Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I applaud you

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with ADHD?  I want to applaud you!

That may sound strange, but hear me out.

The journey in which one travels on the path of ADHD is a long one.  It is started much sooner than the diagnosis.  The diagnosis is not the arrival destination; it is simply a stopping point along that path.  

For a long time, life has been full of forgetfulness, impulsiveness, accidents, tears, anger and anxiety (just to name a few) that has made you question, "Is this normal?"  Quite possibly, you may have wondered "Is this ADD?"

This journey takes years. Remember, you/they were born this way.

It takes a lot for a person to come to the decision that a medical diagnosis is needed.  For some, it's a feeling of defeat.  Others may feel that it's another piece of the puzzle they need to complete the big picture.  Both feelings are appropriate.

But you know what?
You took the right step for yourself and the people you love.
You made the decision that living this way was not living at all.
You took that difficult leap towards wellness.
I applaud you!

 You may ask yourself, "What do I do now?"

With a new diagnosis, you will need tools to help you continue on your journey in life.
These tools come in many forms; medication, counseling, nutrition, mindfulness, physical fitness, yoga and/or supplements.

In my experience, medication is another stopping point along the path that takes time coming to acceptance.  The decision to or not to medicate is a personal one and should not be taken lightly or met with criticism.  I do recommend talking with your physician should this be the route of treatment you want to explore. Only your physician can prescribe medication.

If counseling, nutrition, mindfulness, physical fitness, yoga and/or supplements are your choice of tools, I am here to help you! 
I have seen wonderful results in changing ones diet and adding yoga, and other forms of fitness.
I am here to help you, every step of the way!  
There is no cure for ADHD.  However, these are tools that can help you live life to it's fullest.  Enjoy life again.  

I applaud you.

Let's work together along your path to wellness!  I am here to help guide you along this journey; providing you with the tools you will need to help get your life back.