Dealing With Our Big Feelings

Dealing with our Big Feelings…and that Stupid Elf   The Holiday Season is upon us. This is the season of togetherness and joy. The time of year when we give back to our community and celebrate shared traditions. And for many of us, myself included, it is the season for emotional meltdowns. Maybe it’s the […]

Holiday Gift List 2016

  Now that Black Friday is over (thank goodness!) I am ready to put out my own gift list.  The HealthyADHD Holiday Gift List is geared toward women who have trouble staying organized, but understand that we all deserve something special now and again. I included some practical items, some time management tools, some educational […]

Confessions of an ADHD Blogger

Confessions of an ADHD Blogger After a year and a half of sharing my life, I suddenly realized that I have never explained where A Dose of Healthy Distraction came from. So this is the story of a blog. Can we say, ADHD? I should have written this post ages ago. Instead I taught myself […]

Living The Good Life On A Budget

*Updated 11/3/16 From what I am reading and hearing, some adults diagnosed with ADD/ADHD have money issues. Actually, errrbody seems to have money problems these days. But when your executive functioning is impaired it is tough to plan ahead, which can lead to impulsive spending. For whatever reason, my ADHD symptoms have never spilled over […]

Comparing Apples and Oranges

  If your child has ADHD, or some other exceptionality, is it fair to compare them to “normal” children? I’m gonna go off on one of my weird tangents here. I have issues.  But you already knew that, right? The other night we had dinner with some friends. Watching my son play a game of Boggle […]

From Conflict to Calm

  It started on a Monday morning. I had one of those cortisol-induced parenting moments. You know the kind, when you shout or otherwise lose control of yourself in the course of trying to go about your day. I am sure you also know the feeling of guilt and/or shame that often follows it. I […]