Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria Sucks

This guest post was done by the lovely Danielle, from The Spicy Therapist. I have written about RSD before, but this article blew me away! Consider this your new epic guide to Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria! ————————————————————————– Are you a “people pleaser”? Does failure terrify you? Does “letting down” a loved one send you into an […]

Living with ADHD

Living With ADHD Christina’s Story   Why did you agree to speak with me? C: Well I thought it would help remove some of the stigma.   Oh well yeah..thank you! So many women email me and they are afraid to join even my secret group because they don’t want anyone to know. Thank you […]

Meditation and ADHD: The Best Way to Live In The Moment

I always laugh when people say, “Live in the moment!” “Live in the moment” is not always good advice. We with ADHD struggle to pause in the moment, which is frustrating, because this is when we most need to pause. We tend to be reactive to our environment and circumstances. If you had told me […]

ADHD And Anxiety: 5 Things You Need To Know

ADHD and anxiety seem to travel together. For many of us, it gets worse as we age and the expectations placed on us increase. According to the National Institutes of Health, 19% of the US adult population is living with a diagnosable anxiety disorder. (source) https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/any-anxiety-disorder.shtml Within the ADHD population, 70% of us are living […]

Living With ADHD: Elise

In the blogging world you hear a lot about influencers. Since I do not consider myself a blogger, I have a whole different group of influencers.  My community. After nearly 3 years of writing, researching and learning from women with ADHD I felt like it was time to tell some of their stories. I always […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]