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Archives for July, 2012

ADHD (General)

5 Surprising Benefits of ADHD Webinars

I’m not a webinar junkie, honest. But I do love them. This week, I realized I go for more than just the information.  And some of the benefits surprised me.

All week, ADHD coach Laurie Dupar hosted her 2nd annual (the “annual” part is me presumptuously hoping she’ll do it again next year!) ADHD Telesummit. I'm sending a big shout-out to Laurie and all her presenters.

Laurie did a fine...
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ADHD-Friendly? 10 Pros and 10 Cons of a Blue Badge Tour Guide Career

Your Tour Will Begin Whenever I Get There. Photo ©Zoë Kessler, 2006

I once lived on a 150-acre farm. Although the property was resplendent in its natural beauty, here and there along the hiking path were remnants of the property's history.

On the right was a huge, rusted metal wagon wheel ring; several meters along on the left, an abandoned kitchen sink nestled amongst the jewelweed.

During one such walk,...
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There’s Overwhelmed, and Then There’s Overwhelmed

It's been dawning on me for about a week now that the library book I so dutifully renewed must be coming due. But how would I know? I lost the renewal slip.

I tried to log in to the library's website, guessed my PIN number and: Pzhhhzzzzt… sorry, but thanks for playing! I called the library. Sure enough, my book was due a week ago.

Is it just me, or is this never-ending...
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7 Steps to Choosing Less Stress

For me, last night’s webinar with Dr. Elisha Goldstein was another signpost on the way to ADHD recovery.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Goldstein when his latest book The Now Effect, was launched. He’s also a fellow blogger here at Psych Central (Mindfulness & Psychotherapy).

The webinar, which I hosted on behalf of Psych Central, was called 7 Steps to the Stress-Less Brain: The Now...
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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Canada

When I was about 13, the chimney in our family home caught fire (and no, it wasn’t my fault).

My mom became hysterical. "Call the fire department," I said. She kept screaming and running around the house. I followed, repeating, "Call the fire department."

I called the fire department.

I’ve always jumped in at accident scenes. I’m calm, focused and know what’s needed.

Natural-born first responders

I used...
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ADHD and Independence

Happy Independence Day!

As a Canadian, I celebrated Canada Day on July 1st. While I'm vaguely aware of the historical context of the American Independence Day holiday, I wanted to think about independence and what that means in terms of ADHD.

I don't know about you, but as a self-respecting person with ADHD, independence is near and dear to my heart.

Imposter syndrome

I've heard repeatedly throughout my lifetime,...
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