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doug puryear posted a blog post

ADD ADHD in Us Older Folks

I didn't discover I have ADD until I was 64.Suddenly, a lot of things made sense – why I couldn't make model airplanes as a kid, why I killed a pregnant Guppy fish, why I was always losing my keys, why I always carried a pocket full of index cards and an appointment book. I was using strategies that I didn't realize were strategies cause I didn't even realize there was a problem, but they made my life easier.Medications, and the ElderlyI saw Dr. Evaldson,  the Santa Fe ADD ADHD expert. He…See More
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doug puryear posted a blog post

Another New ADD ADHD Strategy – Another Card System

New Year, new strategies, maybe the novelty helpsYou may know that I'm a big fan of index cards.  My system of  colored cards I keep in my shirt pocket. I call that half my brain. The other half of my brain, I call Martha.Scott has given me another use of index cards, and I really like it.I got this strategy from Scott:... one thing I’m trying is I have a pile of 3X5 cards with quotes I have collected on them. Each day or so I take the card from the top and put it on the bottom, revealing a new…See More
Jan 20
doug puryear posted a blog post

ADD ADHD Goals Strategies

Goals are important, whether we have ADD ADHD or notIn prison ministry, we notice that many of the men do not have the concept of goals other than short term "I want this now".Goals help us with focus, planning and setting priorities, and motivation, all of which are issues with ADD ADHD.Very short-term goals would include the to do lists, and we feel satisfaction when we get something done, which gives us more motivation to move on to the next thing.StepsWhen I list longer term goals, it's…See More
Jan 16
Riri replied to Bryan Hutchinson's discussion Good News and Bad News for the ADHD Community
"Bryan, I just noticed about this discussion today! Why didn't I see this two years ago? How's everything doing right now? Do you still need help with reviewing (or any kind of help at all)? If so, just let me know and show me which books…"
Jan 15
 

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Blog Posts - A.D.D. Your Voice

ADD ADHD in Us Older Folks

I didn't discover I have ADD until I was 64.

Suddenly, a lot of things made sense – why I couldn't make model airplanes as a kid, why I killed a pregnant Guppy fish, why I was always losing my keys, why I always carried a pocket full of index cards and an appointment book. I was using strategies that I didn't realize were strategies cause I didn't even realize there was a problem, but they made my life…

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Posted by doug puryear on January 27, 2015 at 12:04pm

Another New ADD ADHD Strategy – Another Card System

New Year, new strategies, maybe the novelty helps

You may know that I'm a big fan of index cards.  My system of  colored cards I keep in my shirt pocket. I call that half my brain. The other half of my brain, I call Martha.

Scott has given me another use of index cards, and I really like it.

I got this…

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Posted by doug puryear on January 20, 2015 at 1:04pm

ADD ADHD Goals Strategies

Goals are important, whether we have ADD ADHD or not

In prison ministry, we notice that many of the men do not have the concept of goals other than short term "I want this now".

Goals help us with focus, planning and setting priorities, and motivation, all of which are issues with ADD ADHD.

Very short-term goals…

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Posted by doug puryear on January 16, 2015 at 1:28pm

New ADD ADHD Strategies for the New Year

Why a New ADD ADHD Strategy?

One of Puryear's Principles of Human Behavior:

Once we finally find something that works, we quit doing it.

I have strategies that work, and make my life better, but sometimes I drift away from them.

Do We Need…

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Posted by doug puryear on January 12, 2015 at 12:17pm

Can You Hear Me Now?

ADD ADHD and trouble hearing

A fellow ADDer recently asked me if his difficulties in hearing were part of his ADD ADHD. He particularly has trouble in a crowded restaurant, hearing the person across from him.

I'd never thought about it. I  thought my trouble hearing was age. In a restaurant, I like to sit with my back to the wall, but thought that was…

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Posted by doug puryear on January 9, 2015 at 1:04pm

You can Keep Your @#^$%#^% Benefits!

Different Opinions About the Benefits of ADD ADHD

Yes, we do have different opinions and viewpoints, not surprising, and I appreciate all the comments. And I respect all the opinions, but -

Here are my responses, from my viewpoint:

1. ADD ADHD gives us the gift of creativity…

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Posted by doug puryear on January 6, 2015 at 8:59am

now for something entirely different - ADD ADHD and eating mangoes in 2015

ADD ADHD and No Patience

I love mangoes but I rarely eat them.  Peeling a mango is a hassle.                                                           Don't we all want instant gratification with minimal effort?

A Revelation

Then I had a miraculous spectacular stupendous…

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Posted by doug puryear on January 2, 2015 at 11:30am

New year,resolutions, goals, self abuse, and ADD ADHD

New Year's Goals

At the beginning of a new year, we often yield to the temptation to set new goals. We did this last year, and the year before, but we don't seem to learn. How did that work out for you?

Actually, it can be helpful to set goals, especially if we have ADD ADHD.                           Here are some strategies to help make it…

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Posted by doug puryear on December 30, 2014 at 12:12pm

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Writer's Doubt is not specifically about ADHD. It is about how I, with ADHD, overcame doubt and became a prolific writer. For anyone who has ever felt doubtful about what they are capable of.

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Please remember that when discussing medication and / or supplements each member is responsible for his or her comments. Each person's experiences may be different and no one should make any changes or try anything new with regard to medication or supplements without talking to his or her doctor first.

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