The ADDled Brain and Anxiety

I never thought of myself as an anxious person. Maybe I wasn't when I was younger. Truth be told, though, I suspect I've had anxiety issues most of my life and was never treated for it. It's common for people with ADHD also to have issues with anxiety and depression. I mean, who wouldn't be … Continue reading The ADDled Brain and Anxiety

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My ADDled Brain’s ADDiction

"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle."                 --Deepak Chopra I admit it. I have an addiction. I also have mild depression and anxiety … Continue reading My ADDled Brain’s ADDiction

What us wheel-running gerbils can learn from chefs

"It's like a very ... Zen-like thing. All my knives are clean. Clean cutting board. Clear space to work. Clear mind." - Greg Barr, sous-chef at New York City's Esca One of the tenets of living successfully with ADHD is staying organized. I use various tools and practices which I previously wrote about (see "Where is ... … Continue reading What us wheel-running gerbils can learn from chefs

Productive Procrastinator

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb I've always wondered how people got stuff done. I mean, really. If you have a full-time job, how is one supposed to get to the bank, pick up groceries, pay bills, go to the dentist, … Continue reading Productive Procrastinator

Exercising the Distraction Devil

I'm just back from a lovely 25+ mile bike ride and it's clear how exercise helps with ADD. I feel energized and happy and ready to get to work. Experts say (and I know from experience) that ADDers required to sit in one place for long periods of time can get quite fidgety and distracted. Any … Continue reading Exercising the Distraction Devil