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posted: Tuesday March 30th - 5:00pm

Coping With ADHD Challenges Is a Lot Like a Hard Hike: You Need Good Tools

Ah, the first backpacking trip of the season. The weather was perfect. The trail was uncrowded. Metaphors and similes about gear and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) coping strategies floated through my mind like sparks from the campfire.

What’s in your gear closet? I have never really been a tool person. It used to be there wasn’t much I couldn’t repair with duct tape, a kitchen knife, and a high-heeled shoe. When I started hiking many years ago, part of the allure was that I didn’t need any special equipment. I could just get up and go. Since then, however, I’ve amassed several thousand...
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posted: Friday March 19th - 7:00pm

Untreated ADHD Hurts You and Your Job, The Tale of an ADD/ADHD Jeweler

Having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is only debilitating if you choose not to do anything about it. Finding treatment that works for you is key to career success.

After two and a half months of marriage, I finally have a wedding ring. Back in early October, when Shawn and I started talking about getting married, I contacted a custom jeweler about making rings for us. He was very personable, and I was impressed with his work samples and approach to custom design. He appeared to be a gifted and talented artist who understood...
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posted: Thursday March 4th - 7:00pm

ADD/ADHD Time Management: Focus on Strengths for Success at Work

We all have strengths and weaknesses. Focusing on -- and improving upon -- your strengths, rather than laboring over your weaknesses, will save you time, and help you get more accomplished.

Everyone has things they do well, and things they struggle with. We tend to procrastinate on the things that we struggle with. It’s hard to get an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) brain to do what it just doesn’t want to do! While it’s important to deal with your weaknesses, if you spend most of your time mitigating them, you’ll have...
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