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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Medicating Myself Without ADHD Medication

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

I don’t want to take ADHD medication.

I don’t want to have to take a pill every morning.

I don’t want you, or your child or a loved one, to have to take ADHD medication.

And guess what? Good news! You actually do NOT have to take medication.

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How Do I Find Out If I Have ADHD?

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

By Rick Green

The question we get asked the most?

That’s simple: ‘How do I find out if I have ADHD?’ (If you’re asking this question right now, do yourself a favor and bookmark this blog page so that you can refer back to it again, and again!)

Maybe you suspect, or have assumed, that you are slow, weird, weak-willed, lazy, or any number of things along those lines. Maybe parents, siblings, teachers or others have suggested something like this. With the pace of life these days, I suppose everyone wonders if they have ADHD.

Here’s the deal…

My Brain’s ‘Executive Function’ Calls Me Twice A Week

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

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.

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Reality TV Isn't Real But It's Shaping Reality

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

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.

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The To-Do List That Doesn’t Get Done

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

By Rick Green
So you decided to climb Mount Everest. (Don’t worry, you didn’t really decide to climb Mount Everest and then somehow forget you made the declaration. This is the beginning of an analogy.)

Medication Myths With Bob on Line 2

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

By Rick Green

A while ago we had a contest on Facebook for the ‘Dumbest Thing Anyone Has Ever Said to You About ADHD.’

Wow, it was tough to pick a winner.

Some I’d heard before, and I suppose we’ve all heard those ones… “I don’t believe in ADHD”…

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Sometimes Success Is Surprisingly Simple

By Rick Green - Founder of TotallyADD

By Rick Green
I’ve written a lot about my emotional ups and downs. As Dr. Kathleen Nadeau notes in our video on emotional sensitivity, it sometimes seems as if every emotion comes with the word ‘Very’ in front of it…