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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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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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Seeing Back Through ADHD

Ouch!

I used to think I was unlucky. Thought that had to be why things went wrong. The truth is that ADHD is a wicked life master at times.

As a youth, I was pretty agile. I was also pretty athletic. Go figure, a hyper-active guy who was athletic. It was, no doubt, due to my hyper-activity that I was in such good shape.

As a teenager, for instance, it was nothing...
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ADHD In Shadow And Light

As simple as A or B

There can be a lot of differences in lives with ADHD depending on where the light shines in them, and where the shadows fall. Acceptance or denial can mean so much in the long run.

Let's consider two boys, the same age, in the same grade, in similar schools, in similar towns, each with ADHD.

Let's call them Art and Bert. Sorry...
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ADHD Brain Space Conundrum

This is my brain on meditation ...

There are a lot of seemingly conflicting aspects to ADHD that I've mentioned before.

Like how we can't focus on most things just because we should, yet we can focus on some things whether we should or shouldn't. You know, home work, report writing, calendar items vs. TV shows, video games, rain on the window, leaves that you're walking through, an...
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Art And ADHD, Chicken Or Egg?

First? Or Last?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? A perplexing question. And it poses an interesting problem when we observe the closed system of poultry reproduction.

One might also ask, which came first, the parent or the child, and that would figuratively lead us down another path of investigation and intrigue.

Now, bearing these things on a shelf in one corner of the mind, let us consider the ADHD penchant...
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How To Relax With ADHD

Relaxation is not an easy thing for me either ...

For people with ADHD, relaxing is something we just barely understand the idea of. And while we are aware of how it is supposed to work, few of us have truly experienced relaxation for more than a moment or two at a time.

In fact, for some of us, the thought of sitting still and...
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ADHD, Know Thyself

The Temple of Apollo ... former home of the Oracle of Delphi

It may not seem like it at times, it may not seem like it ever, but there are occasions when I don't have a clue what to say.

I mean here in my blog. I am very rarely at a loss for words in person. In fact,...
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The Calm In The ADHD Storm

It's a wild sort of calm ...

I like grey skies and rainy days. Make no mistake, in the spring, summer and autumn, I love sunshine. But I still like those grey days. Something about them calms me, makes me feel safer, makes me feel cloaked and comfortable.

I love those days when I'm driving. I think it might be the sensation of the closeness...
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If I Had To Choose

It seems like I'm moving this fast ...

I'm a Hyperactive Person. My hyperactivity has been turned inward for the most part. I manage to stay out of trees and off of roofs ... most of the time. I am 54 years old after all. I really should try to stay on the ground more, right?

But my toe still bobs, my fingers snap,...
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