Me & ADHD – Going Steady For 17 Years

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

By Rick Green

I used to suffer from ADHD.

Because I didn’t know that’s what it was.

Hard to win a wrestling match against an invisible opponent, if you don’t even realize you are in a wrestling match.

So I just suffered. Mostly in silence. Cause people got tired of hearing my problems, my excuses, my apologies…

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5 Beliefs People With ADD Have… Before They Know They Have ADD

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

Before I was diagnosed as having ADHD, I had a lot of beliefs about myself. And about what ADHD was. And therefore, why I couldn’t have ADHD.

A belief is not the truth. But these had become my ‘truths.’ And what we believe limits us more than anything else.

A thousand psychological studies prove the power of limiting beliefs. Or of positive beliefs. No matter how stupid that belief may be.

If you tell students the test is easy, they will do better. If you tell them it’s hard, they will do worse. If you tell the teacher…

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I Believe in ADHD!

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

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Dear Rick, your recent blog about the experience of people dismissing ADHD really struck a chord with me. I am living this experience, it seems, constantly at the moment.

I have ADHD. I am also a doctoral researcher…

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I Don't Believe in ADHD

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

By Rick Green,

Everyone who has been diagnosed with ADHD has their own version of this horror story.

You’re struggling in life. You finally get diagnosed. You start making changes, trying some ADHD-friendly tools, finally understanding why some tasks are so hard, and others are a breeze. You begin to ‘bend the world to suit you’, as we recommend in ADD & Mastering It!

Perhaps you take on a multi-modal treatment plan—meditation, exercise, and other practices, creating your own Holistic Solution to ADHD.

At some point you consider medication. Likely you view it as a last resort, but perhaps you get all your concerns and questions about ADHD medication answered, and you give it a try. If you’re lucky…

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The Terror of the ADHD Diagnosis

By Team TotallyADD

Over 80% of adults who are suffering from ADHD, and I mean suffering, have no idea what’s actually going on. They believe they are lazy, dumb, weird, weak-willed, irresponsible, stupid, clumsy, anti-social, unlovable, irresponsible, and worse. What happens when, after decades of wrestling with this invisible saboteur, you suddenly find out it’s not morality, but neurology… You’re not lacking character… You’re lacking a certain Neurotransmitter? Real adults with ADHD share their feelings about being diagnosed!

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Me?…A.D.H.D.?…O.M.G.!!!

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

BY RICK GREEN
Last year we took a poll during one of our webinars. We asked: “What are the biggest issues you want us to address?” Number one? Procrastination. No surprise. And we’ve been working on a Procrastination video for a while now. (Insert your own procrastination joke here.) Second issue? The tornado of emotions that erupt when you, or a loved one, receives the ADHD diagnosis. We’ve been asking a lot of experts about this furious funnel of feelings that can send an already racing mind into a tailspin. And, man oh man, do we have some stories to tell…

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PART TWO: “I’M NOT A BAD GUY. I’M DOPAMINE CHALLENGED.”

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

In my previous Blog I noted, somewhat awkwardly, that knowing I have a place for my car keys doesn’t mean they’re always there. Or, when life gets nuts, even mostly there. For example, ahem, I’ve had to borrow Ava’s key for the past two weeks. Not the end of the world. And yet, as I noted in the previous blog, it can fee like it. ADHD can be such a pain. Knowing what’s going on doesn’t automatically prevent me from making the same mistakes over and over again. And again.

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