The ADHD Lockdown Diaries – Day 11

Clarissa in Swtizerland and Emma in the UK find the feelgood Friday stories for the weekend, including the Swiss #VersusVirus online event to solve Covid-19 problems with international cross-skills groups, and digital karaokes to keep our spirits up. Joined by Andrew St Clair in Barcelona sharing Spanish Mask Fashion and the Stark Bollock Naked online phenomenon.cropped-spotify-profile-pic

The ADHD Lockdown Diaries – Day 8

Emma in the UK and Clarissa in Switzerland talk all things Corona-trivial including the Swiss Artist shining messages on the Matterhorn and the misbehaving Brits getting caught on the road. cropped-spotify-profile-picSpecial guest Peter Brooke-Turner of the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain treats us to a five-minute how-to guide to the Ukelele and keeping yourself amused in small spaces with his Airline Toilet Theatre Company.

Listen up! October is ADHD awareness month.

downloadBefore October draws to a close, I do love the TADD talks given by ADDA, the American Organisation – a riff on TED talks –  to celebrate ADHD awareness month. At 10 minutes long, there is something more personal about a voice talking – particularly when they are given by some of the best thinkers and writers on ADHD, such as Sari Solden, who has been counselling ADHD sufferers for 30 years and is Author of Women and ADHD (Embrace your differences and transform your life).

Here she gives a talk on un-tangling your “brain-based challenges” with your sense of self, so you don’t look at a messy desk/room/car/office and think “I’m a mess”. She urges ADHDers to think instead that my desk/room/car/office is a mess, and thereby stop internalising messages of shame. It’s quite subtle, but important.

Over to you Sari…

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The theme around ADHD awareness month last October was girls with ADHD so I was pleased to add my thoughts via the success of Late to the Party about how this area is so underdiagnosed – girls vs boys diagnosis is currently 1:3. This is in spite of the condition affecting both equally.

Back copies can be bought from ADDISS the National ADHD Information and Support Service whom I raised money for with the show in Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Brighton Fringe.