Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is usually thought of as a childhood condition, but many adults must learn to cope with it, too. When we were children, the diagnosis of ADHD didn’t exist, but now as researchers are learning more, we see that it is often a lifelong disorder. I shudder to even call it a “disorder” because it really is a “difference” more than anything. I speak from personal experience. We’re busy, we’re distracted, we’re disorganized, but we’re also a lot of fun! ADHD is genetic, so a lot of us found out we had it after our kids were diagnosed. It may have been a problem for us in school, but now that we have selected careers in which our differences are an asset, we doing quite nicely, thank you! Just how to handle the day to day challenges or distractability and disorganization? Make lists. Lots of lists. I’ve got sticky notes all over everything. I have to write stuff down or I forget. I’ve also found through my own research that ADHD is often a Vata imbalance, so following a Vata routine really helps to keep me in balance. And marrying someone without ADHD, someone like a Pitta, who is organized and plans ahead, is very helpful! Keep things like keys in the same place all the time so that you don’t have to waste time hunting them down. In the coffeyshop I have my first book: “The Healthy Family Handbook,” and in it is a chapter on “Concentration.” I wrote this book when my son was diagnosed and I researched all the natural remedies available. I also joined an organization called ChADD (www.chadd.org) which introduced me to other people going through the same thing I was. And I would recommend any book by Dr. Ned Hallowell the guy is awesome, and he has ADHD, too! The Wild Divine is basically a bio-feedback computer game that is amazing for teaching us how to relax and respond to our body’s cues. Good stuff whether you have ADHD or not!