Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents – By Nancy Ratey. An ADDer Review

It is about time that books for Adults with ADHD start becoming popular and not just popular, but relatively main stream. It’s estimated that 9 million people in the U.S. have ADHD in one form or another. That’s just what is estimated and the reality could be that several people you know personally have ADHD; it is probably more common than we realize. The fact is, and Nancy’s  book will prove it, is that real life skills (not the medications) utilized to combat the symptoms of ADHD work for just about anyone whether they have ADHD or not, actually, skills for ADHD can make people’s lives without ADHD even better, more efficient. That’s what I believe. 

In today’s world the term ADHD stands for a neurobiological disorder called Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Personally, I don’t think ADHD is anything new and I do believe it has always been a part of our human nature. It’s just that in today’s world there is a heck of a lot more organizational skills needed than, say, a hundred and fifty years ago and before. When City’s started forming there were people who naturally gravitated towards them and those people tended to do well there, but there were just as many people who stayed out in the wilderness, those who felt better and more themselves in the wilderness. In today’s world there isn’t much of a choice of staying out in the wilderness and away from civilization as we know it and therefore we all must learn to be the same and if we are not the same, well, then we have a problem and it must be corrected one way or another.

Nancy Ratey

Nancy Ratey

Thankfully, we have a new book “The Disorganized Mind” by Nancy Ratey, which helps those of us with ADHD join city folk in learning their organizational skills in ways that work for us! Nancy Ratey is internationally recognized as one of the foremost authorities on personal and professional coaching for adults with and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard University specializing in administration, planning and social policy. Let’s be clear that Nancy Ratey also has ADD with a very serious case of Dyslexia! I don’t have to go out on a limb and say that Nancy knows what she is talking about or that she practices what she preaches.

Nancy has written her book from the ADDer perspective and explains to us in a very clear and straight forward manner what skills she has needed to utilize and how. She has gone so far as to even give many of these skills remarkable names which will keep you interested. I believe Nancy’s very real skills she shares with us for Self-Coaching will help a lot of us not only at home and our personal lives, but mostly in working environments, such as at your job, be it self-employed or working for someone else.

Needless to say, I highly recommend “The Disorganized Mind” for anyone with ADHD and should also be on the reading list of parents of ADHD children. Parents are coaches too and even if your child does not have ADHD Nancy’s coaching skills can be useful to you too.

What is most important to me, after talking with Nancy, is discovering that she is a person who sincerly cares about others and wants to help her fellow ADDers in any way she can and her book is part of her way. She has dedicated much of her life to helping others and you know when information comes from a person like that the value is beyond the scope any review can provide. Do yourself a personal favor and find out for yourself, you will be the main benefactor. Indeed!

**Ms. Ratey often collaborates with her husband, Dr. John Ratey, M.D., a world-renowned researcher and neuro-psychiatrist, and the acclaimed author of A User’s Guide to the Brain and the recently released Spark, as well as co-author of the national best seller Driven to Distraction. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Nancy and John keep abreast of the latest research and techniques for solving ADHD-related problems from both a medical and coaching point of view.**

Nancy’s book is available: HERE
Learn more about Nancy: HERE