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10
OCT
2016

An Offer to Discover Distraction

  I’m excited to discover Dr. Ned Hallowell’s new podcast series: Distraction. Dr. Hallowell is a well-known expert in ADHD, but whether we have ADHD or not, he offers ways to help us all lead happier, more productive lives. In fact, I’m so excited about...
02
AUG
2016
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Rejection Sensitivity

I just learned about Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD), which describes the experience of people who are extra sensitive to rejection. They feel rejection more intensely. They may perceive it when it isn’t there. They may exaggerate its significance, and they can be...
05
JUL
2016
woman wonders why she is disorganized

Could It Be ADHD?

I speak with many people who are surprised when I ask if they have ADHD.  “Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) is the official name for the condition, but it can be misleading. It’s possible to have ADHD without hyperactivity, and it’s also...
16
FEB
2016
decisions about spending money

The Solution to Managing ADHD? MONEY

Just listened to yet another excellent podcast this morning about managing ADHD, and couldn’t help but thinking that it all really boils down to money, doesn’t it? Not sure I have any answers, but I just want to acknowledge how frustrating it must be for people to...
19
NOV
2015
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What does Mindfulness have to do with Productivity?

I just got back from the annual CHADD conference, where the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness and/or meditation was a huge topic. Mindfulness is helpful not just for reducing unwanted aspects of ADHD, but for improving mental and physical health in all sorts of ways. If...
30
APR
2014

Concentration Deficit Disorder

Very interesting article in the Summer 2014 issue of ADDitude Magazine, about Concentration Deficit Disorder, or CDD. I first learned about CDD a few years ago, when it was being referred to as Sluggish Cognitive Tempo—a terrible name! Dr. Russell Barkley and other researchers in...