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Overcoming Feelings Of Shame With ADHD

Overcoming Shame With ADHD contains affiliate links, which helps to keep the content coming.  A life with untreated ADHD is a life with many inconsistencies. We are more likely to have bad credit, wrecked marriages, messy houses and ruined careers. We have difficulty...

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I Can’t Love Myself and Hate My Body

I Cant Love Myself and Hate My Body 01 January, 2017 Self Help Dating Self Esteem One day I decided to stop hating my body. It wasn't a total epiphany or a conversion experience. It was a cumulation of months of thinking: I hate being so miserable. It sucks not having...

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Here’s A Plan To Beat Procrastination

Procrastination sucks. Dealing with procrastination is like navigating a funhouse, full of mirrors, floors that spin, and other obstacles. Living with ADHD isn’t so bad, all things considered. . . that is until I do something that requires focus and/or attention. I’m...

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René Brooks

René Brooks

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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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Fighting the War On ADHD

This post may contain affiliate links. I promise I won't recommend anything I wouldn't use myself.  Fighting mental illness can be a little maddening sometimes. We're getting to be pretty good friends, so I'm going to tell you about my HUGE fail the other day....

My New Year’s Resolution Is To Say No

My New Year’s Resolution Is To Say NO This post contains affiliate links to products that I think you won't want to say no to. 🙂 OK, I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t have a problem with self-improvement in any way, but it should come naturally. I...

The Girls Are NOT having Fun: Women Deal With ADHD Differently

Society as a whole is hard on women. While men are encouraged to be themselves, we are often encouraged to conform, to color within the lines and to do so quietly. Somebody needs to call Cyndi Lauper: lots of girls aren't having fun. I've talked at length about the...

ADHD and Obesity: Why The Weight Won’t GO!

Chubby. Plus-Sized. Big Girl. Big Boned. I could fill a book with all of the descriptors that I have heard to describe a woman with some extra weight. Of all of the things I have discovered about weight loss, the link between ADHD and obesity was one of my favorites (...

ADHD and Time: Getting Over CPT

ADHD and time management has been a serious challenge for me. My life has been in upheaval for the past five or six years. See, in that time I've had two nervous breakdowns changed jobs four times got married got divorced got diagnosed changed diagnoses and yeah, it...

Finding The Right Professional For ADHD Therapy

This ADHD therapy post contains affiliate links, none of which will cause you to need more therapy.  Part of managing ADHD is getting ADHD therapy, and you gotta go hustle a good therapist up.If you have ADHD, that means you more than likely have spent some time on...

Overcoming Feelings Of Shame With ADHD

Overcoming Shame With ADHD contains affiliate links, which helps to keep the content coming.  A life with untreated ADHD is a life with many inconsistencies. We are more likely to have bad credit, wrecked marriages, messy houses and ruined careers. We have difficulty...

ADHD Symptoms In Adults Aren’t Character Flaws

ADHD Symptoms in adults aren't usually detectable until you get to know the person. That's because they're a little harder to spot for the adults than they are in children. Don't believe for a second that the symptoms aren't there, bubbling below the surface. As we...

Coping With The Holidays Makes For High Stress Levels

Coping With The Holidays is another trial we have to bear. Coping with the holidays is another story when you have ADHD. They say the key to a successful holiday function is preparation; that must be on my other key ring. You know, the lost one. Every year they fool...

I Can’t Love Myself and Hate My Body

I Cant Love Myself and Hate My Body 01 January, 2017 Self Help Dating Self Esteem One day I decided to stop hating my body. It wasn't a total epiphany or a conversion experience. It was a cumulation of months of thinking: I hate being so miserable. It sucks not having...

 

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