by David Giwerc
Why can’t I be perfect? Why can’t I be the best? Why can’t I be the center? Why can’t I be the richest? Why can’t I be revered? Why can’t I be the star? Why can’t I be …? …and when I paused, I realized:
Stimulant diversion, which can range from giving a friend a single pill to selling one’s prescribed pills to others, is on the rise; and young adults, particularly college students, are the primary source of this increasing and troubling form of prescription medication misuse.
By David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC
Have you wondered what ADHD coaching can do for you?
This is a poem written by Erin Dingle, following a session with Laura Godfrey, her ADHD coach, that answers that question.
Former ADDCA student Kris Moauro wrote a wonderful new song called Colors.
It's a story of self-discovery, self-acceptance and looking at things, people and the world as a whole in a new, non-judgmental way. 'I can see in colors I do it everyday I just don't see the grey'..."
I have ADHD. No, I’ve never been officially diagnosed as an adult.
As a toddler in the early 90s, the teachers just called me “challenged” and told my parents I needed help.
In what I can only describe as heroism, my parents refused to medicate me. Instead, they were advocates for me through and through, and over time, I learned to deal with being endlessly distracted.
Master Coach, and ADDCA Teleclass leader, Jay Perry wrote this powerful poem.
I read this wonderful articleabout the oldest man alive, Yisrael Kristal, who is 112 years old and is a Holocaust survivor:
His life and his attitude towards all the tragedy he has experienced, enlightened and inspired me with this thought:
It's not how old you are identified externally. It's how old you feel inspired, internally, which keeps your soul motivated eternally.
- David Giwerc
I know I can procrastinate when I don't feel emotionally my best. I look for excuses to call a friend, go workout, do something for someone.
The old story is that if I don't feel good I will bring everyone around me down.
What I have consistently discovered is when I choose to call or spend time with a good friend or cherished family member, the moment I hear their voice, I always feel better.