Think Different. A lesson in harnessing our strengths

If you tend to “think different” – such as with many individuals with ADHD – you’ll appreciate the article below about Steve Jobs, who, as most of you know, passed away earlier this month.

Steve Jobs was the perfect example of someone who successfully harnessed their unique strengths and used them to his advantage...

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Learning to say NO: 6 tips to help curb over-commitment

image Despite being aware of the consequences of over-commitment, ADHD adults tend to have a difficult time saying no to others. In the moment, it can be all too easy to let the word ‘yes’ slip out.

We all know to ‘just say no’ to drugs. That’s an easy one. Most of us also know to ‘just say no’ to acid wash jeans and denim cut-off shorts for men. So why is it so hard, then, to wrap our heads around the idea that it’s also okay to ‘just say no’ to seemingly innocent requests that eat up your time and resources?...

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Adult ADHD: An Underrepresented Diagnosis

Below is a link to a really interesting article published recently in the Globe and Mail about how adult ADHD has not received nearly the same level of recognition as ADHD in children.

To pique your interest, here are a couple of statistics included in the article that really spoke to us:

“A 2006 U.S. study found that only about 10 per cent of adults with ADHD receive appropriate treatment"...

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A 2-Step Process to Help you Relax this Summer

For those without ADHD, the summer months stretching ahead often conjure up images of lying on a beach and soaking in the sun – the ultimate form of relaxation. Ask anyone with ADHD, though, and many will tell you that these very same images invoke quite the opposite reaction. In fact, some might say that lying on a beach can be downright stressful...

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Trouble Sleeping? Switch Off Your Electronics Earlier in the Evening

A study done by the American College of Chest Physicians in November found a link between screens (especially blue screens of TVs and computers) and a reduced production of melatonin, which regulates sleep.

People with ADHD commonly have issues falling asleep at a decent, functional hour. For some patients, this is due to an internal restlessness...

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