Sunday, October 19, 2008

A mind is a terrible thing to waste...

I've just finished reading The Disorganized Mind by Nancy Ratey. It's filled with practical suggestions for living with ADD/ADHD based on the author's years of experience with the condition, both in her own life and in the lives of her clients.

The best part about the book is that it's filled with ideas that are explained in detail, based on actual people and the strategies they've developed for living successfully in a non-ADHD world. Ratey's advice is, above all, realistic and clearly stresses the importance of developing an awareness and understanding of one's own individual issues. Once we understand our own needs, we can each consider, choose, and adapt from the strategies Ratey outlines for us.

I wish I'd said it first, but as one Amazon reviewer said, "Nancy Ratey rocks!" The book is kind and compassionate, but also firm about the need for taking personal responsibility. It is well-written and easy to read, but filled with useful information.

This book is helpful for people living with ADHD, either in themselves or someone they love, but it could be just as helpful for anyone dealing with the daily stresses and demands of living in modern society. Each of you should read this book!

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