Gratitude and ADHD

There's no question that being affected by ADHD can bring challenges into our lives. Some of us are more negatively impacted by ADHD than others. It's only natural to focus on the negative or what we would like to improve in our lives when we are affected by ADHD. It is very important for those…

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Are You Ready?

Can you believe it's already the middle November? Not only are the days getting shorter but the holiday season is here! It doesn't matter what if any holidays you celebrate, you will be affected by the holiday season. Just think about that trip to the store to purchase something like toilet paper. Going to the…

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Bad Liars!

Yes, I am coming right about and saying it. Most people with ADHD do not make good liars! Some people with ADHD can and do come up with some very believable and sometimes even great lies. Manipulation can often be a strength for people with ADHD. Just look at how many adults with ADHD are…

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Prioritizing and Getting Stuck

Wow, it's been almost 3 weeks since I blogged! I think this may have been the longest I've gone with out blogging since I started the blog 4 years ago. Once again I thought I was having writer's block because I couldn't think of anything to write. But, once it again it was because I…

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Adult ADHD and Thinking the Worst

It's quite common for Adults with ADHD to automatically think the worst and jump to the wrong conclusions. Some of it is do to impulsivity and some of it is due to past experiences. When Adults with ADHD have a poor self image we automatically think the worst about ourselves and it's quite often not…

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Does Passion + Interest really = Success?

No!!! Passion + Interest does not = Success – Despite what some professionals in the ADHD Community are telling you. Passion plus interest is only part of the equation. When talking about adults with ADHD we can't forget the other parts of the equation. Saying passion + interest = success is like saying that 2…

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Re-evaluate and Change

It’s hard to believe that 2008 is almost over. It’s been quite an eventful year and definitely full of changes. Some of the changes of 2008 were welcomed changes and some were not. Changes in the world and in our own lives give us the opportunity to re-evaluate our lives.              …

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Making Expectations Clear

Quite often people with ADHD and those who live and work with us take it for granted that each others expectations are clear. For example, the other day I was reading through ADD Forums and a woman was complaining that her boyfriend was seeing other women. Of course most of the people responding to the…

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Not Worth My Time

The buzz around social networking sites like FaceBook and Twitter is that Starbucks is giving out free coffee tomorrow to people who tell them they have voted. Don’t get me wrong I love coffee and I love free stuff. What I don’t like is waiting in line and dealing with crowds. While the initial idea…

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Breaking the Rules

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of different coaches and other self-help people encouraging people to break the rules. I worry a bit about people with Adult ADHD when somebody suggests they break the rules. Many people with Adult ADHD will just break the rules with out thinking about things! I’m not suggesting either way…

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