The end-of-year, crazy-making, crowd-crushing, high-pressure, time-sucking, energy-sapping, hysteria-causing holidays are here. Forget celebrating. How about surviving? Rick has a suggestion.
Take a long, deep breath… Allow your eyes to close… Relax… Okay, ready? IT’S THE HOLIDAYS!!! YOU’VE GOT TO SHOP, BAKE, WRAP, HIDE, MAIL, INVITE,…
In making our second PBS documentary, ADD & Mastering It!, Patrick McKenna and I share ADHD strategies we’ve found help with this mindset. Some were…
There are a lot of hot button issues around ADHD. Not just around medication, or the cost of getting a proper diagnosis, or the ongoing stigma and dismissal, that ‘ADHD isn’t real.’
In particular there is the contentious claim that, “people with ADHD have real strengths.”
In our book, ADD Stole My Car Keys! we list 155 traits, symptoms, beliefs, and behaviors common to people with ADHD. Of course not everyone has them all. Each of us is blessed with our own personal grab bag of problems. While most adults struggle with restlessness and impulsivity, a substantial minority are dealing only with the ‘Inattentive’ problems: distractions, focus, memory, follow-through, prioritizing, procrastinating, organizing, etc…
BY RICK GREEN
This is going to be one of those stories where I admit to resisting something that turned out to do me a world of good. Dunno if that’s a ‘guy thing’, or an ‘ADHD thing’, or a ‘Rick thing.’
But it’s going to take me a minute or two to get there. Stay with me! (Or skip to the end, then come back and read chunks in a random order until it makes sense. Hey, it’s your ADHD, do what works for you.)
So, as you well know, there is a lot of confusion about ADHD. Some people don’t believe ADHD exists.
As I mentioned yesterday we’ve been very busy doing a dozen things at once. Stuff around the website. Renovations, rebuilds, plus all the new features.
When I start to fear that it will never end, I pause and remind myself that at some point there will be nothing more I can do, cause I’ll be dead. Somehow that cheers me up.
So here’s the ADHD dilemma. Or at least, my ADHD dilemma. I’m behind in stuff. In a lot of stuff. Not always. And not everywhere. But especially before I got the diagnosis and started working on this, most of the time I was in overwhelm, playing catch-up
By Rick Green,
If an article on the internet is true, and why wouldn’t it be, when film director Sam Mendes and his wife, actress Kate Winslet, fly anywhere, they take separate flights.
Their thinking? If one plane crashes, the other will survive to raise the kids. Having raised kids, I’m unsure if this is an act of love or ‘revenge from beyond the grave.’
I’m sure Sam and Kate feel they’re logical, despite knowing that the odds of a plane crash are…
By Rick Green
Spoiler alert: Reality TV isn’t real. Big surprise!
The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) used to have a business show called Venture. I found it fascinating.
We have all heard the term ‘existentialism’ and perhaps even know the names of some of the most famous ‘existentialists’. Like Jean Paul Sartre. And… Uh, okay, that’s the only one I can think of now. Let me Google it…
All right, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky… I thought Dostoyevsky was a novelist? Or a the goalie for the New York Rangers? Anyway I had heard the term ‘existentialist’ and knew that it had to do with philosophy, the meaning of life and…