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Monday Momentum: Coloring Books!

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links, which help me keep the lights on and the laughs coming. I promise you I won't suggest anything I don't believe in or wouldn't use myself. You may or may not know this, but Monday kicks my butt EVERY WEEK. There is...

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Awkwardly Amorous: The Pattern

It's Wednesday. . . that middle of the road day. That's  the hump of the week we are all trying to make it over. My birthday is October 24, 1984, meaning I was born on a Wednesday. I live my life on the cusp of everything: the zodiac sign (Libra/Scorpio), being...

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Detox: When the meds are too damn high

Detoxing from medication isn't always voluntary. I want you to know detox is why I utook almost two weeks off of blogging. In fact, it might be something you've gone through yourself. I changed jobs two weeks ago. That's not a major life change for most, but managing...

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René Brooks

René Brooks

Lifestyle Blogger

Who am I? Well, for starters, my name is René. Ever since I can remember, I have been a typical ADHDer. I lose my keys, my books, my essays, my homework, and my glasses when they are on my face. I was diagnosed at the tender age of 11, but never received treatment until age 25. The experience of learning that what I have is real and that it can be worked with began there.

Black Girl Lost Keys was created to share the experience of receiving a diagnosis of ADHD late in life, all while being part of a demographic that is still largely skeptical of mental illnesses.

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Monday Momentum: Coloring Books!

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links, which help me keep the lights on and the laughs coming. I promise you I won't suggest anything I don't believe in or wouldn't use myself. You may or may not know this, but Monday kicks my butt EVERY WEEK. There is...
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Awkwardly Amorous: The Pattern

It's Wednesday. . . that middle of the road day. That's  the hump of the week we are all trying to make it over. My birthday is October 24, 1984, meaning I was born on a Wednesday. I live my life on the cusp of everything: the zodiac sign (Libra/Scorpio), being...
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ADHD Medication: 3 Counters for the Controversy

Controversy: ADHD medication, is it necessary? ADHD medication will always be controversial. People like to make simple topics controversial. I like a little controversy myself. As many of you know, my favorite musician was/is/will likely always be Prince. He was a...
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Detox: When the meds are too damn high

Detoxing from medication isn't always voluntary. I want you to know detox is why I utook almost two weeks off of blogging. In fact, it might be something you've gone through yourself. I changed jobs two weeks ago. That's not a major life change for most, but managing...
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Life after Loss: 10 things I’ve lost besides my keys

Life After Diagnosis While living with ADHD, you get acquainted with loss pretty well. If loss was a language, I'd speak it better than I do English. I'm on such familiar terms with loss, I felt like my blog wouldn't be complete without shouting it out in the title....
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Five Steps to Trying Binaural and Isochronic Tones for Sleeping

Binaural and isochronic tones for sleeping have become a hot trend in the mental health world over the past few years. If you haven't heard of them, that's ok. They are sounds that play in your ears to alter your brain waves and produce a certain result...
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ADHD and Sleep: Are you getting any?

We're talking about ADHD and sleep, but let's start with a story: I majored in English at Penn State. You want to catch my attention? Talk about Shakespeare. In Macbeth, one of the best lines is when Macbeth plagued by a guilty conscience wakes up in the middle of the...
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Women with ADHD: Stop cheating yourselves

Women with ADHD Women with ADHD this post is for you, my sisters.   The first step to solving a problem is always to call it out.We do not have to earn our keep. We get caught up too often in the need to perform instead of being who we are. There are so...
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Pinterest Fails: ADHD

Pinterest as therapy? Why not? It's late and we are all tired. Americans have had an emotional week. We said goodbye and we said hello. I don't know what the next four years will bring but I do know this: we can't lose our sense of humor. I need a good laugh. You...
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Winter Blues Got You Like . . .

Note from René: I put out a call for guest posts a few weeks ago because I know you all have important stories to tell as well and I wanted you to have the opportunity to express it and share your wisdom with my readers. The first one to take me up on it was Lady J an...
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