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Turned Up On Bust

Cranked up past ten ...

I'm not sure how prevalent that bit of slang is. I've only heard a couple of Newfoundlanders use it. It means turned up so high or fast that it can't help but break down. Like running an outboard motor at full throttle until it gives up and goes home without you, as they say.

Locally I've heard the phrase "Turned up to eleven." That pretty much means the same...
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Overwhelm Me!

A problem in itself

I've been thinking about my "busyness" a lot lately. Mostly it's because I've been very busy lately. But additionally it's because sometimes being busy overwhelms me and sometimes it just doesn't.

And I'd kind of like to know why. So I've been pondering my busyness, breaking it down, examining it when it whelms me and when it doesn't.

And I may have figured...
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Podcasting The Dark Side

I had a dark side ...

No, sorry, this has nothing to do with StarWars™, this is about the dark side of my life.

And no, it isn't about my current life. Currently, I'm doing really well.

This is about what my life was like before.

This is about being a younger me, with no knowledge of ADHD, and no executive function that was comparable to the executive functions enjoyed by my peers. And the podcast...
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ADHD, Anger, and Emotional Regulation

Calling triple "A"?

I was once told that I had anger management issues. I was told this by a friend I respected. But I didn't respect her as a psychologist. Fortunately, she isn't a psychologist.

I know I can get emotional, and what sounds like anger really is anger, but it's anger at situations. And yes, people can cause situations so it seems like I am angry at the people involved.

And I'm sorry if...
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Mind Scattered

Hmmm ... Clean it? Rebuild it? Fold the laundry and think about it?

It's one of those days. One of those glorious days when everything seems like it should be going great. Just right. Perfect!

It seems like that. But it isn't.

I've got a bag full of things I need to get done. I know what they are.

And I've got energy to spare. I have ADHD after all, I have ADHD with the "H"...
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The Easy Part Of ADHD

This shouldn't be that hard ...

I keep trying to figure out how to deal with my ADHD.

I'm not looking for easy answers, if I were, I'd be accepting the latest fade crap that the shysters and hucksters keep putting out there.

You know, that ADHD doesn't exist (that would make it easy, eh?), or that it's my diet that causes it, garbage like that.

But I'm not accepting that, there are already plenty...
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ADHD And Dim Sum

A bit of many things ...

Yesterday I had dim sum. It was amazing. And it was exactly what I wanted at the time, or any time.

I let the people I was with do all the ordering, and food just started to arrive and kept on coming. It was an adventure for me and lately I've been into adventures.

But more than that, I didn't have to make up my mind about...
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ADHD Oblivion

Into oblivion ...

There is a state of mind, or perhaps a partial state of mind, that I sometimes, or possibly always am in, that keeps me unaware of many things around me.

I am oblivious to things.

Not all things, and not just important ones.

But when I become aware of the things that I've been missing, I am usually stunned, sometimes hurt, often upset.
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The Real Gift Of ADHD

Here's your present ...

So, some idiot is spouting off about how he doesn't believe in ADHD. Sadly, he is a psychologist who is either misled or misquoted.

And of course the hundreds of thousands of other mental health professionals who disagree with him will not be quoted because that isn't attention grabbing enough to be published.

And the worst of this for people with ADHD is that they are put in a position...
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