By Rick Green I have a lot of days where I can’t seem to get anything done. Other days I get a bunch of small, inconsequential things done. And now and then, I have a day where I’m actually feeling very productive, going almost non-stop. Surprisingly, the productive days leave me less tired, less worn […]
Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 09/15/2017. Communication Tips with ADHD Conflicts Around Household Tasks “What time is it?” “7:55” “What time did I say I would be here?” “8:00” Big cheesy grin…“That’s right.” This simple conversation occurred...Show More Summary
After I was diagnosed I understood why I had written hundreds of episodes of skit comedy. Thousands of short sketches. And only a few ½ hour sitcoms, and heaven forbid, no full-length screenplays. Even the stage shows I worked on were basically a collection of skits and songs around a theme.
By Rick Green. It’s back to school time. Every September I feel the pull. The dread. School was never a great experience for me. Each teacher phrased it differently, but all of my report cards bore the same warning: “Ricky is capable of achieving more.” And the only specific advice the educators gave my parents […]
ADHD & Marriage News - September 6, 2017 Quote of the Week “Not all those who wander are lost.” - J.R. R. Tolkien Wandering and ADHD The ADHD mind wanders…a lot! It comes upon something interesting and off it goes, exploring it! And...Show More Summary
By Rick Green So TotallyADD.com is about to launch a whole new look. Very different, but simpler to use. If you’re worried that the videos, blogs, Forum posts, and Tools you love will be gone, let me reassure you, all the content is still there! So it’s not a new site. It just looks like […]
By Rick Green – TotallyADD I keep hearing motivational speakers, trainers, fitness coaches, and successful people declare, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Yes. Sometimes. From what I’ve seen in friends and family is that sometimes what doesn’t kill you simply scars you for life. Some people can never get past a trauma, a […]
ADHD & Marriage News - August 31, 2017 Quote of the Week “Through greater effort and hard work a precious dream comes true.” - Chinese fortune cookie Hard Work I was reading about research interviews recently conducted with couples who...Show More Summary
Submitted by MelissaOrlov on 08/31/2017. Anger, Frustration & ADHD Conflicts Around Household Tasks Negotiation and Setting Boundaries It is REALLY hard to wait for an ADHD partner to learn to get him or herself better organized. I know I just always wanted to jump in and provide suggestions. Show More Summary
By Rick Green Is it fair to say that most of us who have ADHD love novelty? We are drawn to new things. New ideas. A new pic on Instagram. When it’s the same old stuff, we get bored. “That’s the way it’s always been done,” is comforting to some people, but to me that […]
Your struggle with Procrastination is very real. You know, deep down, that you’re capable of so much more than you’ve achieved, but you just can’t seem to follow through on what you know you are capable of doing! You’re Smart Enough. You’re Capable. Why Can’t You Do What you Need to Do, When you Need […]
ADHD & Marriage News - August 24, 2017 Quote of the Week “Shift from performance to exploration…" - Ad for a mindful seminar about ‘relations in bed’ Exploring Your Partner If I write the “S” word in this tip your spam filter won’t send...Show More Summary
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) group training was shown to achieve the same results as neurofeedback training in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Both methods led to a comparable decrease in symptoms. CBT, however, proved to be generally more efficient, concluded new research.
By Rick Green Recently I was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Renison College University, part of the University of Waterloo. It was a wonderful ceremony and a tremendous acknowledgement, especially of what we’ve done with TotallyADD.com. (I say we, because it’s a team of dedicated people.) The U of Waterloo was the birthplace of the […]
“Is there a list of great careers for people who have ADHD? Is there an ideal job that works with ADD? Can I make good living and succeed with ADHD?” Those are big concerns for adolescents with ADHD going to college. Or for adults who are struggling with their ADHD at their job. If they have a job. The rates of unemployment amongst people with untreated ADHD are depressing.
The Hidden Gifts of Clutter Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Time 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm EDT (New York Time) Instructor: Kerri Richardson What if, instead of a nuisance, your clutter was a powerful, creative partner alerting you to what most needs your attention? Physical clutter is often a manifestation of emotional blocks, so when […]
By Rick Green. Many adults who have ADHD, myself included, don’t feel that their emotions are a problem. We don’t feel we are overly sensitive, anxious, moody, mercurial, easily upset, or quick to anger. But talk to our friends and family. See what they say. (Awkward clearing of throat.) After interviewing a lot of ADHD […]
ADHD & Marriage News - August 8, 2017 Quote of the Week “For most of us, the natural response to pain signals is resistance – to push them away or deny that they even exist. Yet ignoring pain only serves to add an extra layer of angst to an already unpleasant situation. Show More Summary
Happy August! I know many of my blog readers have been on vacation and busy enjoying summer. I wanted to make sure you all knew about the great ADHD podcast episodes which aired over the past month. If you haven’t listened yet (or would like to listen again) you can listen by clicking the links below […]
By Rick Green. “Who should know about my ADHD?” “Should I tell the school about my daughters diagnosis?” In those early days, after I was first diagnosed with ADHD, I told everyone. And that created problems. Don’t make the same mistake. My first reaction after finding out I have ADHD was a tornado of relief, […]