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ADHD

Who Am I Now; A Post Diagnosis Discussion

... because I'm just that lucky!

Before my diagnosis, I was easily distracted. Now, I'm ... easily distracted. Before my diagnosis I would sometimes say inappropriate things. I still do that.

Before my diagnosis I would get bored with long, drawn out, mind numbing presentations and slip off into my own world. I would spend long periods of time staring out the window and living...
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ADHD Winter – Part II: Time Challenged

Winter time is challenging

On Monday I talked about being Shack-wacky. In fact, I said: “I was sitting, looking out the window yesterday, and thinking about all the things I'd do when the snow was gone. I was anticipating a time when the air was warm enough that I didn't need to wrap myself in 17 layers of clothing and undergarments, just to check the mail.”

As my...
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Creativity And ADHD; Is It True

I've been creative all my life

I'm always hearing that people with ADHD are the most creative people. I've never seen statistics to back it up. I've not yet found one study that I would consider valid to say that this is so. There may be some out there, but I haven't found them.

Of course, I haven't ever looked that hard for any. Why should I....
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8 Ways To Help Someone With ADHD In Crisis

We all need help from time to time ...

Recent events in my life have caused me to compare ADHD to other mental health issues. There hasn't been a lot of insight to be gained from that, and yet I needed to do this comparison for personal reasons.

In my greater community of neighbours, I live in a smaller community of friends. And in...
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Cats And Dogs And ADHD

I got a new attitude!

I'm not going to start into some long comparison of cats and dogs and people with ADHD.

Actually, I think I already did that once already. You know, dogs are easily distracted and seem to be thinking twenty different things at once, and cats are ... well, maybe cats are more like normans, normal humans.

But dogs and cats have some other things...
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3 Odd Things About My ADHD

Hi, I have ADHD

Do you have ADHD? I have ADHD. I feel for you, I truly do. “It's not easy being green.” has nothing on how “not easy” it is to have yourself scattered at high speed down the road of life.

And worse than that, while those of us with ADHD share your pain, we don't share your ADHD anymore than you share ours, any...
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I Am Not What Happened To Me

Carl G. Jung

When I was 49 years old I was all about what I'd been through, what things had happened that had held me back. I was pretty sure I'd had some bad breaks and missed opportunities.

When I was 50, I was diagnosed with ADHD. At first, I thought it was just another bad break, another twist of fate that was responsible for me not being as far ahead in life...
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Adult ADHD

I Have ADHD, Grant Me The Serenity

From my childhood ...

Being a non-practising alcoholic, even though I don't attend Alcoholics Anonymous, I am familiar with AA's version of Reinhold Niebuhr's “Serenity Prayer:”

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

And wisdom to know the difference.”

There are variations on the theme, and in fact it was originally much longer when used by...
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