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ADDA Conference! Early Registration Discount Ends 4-18-14!

Posted on April 14, 2014

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Come to ADDA’s 25th Anniversary International ADULT AD/HD Conference!
July 24-27 in Orlando, Florida

ADDA is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in grand style.  The speaker lineup is amazing!  Over

50 professionals, including keynote speakers, Sari Solden, Tom Brown, Ned Hallowell and

Rick Green, will be addressing virtually every topic that could be of interest to adults with ADHD.

** I will be presenting on The Secret Lives of Women with ADHD: What your Mother, Grandmother and Teachers Never Told You.

If you’re an adult with ADHD, if you live with an adult with ADHD or if you’re a professional serving adults

with ADHD, you do not want to miss ADDA’s 25th Anniversary International Adult ADHD Conference

in Orlando, Florida.

Discounted rates for Early Registration (before April 18, 2014) !!

Register TODAY HERE!

 


Do You Get Songs Stuck in your Head?

Posted on April 07, 2014

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Do you get music stuck in your head? I do. So I started reading up on it. I’m not sure how much this has to do with ADD, but a lot of people (with ADD) whom I queried  complain of this awful phenomenon, which is often referred to as “earworms.”

According to Wikipedia, “An earworm is a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person’s mind after it is no longer playing. Phrases used to describe an earworm include musical imagery repetitioninvoluntary musical imagery, and stuck song syndrome.”

My quick research via Google showed that earworms, though common in general, are thought to be more common in people with OCD. So what does this have to do with ADD? I’m getting to it…

Having intrusive thoughts and earworms would seem to be similar experiences. The ADD brain, in its search to find stimuli, often finds its way to obsessive worrying, ruminating and as we all know, addictive brain- locking activities like computer games (think…grrrr…Candy Crush), TV, shopping, eating, gambling and more.

In our search for mental stimuli, then, it would make sense that our brains would search for something at all times in order to feed it’s unrelenting hunger for stimulation.  Perhaps that’s why many of us find earworms the perfect, yet, totally frustrating solution.

My earworm of the day, which is driving me mad, is the bridge in Chicago’s I’ve Been Searching so Long:

I’ve been searchin’

So long

To find an answer

Now I know my life has meaning…

How about you? What song is stuck in your head right this very minute? Share your nightmare in the comment section below.


The Queens of Distraction! De-Clutter, Get Organized Online- With Terry

Posted on April 06, 2014

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