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ADHD (General)

ADHD Awareness Month Road Trip

In spite of ADHD, Zoë presents about ADHD

Sometimes I feel like I don’t have to explain ADHD at all. Just watch me live my life, and you’ll pretty much have it.

I don’t mean “have it” as in have it. ADHD, thank goodness, is not contagious (as far as we know, but to watch some people’s reactions when I tell them I’ve got it, you'd think...
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ADHD (General)

My First ADHD Coaching Experience!

ADHD Whiteboard To Do List

Coaching is said to be one of the most beneficial non-pharmaceutical approaches to treating ADHD. While I know of countless ADHD coaches, I can’t think of one person I know who has one.

I am therefore offering myself up as a guinea pig.

Expectations


I’m not quite sure what I expect from coaching (which, when I think about it, is probably an indication that I need one)....
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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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Yoga and ADHD Treatment – Part II

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In Yoga and ADHD Treatment - Part I, I talked about some similarities between the discipline of yoga and ADHD treatment. Today, I'll cover some specific yoga components that might be helpful in managing ADHD symptoms.

Be prepared for some surprises!

A few of my favorite yoga things


Besides wearing comfy, funky Lululemon clothes (with the notable exception of...
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ADHD and Hey Look! A Squirrel!

In keeping with my goal of digging deeper into the issues that surround ADHD, today's post offers some penetrating insights into a now-ubiquitous cultural phenomenon.

I'm sure you've heard the jokes, worn the t-shirts, and seen the photos with the caption connecting ADHD and the sudden verbal outburst of "Hey look! A squirrel!"  This punchline is commonly used as shorthand to illustrate the high level of...
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An ADHD Christmas Miracle

Putting the gravy on ADHD

I am aware that some people with ADHD are perfectly capable of managing in the kitchen. I am not one of them, especially if someone else is in the kitchen with me. This might help you understand how Christmas 2013 put my ADKD (Attention Deficit Kitchen Disorder) to the test on a scale heretofore unimagined.

Like every year for the past several, once again I...
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Zoë’s Christmas Turkey

Seriously, how hard can this be?

I was heading into the Christmas season calm, cool, and collected. Note that I said, “was.”

So how did things go so terribly wrong?

Let me tell you. Through a simple act of kindness, that’s how.

I helped a neighbor dig out after a snowstorm, and she rewarded me by leaving a 15-pound frozen turkey hanging on my side door.

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