As you all know by now, I’ve been on a journey to re-wire and strengthen the Right side of my brain. Once I allowed myself to be open to a fun, creative, and stimulating world, I feel like my life has added a new kind of meaning and joy. This is a life-long journey for me. I am constantly looking for brilliant new ways to help me learn and grow. In this blog series, I want to share my findings with you. Every month, I will highlight three resources: one for your mind, one for your body, and one for your soul. I hope this carefully curated list of books, websites, YouTube channels, articles, podcasts, games, or just quick quotes will enhance your life, help you grow, and bring you joy and health as much as they did for me and my family. Here are June’s motivational resources:
For Your Mind
1. The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps by Melissa Orlov
This is an amazingly detailed book about the effects of ADHD on relationships. It is packed with stories, research, and actionable advice on how to navigate this journey. I won’t lie; this book has so much information that I definitely would not recommend it for a non-ADHD spouse to buy and just give to the ADHD spouse as a reading assignment. It won’t happen; they won’t make it past the first chapter. This is an amazing book for the non-ADHD spouse to read, highlight, and ease themselves and their spouse into a conversation about it. It would be even better if the couple was in therapy; this would be a great manual to process with the therapist. For my fellow couples’ therapists, this is a must-have resource in your library.
For Your Body
So I have a love-hate relationship with healthy food, particularly because unhealthy food tastes so much better and because I am not a good enough cook to make healthy food taste good. Thus, I am always looking for inspirational people that will take awesome pictures of healthy food, make easy videos of how to cook healthy food, and then look really good while they are telling me about the benefits of eating healthy…..so I am pretty much describing Dr. Josh Axe. He is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist who is passionate about helping people get healthy by using food as medicine. His website is packed with healthy recipes, fitness ideas, and natural remedies.
For Your Soul
I stumbled over Marie’s name as I was doing some research on how to enhance the value of my website. I’ve heard she was some sort of online marketing genius (which she is, by the way). As I started to follow her work, I got to watch her You Tube videos. I found her to be such a soothing, inspirational presence on camera that I just had to pick her work for my soul section, not just for business advice. Her own story of self-development and growth is an inspiration in itself, but her interviews with authors, marketers, and celebrities are just comforting and motivational at the same time. Honestly, she could be reading the stock section of the Wall Street Journal, and this woman’s presence will inspire you to get off your butt and do something productive.
ABOUT: Dr. Ruxandra LeMay is a private practice psychologist in Litchfield Park, Arizona with experience in family therapy, ADHD, stress and anxiety management, and executive coaching. She is the author of My Spouse Wants More Sex Than Me: The 2-Minute Solution For a Happier Marriage. Click HERE to check out her free resources on effective communication, emotional unavailability, intimacy, and anxiety management or join her at www.ruxandralemay.com for monthly blogs posts.