Author: Duane Gordon

An ADHD-Friendly Way to Lose Weight? Yes!

By Linda Williams Swanson Imagine if you set goals of gaining weight and living an unhealthy lifestyle. If those were your goals, you do the things I did for several decades of my life: Eat food of all kinds available 24-7, and eat often. Eat to soothe emotions when feeling sad, anxious, or stressed. Eat […]

Continue Reading

Marriage Uncomplicated. Is It Possible?

Joyce Kubik and Robin Nordmeyer A marriage is a precious union. But when one spouse or partner struggles with ADHD, they both struggle with ADHD. Research shows us that when you don’t understand or manage your ADHD effectively, it can be draining on a marriage often leading to separation and divorce. It is heart breaking […]

Continue Reading

It’s Not About Willpower

by Diane McLean At 53, my life started to make sense. Overwhelmed, anxious, and error prone, I felt completely inept. Then I was diagnosed with ADHD. I was also diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, obesity and other ailments. I was a mess. It was a relief to know my scatterbrained-ness had a biological basis. […]

Continue Reading

Marcella’s Journey Continues

by Marcella Lowry As a child, I went to a local center for the developmentally disabled. I wasn’t disabled, but I knew I was different. Doctors knew I was extremely intelligent. But they didn’t know how to diagnose me, either. In the 1960s, they thought it was a psychosis. (Years later, I obtained a copy […]

Continue Reading

The ADHD Life Adventure

By Janet L. Schmidt Jim Brown, aka pen name, James Phoenix says “I’m an old guy now” but, this old guy has founded dozens of companies. He estimates about half of these companies were successful. A couple of companies were off the charts successful and went International. For the past 25 years he has been […]

Continue Reading

Persistence and Resilience Pay Off with ADHD

By Janet L. Schmidt Abigail Wurf was diagnosed with ADHD when she was 30 years old while attending graduate school.  She was aware of some learning disabilities at the time.  During a testing period, the person running the test told her she had ADHD.  This surprised her very much, but people she knew were not […]

Continue Reading

Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bath

By Renee Sanger-Albert In our family, ADHD is like an heirloom, passing through the generations. Both my parents were ADHD. It’s a miracle I survived my upbringing. Let me tell you about my father. I had always heard how my father failed Kindergarten. How does someone fail Kindergarten, anyway? Did he forget to clean up […]

Continue Reading

What a Ride with ADHD!

By Janet L. Schmidt Entrepreneurship began for Daniel Lieberman with his first business endeavor at 10 years old!  He began in his neighborhood washing cars.  Later, in high school he ran for office in school to run the school store. He lost the race for that position, but it didn’t deter him.  Later in college, he […]

Continue Reading

A Special Gift to Women with ADHD

By: Patti Schwab The newly published “A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD” by Sari Solden, MS and Michelle Frank PsyD  is more than a guide to overcome your struggles with ADHD but insight into living a life free from the shame and negativity we carry with us. Women with ADHD spend so much time […]

Continue Reading

Technology “Inclusiveness”

By Duane Gordon   Microsoft has an office of “Disability Inclusion.” But does it include us?  We Depend on Technology… Technology has probably saved my life. It has saved my sanity and my career. As an adult with ADHD, I’m sure you’ll agree technology has made life easier. I rely on devices, apps and computer software to cope […]

Continue Reading