Here is an excerpt from the interview:
Marilyn Strong is full of life and dedicated to pursuing her goal, "Get 100,000 ADD/ADHD solopreneurs on the road to business success instead of failure". She is the author of Getting Paid to Pay Attention, Why Your Business Suffers from ADD and How to Fix It, a guide for those with ADD/ADHD who are entrepreneurs/
Marilyn herself was diagnosed with ADHD about 5 years ago. When her younger sister and brother were diagnosed with ADHD, Marilyn went to her physician and discussed her symptoms with him which led to the diagnosis. She states that looking back over her career she realized why things happened as they did. She thought everyone functioned as she did! Her career has ranged from newspaper publisher to owner of a marketing company with staff to her current mission, "helping small business with their business and marketing strategies and delivering small business training to new entrepreneurs."
I asked Marilyn what if any treatment for ADHD has she tried or is she using. Marilyn decided that she did not want to use medication so she has worked on her nutrition and weaned herself off of caffeine. She always followed a healthy diet ( she has been a vegetarian since the 1990's) but she has turned to growing her vegetables, canning and freezing them. She has the minimum of packaged food in her home. Her diet is high in omega 3's and proteins such as tofu. After weaning herself from caffeine, Marilyn then turned to meditation. At her first class she remembers the instructor telling them to send their thoughts out of their heads. Her response was "Where should I send them?" But afterwards she felt very calm for the rest of the week. Impressed by the effects of mindful meditation, Marilyn decided to try yoga. Yoga has since taught her to use breath when needing to move, it has taught her to control her movements. Between the meditation and yoga, she has become a whole new person.