• ADHD/ADD

    Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

    Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve learned a lot about ADHD/ADD, how it affects us, how it affects our lives, the good, the bad, just to name a few things. In this post, I’m going to discuss a topic that I’ve never written about before. A topic that I’ve heard of here and there over time, but never looked into or anything like that. Something that many with ADHD/ADD experience. And that is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria. What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)? Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) is the extreme discomfort and pain that will be triggered to being rejected or receiving criticism from someone close to the individual. It is…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Don’t tell me to try harder

    Kids and adults with ADHD/ADD deal with a lot. We hear a lot of different things. Some good, some not. Some are helpful, others really aren’t. Either way, we hear a lot of different things. One thing that so many of us have heard is this: “You need to try harder.” This is something that many of us hear, myself included. Granted, I haven’t heard it often and some hear it more often than I do, but it is still something that I’ve heard and it’s still something that ADHDers/ADDers hear more often that we may like. There are a few things that I want to clear up about “trying…

  • ADHD/ADD

    It’s not all bad

    Sometimes, it can be so easy to focus on the bad and the negative. No matter it might be in life, it can be so easy to just think about and focus on the bad things that may happen in our lives. When it comes to ADHD/ADD and you have it, it is no different. I have been guilty of focusing on the negatives of ADHD/ADD. However, it’s not all bad. There are some good things about having ADHD/ADD. There are some positives. For those of us who have ADHD/ADD, we can be curious. We tend to think outside the box. We tend to be quite creative and have quite…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Not just for kids

    When it comes to mental illnesses, or learning disabilities, and such, there are misconceptions. People have misconceptions. It can be easy to just assume or think certain things. It isn’t any different when talking about ADHD. There are myths and misconceptions about ADHD. One misconception/myth about ADHD is that it’s just kids who have it. That’s a disorder that only kids have. It is one of the biggest misconceptions out there. It is true that many kids out there have ADHD. One in 10 kids in the US have ADHD. That’s definitely a large number. It is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder in children, according to CADDAC (Centre For ADHD…

  • Productivity

    Want to set goals?

    Last week, we welcomed the new year. Around this time, many people start setting goals for the year, if they haven’t done it already. It is normal to want to set goals and want to achieve them. No matter what it may be, many of us want to work towards something. However, if you have ADHD/ADD, setting goals isn’t necessarily always as easy. Due to how our brain is wired, it can be a challenge to set goals, keeping ourselves accountable, being able to plan out the steps, and such. I am not saying that we are not able to achieve goals, or that we shouldn’t set goals for ourselves,…

  • Uncategorized

    2021 is finally here

    Happy New Year, everyone! 2021 is here. Some may even say “Finally!” And it’s hard for me to disagree or argue with that. I am pretty happy that it’s here. No what the last year has brought, a new year is like a fresh start, a clean slate, a blank page. I can’t help but see it in a positive way. I know that no one knows what this year will bring. Just like no one expected what happened last year. Similar things can happen this year as well. It’s something that is in the back of our minds. Something we might be concerned about. And it’s true that 2021…

  • Uncategorized

    2020 is coming to an end

    In just a few days, 2020 will be behind us, and we’ll welcoming a whole new year. Ringing in a new year is often welcomed by many, no matter what year. But I imagine this year, 2021 is welcomed even more so. The world has seen many challenges this year. I don’t need to mention what they are. We all know about them. I don’t want to go there. None of us need reminding. I also don’t want to focus on that, and I’m sure you may not want to either. Around this time of year, I tend to reflect on the year, what’s happened in my life or around…

  • Book reviews

    Book Review: “A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD”

    This week, I want to discuss a book that I’ve read recently. The book is “A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD”, written by Sari Solden and Michelle Frank. Both authors have ADHD themselves and work with women who have ADHD as well. I ordered the book in October, but only started reading it last Friday, after finishing another book. I’ve been meaning to get my hands on a copy of the book for a while, as I was really interested in reading it. So, I finally started reading it, and really got into it. The book doesn’t focus on what ADHD is, treatments, and such. It doesn’t focus on…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Just Being Me

    For a long time, I tried to be “normal”, pretending that I don’t have ADHD/ADD, and even at times setting standards that were a little too high for me. Like many, I just wanted to be like everyone else. I think this is something that many of us feel at one point or another. And yes, I also compared myself to others. However, recently, I’ve come to realize something. Okay, maybe a few things. Everyone struggles with something, even those who may seem “normal” to me. We don’t always see the struggles that others experience and go through. Struggles are a part of life. Something that everyone goes through. Struggles…

  • Uncategorized

    October has been a good month

    So, October is coming to an end. Another month has come and gone. It’s hard to believe that October is over, Halloween is here, and time just goes by so quickly. I do have to say that October is one of my favourite month, because of Halloween and I love seeing the leaves changing colours.