March 3, 2020
Here’s my list of what I’m exploring this week.
A Cool Hack to Share
Cluttered browser tabs? Try One Tab. Keep your browsers down to just one tab.
What I’ve Been Reading
Do you have intrusive thoughts, some so bad, you can’t tell anyone about them? You know you won’t act on them but they still drive you nuts.
Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts, by Sally M. Winston PsyD and Martin N. Seif PhD.
I’m impressed so far because it’s an easy read and it immediately calms your fears, easing your sense of guilt or fear of acting out on thoughts that actually aren’t unusual at all.
The authors offer up simple strategies you can follow.
Product I’m Using
Tile Pro. Actually, I got these for my ADHD daughter who loses everything. And I really mean everything. She attaches them to all of her electronics, including her headset, laptop and her personal items like her backpack. And her phone, of course. We have saved many thousands of dollars by not having to keep replacing her lost items.
Where I’ll Be (Where I’ve Been)
Sorry for all the emails about the ADHD Women’s Palooza, but if you missed it, you’ve missed some incredible sessions. I loved Sari Solden’s discussion on the importance of applying the principle of “radical acceptance” to living with ADHD for women, where she emphasized that the disowning of oneself is far more destructive and difficult than living with ADHD and the chronic disorganization it often causes.
And continuing my theme on the similarities between ADHD and trauma, Dr. Ellen Littman covered this topic so well, I listened to it twice.
My buddy and Palooza co-founder, Linda Roggli, (who has taken over this remarkable project) and I, opened the Palooza, talking about what we’ve learned from 35,000 women with ADHD (yes, I have that many women in my Facebook group). Watch out as I show my true rebel self as I suggest that we, as women with ADHD, start educating not only our friends, family, and others, but how we need to educate the professionals. Enjoy my rant, but also, consider becoming a radical woman with ADHD, too!
You can still order the entire Palooza package here.
Favorite Instagram Meme
…for more memes and quotes and random “Terry Thoughts.”
Favorite ADHD Recipe (easy/quick!)
Red Lentil Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large carrot, diced
- 2 large stalks celery, diced
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon
- kosher salt, plus more as needed
- 1 cup dried red lentils
- 4 cups water or low-sodium broth
- 1 whole bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1/2 large lemon)
serving: Olive oil, yogurt, or
other topping (optional)
1. Heat the olive oil. In a medium (2- to 3-quart) saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add the carrot, celery, onion, and salt and stir to combine. Cover and let the vegetables sweat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the lentils, water or broth, and bay leaf and bring up to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer, covered, until the lentils begin to fall apart, about 20 minutes.
3. Turn off the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Taste and season with salt as needed. Ladle into bowls and serve with toppings if desired.
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