Eric Anderson

Eric is a teacher, author, and designer helping others overcome the challenges of living with ADHD.

Your Phone Is Making You Sick

Does your phone worsen your ADHD symptoms? Research Associates in Psychology at the University of Virginia ran an experiment to study the link between phone interruptions and attention-related symptoms. The results of the study were exactly what you’d expect. “The results were clear: more frequent phone interruptions made people less attentive and more hyperactive.” Original …

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Learning from Apologies

Apologies are an invaluable treatment tool. Sure, the experience of being held accountable and needing to apologize can be painful. Once you learn to appreciate their value to your development, however, apologies provide an opportunity to reflect, empathize, and plan for change.  Ever heard of “failing forward?” A good apology is the key to tapping …

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It gets worse!

This is part three of our Following Through series.  The first two parts covered three major obstacles that prevent us from doing what we say: overcommitment, forgetfulness and distraction. In the final part, we’ll introduce a few more obstacles and wrap things up with a miraculous technique for actually doing what you say. Procrastination Procrastination …

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Writing can improve mental health – here’s how

Writing can improve mental health – here’s how Any kind of writing can help. Yulia Grigoryeva/ Shutterstock Christina Thatcher, Cardiff Metropolitan University Ernest Hemingway famously said that writers should “write hard and clear about what hurts”. Although Hemingway may not have known it at the time, research has now shown that writing about “what hurts” can …

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ADHD & Status

Status refers to the power dynamic between two or more people. High status people dominate low status people who submit to their demands. The unwritten rules that govern human interactions create this social hierarchy, which is so intuitive that it becomes almost invisible to us. People with ADHD tend to exhibit low status behaviors, which …

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Back to “Normal”

I’ve been thinking a lot about going back to life like it was before the pandemic. What people sometimes call “normal” life. Unfortunately, “normal” isn’t something I’m eager to return to. In fact, much of the lockdown really worked for me.  Before the pandemic, it was mostly considered strange when I felt uneasy outside my …

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