Living with ADD, ADHD and Executive Functioning Concerns…Turning Lemons into Lemonade

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Extreme emotiona; reactions are a part of having ADD and ADHD. We have a tendency to allow ourselves extreme emotional swings. So let me tell you how I handled a rough day.

The other days started off badly. Anything that could have happened…of course happened. But then, out of the clear blue, things began to turn around. What seemed like one of those days I really didn’t want to get out of bed became a great day. But why? What changed from a crappy morning to a great afternoon?

The building I work in downtown had free ice cream. This usually brings out the happy in most people including the mean security guard. He was even in a good mood. While I am always trying not to eat sweets, I couldn’t resist the ice cream. It was fantastic! It helped make me feel good. And sometimes folks, we have to do things to make ourselves feel special.

It took some ice cream to help me take a step back and appreciate my life. I have an amazing family, friends and a career that I love. Why should a few bad instances ruin my day? When I got home, I saw my children. If having children isn’t the greatest joy than I do not know what is…espcially when my son greets me with…hello daddy, I love you.

Despite the crap-storms that are everyday life, it is so important to look at the bigger picture. Instead of focusing on what isn’t going our way, focus on the things we should appreciate. I always tell my clients that despite things seeming impossible, look at the glass as half-full. If you look for positives instead of negatives, the world will be a happier place.

For more information on my ADD, ADHD and Executive Functioning coaching, please visit To learn more information about some of the other services I provide, please visit and I can be found on Twitter at ADHDEFCoach. You can also find me on FacebookGoogle Plus and Tumblr. My good friend and fellow ADD/ADHD Coach Tara McGillicuddy invites me as a regular guest on ADD/ADHD Support Talk Radio. Tara does many wonderful things and you should check out her website here. Feel free to email me at or call 773.888.ADHD (2343) with any additional questions.


  1. […] the saying goes (and I wrote about it here), sometimes negative situations can turn into positive ones with a little faith. In my case, it […]

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