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ADHD from A to Zoë Included in ADDitude Magazine’s 2015 Top Blogs

adhd-zoeI’m excited to announce that my PsychCentral blog, ADHD from A to Zoë has been included in ADDitude Magazine‘s top blogs written by ADHD adults for 2015.

Writing my blog was a great way to explore all things ADHD. After all, I started writing it shortly after my own late-in-life diagnosis at age 47.  I had a lot of catching up to do. Writing and researching topics from ADHD and hyperactivity, to ADHD medications and everything in between was a great way to learn what I needed to know personally. Sharing my journey was a great way to build a community amongst other adults with ADHD who were also seeking information, support, and perhaps most importantly – a community of like-minded individuals.

Writing has always been a way for me to explore the world, both inner and outer. When writing, thoughts, ideas, and connections burble up that you didn’t even know were there. A piece can take you in a totally unexpected direction. It’s been a privilege sharing these sometime random thoughts with readers, and a delight to hear back from so many, expanding the dialogue and creating a safe space for us to feel accepted just as we are.

I haven’t been posting much lately; writing my book, ADHD According to Zoë, was an arduous (but worthwhile) process, after which I had to take some down time to recharge my writing batteries.

There are so many new ADHD offerings out there since I began my blog ADHD from A to Zoë. If you haven’t already, check out ADDitude Magazine’s 2015 listing of “Blogs We Love.” If you’re an adult with ADHD, you’re sure to find one that speaks to you.

Thanks, ADDitude!

Spinning Out of Control – What Happens When the A in ADHD Stands for Adult?

Spinning with adult ADHD“Can’t you sit still for five minutes?”

Apparently not. But at least now, years later, I have an explanation in answer to my mom’s question, if only she were alive to hear it. Turns out my excess energy is simply hyperactivity.

Perhaps I should have been tipped off by the tempo of conversations with my friend Chris (who was diagnosed with ADD as a child). Our dialogues have always been like a pool game with both of us taking shots at the same time, bouncing rapid-fire thoughts between topics without skipping a beat.

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Praise for ADHD According to Zoë

ADHD According to ZoëJust a few samples of what they’re saying about ADHD According to Zoë:

from Media:

Book Review: ADHD According to Zoë by Kay Marner
Psych Central

Shelf Esteem by Carter Hammett
the scene in TO

Local author writes the ABCs of ADHD by Tracey Richardson
The Sun Times

from Readers:

ADHD According to Zoë kept me spellbound from the first page to the last. …Think Pippi Longstocking all grown up! …I’ll be recommending this one to my clients!”

– Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, author of Survival Tips for Women with ADHD
Read the full review HERE.

“This book caused memories of my own to resurface, forcing me to look at my past….and so many things made sense suddenly! I was diagnosed two years ago, at the age of 35…but that diagnosis really hasn’t meant anything to me until I read this book!

Today, I move forward. Today I begin the process of truly understanding who I am, why I am that way and what I can do about helping myself. Today is a brand new day.”

– Shannon
Read the full review HERE.

“Thank you so much for writing your book ADHD According to Zoe. It was the first book I found written especially for women with ADHD. As a 21 year old woman who just recently got diagnosed, it provided me with so much comfort to hear about someone who went through similar struggles.

Thank you again for being an inspiration!”

“Zoe has a relatable voice that is easy to read and makes you smile. It felt like I was getting drinks with her at the local dive bar and she was giving me tips on how to deal with my lack of focus.”

– Sassy Peach, Book Blogger
Read the full review HERE.

“Zoe had [sic] created a fascinating personal account of her life with Attention Deficit Disorder and how she has struggled to find happiness in a very chaotic and out of control life.”

– Nina Harrington
Read the full review HERE

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