Archives for Strength


A Perfect ADHD Day

It's not a distraction if it's on your ta-da list.

Okay, I told you about taking a day off on Monday, right? Told you how to do it. Mentioned that it is a matter of how you approach the day and not what you do or don't do, didn't I?

Yes I did. I know I did. And that's a good kind of day, maybe a great kind of day.

But I don't want to...
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Attention Is A Compass

Attentive but fallible

Many people pay attention to what they are supposed to. They find it easy enough to do, apparently.

I am not one of them.

You may not be either, which would explain why you're reading this blog.

For us, paying attention is something we do constantly, but are not able to easily control our attention and make it focus on any one main thing for any length of time.
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ADHD Culture

We've got culture

Have you ever heard someone being described as having no culture?

Of course that's idiocy, everyone has culture. The culture that developed during kitchen parties in log cabins in the hills of Kentucky was as valid as the culture that steeped itself in the wonderful palaces and theatres and establishments along Vienna's magnificent Ringstrasse.

Culture is not designed, assessed, or decreed. Culture is what happens when communities are allowed to ferment.
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Motivate Me

Rather moving ...

In doing a bit of research on ADHD recently, I came across the phrase "Motivational Deficit." And I didn't like it much.

In fact, like the concept of "Attention Deficit," I think that motivational deficit is a misnomer for something that is not easily explained and certainly not labeled as easily as this.

As you know if you follow this blog, the idea that someone with ADHD has a deficit of attention...
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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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Waffling At Breakfast Time

What's for breakfast?

I'm a bit scattered this morning. I seem to be losing time. I look at the clock and think, "Gotta get up." or "Time to make breakfast." or "Time to write, right now."

Then I glance at the clock a few seconds later and ten minutes have gone by. What the helz???

So I'm trying to figure out what's causing this today, because nothing saves time like thinking about something other...
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Recurrent Focus

Remind me what to do again?

I know it all sounds very "New Age" and "mind over matter" and the like, but I'm going to suggest this anyway. And those of you who have been following along will realize that this is a recurring theme that I put forward on many occasions.

I'm going to tell you, once again, now that the holidays are over, to please go easy on yourself.

And at this...
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Peace On Earth

Happy Holidays

If you're a Christian or a celebrant of Christmas traditions, it's almost here.

And if you have ADHD, then the good news is that it's almost over.

Well, the good news is that it's almost here and it's almost over also.

If you are like me, you love this season because of the memories, because of family and friends and acceptance and love and traditions that are wonderful and heartwarming. and at the...
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ADHD … Stand Back

Gift yourself

I know I have ADHD. And I also know that it affects me in many ways.

I know that ADHD is behind many of my short comings. I know that there are some things that happen in my brain because of it, and many more things that don't happen because of it.

And I can often trace the cause of many things in my life to my ADHD. And that's great, to know...
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