Year: 2021

Stimming and Fidgeting As An Adult With ADHD

We all experience our ADHD in a different way, but one thing that many adults with ADHD experience is some form of self-stimulation, also known as stimming. Stimming occurs not just in adults, but in children with ADHD as well. In a child these stimming activities are often times interruptive and inappropriate in the moment, …

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Autism Awareness Day 2021

World Autism Awareness Day 2021

Today, April 2nd, 2021, is the 14th annual World Autism Awareness Day, and today we commit to spread kindness, and take action to spread more accurate information about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Although World Autism Month is celebrated in April in many places around the world, Prince Edward Island celebrates October as Autism Awareness Month. What …

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Take The Word “Should” Out Of Your ADHD Vocabulary

How often do you tell yourself that you should be doing this, or you should be doing that? How often have those words and thoughts produced anything but negative emotion? Probably not very often. Why Should You? Ask yourself that simple question, Why should you? Yes, you should do your laundry; yes, you should brush …

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ADHD Is Neurological Not Intellectual

Something that I like to tell people is that ADHD is a neurological disorder that impacts the ability to learn, executive function, short term memory; and is not an intellectual disorder. In fact, their is still a lot of debate over if any link even exists between ADHD and intelligence. Several studies1 2 have shown …

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ADHD and Video Games (aka Free Dopamine)

The allure of video games can be confusing for some, and that can become even more confusing when you see someone with ADHD who is so completely and utterly enamored in a video game to the point where they appear to be managing their game better then they are managing their own life. I’ve played …

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How Perspective Helps With Adult ADHD and Judgement

For an adult with ADHD, judgement is a major issue in multiple facets of our lives. Many of us can also suffer from some form of rejection sensitivity at one point of our lives or another. Sometimes that rejection sensitivity comes from the fact that we are feeling judged by those around us, those who …

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