All posts tagged: health and wellness

7 Important Reminders I Wish I Knew When I First Started Meds For ADHD

Hello again, adult ADHDers. We are on to part two of my series discussing different aspects of adult ADHD. And, for this next post I am going to talk about one of the easily more abstract (at least, for me it was!) parts of ADHD treatment: medication. Medication was something very new for me. In all my years, I had never taken meds to manage mental health or chronic neurological issues (such as ADHD). I had always had a “I can do it without meds” attitude, because for anxiety it was something that I knew was beatable. When I started exploring ADHD, and began doing research, I found that medication was the one of the best options for managing symptoms and I reluctantly started talking to my husband about it. Once I decided to take that leap, I had no idea what to expect, and the first doctor I saw made the experience even more terrifying (I’ll get to that later). So, I decided to write this post to give you a list of the …

Let’s Talk About Good Days With ADHD

Hello, fellow adult ADHDers. If you’re here, you’re probably like me; newly diagnosed, or wondering if your symptoms are in fact ADHD and you can’t find the info you need. It could be scary, but if you’re like me and in a major hyperfocus cycle of finding any and all information on ADHD, I want to welcome you to the first part of a multi part series that touches on some of the topics I wish I had information for when I was first navigating the tricky world that is an adult ADHD diagnosis. I want to make something very clear from the get go: I’m not a doctor. My information does not replace any information you could get from a trained professional. But, what I do have is anecdotal information based on what I’ve experienced, and responses based on what I’ve seen through my own personal research. So, without further ado, I want to discuss my first topic: Good Days with Adult ADHD. What does a good day look like with ADHD? If you …

You Don’t Know Shit: Understanding Your Poop

Yes, you read that title right: today we’re talking about poop. I think it’s a commonly misunderstood aspect of our bodily function, and being that I’m emetophobic and in a emetophobia support group on Facebook, poop is a regularly discussed topic. I joked about a year ago about making an article titled just as this one is, but never did anything with it. But, now that I’m writing again and wanting to put good into this world, I figured now is just as good of a time as ever. So, without further ado (this might be a pun), let’s learn about poop. What is Poop? Before we can do any other kind of learning, we have to understand what poop is. Poop is literally just whatever is left after your body extracts the valuable nutrients and resources from the food and water we ingest.  In simple terms, it’s just whatever is left after our intestines have taken what it needs. Sometimes, our food moves too quickly through our intestines which causes a lack of absorption …

Why My Husband & I Have Chosen To Be Childless

Let’s just cut to the chase: my husband and I don’t plan on having kids. That could change, but right now, we’re choosing to stay childless (excluding furchildren) for the foreseeable future. There are a lot of factors that go into this decision, and I’ll get to those in a minute, but I want to spend the next paragraph or so delivering a very important message: Nothing you say will change our minds. Seriously. There is nothing you can say or do that will sway us to change our decision regarding children. We’ve had many, many discussions about this, and we’ve explored just about every single scenario out there. We, as a couple, always talked about having kids, but things change, and right now this is the best decision for us. And, while no one who makes this same decision owe an explanation, I’m going to lay out just a few of the reasons my husband and I have decided to stay childless: My Mental Health I’ve heard this so many times when I put …