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Help! There Are No Resources For Adult ADHD Where I Live!

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Help! There Are No Resources For Adult ADHD Where I Live!

See a doctor, get diagnosed, get treatment, get better. That’s how it goes for adults who find out they have ADHD, right?

Yes. Yes, it does. And afterwards, a pink elephant swings by the doctor’s office, scoops you up onto his flying, technicolor carpet and gives you a lift home to your mushroom..

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Are You a Simplifier or an Optimizer?

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Are You a Simplifier or an Optimizer?

The way you approach the multitude of tasks in your life makes all the difference between being a champion of effectiveness or a casualty of complete exhaustion.  If the latter sounds more like your description, you may be making life unnecessarily hard.

Simplifiers vs Optimizers

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Injecting Yourself with Patience

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Injecting Yourself with Patience

Impatience is a hallmark trait  of ADHD. It’s also the ugly sister of many of our other challenges.

For example, impulsiveness is, in part, related to impatience. We have trouble waiting to act. Instead, we react. We are restless because we are impatient with right now. We are disorganized..
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The Academy Award Experiment for Better Performance

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The Academy Award Experiment for Better Performance

Have you ever really seen yourself? I don’t mean checking yourself out in the mirror as you shave in the morning or try on a new outfit. I mean:

Have you ever really looked at yourself? Like – watched yourself, as you go about your business in a normal day?

I suspect not. Most ADDers are not..

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What Do You Hate about ADHD?

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What Do You Hate about ADHD?

I recently finished reading 10 Things I Hate about ADHD (Plus 10 more) by Bryan Hutchinson. In case you haven’t heard, I recently made Bryan’s list of top ADD blogs, which I am (super) proud of. Check it out here at ADDer World.

Now before you assume this post is merely a gratuity for the honour..

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The Joys of ADHD and the Risks of Being Normal

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The Joys of ADHD and the Risks of Being Normal

Most of us have spent our entire lives feeling broken.

We grew up knowing something was wrong with us, even if it at the time we didn’t know it by its four-letter acronym. We’ve spent years, even lifetimes, trying to get normal. We’d have been better off to escape Wonderland on the tail of a..

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The Symbiotic Relationship between Hacking and ADHD

The more I talk about ADHD, the more I come to realize I’m not all that interested in ADHD at all. At least, not in the disorder-definition we associate with that four-letter acronym. I know it’s considered a disorder, but like I’ve argued many times – “disorder” is contextual.

I am, however,..

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In Defence of Lost Potential

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In Defence of Lost Potential

I used to believe that anything was possible if you really set your mind to it.

Now that I’ve hit 40, I have realized this: I probably won’t achieve even half of what I am capable of in this lifetime. It’s a sad realization, but equally freeing.

While I still concur with the basic tenet of my..

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A Few Thoughts From Disney Land

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A Few Thoughts From Disney Land

“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”

Walt Disney

I write today from the happiest place on earth. My daughter likes to tell me that phrase rather annoys her. She says:

“How do they know for sure it’s the happiest place on earth? I mean, maybe..

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10 Things I Want My Kids to Know About Life With ADHD

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10 Things I Want My Kids to Know About Life With ADHD

Lately, my 7-year-old has been asking me about ADHD. I’m glad, of course. It means she’s interested in my work and what I spend my free time writing about. It’s quite an honour actually, that my daughter would want to know more about something that is so important to me.

No one has suggested..

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