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Archives for December, 2010

ADHD (General)

ADHD Boxing Day Balance Sheet


Christmas is over. How'd you make out? I found myself, post-Boxing Day, taking stock of how I did in regard to my ADHD-ness over the holidays.

Family gatherings

On the one hand, I finally made it, for the first time, to my birth family’s (I’m adopted) annual December 24th Christmas gathering.

On the other hand, I arrived an hour late. Then...
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ADHD (General)

MORE ADHD Christmas Caption Fun!

How's everybody doin' out there?  Stressed? Depressed? Starting to regress? Let's take a deep breath, gather the tribe together, and take an ADHD TIME OUT!

That's right. Let's just forget it's Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever else it is that's ramping up the stress-o-meter for you at this time of year, and take a moment to laugh together.

In a previous blog post, ADHD Christmas Caption 's Create! I invited...
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ADHD (General)

ADHD Ghost of Christmas Past

Help! I’m trapped in a Charles Dickens novel and I can’t get out!

Ghost of Christmas past meets undiagnosed !

The Ghost of Christmas Past, that prescient apparition from Charles Dickens’ famed novel, A Christmas Carol, has grabbed me by the elbow, and is making me watch as my new friend - an undiagnosed ADHDer - spins out of control.

Like Ebenezer Scrooge, I...
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Karen O’Donnell, A Mind Like Mine (And, Possibly, Yours!), Part II

In Part I of Karen O'Donnell, A Mind Like Mine (And, Possibly, Yours!), we met Canadian documentary filmmaker Karen O'Donnell.

O'Donnell's latest film is a compelling drama that follows the lives of Kail and Daniel, two young men with ADHD, as they struggle to participate in higher education in spite of the myriad challenges of their ADHD symptoms. O'Donnell draws out the experiences and feelings of...
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Meet the Female Mr. Bean – Chick A-D-D, Zoë Kessler

Recipe for disaster: send one hyperactive Chick A-D-D, suffering from an unnamed comorbid condition based on a deep fear of the rich and powerful, out to do teambuilding for a multi-national company worth billion and watch what happens!

My mission: conduct a 10-15 minute meeting closer, using over 70 African drums and 100 shakers, distributed amongst 160 of the corporation’s top North American executives.

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