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    ADHD/ADD,  Emotional Health

    Emotional Dysregulation

    Individuals with ADHD tend to feel emotions more intensely than those who don’t have ADHD. It also seems that not only do we feel more deeply, but we also struggle with regulating our emotions. Many with ADHD, both kids, teens and adults, often have difficulty controlling their anger, frustration, and other emotions. We feel both positive and negative emotions very intensely and sometimes we can’t control our outbursts of emotions. This emotional (dys)regulation is often overlooked. Perhaps because we focus more on the more common/well-known symptoms of ADHD, like poor memory, hyperactivity, and distractibility. Several researches are starting to show the connection between ADHD and emotional regulation. It seems to…

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    ADHD/ADD

    Knowing to Listen while having ADHD

    Listening to what others say can be difficult at times. Especially if we’re not interested in the conversation, what is being said, and such. I would imagine that this happens to many from time to time. When you have ADHD, listening is challenging, as we have a difficult time focusing. So this doesn’t come easily for us. During conversation, it’s easy for us to start thinking of other things and miss part of what the other person or people have said. It can be so easy for us to get distracted. As hard as it may be to focus during a conversation, or to talk non stop, or any other…

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    ADHD/ADD

    My Story with ADHD

    This is something that I haven’t really discussed in length. Yes, I mention it a bit on the About Me and Home pages, but I don’t go in depth. I feel as though I just brush the surface a little bit. So, today, in this post, I want to go a little more in depth and talk a little bit more about my story with this. I want to start before I got diagnosed with ADHD, Inattentive type. The best place to start is the end of elementary school (Grades 5 & 6), as this is a time I remember fairly well, before getting my diagnosis. I really remember struggling…

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    Self care

    Time for Myself

    As I mentioned in my post last week, I took some time away from certain things, such as this blog, for a few days. Life got busy, it took a lot out of me, and I need to take some time for myself. Realizing that I needed to rest, slow down a little for both myself and my family. However, there was a time when I couldn’t admit that I needed to rest, or take time for myself, or do anything for myself. Whether to myself or others, it wasn’t something that I could do. I felt that I would be a bit selfish, if I did. I couldn’t bring…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Just being me

    Here’s something that I’ve struggled with for a long time, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has. I know it can be something difficult to do. As someone with ADHD, I struggle with everyday things, tasks that many people don’t. Things I wish came easy to me. It’s been so easy for me to focus on the negative aspects of having an ADHD brain. It’s something that I’ve done for so long. Too long. And it’s not healthy. It’s something that I didn’t realize I was doing until the last couple of years, give or take, and it’s something that I’ve been working on changing. Instead of…

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    Time Away

    It’s been a little while since I’ve had a post published. It’s been since the beginning of March. It’s been a good two weeks since my last post. I had some posts that I wanted to write, schedule and such. I wanted to spend time working on this blog. There were things that I wanted to do. Spending time away wasn’t something that I intended to do. It wasn’t in my plans. However, life got busy. My three kids had the first week of March off. That week was crazy busy. My girls were able to see some friends. Two of them also had a dentist appointment. Then there were…

  • ADHD/ADD

    What if I fail?

    At some point, we all ask ourselves this question. It’s something a lot of us wonder. It’s something that does cross our minds. For those of us with ADHD, it happens to cross our minds so much more. We struggle so much that it leads us to being afraid of it. As ADHDers we tend to feel emotions quite intently. So that shame after we fail can be definitely hard for us. We understand that it’s not entirely our fault. We have an neuro developmental disorder that makes things easy for us to forget, get distracted and such. However we do still feel ashamed and bad that we do. We…

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    Moms need a break

    As moms, our life can be hectic and chaotic. There’s always something to do, or someone who needs our help/attention, just to name two things that we need to do on a daily basis. As rewarding as it can be, and as much as we may enjoy it, it can also be just as exhausting. It’s so easy to put our family’s needs ahead of our own, and have an easy time putting our needs aside a lot of the time. However, in order for us to do all that needs to be done and be there for our family, we also need to make some time for us. We…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Morning routine

    Many of people out there benefit from having a routine in the morning. When you have ADHD, it can be quite challenging. It’s not always easy to stick to. Mainly because we struggle with executive functions, which means struggling with organization, time management and such. As much as we may dislike boring and mundane things, routines can be beneficial for both kids and adults with ADHD to get things done. I’ll admit that it does help having some kind of routine. Might not always like it, might struggle with some things, but it does help having some sort of routine in place. Here are some suggestions that can help getting…

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    Why I started blogging

    Recently, I was asked this question, and it was one of the first time that I really had to put it into words. Let’s face it, I know why I started, but it was the first time someone asked, and I had to answer and explain why I started. So, I wanted to take a minute to talk about my why. Why did I start this blog? Well, there are a few reasons why I started this blog. Reason #1: A love for writing Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved to write. It’s always been a way for me to express my thoughts, emotions, tell a story,…