ADHD & Hypersensitive: Come On Baby, Shake It!

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I am just re-reading a wonderful book I bought years ago in Findhorn, Scotland.

It is called:  ” Psychic Protection:  Creating positive energies for people and places ”  from William Bloom.
What I really love about this book is, that it’s down-to-earth, with easy & practical advice that is not based on superstitious or super-esoteric beliefs.

I’d like to share especially the following shake advice, not only because I like it and it is fun, but because I think it is very helpful  for ADHDers who are (emotional/ energetic) hypersensitive and also for those Hypersensitives without ADHD.

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Imaginative Landscape, Aquarell (c) thefemmeaddon

Psychic? Hypersensitive?
In my opinion being emotional or energetical hypersensitive is not so far away from being psychic. In the meaning of being psychic is something everybody can be.
Psychic for me means to be able to use one or more senses, in a far more extended way. For example :  Seeing more- clairevoyant; hearing more – claireaudiance… And not only to use Your sense(s) more, but to be able to tune in to another frequence.
Maybe the difference of being psychic or hypersensitive, is to be able to use,  to shut off and understand your extended sense(s) and “signals” for the better. Well, at least in the best case!

Feeling attacked?
Another thing hypersensitive and psychic people have in common is, that they might feel energies or moods from other people are stuck on them. That they feel uncomfy at some places, with some people or they are excessively emotional disturbed after sensing or seeing a fight or another extreme situation, even if they are not personally involved in it.
This often ends up in being sad or depressed or angry for no reason.

Some believe this has to do with collecting the energy of other people/ places and  some even believe they get emotionally attacked  by somebody.

Blocked Energy
And here, after long explanation, I come back to the mentioned book and the advice. Continue reading

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Improved And Confused: An ADD Work Life Day Story

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Yeah I  have done so much today! 🙂

I had a work date real late at 7 pm and needed to prepare a lot before that.

I researched accupuncture points and herbs for recipes for a specific condition.
Not that I havent done that several times, but where did I write that down??? I lost the papers or cant find them. Also every case is different, so I need to do research anyway.

A quick sketch of WHAT A MESS! (c) thefemmeaddon

A quick sketch of WHAT A MESS! (c) thefemmeaddon

But this time I actually did the research AND wrote it down on my computer so at least it is saved on the disc. Improve! Improve! 🙂

Then I felt so professional, when I called up a homeopathic company, to ask them about a specific remedy they make and if it suits to my client needs.

I say I felt professional, cuz it reminded me so much of games, that I used to play when I was a kid.

I had this kids post-office game with different forms, stamps and postage stamps and I loved to get everything sorted,  stamp it, write  and fill out the forms.
Yeah the kid forms to fill out, were easy and fun!:)
…not like the complicated adult forms, where You dont know what they want from You and where- in some cases- you have to be so specific and correct that if you make a mistake you pay a fee or go to jail / hell!!! 😦
I mean, no wonder so many people hate paper work if what you write can have a huge/ scary consequence!

I also loved to play something like a secretary or manager, where I would make  calls, arrange things and dates, order stuff….
Of course I didnt have to check my finances for ordering. Of course none of my calls were real…I talked to an imaginary person.
Of course none of the dates I arranged, I had actually to go to!
That was fun!!!:-)

It is often said, that ADDers should make a game of their tasks. Today  at least the call felt like a game and was fun. Afterwards.
Wanna know how my day went on? Continue reading

Energy Please! Essential Oils And Herbs For ADD/ ADHD: Wake Up Call and Concentration!

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I have been promising since Halloween to write an article about Essentials Oils for Sleep Disorders…and nothing have I written yet about it.

But lately, I feel much more the contrary and  in need of  some Energy, something to wake me up!
Be it because I haven’t slept well the last nights, cuz my cat kept terrorising me for getting more food?
He has been stomach sick for one day only, but is still on some kind of diet with food. That causes him to think he is still starving and dying from hunger and screaming the whole night and scratching on everything he can find!
I finally  gave up today and gave him some cat crackers…

Or is it because of spring time fatigue?
Still beginning of February, but who knows?… Btw… I love it, that the days get longer now again! 🙂

So here is my suggestions, when You feel tired (for whatever reasons) and in the need of some Energetic Superpower!

… For all You quick and short readers: I summarized the qualities of the essential oils in a short list at the end of the article. ;-)

My first suggestion: Get some relaxing sleep!
Ok, that is kind of an easy suggestion and obvious.
And sometimes not possible. ( For me, most times not possible, too much to-do!)

Get some physical exercise. Go for a walk outside in the parc, woods, lake,… or do some Aerobic in your house or silly dancing, jumping around, whatever you feel like.
Physical exercise can increase the dopamin level and happy making endorphin level.

Make sure you are not ill and need to be treated by a physician. Well yes, that is a serious suggestion. Different illnesses , hormone imbalances ( e.g. hypothyreosis) or disorders can lead to tiredness. Most often You can use essential oils safely, together with a medical treatment.

