For every girl with ADHD, there are three boys with the same diagnosis. But among adults, the gender ratio is more like 1:1, which is quite a large discrepancy. So what’s going on? Studies have investigated possible predictors of childhood vs. later (adolescent/adult-onset) ADHD, and they found girls tend to develop ADHD at a later … Continue reading Sex differences in ADHD trajectories across childhood and adolescence
As I’m reaching middle age, it started me to think about this fragile thing we call life. From an early age we are taught, if you study hard you will go to a good university, then if you study hard at university you will have a good job, if you have a good job you … Continue reading U-shaped happiness
A couple of weeks ago I had popped into my coffee shop, and on return to my car, I found a note under my windscreen wiper. It said 'this is a random act of kindness, for their 30th birthday, and may it bring me happiness'. The gentleman from the book shop came out and asked … Continue reading Small Acts of Kindness
Learn to lower my barriers, I don’t need to be protected from everyone. Open my floodgates, When drought chases me. Place that smile on my ageing face, Without wondering when it’s going to be taken away. Delve into new passions, Forgetting the cruelty of the ones I knew before. Give without hesitation, Even when all … Continue reading A benediction to myself
With different mindsets the same situation can be seen so differently. People will always cast their judgements- but their judgements are usually projecting their own fears about themselves. “Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you … Continue reading Am I what you say?
As much as I love writing, I also love poetry... although I may not be very good! So here are some. Let me know what you think Dried up Flowers I made a promise To allow myself to grow So I planted a seed of belief inside of me And watered it with tears Now … Continue reading Poetry- Dried up flowers
Sam’s new book is out- Anxiety Free and it’s amazing. Sam is one of the UK’s leading life coaches and is a regular relationship contributor for the BBC. Sam describes her three-pillar system for overcoming anxiety - identify the cause of the anxiety, identify the solution to overcome the threat, take thoughtful action to resolve … Continue reading Book Review- Anxiety Free