A journalist and frequent contributor to ADDitude Magazine, Kessler has created radio documentary, standup comedy, and videos about living with ADHD. She's been interviewed on Toronto’s CityTV, CTV, and Global TV, and has been featured in Scientific American Mind and other magazine articles, documentaries, and books on the topic of women and ADHD.
For many adults with ADHD, Valentine's Day can be a minefield. First, we suck at relationships. Second, we have terrible memories, so even if we're lucky enough to be in a relationship, we're just as...
Being out in nature is good for anyone, but it's great for a lot of us ADHDers. Many of us feel markedly better in the woods, walking along the shoreline, hiking in the mountains, anywhere pretty and pristine in a natural setting. It's worth a shot to get out there with your kids at least once a week to see if this helps keep them on an even keel.
The current crisis in Toronto's city hall might well serve as a reminder that as a society, we have a long way to go in understanding the impact of mental health when lives go awry on the public stage. We also have yet to achieve consensus as to what might constitute a compassionate, pragmatic response in such cases.
With my diagnosis, suddenly my life made sense. I resolved to learn everything I could about ADHD. What I learned was that women (who represent about 50 per cent of adults with the condition) are grossly under-diagnosed. We're just discovering why, but the fact that girls and women have slipped through the cracks has left a legacy of unmet potential. I should know. As a woman with a lifetime of über-disorganization, chronic lateness, serial job losses, hypersensitivities, and relationship breakdowns, I can attest to the destruction of undiagnosed ADHD.