Women With ADHD – A 20 Year Celebration
Register now for this upcoming free Webinar:
Women With ADHD
A 20 Year Celebration
with Sari Solden
and Rick Green
Monday, May 12th, 2014
8 pm – 9 pm EDT
“Sari Solden has used her personal and professional experience to shine some light into the dark closet inhabited by far too many ADD women… She empowers ADD women by validating their experience as worthwhile human beings who struggle with serious organizational problems in many areas of their lives.” (Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo, authors of You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy”)
Join us on May 12th at 8 pm EDT!
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2. Restless Sleep
When individuals with ADHD finally fall asleep, their sleep is restless. They toss and turn. They awaken at any noise in the house. They are so fitful that bed partners often choose to sleep in another bed. They often awake to find the bed torn apart and covers kicked onto the floor. Sleep is not refreshing and they awaken as tired as when they went to bed.
click on above link to read about the other sleep problems and some tips to help you
I have tried all the tips, the meds and some not mentioned. Nothing works for me. Makes me so tired and I have pretty much given up on ever getting a good nights sleep.
These short, restless nights have taken their toll on me physically (and probably mentally). I nap now during the day, usually around 1 in the afternoon, because by then I’ve been up for 9 hours and my body is sore.
Lack of sleep sucks the life right out of you.
Good luck to all of you trying to rest and restore your body.
I am envious of all people who can sleep peacefully, deeply and for a solid 6-8 hours consecutively!
Today is Good Friday, which for Christians is significant because it is when Jesus Christ, the son of God, died. Actually, he was murdered by being nailed to a cross.
Easter is on Sunday, which is what Christians believe to be when JC came back to life.
Seriously, there are millions of people that believe this to be the absolute truth. Otherwise intelligent people pray and believe in the characters of this fairytale, living their lives according to the story written in another time.
Do they believe as fervently in vampires? After all, isn’t the similarity between a vampire story and JC obvious?
Will there be a whole generation of descendants in the distant future worshipping Harry Potter?
It is possible but how probable would it be?
Since the religious sects have dwindling numbers of Believers and Followers, does this mean there will be an end to Christianity as we know it?
I think it hardly matters at all what people believe, as long as their beliefs make them kinder and gentler in the future.
Don’t you think that is the whole point of any religion?
Emotions are a challenge to humans. Some swallow them down, some pretend they’re non-existent, some over share, and so on.
It really doesn’t matter how you choose to deal with your feelings, they will continue to exist.
All you are really doing by keeping them to yourself is sparing those around you the drama happening inside you. Lucky them.
When you over share your emotions people will eventually just ignore you, or avoid you.
Regardless, the whole point of your struggle to get a handle on your emotions is to spare yourself some pain.
No matter how you externalize those emotions you are STILL feeling them!
Sunday, May 18
click on the link below to read the entire article
If you live outside Washington, D.C., gather with your friends and walk together in your local area. Encourage coordinators of your local ADHD support group to get involved on this special day. Your event could be as simple as walking to your closest elementary school and back. As you walk, take pictures and post them to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest using #ADHDWalk.
A casual acquaintance committed suicide last week. And I’m full of questions.
He was a large, boisterous man with a booming voice. He lived alone and was a neighbour of ours in a townhouse complex.
He worked, served on a committee, feuded with a few other neighbours and shared his opinion liberally. I suspect the liquor he imbibed daily freed up his wagging tongue.
News that he was losing his townhouse to bankruptcy trickled to us from that gossip line Hubby remains connected to.
Then we were told he lost his job.
Then we were told he had died.
Then were told he committed suicide and that it was his family that found him on their weekly visit to him. Apparently he had been dead a week.
I began to wonder what could possibly be so bad to cause such a terrible act.
Was he too lonely? Discouraged? Sick? Too tired to pick up the pieces of his life and start anew?
Saying he was depressed just doesn’t cut it in my mind. There are thousands upon thousands of people suffering from depression. There are just as many people declaring bankruptcy. They do not all take their own life. They do not all see death as the only answer.
What piece of the mind determines that action? The experts say exercise relieves depression, prevents suicide etc., etc. Really? How do they explain those professional athletes taking their lives? After all, exercise is their whole life, yet they still felt suicide was the only answer.
Did he perhaps just simply feel unloved, unwanted and unworthy?
His grown children visited him regularly so that indicates, at the very least, a sense of responsibility for their father. Are they responsible for making him feel worthy of love and life?
Sadly, I have no answers to these questions.
I cannot even say with conviction that suicide is categorically wrong.
I can say that the treatments currently available are NOT the answer. The drugs, the therapy and the psyco-babble are all just fumbling in the dark while trained professionals search for the real solution.
I hope they find it soon.
I have a Pinterest board for ADHD and many other boards too (of course I do) HA ha ha ha
Join us in this obsession of images
Even though ADHD is now the official title and ADD / ADHD are the same thing,…
click on the link below to read the rest of Jacqueline Sinfield’s post
I am Combined Type, what are you?
Today is worth 2 postings:)
Click on the link above to read the entire article.
“Generally I find myself in one of three phases, and each requires a different to-do manual. Sometimes, I’m numb, unable to get even a glimpse of what it means to feel happy or sad. Other times, I’m so fully engaged with my emotions, I can taste the colors of my feelings. Most of the time I’m observing my emotions as they float through me in their own version of a thought bubble.”
Today is another numb day for me. I find it intriguing how comfortable it is when I am alone, yet my discomfort is tangible when someone else enters the picture.
Why do I feel so responsible? Am I?
My advice to fellow ADDers is to get educated about the condition. I don’t like the word “disorder.” My other advice is to find out about your natural strengths rather than trying to play catch-up with the normal kids by taking a pill to think like them.
Click on the link above to read her words
She is 100% correct…do not take a pill so you can be like everyone else…SO not worth it people!