Please Stop Making Managing ADHD Sound So Simple

I’ve got dyslexia. What does that mean? In simple terms, when I look at a “b,” my mind retrieves a “d”. When I look at a word like “through,” my mind retrieves “threw.” Do you have any idea how hard it is to read, much less to comprehend when you are retrieving the wrong words and trying to make sense out of a sentence? It’s frustrating!

Know what else is frustrating? Having the world preach to you about how much fun reading is and how I should really like it. No! I don’t like it! It’s agonizing work. I hate it.
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ADHD: Problems, Gratitude, and Thanksgiving

Years ago, I interviewed a gentleman who was explaining to me the theories behind Japanese psychology.

One of the things he said was that the Japanese practice gratitude. He explained that problems abound. The thing about a problem is it must be dealt with right then. For example, if you have a flat tire, that’s a problem, but you have to deal with it in that moment. In contrast, if there’s something you do that is successful or goes right, you don’t have to celebrate it in that moment.

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ADHD: Basic Level of Truth

Attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper has found that there are certain basic truths that those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often don’t acknowledge that result in them paying attention to the wrong thing and anchoring them in “stud.” In this video Jeff shares a few and talks about how acknowledging them is a powerful step in moving forward.

ADHD and Observations: Basic Truths

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be very confusing and even more confusing if you’re attending to the wrong things. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper talks about basic observations and simple truths with ADHD parent coach Caroline Maguire (http://necoaching.com). In their discussion, they illuminate things observed that most others miss and obstruct progress of the ADHD crowd. If you realize that what you’re attending to isn’t impacting your ADHD struggles, listen to this interview.