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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: March 2012

posted: Monday March 19th - 4:42pm

Dream On: A Rockin' Good ADHD Mind

Aerosmith's iconic, loud-mouthed, ever-eccentric Steven Tyler is "ADD personified" at age 63.

Aerosmith singer and American Idol judge Steven Tyler
"I used to say that my train of thought made all the stops!" said Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler during an interview with "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan. "I'm ADD personified." Amen, brother! Tyler's brain races faster than Japan's Bullet Train, leaving "60 Minutes" producer John Hamlin in the dust. "Interviewing him was a challenge," said Hamlin in a post-show conversation. "When you ask him a question...
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posted: Thursday March 8th - 11:32am

Just Think About It

What is really important to me? Perhaps if I asked this question -- and stopped to really think about the answer -- more often, I could stop these dizzying ADHD-fueled thoughts.

I've never resonated with the DSM-IV symptom of ADHD that says something like "feels driven by a motor." This week, however, I might take another look at that descriptor - I'm like the hamster on its squeaky wheel. As is often the case, the culprit is technology. I'm troubleshooting a new webinar service for ADDA (the non-profit organization that supports ADHD adults). It's fun (after all, it's...
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posted: Thursday March 1st - 10:47am

Breathing Fire: My ADHD Resilience Slays Dragons

Somewhere deep down, my brain finds crises interesting and compelling. Emergencies tend to pull my attention into full focus and my ADHD-fueled dragon-slaying skills emerge!

ADHD crisis-management skills
This week, I donned my armor to slay dragons (truth be told, I've been wearing it nearly a month now). And I am still upright, despite an onslaught of mishaps that triggered every ADHD cell in my brain -- not to mention my natural ADHD resilience. A sample: On the coldest night of the year, our furnace decided to churn out bone-chilling cold air instead of heat...
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