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ADHD (General)

ADHD Fog: A Confession

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“Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. My last confession ”
I’m not Catholic, but that whole confession thing speaks to me right now. Let’s try it like this:

Forgive me, Dear Readers, for I have sinned neglected my blog. My last confession post was two months, three weeks, and two days ago...
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ADHD (General)

Robin Williams’ Death Shocking? Yes and No

I keep reading that Robin Williams' death is a shock.

Were you shocked? Was I? Yes and no. But mostly, no.

Sadly, some of us dealing with mental health issues, personally and in our professional lives, or have loved ones who are, are not as shocked as others seem to be.

Within the context of Williams' history, his sudden death is a shock yes, but sadly not as much a shock as if his...
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ADHD (General)

Coach This: Celebrating the ADHD Journey

With as much as I know about coaching in theory, and with as many coaches as I know professionally through my work in ADHD, you’d think I’d have a great handle on what, exactly, ADHD coaching is.

I don’t.

In the past I’ve asked my coach if others he’s worked with talk about similar issues. He assured me that the coaching session is for me, and whatever I want to work on, in whatever way I...
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ADHD (General)

Hypersensitive and Frazzled by Facebook

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I just realized why social media can be so draining. I’ve been kidding myself that the only harm of spending too much time online is that it’s a colossal time waster and gateway to procrastination and avoidance. I just realized the deeper harm lurking beneath the surface.

The whole Facebook experience is an emotional minefield and...
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ADHD (General)

Defining Success When You Have ADHD


Zoë summits the mountain with ADHD! ( Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada)

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

- Maya Angelou
Before I knew about ADHD, I often felt like a failure. Instead of summiting the mountain, I was more likely to fly into it (flying without an air traffic controller will do that to you).

After...
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ADHD and Work

New Research on ADHD and Childhood Abuse

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A study published on March 3, 2014 in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma shows 30% of adults with ADHD reporting physical abuse before the age of 18 (as opposed to 7% of the general population). The researchers conclude that there’s a strong association between childhood abuse and ADHD.

Sadly, I’m not surprised. This was on my list of...
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ADHD (General)

ADHD and Gullibility – Part II

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In ADHD and Gullibility – Part I I shared an incident where I nearly got caught by a telephone scam artist. Those of us with ADHD might be smart, but unfortunately that doesn’t inoculate us against being taken advantage of.

In today's post I'll explain why we can be sitting ducks for practical jokers, ...
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