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Archives for February, 2012

ADHD (General)

Samantha, Me, and ADHD

I've written a lot about how my dog Samantha is one of the best parts of my ADHD multimodal treatment. For those of you who don't know, she's diabetic. In a weird twist of fate we received our diagnoses (diabetes / ADHD) just months apart. I was still wrapping my head around not being able to maintain structure in my life when I was told that her life depended...
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ADHD (General)

2012 ADHD Self-Coaching Progress Report – Part II


Yesterday, I gave a progress report regarding the 5 areas of life identified by ADD Coach Nancy Ratey as part of a holistic approach to self-coaching.

Today, I'll report on my self-coaching goals of addressing my ADHD symptoms of disorganization and procrastination. When I made my commitment to self-coaching, these were the two areas I identified as priorities.

disorganization - improvements

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Zoë Kessler, ADHD Warrior Princess

I love Saturdays. It's the one day of the week I cut myself some slack and listen to my favorite comedy show, The Debaters, and to advertising genius, Terry O'Reilly, on CBC Radio, Canada's national broadcaster.

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to the early morning show on a Saturday and making an omelette (yes, that's something I can actually cook!) The host,...
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Girl Guides for Adult ADHDers

Fire's burning, fire's burning
Draw nearer, draw

A while ago, I reminisced about good times as a Girl Guide. I have very few childhood memories, but incredibly, 40 years later, I can still tie a clove hitch, and I'm a mean fire pit architect: I can build it teepee-style or log cabin.

I’m amazed that I can still remember these things, not to mention the indelible memory of the night we...
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