Archives for March, 2011

ADHD (General)

Haiku for Japan

Haiku for Japan
Mental Tsunami.
From beneath the water’s rage
a hero rises.

The Japan situation has been driving me crazy.

In the wake of its multiple tragedies, I’ve been harboring a secret, radical thought that’s kept me afloat in the midst of terrible angst and despair.

I’ve been too embarrassed to admit it to anyone, not sure if it’s shocking, silly or disreputable of me...
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Love or Fear? (I Was Afraid to Post This, But I Did Anyway)

On Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, Psych Central posted this question on its Facebook page:
Do you think employees should disclose their mental illness to their employers?
There were over 40 responses, with the overwhelming majority a resounding, “NO!”

The risk was worth it, for me. It’s been a month since my disclosure at work, and I continue to experience a more relaxed, open and friendly rapport with my employer. I had no way...
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Got Help? Free Webinars, Teleseminars and Audioclasses for ADHDers

Who doesn't like free stuff? Put up your hand.

Who's finding it easy to get excellent ADHD help?

...that's what I thought.

If you're like me, the nearest ADHD support group is a three-hour drive away, or on another planet; ADHD-knowledgeable therapists are scarcer than hen's teeth; and getting an appointment with a doctor who knows as much as you do about ADHD is as likely as meeting the Wizard of Oz.

The answer?...
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The PERFECT ADHD Garden Plan!

"They're all individuals with their own special needs"
Sounds like the tagline for Psych Central bloggers, right?

Wrong! It's actually the opening tagline for a program that helps you plan your garden.

Someone mentioned this program,  , at my writing class tonight.

My ears perked up when I heard, "...and they send you e-mails when it's time to harvest."

Wwwwhhhhat?!

Holy Hannah! This sounded...
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Greeting Cards for ADHDers


I was browsing the card section of a local shop the other day when I stumbled upon the perfect card for a friend of mine.

Like me, she has outrageously hyperactive and crazy-energy ADHD. I knew the card I'd found would give her a huge laugh.

On the cover of the card, there's a simple line drawing of a woman wearing an apron, holding a...
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First Day Back: Follow-up to Coming Out ADHD

Photo ©2011 Zoë Kessler
Somewhere there’s a silent voice
Learning how to sing.
Some of us can’t move ahead
We’re paralyzed with fear.
Everybody’s listening
‘Cause we all need to hear…

I BELIEVE IN YOU.

~ lyrics by Amanda Marshall and Eric Bazilian
Well, it's over.

If you read OMG! I Came Out at Work Today!, you know that that was the day I confessed to my boss that I have ADHD.

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