So, you have slept enough, are physical ok. and not always but just now tired and want an

Essential Oil Energetic Boost:

If You are all over the place, can’t sleep and are extremely hyperactive, these oils may not be the best for You, but more some calming oils.
Especially Lemongrass and Rosemary can have a very energizing effect.

Lemongrass

Cymbopogon citratus
Lemongrass oil is a  scent with a high energetic level. Like a high tone in music.
Vibrant, stimulant, fresh, of a light green colour.
It is a strong essence that gives a lot of power when tired and exhausted.
So strong that it is a bit like a “shocking” wake up, like a cold shower.
Lemongrass also helps with Concentration and Focusing, esp. with paper work.

Except from the essential oil, You can use fresh or dried Lemongrass as a Herbal Tea. Also a must-have for Thai  and Vietnamese Curries!Yummie! 🙂
Lemongrass has a cooling effect and is used in some countries against fever (e.g.India, in Jamaica it is called Fever Grass).

Lemon

Citrus Limon
Lemon oil is fresh, vitalizing, and has a cheerful, uplifting energy.
Good for Concentration and Focusing on paper work, studies, writing, but also for long car rides.
A study in Japan showed, that the Essence of Lemon in a room, can reduce typos up to 54%!
I should use that more when blogging! So I dont have to recheck all time…

Lemon oil is helpful when you feel tired, but also emotional down.
It gives clarity and a more rational view  in conflicts and difficult emotional situations.
Lemon oil is also a natural antiseptic and desinfection oil.

Peppermint

Mentha x piperita

Ladybug needs some fresh breath? Mint leaves
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Peppermint gives a fresh energetic kick! whenever we feel tired, stuck, burned out or emotional down.
Freshness not only for the breath but also for the mind!

Peppermint is a  cold essence, mixed with a vegetable oil, it can be applied on the head-front and temporal ( avoid eye contact!), when having headaches and migraines– from too much thinking or things going on, for example.
Also helpful when feeling nauseous or stomach sick.
Shouldn’t be used in bath salts or other bath oils= too long exposure, too much cooling off the body! Even in warm water.

Green Mint / Spearmint

Mentha spicata and Mentha spicata var. crispa “Nane”
Also interesting, when you prefer another mint scent that is not so strong and so cold as Peppermint.
Spearmint has a similar effect as Peppermint, but a bit lighter.
One of my favorite essential oils and also Herb for Tea and for food. Continue reading

Overwhelmed And Lost In The Supermarket: Let Me Out!!!

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Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!!!

It is not too late for new Year wishes, is it? Well, it is still January and I think there is always a good time for good wishes! 😉

Are You all busy with trying to keep up all the good New Year’s resolutions???

I tell You what happened to me this week:
I nearly got lost in the supermarket!
Which also reminded me of how many ADDers say they are totally overwhelmed by going shopping.
Shopping is a total stress factor for me , too,  but that thing last week was just too much!

Normally I do shop in smaller shops and supermarkets, which means I have to run from one place to another to get everything together.
But I live in a small quarter of the city and my bicycle is my friend, so that works.

But this week  I went to this huge supermarket. For me it was huge, but I think for you folks out there who have Malls, it was still a small one.
I needed to bring my shoes to the shoemaker outside the supermarket and then thought, well now I am here I need a few things, let’s just quickly grab them inside the market.

Pah! What a mistake! What a wrong thinking! QUICK??? NO WAY!!

Overwhelmed in Supermarket! (c) theFemmeADDon

Overwhelmed in Supermarket! (c) theFemmeADDon

I got totally lost!

TOO MANY THINGS! I couldn’t find anything I wanted, I forgot everything I wanted!
I was walking around trying to find at least some things!
Which stressed me out even more.

And Then: Really: How should you actually find something and buy something with all this noise?
And too much information- when in fact there is no information at all, just marketing blabla!

I thought I look for a Tablet PC, as they had some, but there was this TV screen close by with some ad for …i dont know what! It was booming in my ears, an awful voice through poor speakers.

BRABRABRA!Loud! Annoying!
So I left the electronic section .

Went for food and everywhere music with ads inbetween: Buy this ! buy that! offfer! Sale! Bullshit!
Trying to find what I need, trying to remember what I want, I couldn’t! I just couldnt concentrate. Bright light, too many things , aisles, stuff!
And no way out!
I was totally overwhelmed, I just wanted to get out!
And then I lost my shopping cart and had to walk again through all the aisles  to find it! Continue reading

Beautiful relaxing music from Bach- enjoy together with a cup of Lemonbalm tea?

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What an amazing piece….. After having a real hard day and week, I just found this musical beauty on youtube. Together with a cup of herbal tea this music helped me a lot to come down, take some deep breaths and be remembered how beautiful living is and how unimportant sorrows and stress can be for the moment. I made  my herbal tea with: Lemonbalm, Orange and Jasemin blossoms, Fennel, Dandelion, Echinacea. Yummie! And this music is from the composer J.S. Bach, not Edward Bach from the Bach Flowers 😉 ….seems like Bach is a good name for creations… well “Bach” means a brook, a stream… bubbling ideas?