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Controlling the Overwhelm

March 13, 2011 by  
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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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Smash Your Procrastination!

March 3, 2011 by  
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Procrastination’s power grows quietly. It’s stealthy. It comes in under your awareness radar. Before you know it, your deadline is fast approaching and your anxiety is starting to twitch. How do you beat procrastination? You take a sledghammer to the fly and smash it before it grows. Whenever I put aside a small, simple task, I have  […]

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Read this ASAP!

February 27, 2011 by  
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I need it ASAP!! You have to get this to them ASAP!! Four words. As Soon As Possible. The implication of ASAP is that the task at hand is so important, we don’t even have time to sound out the words. We are putting an easy label on the priority of this request. Too easy, if you ask […]

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Impulsive Creativity of the ADHD Artist

February 17, 2011 by  
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When you have ADHD, you often see things other people miss. When the neuro-typical (“normal”) person sees a wooden table, the ADHD’r sees: the wood grain and imagines what part of the tree it came from the surface scratches and tries to guess what caused them the fact that the legs are not aligned with […]

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Keeping ADHD Perfection in Check

February 8, 2011 by  
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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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Keep Your Eye on the Prize

January 7, 2010 by  
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Are you the type who has this inner conflict: You have the ability to hyperfocus, but due to your distractibility that focus is often misplaced? I don’t know about you, but I find it real easy to throw myself into a task with great abandon. The only problem is that the task I choose may […]

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What Meaningful, Positive Changes Have You Planned?

January 5, 2010 by  
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The buzz for the last week or so – just like the year before and the year before that – has been about “resolutions”.  A resolution could be defined as a decision to do something or to behave in a certain way.  So many of us, each year, talk about what we will do different […]

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Perfection or Completion?

December 14, 2009 by  
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We see the little things. We notice every brush stroke and every nuance. Our eye for detail is a component of our creative side. But sometimes we can miss the big picture. With ADHD, we have the ability to hyperfocus, seeing things others miss. That can be a great asset in business – “Bravo! Very […]

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How to Capture Those Random Thoughts

December 1, 2009 by  
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There is a line in the Pearl Jam song “Even Flow” that paints how “thoughts arrive like butterflies”. I was never big on searching for meaning in lyrics, or even quite paying them attention at all, but this one resonates with me. When I had first heard this song, I was close to ten years […]

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When Is It OK to Brainwash?

November 23, 2009 by  
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I can be a little controlling sometimes. And I believe in brainwashing, too.  In this case I’m talking about controlling and brainwashing myself. When we are bombarded by the things that have not worked out for us, our self-esteem suffers. We start to believe all the negative comments we have heard from others or thoughts […]

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