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On The Busy Side

the things I'll do to meet a deadline ... yes, that's my tablet, no I don't like writing on it!

I'm a little late. I have a six thirty deadline and it's six fifteen. I'm not going to make it.

Part of the problem of writing a blog about ADHD is that you kind of have to know a little bit about ADHD.

And since I have no formal education on that subject, it's rather...
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Where’s The Pro In Procrastinate?

Looking for the pros ...

It's Autumn, not spring. My house is up for sale, but it's six months later than I wanted it to be.

Okay, it's a year and six months later. Alright, fine two years and six months since I decided to sell.

The two years doesn't mean much. I did procrastinate, but I also needed the time to come to terms with leaving a house that has been my home for...
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Zen And ADHD

Contemplate this ...

Within Buddhism there is a sect of Japanese origin known as Zen Buddhism. And while its differences from many other segments of Buddhism are simple differences, those differences make for deep discussion and much admiration.

Significantly, Zen Buddhism asserts that enlightenment can be derived from contemplation and meditation.

But the word "Zen" has been borrowed and, if not corrupted, certainly broadened in its definition. It has come to be used for almost...
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Out Of ADHD Prison

Finding way out ...

On Friday we talked about how to get yourself into prison, especially if you have ADHD.

If it's something you aspire to, then your impulsivity and lack of executive function can be great tools to help you achieve this goal.

If prison is something you would rather avoid, then it's best to discover how to manage impulsive behaviour and compensate for a lack of in advance of becoming responsible for...
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In ADHD Prison

In stir

Did you know there is a statistic for the prevalence of ADHD in the population of the correction systems? There is.

In Canada, the stat says that adult inmates are five times more likely to have ADHD than the population on the outside.

Unbelievable! Right? .... but it gets worse.
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It’s Just ADHD

... not just at all!

I get a kick out of people who are dismissive of ADHD.

Well, I don't really get a kick out of them. I don't get as big a kick out of them as the one I'd like to give them in return for their opinion, but still ... it's entertaining to hear how uninformed people can be.

It's true, though. ADHD may not look like much because we are...
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Remember Everything

How reliable?

Recent studies suggest that memories, especially ones about ourselves, are likely suspect. That's not to say that they are false, but they may have details that have been manufactured, and they may have left things out.

It's also suggested that some of your memories might not be real at all.

And this is important to people with ADHD. Very important.

It won't make any difference to how you behave, how your mind works. But...
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Hidden In Plain Sight

Well hidden

I get some interesting reactions when I tell people I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was fifty.

I'm pretty sure that some of them are the result of people thinking, "How did no one know before then?"

I'm equally sure that some are caused by people who are still willing to believe that ADHD, particularly Adult ADHD, do not exist. Many of those people also believe that vaccines cause...
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ADHD, Faster Than The Speed Of Thought

Let me think about that for a second ...

For years I didn't know I had ADHD. I didn't know what ADHD was. For that matter, for many of those years, ADHD wasn't even called ADHD.

I did think that I was "normal," but I really could not have told you what normal was supposed to be. Not a big surprise, really, I still can't.

I thought it was normal to have self doubt,...
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