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Michelle-Frank-Editor

Message from the Editor: It’s So Much Better When You’re Not Alone

At ADDA, we know the power of connection. Adults with ADHD are too often lonely. A lack of acceptance can lead to rejection by the people around us, and our own shame leads us to withdraw. Isolation becomes a (very bad) habit. At ADDA, we work hard to provide opportunities to connect. We know reaching out can […]

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Michelle-Frank-Editor

Message from the Editor: The Power of Connection

While I was away some great projects started brewing at ADDA! As always, we’re excited to share them with you. First, however, a word on this edition’s theme: CONNECTION. At ADDA, we believe very strongly in the power of connection to heal, support, re-energize, and inspire. We’re in the process of refreshing and rebuilding our content […]

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ADHD & The Power of Connection

By Tedd Reike In his book, “Connect”, prominent psychiatrist and specialist in ADHD, Dr. Ed Hallowell, advises that connecting with others is an essential vitamin in building a healthy, successful life.  It’s a scientific fact that we need one another.  One of his tips for dealing with anxiety is “never worry alone”. The solution to a […]

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Road Trip Nation: Being You

with Evelyn Polk-Green Evelyn Polk-Green, ADDA’s Immediate Past President, was interviewed for the Road Trip Nation Show, “Being You.” Three young people with learning and attention issues travel the country seeking advice from TV host Howie Mandel and many more (including Evelyn!) who have transformed their learning and attention issues from a struggle into an […]

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Message from the Editor: Put Your Mask on First

I recently flew to the Better Together Festival held on May 14, 2016. At each takeoff, I heard the familiar safety instructions from the flight attendants. A frequent flyer, I don’t pay much attention to the announcements, but this time, I found the instructions concerning oxygen masks put me in mind of this month’s theme. […]

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Casey-Dixon

Executive Function Fitness for ADHD Folks

We all know exercise builds muscle and enhances endurance, making our everyday physical challenges so much easier. But getting started can be daunting, thinking about hours on the treadmill, running for miles and lifting heavier and heavier weights. Fitness can become an overwhelming proposition, and, more often than not, we give up before we start. […]

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Make Time for Self Care

Introduction by Duane Gordon, based on an excerpt from Dr. Mark Bertin’s Mindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive. ADHD is stressful. Whether you have ADHD or you live with someone with ADHD, you probably feel stressed on occasion. In this issue, the ADDA Insider is pleased […]

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The Power of Reframing

I didn’t know I had Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), until I was sixty years old. I thought, as do most people, that ADHD affected little boys who can’t seem to stay out of trouble in school. The more I learned about the condition, the more I had in common with those little boys. I’ve […]

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Message from the Editor: If You Don’t Take Care of Yourself, Who Will?

I feel like a substitute teacher. Your editor, Michelle Frank, is working hard on the Better Together Festival happening this weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (I’ll be there. I hope I see you there too!) Michelle asked me to step back into my role as editor for the next two issues of the Insider as […]

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Unleash Your Creativity

As early as I can remember, drawing was my favorite activity. I would draw pictures for my sisters to color. In school, if anyone needed a drawing for an assignment, they’d come to me. I would draw anything. I had hundreds of drawings of my left hand! I’m right handed, so I would use my […]

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