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.

The ADHD Lockdown Diaries – Day 3

Spotify profile picEx-Vogue Shopping Editor Clarissa Vorfeld is holed up at home in Switzerland and former Times Journo Emma Mahony is stuck in the sticks in Sussex and are keeping positive with any news titbits possible, including tips from Texas on handwashing, Instagrammable handicrafts, free fish and chips, and interviewing an expert on chicken keeping as poultry keepers record a sharp rise in hens as pets and eggs become the new loo roll in scarcity.

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.