Monday, December 11, 2017

Controlling the Overwhelm

March 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Coping, Ourselves, Success!

I have one foot stuck in the overwhelm as if it were quicksand. I sometimes forget my own advice. When we are most overwhelmed it’s time to stop chasing the work and regroup. Between a crashed car, some computer and staffing setbacks on the workfront, working up to the launch of the Academy and a […]

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The Driving Lesson

February 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Ourselves

Put yourself behind the wheel: It’s still dark. You have been driving for hours even though it is only 5:30 AM. You are on a three lane interstate highway. Although there has been some snow in the region, the roads have been clear and almost dry. Anxious to get where you are going, you move […]

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Keeping ADHD Perfection in Check

February 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Coping, Ourselves, Success!

How do we self-monitor to balance our ADHD perfectionism and getting the job done? Shooting for Perfect There is room in life for self-expression in a perfect manner. If we enjoy some art or other hobby in our free time, perfection should be taken as far as we want. True perfection is infinite. It can […]

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Is This Common Condition Making Your ADHD Challenges More Difficult?

December 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Coping, Ourselves

You have been diagnosed with ADHD. You have been taking meds and working with a therapist in an attempt to reduce the impact of your distracted thoughts and impulsive actions. After several months or even years, you start to question why things still don’t seem right. It’s possible that you are fighting more than one […]

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You Just Have to Show Up

December 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Coping, Success!

Woody Allen had said that 80% of success is just showing up. I can relate to that. If I had shown up more often in high school and college, those experiences would have worked out better the first time around. And the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. These days, PJ is missing at […]

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Finding My Way

July 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Coping, In the News, Ourselves

I’ve gotten quite a few notes from people checking in, to see if all is OK in our neck of the woods. The common thread was “you indicated you were having difficulties, then disappeared”. For that I must apologize. For the most part I came to a grinding halt with my online presence. The reasons […]

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You’re Too Smart to Have ADHD

May 15, 2009 by  
Filed under In the News

Does this sound familiar? Or how about this variation: “Your child is very intelligent, therefore he/she does not need (select one of the following: medication, accommodations, an IEP, or additional help/support).” I don’t know about you folks, but I can say first hand that this is the kind of thinking we tend to run into […]

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ADHD Goes for a Drive

May 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Ourselves

I’ll return to “A Vision for ADHD”, but right now I just need to go for a drive. The only problem is that my navigator for over 20 years has been ADHD. Over the years I have had more accidents, tickets and close calls than I can count. Why? At times distraction has caused me […]

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ADHD Accommodations and Support

April 21, 2009 by  
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Recently, someone had asked me what my view was on the following, in regards to ADHD: – What should a person with ADHD reasonably expect from society in terms of accommodations and support? – To what extent should society make accommodations or allowances for ADHD disabilities? – How hard should a person work to make […]

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A Hunter Walks in the Woods

April 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Coping, Ourselves

I am sure many of you have heard of studies indicating that time spent outdoors in a green environment can substantially reduce symptoms of ADHD. The various studies indicate that being outdoors alone doesn’t have the same impact and also that just being in green surroundings indoors doesn’t appear to have any affect. Few of […]

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