The whacky ADHD tendency towards time distortion was recently explained to me. In an ADDitude article, William Dodson claims, “The ADHD world is curvilinear. Past, present, and future are never separate and distinct. Everything is now.” Maybe you can relate. Have you ever gone into a store looking for a few things, only to leave […]
ADD: Creatively Enhance Productivity
In a land, not long ago or far away, I creatively edited an essay with scissors. I cut out bad parts, reorganized sections, and taped the good parts together again. Needless to say, computers and other elements of business tech stretch my patience. So, I found and took an on-line class for help. During this […]
Esteem, ADHD, and Women’s Roles
One night in Taos, NM, while boiling pasta, a friend and I threw wet noodles on a wall to test their readiness. Enjoying the quirky shapes formed, we soon drew the imagined faces of the characters outlined. Only later, while painting this wall to get my rental deposit back, did I realize that ink bleeds through […]
ADD, Neurofeedback, and How I Finished Taxes Early
One year I did my taxes early. Most people wouldn’t find this statement of interest or abnormal in any way. To those of us with depression, ADD and what I call the consequent anxiety; that was quite remarkable! How on earth did that happen?! A few years ago, I began Neurofeedback (NF) therapy. Although I wasn’t […]
Miracle of Making My Bed
It’s a miracle if I’m not late to everything. Many days, from the moment the alarm rings, I hit the ground running. Under such circumstances, I don’t care if my room looks like an Architectural Digest photo, so I do not regularly make my bed. In fact, without any obligations, I would argue there is […]
The Undiagnosed ADD Girl, Often Becomes Frustrated Woman
As a girl, I was bright, enthusiastic, and deeply empathetic. As I grew, I daydreamed and was unorganized, but my grades were good. I even took advanced classes in high school. With friends, I could be silly, excited, perhaps moody, and chatty. But, because I was not hyper and disruptive, no one had much problem […]
Creating Joy in My Life, by Larkin Oates
Creating ‘happy’, after years of writing lists of what bring me joy, I have the life I want.
Adult ADD/ADHD: a Medical Condition
Tough love doesn’t work with ADD. Larkin Oates Counseling can tell you why.