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People Were Dying to Teach Me How to Manage My ADHD

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!

People Were Dying to Teach Me How to Manage My ADHD

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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ADHD: Of Mousse and Men

ADHD: Of Mousse and Men

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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Stick It to ADHD Forgetfulness!

Stick It to ADHD Forgetfulness!

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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Video: Adult ADHD Means That I’m Hyperfocused AND Forgetful

In my final video for HealthyPlace, I give definitive proof that I have ADHD and that hyper-focus can be an embarrassing thing.

Video: Adult ADHD Means That I’m Hyperfocused AND Forgetful

So there I was, relieved that I had written my final blog entry without incident. I even still liked it after waking up. But something was bugging me. I felt like I had left something out. Towards the end of the day I was still puzzled. Why did I feel like things were unfinished?

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ADHD Goofs: Stand Up and Take a Bow

Take a man with an ADHD brain on the fritz, deprive him of sleep, and put him on a diet. Then sit back and watch the show.

ADHD Goofs: Stand Up and Take a Bow

Take a man with an ADHD brain on the fritz, deprive him of sleep, and put him on a diet. Then sit back and watch the show.

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ADHD and Forgetting to Eat: How Did I Do?

Last week I set a goal to target one bad ADHD habit (forgetting to eat) and set so many timers against it that the odds of success would be in my favor. Let’s see how I did.

ADHD and Forgetting to Eat: How Did I Do?

Last week, I set a goal to target one bad ADHD habit and set so many timers against it that the odds of success would be in my favor. Let’s see how I did.

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The Power of Timers and Alarms for Adult ADHD

The Power of Timers and Alarms for Adult ADHD

A simple thing such as a timer or alarm can snatch me away from the very jaws of feeling like a failure with ADHD. Tips for ADHD adults. And a challenge.

It never ceases to amaze me how such a simple thing as a timer or alarm can snatch me away from the very jaws of feeling like a failure in ADHD. It also amazes me how often I forget to use that simple device and end up as Failure’s lunch.

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Forgetful Me

One aspect of ADHD that I have by the caseload is forgetfulness. I may not be able to count on my memory, but I can count on forgetting. Unfortunately, I can’t count that high. I keep forgetting what number I’m on.

Forgetful Me

One aspect of ADHD that I have by the caseload is forgetfulness. I may not be able to count on my memory, but I can count on forgetting. Unfortunately, I can’t count that high. I keep forgetting what number I’m on.

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3 Tips to Better ADHD Shopping

There was a time when my wife didn’t send me out to the store. I couldn’t be trusted not to get lost for two hours in the magazine section. All those glossy covers with their reams and reams of scintillating prose… Some of them didn’t even have bathing suit beauties. Ah, the blissful halcyon days of the early 90s before I discovered the Internet. But surely there was a way to shop without getting lost.

3 Tips to Better ADHD Shopping

There was a time when my wife didn’t send me out to the store. I couldn’t be trusted not to get lost for two hours in the magazine section. All those glossy covers with their reams and reams of scintillating prose. Some of them didn’t even have bathing suit beauties. Ah, the blissful halcyon days of the early 90s, before I discovered the Internet. But surely there was a way to shop without getting lost.

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I’m Only Mostly Organized Because of Adult ADHD

I’m Only Mostly Organized Because of Adult ADHD

I'm mostly organized despite my adult ADHD, so why is life still co complicated? Here's why, and I'll just say not to take yourself too seriously. Read this.

Sometimes I wonder why they work with me. Who? Well, it’s me we’re talking about here, so it could be anybody. But today I’m referring to a magazine I’m writing articles for. I’m so disorganized. I seem to mess up paperwork on them every time. Can you relate with being so disorganized you lose important papers?

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