Sorry for the whole M.I.A. thing, y'all.....been going 90 to nothin' with this divorce crap and the holidays. Plus, my laptop is broken and my ADD ass has yet to ship it off.....its been 7 months since it has worked. Surprise, surprise.
I want to say first that the messages and comments I have received from everyone concerned about my lack of involvement in this site kept me mindful of how truly precious our unique little animal of a community we… Continue
I actually was telling fellow ADDer Anna about this site and thought others might think it was as cool as I do! It's completely free with very minimal advertising mess on it.
So if you listen to music a lot, try it! I love it and can't believe it isn't more well known.
The link is WWW.PANDORA.COM
Hard to explain what it is, may be easier just to go look at the site instead of reading my rambles trying to explain it. Basically it creates and tailors "radio stations" to… Continue
Many of us have done some pretty shocking/awkward/embarrassing/surprising things that we can truly thank our ADD for. Some of you will use this site as a means of finally expressing some of those things you closely guarded, never daring to tell anyone for fear of judgment and just the plain old human reaction. The rest of you will simply find comfort in reading those experiences of your fellow ADDers. Maybe you will even finally quit beating yourself up about your own. Or maybe you will just… Continue
So is it common to be clumsy when you have ADD? I'm guessing so. Sounds good anyway. I mean, it just seems like that when I'm in my "dreamworld" while in motion or when I just don't think, that I end up hurting myself sometimes. And it cracks me up. I was reflecting on some of my awesome (not really) historical ADD moments that caused bodily harm to myself. Some were caused by being in la-la land. Some were caused be not being able control my impulsiveness. So instead of reliving them again, I… Continue
So, I said I would keep adding my ADD experiences and I said I had some from the past that were real gems... so here's one.
I had started dating the man of my dreams, I was 22. He was awesome, hot, smart, funny, Olympic swimmer, etc. AWESOME. Seemed to adore me too which felt great. So naturally he eventually wanted me to meet his parents. We went to their beach house when they were here from Illinois for a few weeks.
Got there and hit it off great even though I was… Continue
One of my favorite quotes to share with everyone....I remember I made my own college graduation announcements. My mom was not happy about this. Even though I had been artistic since I could remember and it does run in the family, she was still annoyed that I didn't just pick out a simple garnet and gold one to send out. So as a result, she didn't send them out to as many people as she would have "normal" ones. I didn't care, I have always been one to stay true to my self instead of conforming… Continue
Okay, soooo....is it my imagination or does wine HELP the ADD....I know that physically wine is a depressant and a lot of the meds for ADD are stimulants...what are your thoughts on this? Not trying to advocate wine but I'm curious about depressants vs. stimulants i.e caffeine, etc.
Okay. So, I;m going to start this new blog idea.....
All day long I experience things that I feel are "typical ADD". Things that others see as (enter negative adjective) and we see them as the norm buit they happen all of the time. So I have decided that as I experience these "ADD moments", I will post them. In the subject line I will have what kind of Add "symptom" it falls under. Spontaneity, impulsiveness, inability to concentrate, friendship issues, forgetfulness, bad… Continue
Thank you all for your kind comments, just the little bit of support has helped incredible and I love the people I have met so far!
I was explaining some of this ADD stuff to my mom last night......another attempt at opening her eyes to htis stuff. She nor my father (Air Force colonel for 30 yrs., so this won't be any surprise...) has never really give ADD much merit in being the cause of alot of things I have struggled with. I was telling her how I have found people that have my… Continue
“'One Boy's Struggle' is a real eye-opener! Bryan writes of hope and despair, and the all-too-common conflict between desperately wanting to achieve and please, yet suspecting that you’ll fail again… and soon.”
-Dr. Edward Hallowell
Book on Doubt
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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