Something terrible happened to me on the inaugural eve of Apple’s iCloud service going live. Something catastrophic. Apple’s MobileMe servers hiccuped and ate all of my calendars.

Remember that sound Superman made when Lois Lane died in the classic 1979 movie? Mine was louder.

Sometimes electronics can fail us. Sometimes the internet goes down. Sometimes the power blacks out. Sometimes your computer hard drive gives up the ghost. And sometimes those nifty calendars we put in the cloud that happily sync with our portable devices & home computers get eaten by server failure. What are we to do?

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Last week I wrote about how embarrassment can trigger ADHD clarity. I also wrote about how trauma can cause the same reaction. These shocks to our system can lift most of us into a higher state of awareness. This is one major reason why many folks who experience a close call with death often experience life-changing adjustments in attitude and purpose. Think of how lucky you are to have ADHD. You can experience this clarity of purpose almost weekly as you blunder about your life being embarrassed by your boneheaded actions.

But how long does the hyperfocus last for you? Are you able to utilize it to move your life and projects forward, or is it just another strong emotion you experience then instantly forget as you

Ohmigosh! iOS5 is available for download now? Clickity click, man!

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Sometimes strong emotions like embarrassment can give an Adult with ADHD hyperfocus and clarity. Learning to take advantage of that clarity can turn ADHD from a downside into an upside. After all, think of all the opportunities you’ll have to beclown yourself in life!

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Lots of folks have memory issues, but none with as much daily flare as adults with ADHD. If we’re not getting on the wrong bus or heading east from Cape Cod to get to California, we’re confusing meeting times and places several times in a row. It’s almost like we’re wired to get fired.
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I have been blogging for nearly seven years about ADHD. In that time, I have had many, many intelligent comments made on my articles. I’ve also had some doozies. I won’t reprint them here because I don’t want to embarrass anybody, but you’ve probably seen them and scratched your head. Some of them may have even been written by me.

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Do you find you and your ADHD noggin leaping out of bed at all hours of the night to work on something you left unfinished or suddenly remembered? Or perhaps you race out of bed every time you come up with a new idea that ABSOLUTELY MUST BE BROUGHT TO LIFE THAT VERY SECOND. If so, today’s article is just for you.

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Believe it or not, you truly can control your ADHD impulses and avoid being arrested for illegal entry. All it takes is a few good thumps from the School of Hard Knocks to drive the lesson home, but even an air-headed dreamer such as myself can learn to avoid catastrophe.

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Sometimes when life gets crazy and your ADHD mind seems determined to make the worst of your day, finding the humor in the situation is the only remedy you have left to keeping your spirits high.

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Can you train yourself to overcome ADHD? You can if you remember to do it. Of course, with ADHD that’s a tall order.

The task last week seemed simple enough. It was my first week back on the job and I wanted to impress. Write two new blogs and find people to be interviewed for the HealthyPlace TV & Radio shows. I could do that—easy.

It’s true that the first blog was a day late because we hadn’t worked out all the details of my rehire, but I wrote it in time even if it wasn’t posted in time. But what happened to the second blog?

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I knew there was a reason I despised SpongeBob SquarePants and his shiny bottom. There was just something about that character that set my teeth on edge. It wasn’t the fact he was a talking sponge. It had nothing to do with his nasally voice. It didn’t even have anything to do with the inane plots or lame jokes. No, something about that squishy annoyance with the large proboscis filled me with an almost primeval loathing. And now I know why.

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