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Archives for December, 2012

ADHD (General)

The End of 2012

It's the last day of 2012.

I don't know how you feel about that, but personally - I'm glad.

Lots of great things happened for me this year, but to be honest, in many other ways it was gruelling.

As 2012 draws to a close, I am uttering a huge, hearty, "The End."

To mark the occasion, I've decided to post a reprise of The End to Procrastination - a post that will help you...
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ADHD (General)

The Ghost of Undiagnosed ADHD Clutter

Ghost of Undiagnosed ADHD Clutter

As the year draws to a close, I've been reflecting on the year that's passed and what I'd like to bring with me into the New Year, and what I'd like to leave behind.

This is hard to do in a house as chaotic as mine.

Reflection, thinking, and contemplation are seldom achieved when one's concentration must remain focused on the basic necessity of...
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ADHD (General)

A Most Unexpected Gift for Christmas

So it’s Christmas but all I can think about is that it feels like it’s already over. And that’s not a bad thing: this year I’ve already received the two best gifts I could possibly think of.

No, it wasn’t two Chippendale dancers. (What’s the fun in that? They’d just unwrap themselves.)

I’m talking about the kind of gift that you don’t expect, didn’t ask for, but is something you secretly...
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ADHD (General)

ADHD and HSP Travel Trepidation

I sat in the Indian Visa and Consular Services centre in Toronto, Ontario, admiring the colorful posters of India adorning the walls. As I waited for my turn to submit my Tourist Visa application, I imagined what it might be like to actually be in India.

Was I about to plunge myself into a massive two-week emotional and sensory overload? Perhaps.

While living in Toronto, the light, noise, and air pollution; crime,...
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ADHD (General)

Christmas Carols From an ADHD Life

photo credit: saxoncampbell

Ever wonder why your favorite Christmas Carols are your favorites?

Thinking about that the other day I discovered the reasons why, over the years, certain yuletide tunes appealed to my ADHD self.

Jingle Bells

I don’t know about you, but when I was little, singing “alternative” lyrics to Jingle Bells...
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ADHD (General)

4 Reasons to Be Happy You’re Hypersensitive

Before I read Elaine Aron’s book, The Highly Sensitive Person, I felt like a freak for being so hypersensitive.

Learning about the combined hypersensitivities that come with ADHD and being an HSP has helped me to reframe my perspective in a positive way.

Recently, I found reason to give thanks for my hypersensitivities. I’m finding new ways to appreciate the gifts of hypersensitivities, and I'm...
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ADHD: Betwixt and Between

Photo: ©Zoë Kessler, 2012

Now that I have my ADHD (more or less) under control, who am I?

I’m not that girl who was always late; who forgot appointments; who was anxious and overwhelmed most of the time; who worried about when she’d shove her foot in her mouth or, you know – all that stuff.

But without my pre-diagnosis self, the one I lived with for...
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