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I Hate Being Sick

Health Care for the distracted ...

There are some things that are universal. Whether you have ADHD or not, very few people like being sick.

I'll admit that there have been times when I've been under the weather and felt like I appreciated the excuse to take a break, but I've never really enjoyed being ill.

And I confess that being sick makes me appreciate things like slippers, sweaters, blankets, soup, and other things...
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There’s No Magic

He had it up his sleeve ...

That's a kind of dream shattering statement, isn't it.

I write another blog on a daily basis called "Today I Love ..." and it's actually all about me finding the magic in my day.

So please, don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying there's no magic to be found, but I am saying ...
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Numb And Dull, But Still ADHD

Coffee time ...

So last night I completely forgot to have a coffee before bed.

I know, some of you will say "Coffee keeps you awake."

It actually did back when I thought it was supposed to. I'd have a coffee and I'd go to bed and lie there thinking how I was never going to be able to get to sleep. I'd worry and stew about it, and I'd stay awake to do...
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ADHD Running in Smoke Rings

All smoke, no mirrors ...

If you have ADHD and you smoke, you're self medicating.

When I was younger, I smoked. I smoked from the age of twelve, to the age of 36. When I turned 48 and had been smoke free for twelve years, I was able to say the same thing I could have said at the age of 24, that I had smoked for half of my life.

Not really an accomplishment...
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My Future’s So Bright

The bright side ...

I learned, a long time ago, that nothing is ever so bad that it can't get better.

I also learned a long time ago that when things get better, the surest way to waste that is to start counting on them getting bad again.

And lastly, I learned at some point in my life that no life situation is completely without a positive aspect ... it's just sometimes really heard to...
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Walk A Mile In My Shoes

These ones ... or your own would work

There are some things I like about my mind. Actually, if I'm being truthful, there are many things I like, and even love, about my mind.

I like that it is clear and sharp in some ways, even through the fuzz and buzz and static of ADHD. I love that it is constantly making connections between random things, associations that are really a stretch, but that...
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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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ADHD Games

ADHD Games

The Olympics have just ended. Did you watch them? Maybe you were one of the ones who attended? Maybe you even participated, some athletes have ADHD.

I find the concept to be amazing. The Olympics are that collection of games that have set rules and regulations calculated to level the playing field for the athletes.

This is done so that only the skill and the results of...
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ADHD Back On Medication

Decisions, decisions ...

I'm serious. I'm thinking about this. I'm thinking this is something I could do that would be positive.

And yes, I mean back on medication. Yes, I've been on medication. And yes, it did help.

So now you're asking why I'm not currently medicated, right? Okay, some of you are asking that, and some of you may just be saying, “Who cares?” And some of you may even...
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