As an adult living with ADHD and Giftedness, Stacey’s an expert on being weird. After thirty-five years of daily battle with her quirks, she finally decided it was time to hug it out and accept her differences for a more peaceful existence. Stacey has successfully learned to view the world of AD(H)D and Giftedness through her “special eyes” and maneuver through life accordingly. She no longer feels like offing herself on a daily basis, and realizes that both gifts allow her a magical perspective on life that comes from intimately engaging with the universe in ways that don’t meet the eyes and can’t be explained. She considers that a good thing.
Stacey Turis is an adult living with ADHD and giftedness who earned her degree in broadcast journalism from Wichita State University. She co-produced and hosted a TV show for a FOX affiliate before pursuing a career in advertising, then graphic design, then market research, then photography, then IT, then acting, then…
In 2006, she became certified to teach Yoga but didn’t, then founded pawsforpeace.com, an online, holistic pet-health site, with an iPhone app called Dr. Shawn’s Natural Pet Therapies to match. In 2010, she developed a course to teach families how to live more natural lifestyles, which she taught for about a month. She then started a Facebook page called ADHD – Tales of an Absent-Minded Superhero, for wacky folks like herself. That is still exciting enough to hold her interest. She has, through the years, unsuccessfully started twenty-seven businesses but can’t remember most of them. She loves speaking to groups of the same kind of wacky folks, where she’s not afraid to stop mid-speech and ask, “What was I talking about?” She lives in Texas with her husband, two kids, a dog, three cats, and eight goldfish.
“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~ Angela Monet
Photo by Jim Bauer – http://www.castlerockpictures.com