How great that the internet offers a chance to review your 2020 intentions to see how you are doing, while setting a course for a new year. Aiming for calm, creating chaos. Broadcaster Clare Catford and journalist Emma Mahony do just that, while reminding ADHDers everywhere that they are not alone with this struggle.
At the beginning of October’s ADHD Awareness month, we posted this podcast to remind people that there’s no shame in asking for help if you have this complex neuro-developmental disorder. In fact, we believe it can be key to making your life, career and relationships a success, so try making it a habit. All too often people with ADHD think they “should” be able to function in the same way as everyone else, and so try harder, leading to burn out or dropping out in an effort to keep up. All along, if they just asked for help occasionally instead, they would have more time for the things where they are really good at – and let their creativity shine through. We think this message is so important that we are going to close ADHD Awareness month with this thought. After all, what’s the point of having a diagnosis if you don’t use it to get more help?
More taboo than death these days, Journalist Emma Mahony and Broadcaster Clare Catford discuss how having ADHD affects your attitude to money, and what you can do to help yourself
Author Emma Mahony and Broadcaster Clare Catford explore this little known aspect of ADHD where sufferers are more sensitive than others to criticism, perhaps because, by the age of 12, ADHDers receive up to 20,000 more negative comments about themselves than other children. So what effect does RSD have on friendships, relationships and self-esteem?
At 1hour 8 minutes in, on Jo Good’s BBC London Show, we discuss the challenges of starting again at the ripe age of 52 – with a little help from your friends at Now Teach.
Emma Mahony in discussion with Clare Catford on how taking medication for ADHD improves their ability to function in a neurotypical world.
Thanks to LinaBellina for the interview on Teacher Hug Radio – sharing tips on keeping sane while being a teacher.
Now we are all allowed to get out and about a bit more, Author Emma Mahony and Broadcaster Clare Catford discuss their top tips for keeping in good nick with ADHD, including escaping into green spaces, exercise and sea-swimming
Lena Bellina – what an amazing woman. Keep writing – one book is not enough on this important subject – there are many more out there who will be helped along the way. I applaud your courage!
In December I wrote a post about my achievements in 2020.
It was a bit cryptic and I made reference to a new piece of information that I had come upon that had helped me to understand myself a bit better.
I am now in a position to say that the information was a diagnosis of ADHD.
At 51 years old, I have finally found some more answers to my life-long feelings of “otherness” and restlessness.
After diagnosis, I wrote a letter to my closest friends explaining what I had found out and shared some of the reasons for me seeking diagnosis:
* the fact that I was very close to burning out, having tried to fit in and keep going over many years in spite of the immense effort of trying to manage and keep a lid on hyperactivity, poor focus regulation and impulsivity
* the fact that…
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