8 Easy Ways to Boost Your Productivity Every Day

You’re not going to believe this but – I have been incredibly productive lately. I have been writing a ton of posts, and researching my butt off. For a few weeks early in the year I was not sure why I was so inspired. I’m still not sure why such tiny little changes have made […]

Find Your Motivational Fuel

I have a motivational problem.  At work, at home and even sometimes with this website. The realization that I am not alone with this led me to believe that I should do some research. At first, I thought my lack of motivation had everything to do with having ADHD. Now I am thinking that the […]

The Art of Failing Forward: How to Redefine Success

Some adults with ADHD have very successful careers. Others struggle with a variety of issues including “Distractibility, impulsivity, hyperactivity, poor memory, boredom, time management issues, and difficulty handling long-term projects”….among other things. Source In case you haven’t noticed I am kind of a mess.  But I am the type of mess that you cannot see […]

5 Practical Reasons Why Women Hide Their ADHD

Last summer I was stopped at a red light in my hometown and I noticed this guy walking around. He had a receding hairline and was wearing a long sleeved windbreaker in 90+ degree weather.  He was pacing around talking to himself alone. I have been thinking a lot lately about mental illness and the […]

ADHD Coaching Is Really Worth Your Time and Money

I could give you at least three excuses for why I have never tried to work with an ADHD Coach. First, I have always assumed that coaching is outside of my price range. Second, I have always wanted to handle things myself. Because that works so well. (insert sarcasm.) Third, I thought having a coach […]

Motivation and Setting Priorities

Updated January, 2017 It seems we are all having some issues with motivation and setting priorities. In particular, we seem to have a hard time managing our time. I get a ton of emails asking questions about motivation and and how to actually get something (anything) done. Perhaps we should define the issues more clearly. […]

A Self-Improvement Checklist

After declaring this the Year of Self-Improvement, it occurred to me that I should try to define self-improvement for all of us. It wouldn’t be fair of me to just write that and then not explain my thinking behind it. Coming up with a definition was harder than I expected. For me self-improvement means creating […]

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 […]

My Struggle with Weight, Body Image and ADHD

Women with ADHD have a complicated relationship with food. Actually, most of the women I know have a complicated relationship with food. Sharing my story is part of my attempt to heal and be honest about my personal history. My Struggle With Weight, Body Image and ADHD I was in college and away from home, […]

3 Compelling Reasons You Need to Start Reading

  This is a public service announcement. I will admit this is not my best article ever, nor is it 100% relevant to the rest of this website.  It’s just something I have been thinking about as of late. So anyway, we all should be reading. Women/men/adults in general. And when I say reading I […]