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An ADHD Thanksgiving: Canadian Style

You're an adult with ADHD. Are you ready for an ADHD Thanksgiving? Do you find holidays such as Thanksgiving overwhelming? In Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving last month, but Americans are getting into the holiday season. It will look different this year because of...

The earliest panic attack I remember

The earliest panic attack I remember

I was in grade 7 ("7th grade" in American) shop class. The teacher was explaining how to make a spice rack. I tuned out, likely daydreaming. I didn't hear anything he said. When Mr. "What's His Name" was done instructing, I had no idea what I was supposed to do or how...

Celebrate Your Wins Daily.

Celebrate Your Wins Daily.

A few months ago, it occurred to me that we experience small wins every day. We also experience missteps, mistakes and gaffes (or what we perceive to be) every day. We either quickly recover from those, or we obsess over them. It's our choice. Here's some insight: The...

Try As Hard As You Can

Try As Hard As You Can

“To tell a person who has ADD to try harder is about as helpful as telling someone who is nearsighted to squint harder.”

Allowing Feelings

Allowing Feelings

When we “empathize” by relating our own stories, we make it about us. It’s not always intentional, but it’s a risk. Thoughts inspired by the book The Gift by Edith Egar.