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“When I Grow Up I Want To Be…”

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

Ask most kids what they want to be when they grow up and you’ll get very clear answers. Which may change from week to week, depending on the video game they’ve played. I had no idea.
“What do I want to be?” From age 8 to about the time my first marriage ended, that question invariably triggered a snowstorm of ideas, then brain freeze. I didn’t have an answer.
Then I realized what I wanted to be: Happy…

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8 Ways My ADHD is a Gift

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

Now and then someone will tell me that Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a gift.  A big, fat, wonderful, exciting gift.
Rather than a problem, disorder, constant challenge, or, on bad days, a curse.
Why such opposing views?

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5 Superpowers of ADHD

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

There are definitely benefits to having ADHD, but first things first: A Caveat.  A Clarification.  A Disclaimer. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not a gift.   It is not a blessing.   And I’m not suggesting it is wonderful.

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ADHD Planner? The Path To New Habits…

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

I’ve mentioned recently that at my lowest moments, despairing, I thought, “I wish I’d never been diagnosed.”
That’s not true, of course. Having an explanation for some of my challenges, an explanation that I can work with, has been hugely helpful.

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It’s About The Costs and Hope

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

Over the past decade it’s become obvious to me that there is a hot button issue around ADHD.
It’s a topic that impacts every adult with ADHD at some point.
It’s controversial. It involves big corporations and profits.
It’s the M word.

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Everyone Conveniently Overlooks The Details – Part 1

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

They all begin with a number. “12 Things You Should Know…”; “8 Ways Your House May Be Killing You…”; “15 Things That Turn Guys Off…”; “845 Ways To Make Sure…”[That last one was written by an ADDer.] Magazines, the internet, and newspapers are full of lists

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Tribal Traits. Do Emotions Get a Bad Rap?

By Stacey Turis

Emotions get a bad rap. Emotions are associated with weakness, vulnerability and sensitivity; all of the traits we’re told are unsavory, yet the traits that make us most human. What kind of nonsense is that? It makes me crazy when I hear that people consider stuffing their emotions as a sign of strength. I’m sorry…huh? I call that sticking your head in the sand. Have you ever seen what that looks like from behind? Not exactly like a mighty warrior. Unless you ate dairy earlier. In that case, you have a genuine weapon… my sense of smell is supernatural and I have what my dentist calls a “terrific gag reflex”. Let’s just say the combination is lethal when simultaneously triggered….