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    Looking Back at 2018

    Another year is coming to an end. It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to a close. A lot has happened this year. It certainly has for me, and I’m sure many can say the same. I’ll admit that I am finding myself reflecting on what the year 2018 has brought. I have had my share of ups and downs. Good and bad. Some things I am proud of. While other things I wish I could change. I know that many might feel the same, when looking back at this last year. At the end of the day, I have to say that I still learned and feel…

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    The Holidays and my ADHD

    So, the holidays are coming up. It can be a time that brings up a lot of different emotions for a lot of us. It is a time when we may be anxious, stressed, depressed. Although the opposite is true. It can also be a time, filled with joy and happiness. It can bring a whole lot of different emotions and we can’t always control them. For ADHDers/ADDers, it can be overwhelming. Planning for all the different family gatherings and other events. Getting gifts. Coordinating various activities. And this is just a few things that need to get done. These are just some things that we may have to do,…

  • Emotional Health,  Mental Health

    Self-doubt

    There are always times when we all doubt ourselves. We question whether we can do or achieve something. I think it is normal for everyone. It happens. However, it seems that for those of us with ADHD/ADD we may do so perhaps a little more often. At least, I imagine that this may be the case. I know that I do doubt myself quite a bit. Sometimes, a little more than others. Lately it has been one of those times when I have doubted myself a little more than others. I wonder if I can make things work. I wonder if I can work from home and take care of…

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    “I don’t see the difference”

    I was having a conversation with someone with regards to my meds. Yes, I do use some ADHD meds, like some others with ADHD/ADD do. While some chose not to use them. Either way, it is a personal decision and there is no right or wrong choice, in this case. At least, that’s my opinion. There are a few reasons why I chose to take my ADHD meds. It pretty much comes down to I find that it helps me focus and be more productive. I find that there’s a huge difference between when I do take them and when I don’t. For some, like myself, they can be helpful.…

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    Meditation, my ADHD, and me

    Meditation can be a good way to relax and relieve stress and anxiety. It can help anyone. And, if you have ADHD/ADD, there are definitely some added benefits. It can help us calm our thoughts, and calm our hyperactivity, just to name a few. I have found out that it is beneficial for us in more ways that one. It can be an alternative to medication. Or something to help, when you use medication. Over the last few weeks, I have done some meditation of my own. Whether it’s doing it while dropping off my son at daycare, or whether it’s just as I’m settling down for bed, I will…

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    That feeling of failure

    Here’s a feeling that we all have. Most of us may feel this sense of failure at one point in our lives or at another. Let’s face it, it happens. However, when someone has ADHD/ADD, it is different. We tend to fail more than our non-ADHD/ADD or neurotypical counterparts. Not that others don’t, but we just face and deal with failure and what comes with it more often. Studies have shown that ADHDers/ADDers receive so many more negative messages than their non-ADHD/ADD counterparts. We might feel it while we’re at school, when we fail a test, after studying really hard for it, or when we miss a deadline and submit…

  • Motherhood

    An ADHD Mom

    Being a mom isn’t easy. There’s a lot to do. A lot to remember. No matter how many kids you have, there are challenges, ups and downs, and a whole lot of other things involved. It is exhausting. It really is. I know I have found myself exhausted more days than not. Yes, it is worth it, but it doesn’t mean that I always enjoy it. Having ADHD hasn’t always helped. It has brought a different set of challenges. A set of challenges that may differ from other moms, who don’t have ADHD. I’m not saying worse or better or anything like that. I’m just saying that it’s different. I’ll…

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    ADHD in a relationship

    Every relationship needs work. No relationship is perfect. We all need to compromise a little, sometimes. It can be a lot of give and take. Sure, there can be some really great moments, but there can be some that aren’t so pretty. It can be challenging. Each relationship has its own set of challenges. However, when one or both partners has ADHD/ADD, there can be new or a different set of challenges. ADHD/ADD doesn’t really make it easy for the couple. I’m not saying that it makes it worse than the challenges for couples who don’t have to deal with ADHD/ADD or other mental health problems, but it does seem…

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    Accepting my ADHD

    No one in this world is perfect. We all have flaws or things that we don’t like about ourselves. We all have qualities, quirks, and other things that we want to work on. There are things that we have to accept ourselves. It’s not something that is always easy to do, but there are times, when we have to. One issue that I have sometimes had is accepting that I do have ADHD/ADD. Yup, I’ll admit that I have a problem with accepting this. I have had issues with it. This is one of my problems. Accepting that I have ADHD/ADD is something that I have had trouble doing. I’ve…

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    To meditate, when you have ADHD

    Meditation is something that can be very helpful for many. It is a good way to be aware of what is going on around you from moment to moment. It is a good way to be aware of our feelings and thoughts. For many, it can be something that can be done easily enough. However, if you have ADHD/ADD, it can be more of a challenge. You can probably imagine why, especially if you have it yourself. Although it can be a challenge to calm our thoughts and sit still for long periods at a time, it is not impossible for us to do. It simply takes time and practice…