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Stacey Turis, an adult living with ADHD and giftedness for 35 years, decided it was time to hug it out and accept her differences for a more peaceful existence. Turis’s ADHD enables her to engage the universe in ways that don’t meet the eyes and can’t be explained.

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posted: Thursday July 25th - 2:49pm

Stimulate Me — Just Do It the Right Way

An ADHDer’s guide to stimulation and drama that feed will feed your soul.

Flames, Watercolor flames
Some say I live a chaotic life. I agree, and, I would add, that I can’t imagine living any other way. I fly by the seat of my pants, putting out fires where I can reach them — and, where I can’t, there is a smoldering pile of ashes waiting for the kiss of oxygen to regenerate its prior blaze. That’s the life of an ADHDer, and...
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posted: Thursday July 18th - 8:34am

You Don’t Want This ADDer for a Friend—or Do You?

I may be late with a birthday card or a casserole after having surgery, but if you’re my friend, know that I will build you up, never judge you, and will even get in a bar fight to uphold your honor.

ADHDers use these tips to make friends.
In the traditional sense of friendship, I make a pretty crappy friend and family member. I don’t know how I’ve managed to keep anyone in my life. I say “I’ve” as if I can take credit for it. I can’t. It’s all them. Those people who love me despite me. I think that most of us in the ADHD tribe feel that way. Maintaining...
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