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Archives for October, 2016

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Enjoy Life for Better ADHD Management

I like ducks. No, really—all oddities aside, I enjoy the quirky company of a dozen ducks. We also have several breeds of chickens, two heritage breeds of turkey and in total 22 birds in our mixed flock. Our family has had chickens for years.

All birds are individuals with their own personality traits, like the Easter egger who is the most feisty during wing clipping and the speckled banty who is the fastest out of the pen...
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Why ADHD isn’t a Good Excuse

Oops, I forgot to check the mail at the post office and lost that coupon for the new chips I like. Darn why didn't I gas up before my early work day commute? These things may have something to do with ADHD, but they can't be completely blamed on it.
Using ongoing ADHD symptoms as a crutch is denying personal responsibility for them. This way of thinking can lead to...
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Bummed Out with ADHD

How many times can I go up the stairs without remembering to grab the laundry basket I need to empty the clothes from the dryer? I see something else every time I get up stairs that distracts me. An empty glass that ought to go in the dishwasher, hungry goldfish need feeding, and the kids' unmade beds beckon me away from that basket.

Under all this distraction lays thoughts of my youngest child who I'm in...
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Does ADHD Reduce Goal Achievement?

The older I become the less enticed I am by change. It used to be I'd beg for it, want the upheaval and drama of moving to a new home, driving a new car or starting a new job. But now I am much less likely to make a leap without the passing of time, research and a list of the possible negative outcomes of the decision.

At some point I realised this kind of life altering havoc is hard...
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