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5 Survival Tips For An ADHD Life

The five!

Lets face it, there are more of them then there are of us. You know them, the neuro-typicals.

So, all the magazine survival tips that are supposed to make life easier, richer, better are directed at them. Yeah, they might help us. They might help us with the things that are high on the list of the neuro-typical, but they're not “the big ones” to us.
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Making ADHD Work ~ Part III

... and hopefully on time

So, lets see. On Monday we talked about what values ADHD people might bring to the table, and I think there are lots more than the ones we covered.

Since no two of us are identical, the real point is to find the abilities that each person with ADHD has and, for want of a better term, exploit them to the advantage of...
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Making ADHD Work ~ Part II

Wait ... what??

On Monday we had a little talk about a friend of mine who has a local business and told me about how much he valued the strengths that an employee with ADHD could bring to the table.

I asked him if he had to do anything differently to make the value evident, and he offered the following suggestions.

He suggested that lists were a bad thing....
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Making ADHD Work ~ Part I

How to employ a winner

Last night I was at a concert. During intermission, I got talking with a friend of mine who runs a local business. I mentioned that I had a 6:30 AM deadline for my blog, and that I wasn't sure what I'd write about.

He asked me why I didn't just write about the fact that anyone who wants their business to be a...
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How Did I Get So Old

Younger than I feel, older than I remember

I need to write this post quickly, before I forget what I'm writing about. Wait, is that old age that causes that?

Or is it ADHD. In actuality, I'm only 55 ... but geez, even saying that makes me think “Who? Me? 55? Really?”

You see, I feel, mentally that I'm 18. Also, I feel emotionally like I'm...
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On The Road Of Life With ADHD

Get on board the magic bus ...

I've noticed that a lot of ADHD references involve transit. Dr. Edward Hallowell often talks about us having Ferrari engines and bicycle brakes.

I've talked about our thoughts being like the tracks in a rail yard where all the switches randomly shunt our focus around from one siding to another.

And we all know how rapid our minds can work,...
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There Are Things I Need In My Life

... you get what you need

Being a rural Canadian, there are naturally some things I need. I need to see the Canadians play hockey whenever they're playing on the world stage.

I need to be submersed in fresh water several times each summer season, and that doesn't mean in swimming pools.

I need some snow each year, and I need some sun. It's the way it is....
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Lesson Learned

Okay, the numbers still check out ...

Have you had enough of being considered unusual and different? Have you had enough of being judged and found wanting?

Or do you line up with those who are judging you? Do you agree with those assessments. Do you wish you could “cure” yourself? Do you wish someone could offer you a cure?

If it's a cure you're wanting, there...
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