Living with ADHD: Order, Chaos, and the Space Between, Part 2

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Living with ADHD | No Comments
Living with ADHD: Order, Chaos, and the Space Between, Part 2

The Space Between In Part 1 of “Order, Chaos, and the Space Between,” I wrote that people with ADHD cannot organize their world the way everyone else does. It’s not possible. The part of the brain that does that has faulty wiring. Without learning to do things a different way than normal people do, we […]

Living with ADHD: Hyperfocus

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Living with ADHD: Hyperfocus

Hyperfocus Before I go any further, I need to introduce the term “hyperfocus.” Kathleen Nadeau explains this phenomenon in her book, Adventures in Fast Forward. “In actuality, ADD is not a ‘deficit’ of attention, but a disorder in which individuals have much less control over their responses to stimuli,” writes Nadeau. They are unable to regulate their […]

Living with ADHD: Order, Chaos, and the Space Between, Part 1

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Living with ADHD: Order, Chaos, and the Space Between, Part 1

Order and Chaos My mom was one of those women.  At one point she had five kids from diapers to a teenager and all of the duties of a pastor’s wife. The house was always at least orderly, if not spotless. She could walk into a room, see something out of place or in need […]

Living with ADHD: Listen! Did You Smell That?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Living with ADHD | No Comments
Living with ADHD: Listen! Did You Smell That?

Continuing with my Living with ADHD series… This is MY Story Life with ADHD is a very individual experience. There are so many different factors that make us who we are. ADHD is not who I am; it’s just one of the many threads woven into the tapestry that is me, and that tapestry is uniquely […]

Living with ADHD: Cooking with ADHD

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Living with ADHD | No Comments
Living with ADHD: Cooking with ADHD

Forget graphic arts. Forget web design. I think I may have found my calling in life. I think I need to write a cookbook for people with ADHD … “Cooking with ADHD: Help for the Domestically Challenged.” I like to cook… sometimes. I love to bake… sometimes. There are a couple of recurring problems, however. Most women with ADHD have some […]

Living with ADHD: An Introduction

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Living with ADHD | No Comments
Living with ADHD: An Introduction

I don’t have a short attention span, I just… This week, I’m beginning a series call “Living with ADHD.” I will be chronicling various aspects of life live in the distraction zone; cooking, cleaning the house, working, going to church, driving, eating out, phone calls, reading books, conversations, parenting, and an insanely bad short-term memory. […]