Linda Roggli is the Founder and Director of Possibilities for the ADDiva Network, which supports women 40-and-better with ADD-ish tendencies and diagnoses to (finally!) discover Who They Want To Be When They Grow Up despite the challenges of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
The ADDiva Network, launched in 2007, connects thousands of women across the globe, via the internet-based ADDiva Forum, monthly ADDiva Connection calls, ADHD-related teleclasses and ADDiva retreats for women and couples. Roggli created the ADDiva Network (pronounced ay-dee-dee’-vah) as a natural extension of her life coaching work with women in transition and her own ADHD diagnosis at age 45.
Today thousands of ADD women – communicate via the whimsical ADDiva website (www.ADDiva.net) for a heaping dose of education, support and optimism.
Support for women with ADHD
(or ADD or ADD-ish tendencies)
Each day, more and more women wake up to their own ADD-ish tendencies. Maybe it's ADD, maybe not. But you don't need to be "officially diagnosed" to appreciate the relief at finding a network of women who "get it" when you talk to fast or too much, when you forget appointments, when you lose your paycheck or get bored in the middle of once interesting projects.
As a medical or psychological condition, ADD sounds pretty scary. Even the words "deficit, "disorder," "hyperactivity" skew negative.
The truth is that sometimes ADD works for us, sometimes it causes us a lot of grief or embarrassment or pain. But it's just another "thing" we deal with in our lives, like thunder thighs or high cholesterol.
ADD is not life-threatening (although the depression that often accompanies it can be serious), it's not bite-your-nails serious (although changing jobs to avoid being fired can impact your career) and it's not such a Big Deal (although husbands, partners, bosses, parents and even children may disagree).
In the scheme of things, if you are dealt a "brain deficit," ADD isn't a bad one to have. Think about it: you are spontaneous, flexible, wacky, fun, interesting, refreshing, energetic, honest, tenacious, multi-focused, well intentioned, creative ... oh, I just got bored with this list. I'll finish it later ;o ).
Point is that the phrase "what you focus on expands" means that we focus on the positive and we get MORE positive. Cool, huh?
The ADDiva Network is all about celebrating the Real ADDiva in you. It's about inviting that part of you that you might be hiding to come on out and play in the sunshine without a moment's thought to whether you'll be judged or criticized. Here, you can be yourself -100%.
So come on in to the ADDiva Network -- we've been waiting for you!