Was ADHD When….
I’ve had ADHD problems since I was a kid, but wasn’t diagnosed until I was 28 years old. Off and on throughout the years, I’d had passing thoughts and a few people ask if I had ADHD but ultimately I really had no clue. Looking back though, I realize that these things [could or should […]
4 Better Ways to Practice Mindfulness Meditation for ADHD
Mindfulness Meditation for ADHD is one of the few natural strategies that seem to actually help those of us who struggle with attention to regulate our focus. But practicing mindfulness is pretty difficult, even for neurotypicals, so how do those of us with attention dysregulation stand a chance? With a few ADHD style tweaks, mindfulness […]