ADHD / Adult ADHD / Anxiety / Coping Strategies

Shades of Urgency: A Tool For Managing Anxiety and ADHD

Technically, what I’m about to talk about is a tool for time management, or even organizational prioritization. Personally, however, I find it extremely helpful for both managing ADHD and anxiety. It’s not a new idea, and it was introduced to me by a recent colleague, who I feel employs it well. I’ll give you the … Continue reading

Anxiety / Medications

When the meds stop working: What’s next?

I have read other people’s stories about their psychotropic medications crapping out on them, but until now, I didn’t know that experience first hand. I started taking nortriptyline almost three years ago, ironically, not for a mental health condition but to treat a disabling vestibular migraine disorder. Instead of getting classic migraine headaches, like I … Continue reading

ADHD / ADHD and the Workplace / Adult ADHD

ADHD: Keeping the size of our lives manageable

Ever have it happen where something that didn’t used to be a problem, becomes a problem for you? I’ve been struggling through that lately and frankly, driving myself a little nuts. I think it’s a direct result of the fact that I’m simply VERY busy. My life and responsibilities have grown explosively and I’m having … Continue reading

ADHD / Adult ADHD / Coping Strategies

Living with ADHD takes practice

Yes, I know that title sounds funny. I know that living with ADHD doesn’t take practice. I can be reactive/un-focused/hyperfocused/fidgety/jittery/procrastinatory (yeah I don’t know if that’s a real word) without practicing. It’s practicing NOT doing them, that takes practice. Just as there are stages of death and dying (I was raised by a geriatrics social … Continue reading