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The Write Approach To ADHD


A class. A course on writing, of all things. That's where I was on Tuesday night, a novel writing course.

And am I planning on writing a novel? Well ... not so much. Oh, I'm not saying it won't happen, I'm slowly writing my childhood memoirs and have every expectation of publishing them eventually, but right now? No. I have so much on the go right...
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Kelly Unplugged: My Day Without ADHD Medicine


Twice in the past seven days I’ve managed to forget my meds. I take Concerta, which is Methylphenidate.

Methylphenidate is better known in our tribe as Ritalin. Did you know that Ritalin was named after the wife of its creator? Ciba chemist, Leandro Panizzon formulated methylphenidate.

His wife, Marguerite (her nickname was Rita), suffered from...
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Overwhelm: A Noun That Defines ADHD


I’ve looked. I’ve looked through all my dictionaries (I tend to collect them) and through all the online dictionaries as well. Overwhelm is a verb. A transitive one in fact, one that has no meaning without an object. Some one thing must overwhelm some other thing.
And yet ...
I have to say that on the rare occasions that I’ve seen “overwhelm” being used as a noun I...
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A Bad Time! And ADHD Doesn’t Help


I’ve struggled lately. Many of you know my situation. My wife’s passing left me alone just a few weeks before I took on the task of writing this blog. I’ve struggled with loss and loneliness. Magnified by the lens of grief, day to day life presents its trials and tribulations with all the pomp and pizazz of a...
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ADHD? Let Me Sleep On That … ZZZZZZZZZ


I'm exhausted. I'd like to say I've been working hard. I have been working. I just haven’t been working harder than usual.

Truth is, I didn't sleep well last night. The mice were running in the wheel inside my head when I went to bed. And I think maybe that squeaky axle needs a little grease.
Yeah, yeah, I know, I'm a liar
I'm always saying I don't have...
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