Cooking with ADHD is a whole new worldADHD symptoms affect every area of our lives, and the kitchen is no different. Though it isn't an issue for every person with ADHD, many of us find ADHD cooking to be - dare I say it?- distasteful. What are the specific challenges we face with ADHD and … Continue reading How To Cook When You Have Funky Executive Function
Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria is a raging storm of emotions Rejection sensitive dysphoria is like a thunderstorm. I see it coming, dark clouds in the distance telling me to run for cover. Just like I can't stop pouring rain, I am powerless against the flood of emotions that rejection sensitive dysphoria brings on. Like overflowing waters, … Continue reading What You Need To Know About Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
CBD for ADHD is the latest health trend "Have you tried CBD for ADHD?" I have a love-hate relationship with health trends. Finding new solutions is great, but there's that inevitable point in the solutions process where people begin to believe that one thing is the cure for all ailments, then they are off to … Continue reading CBD For ADHD: Amazing Results Or Disinformation?
Tips for dating someone with PTSD - why would I need those? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can happen for a variety of reasons, none of them pleasant. Living with PTSD is a constant reminder of the traumatic events they have experienced. Once upon a time, we thought only soldiers developed PTSD, now we know that … Continue reading 10 Tips for Dating Someone With PTSD
Vertical Heterophoria? Now you're just making shit up. I'm not, but I understand why you feel that way. There are (by my exaggerated estimate) roughly a million comorbid conditions that are related to ADHD from restless leg syndrome, to sleep apnea, now to vertical heterophoria. I think vertical heterophoria is my favorite of all the … Continue reading Vertical Heterophoria: The ADHD Related Eye Condition You’ve Never Heard Of
Over the last six months, I have been learning how to use grounding techniques. Triggered is something that is often used as a jeer on the internet, but being triggered is no laughing matter. As I learned when I got myself back into therapy, I have PTSD. Part of dealing with PTSD means learning to … Continue reading 6 Grounding Techniques That Plug My Mind Back Into The Present
Tidying Up is the latest series from Netflix featuring Marie Kondo, creator of the Konmari Method and author of The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up. In the first episode of the series, we meet a young couple who is in need of help. They discuss the anxiety and irritation they feel with each other. This … Continue reading Konmari Method: Does Tidying Up Spark Joy?
How shame with ADHD begins A life with untreated ADHD is a life with many inconsistencies. With those inconsistencies in mind, shame with ADHD soon follows. We are more likely to have bad credit, wrecked marriages, messy houses, and ruined careers. We have difficulty showing up on time, following through when we say we will, … Continue reading What You Need To Overcome Shame with ADHD
Self-care ideas are always needed, probably because we are so reluctant to take care of ourselves. Self-care or self-destruct, there is no other option. You might notice I?haven't been around for a little while. There's a reason for that. . . if by "reason" you'd determine that I have worked myself into the ground and … Continue reading 17 Self Care Gifts That Cost $20 (Or Less!)
Valentine's day is fast approaching, and that has me thinking about love and ADHD relationships. I think about love a lot, especially after enduring a divorce. I spent a lot of time after that divorce wondering if love was something I would ever find again. After all, it isn't easy to be in love when … Continue reading 5 Ways ADHD Relationships are Remarkable