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Archives for November, 2015


Freedom 80, The ADHD Retirement Plan

That's not really the plan ...

Ha, that sounds funny. And it's a bit misleading. I'm not writing about how to retire.

And I'm not jesting about how long it will be before I'm able to retire at the rate I'm going. The truth is I doubt I'll be able to retire at the age of 80, even though I've retired a couple of times from different things already.

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ADHD, It’s Not Just For Children

Things that aren't just for kids ...

I have an issue with a lot of articles being written about ADHD. And as the title above suggests, that issue has to do with children.

Now don't get me wrong, I love children, I think every parent should have one or more of the little things, but I'm tired of them getting all the attention.

That may sound childish of me,...
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The ADHD Lies We Tell

A balanced mix

I never said I was going to get everything done, I just never said that I wouldn't. The truth is that I never gave it much thought.

I guess I'd have to say, if asked, that there is no way I can get done all of the things I've got planned.

But I'm fully aware that, if asked about each thing individually, there would be none of them that i...
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Dropping The ADHD Ball

What goes up ...

Having ADHD means a lot of things. And they are subtle things. You can show signs of having ADHD and people who don't know the symptoms will never know there's anything going on with you that might lead to a diagnosis.

Those people, if asked, would talk about how forgetful you can be ... sometimes. And how you remember things other times. They'd talk about your spontaneity...
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Drop The ADHD Anxiety

What goes up ...

I am not telling you that you don't have troubles. If you've got ADHD, you've got troubles.

I'm also not telling those of you that believe ADHD is a gift that you're wrong. There are those among us who use the uniquenesses of this disorder to their advantage. I believe I do that in many ways.

But I'm not going to deny that the disorder also has its...
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Sometimes Peanuts Come In Threes

Some of us are different ...

You know that there are millions of horses out there, hundreds of breeds, dozens of colors and markings.

Horses are cool because people talk about them by their markings and color. Palominos, paints, buckskins, pintos, bays, every one is a mark of distinction. And who doesn't love horses? Right?

I did own a palomino once that seemed to have some weird ideas that made...
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Free Upgrade To ADHD v2.0

Time for an upgrade

Okay, that was a bit unfair. There's no new ADHD. Well, not really. It's all marketing, all spin, and it's all my doing.

I've just been pondering the free upgrade to Windows 10 that's being offered to me on both my Windows 7 and my Windows 8 computers. (I haven't booted up my Windows Vista notebook in a while, I'm not sure if it's receiving the same offer.)

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I Remember You


There have been suggestions that certain jobs attract people with ADHD, while others would seem to repel us. The attractant used would seem to be adventure. Thus it is estimated that there are higher percentages of people with ADHD in some groups defined by occupation than there are in the general population.

Some of those groups include emergency response personnel such as police, firemen and women, EMTs and ambulance attendants and emergency room...
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The Real Threat Of ADHD Medication

Dangerous? Or helpful?

I read a lot about ADHD. And I don't limit my reading to the scientific studies, although that is certainly some of what I read.

I also read blogs like mine from people who experience ADHD first hand.

Additionally I read posts from clinicians and mental health care providers. Most of these people know what they're talking about. Good thing too, they're who many of us lean on for help.

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