An Open Letter to Family and Friends: Thanks, I'm Sorry, I Love You!

Oops, I did it again. In the chaos of the holidays there are always things and people I forget. I seem to give myself the most important task reminders at the most inopportune times. A typical conversation in my head sounds something a little less organized than this: Today you need to call your aunt,... Read more »

AD/HD? Work it out!

All my clocks are wrong. I have a sinus infection. I have no idea what time it is. I’m sleepy. I’m grumpy. I want to swallow the simplest of carbs whole. If that doesn’t speak to what time of year it is, then the aggravated and aggressive sound of neighbors scraping ice off their wind... Read more »

Some Mediocre Ideas for Dealing with your AD/HD Winter Blues

Some Mediocre Ideas for Dealing with your AD/HD Winter Blues
I am so over this winter. I’M OVER IT!!! I know everyone can tend to get a bit o’ the winter blues after a few gray days in a row. The snow tends to lose its ethereal charm and just looks like giant obstacle to your day, staring you in the face and mocking you.... Read more »
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Where are my Keys?! A Common Question for the ADD Brain

Where are my Keys?! A Common Question for the ADD Brain
I couldn’t find my laundry key tonight and I had to ask my roommate, Marlena, to borrow hers again. She’s very gracious about lending her keys to me, knowing all the while that there is a very real and threatening possibility that I will misplace her keys in the process. It’s happened. She stared at... Read more »

ADD Introduced me to Ann and Phil Ponce

ADD Introduced me to Ann and Phil Ponce
  Today is the anniversary of a very, very special moment in my life — the day I met Phil and Ann Ponce. It was shortly after I started writing about AD/HD. The following was taken from an email I excitedly sent a friend that day (but edited so it makes sense (hopefully))…… I lost... Read more »

Master Listing: The Resolutions of an ADD Woman

Master Listing: The Resolutions of an ADD Woman
Much to my chagrin, I’ve heard some interesting studies on NPR about the effectiveness of New Year’s resolutions. Between that and my post last week about creating effective “To-Do” lists, I felt compelled to take action. So, for the first time ever, I’ve decided to align myself with the trend. I’ve resolved to resolve some... Read more »
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The Top 16 Reasons why I'm Farting while You're Hitting on Me

The Top 16 Reasons why I'm Farting while You're Hitting on Me
This is my life. Thanks for #14, Marlena Riddell. It’s my favorite. You talk about your job in the first 30 seconds of conversation. Hi, I’m John and I work for dicksuckdotcom. I don’t care. You tell me about your cat. Nothing screams emotional instability like a grown man with a pet cat. I had eggs... Read more »

Lists that Don't Actually Matter

Lists that Don't Actually Matter
This is a title I totally ripped off of my friend, T.r. Slyder, whose blog is entitled, Lists that actually matter. It’s hilarious and one of my favorite blogs. It’s funny that many of my Chicago Now friends seem to have AD/HD. It makes sense as to why each of them are brilliant, hilarious, and... Read more »

ADD and Dating. Thanks a lot, God.

ADD and Dating. Thanks a lot, God.
Dating. It sucks for everyone. I really feel that it’s just something us single people do to feel proactive while passing time til we meet the person we’ll end up settling for with. And I’ve spent a lot of time dating. Ugh. Since I started my project writing about AD/HD a year ago, I’ve dated... Read more »
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Holiday Shopping with ADHD

Holiday Shopping with ADHD
If you have AD/HD you probably fall into one of two categories around the holidays…. The first: You LOVE Christmas and Christmas shopping! It’s so fun! You get heart palpitations when you see Macy’s sneaking up decorations even before Halloween. Why should we wait?! We can celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving while enjoying christmas music, can’t... Read more »
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