Asking Truly Curious Questions

 Why is it so hard to ask a sincerely curious question? I’ve been pondering this lately as I have become aware of how I usually ask questions.  Let’s pretend I’m talking to my friend Mary. Here are the two most common types of questions I ask:  An either/or question –...

Experts – Pass Them On

If you are on a quest to learn more about ADHD, you’ve surely discovered that there is more material available than the average person has time to read or listen to or view. A quick search of Amazon’s site for “ADHD” today turned up just under four thousand books! How...

Life in the ADHD Science Lab

True confessions: There is suddenly a lot of activity on my blog because a colleague and I have challenged each other to create one blog entry each day for this entire week. We agreed to that challenge last Saturday, and in two days we’ll put our heads together and...

The Routine v the Unexpected

 This evening my husband and I await the onset of yet another extreme weather event – a winter storm that might dump as much as 21” of snow on our northern Virginia home.  As I’m noticing my excitement about the change in routine that the storm will bring, I’m...

Schedules

 Yesterday, while pondering lists, I realized that a schedule is a list. For some of us with ADHD, a schedule is necessary to help us navigate our day. We’re often challenged by a very poor sense of time and difficulty getting started in the morning, and a schedule...