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ADHD

I Am Found

Welcome home

There was a time in my life when I was lost. I'm not talking about religion here. I'm talking about life.

I was unsure of myself, and with good reason. I seemed to be on the wrong planet.

I felt certain that I was in the wrong place because I didn't fit in. I didn't match the other people in my world. They didn't behave the way I did, didn't think the...
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Working on relaxing

The what? Wait ... what?

This blog is getting close to having a thousand posts. In fact, in three weeks it will have.

The first post was written by Dr John Grohol. It was an introduction to this blog. I don't think either one of us had any idea it would have this kind of longevity, but we both did the best possible thing for it, we set no limits beyond integrity and a...
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What’s The Talk?

... and counting

Nine hundred and ninety posts. Actually, more than that. This blog has been going for almost six and a half years.

And every week there have been three new posts. And every post has had something to do with ADHD.

Admittedly, some of the posts have been about my life, with just a hint of how ADHD has impacted or affected certain situations.

But other posts have been about new information about...
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ADHD Has No Standard

Nope. There's none

So look, if you're not a psychiatrist or a psychologist or someone in mainstream mental health care, and you don't have ADHD, do me a favor, please? Stop weighing in. Really. Shut UP!

I'm tired of memes that suggest discipline is a cure for ADHD. I'm tired of people claiming that they would have been diagnosed as ADHD if they had been allowed to do what they wanted. I'm tired...
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My Take Aways

... seeing lately?

If I think back to two months ago, maybe trying to remember what movie I watched, I'm at a loss.

I don't remember what TV shows I might have seen, though it's a safe bet I didn't see any that week.

But if you ask me about a specific movie I saw two months ago, I'll remember that.

That's part of the inability to manage, or even recognize time. That's...
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Great Discoveries Of Our Time

go make some ...

When I was young, although I loved life and reveled in my ability to accomplish challenges I set before myself, I eventually grew to realize I was different.

The more I and my contemporaries grew, the more obvious the differences became.

The differences were not visible, they were revealed with interaction.

And so, by the time I was in my teens, I found I was spending a lot of time alone, a...
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Going For It

GO!

I'm never going to tell you to settle. You're worth way more than just settling.

I'm also never going to encourage you to strive for things you don't want.

And there's a connection there. Though they seem like they are sort of opposite things, don't they.

The deal is, if you're someone with ADHD and you're listening to neuro-typical people telling you what you need to do and how you need...
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Resolutions I Can Keep

... you know, if I can manage to be

As a person with ADHD I can tell you that making resolutions to improve my life is not something I only do on New Years.

If I had a dollar for every time I said "I'm never doing that again."  and every time I said, "That's how I'm doing this from now on." I'd be stupid rich by now.

And...
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