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Linda Roggli was diagnosed with ADHD at 45 and writes about her midlife add-ventures with honesty and humor. As she searches for focus, happiness, and a place to put all her stuff, Roggli shares the job of being an ADDiva.

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Archives: July 2009

posted: Friday July 31st - 9:36am

The ADHD Sampling Menu

The ADHD brain locks onto one of life’s fascinating topics, then skips over to another one and then another. We order the 'sampling menu' – a little taste here, a nibble there.

Sunday afternoon, I received a call from one of my clients, a young woman in her early twenties who told me that her father had died of a massive heart attack the previous evening. I was shocked. Although I had talked to her father only once – he interviewed me before he agreed to pay for ADD coaching – I knew he was a relatively young man,...
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posted: Thursday July 23rd - 11:52am

The Ideal Gadget for ADHD Adults

I can see clearly now -- but only when I can find my glasses. So, I have discovered the best invention ever for attention deficit adults.

For the most part, I don’t mind getting older (quite possibly because I am in denial). “Age spots” don’t send shudders down my spine – they look like freckles to me. I’ve never had freckles; they seem kinda friendly, like Pippi Longstocking. And I’ve never been obsessed about the differential between the year I was born and the year displayed on my cell phone. Birthdays, schmirthdays. Who...
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posted: Tuesday July 14th - 12:35pm

Attention Deficit, Food and Patience

As an ADDiva with attention deficit disorder, there are foods I just don't have the patience to eat, like watermelon and crab.

My husband and I went out for dinner last week. Victor ordered crab legs. I didn’t. I love crab legs; they’re almost as good as lobster. But I haven’t ordered or eaten them in years. Why? It’s the process: wrestling with that metal vise-like thing to crack open the shell; using those teeny tiny little forks to dig out a small morsel of crab; dipping it into...
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