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7 Sneaky Ways Abusive People Used ADHD to Bully Me

It’s not just ADHD awareness month; it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Let’s talk about how people use verbal abuse to weaponize our ADHD symptoms. Verbal abuse can play a part in many of our journeys; you’ve heard that people with ADHD receive much more negative messages than the average person. For some of us,…

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But What Do You Do? Managing a Household and Mental Load as an ADHD Woman

This is a vent of sorts because I’m so tired of seeing women live up under the guilt and shame of these issues. Bear with me. Once upon a time, I was in a relationship where I had the responsibility of running a household. There were two adults and two children to coordinate transportation. I…

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Self Care: How to Recharge After Dealing With Difficult People

I used to be a magnet for difficult people. The toxic people who are frustrating to everyone. The selfish kind with no type of empathy. The narcissistic kind who try to run smear campaigns on me when I finally get sick of their sh*t. If there is a type of jerk for a person to…

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Mental Health and Love: 5 Fantastic Ways To Make Your Bond Stronger

When it comes to mental health and love relationships, we have to be mindful that our relationships can require a little more TLC. Mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD can impact your relationship through symptoms like irritability, forgetfulness, frustration and more. Regardless, love and mental health maintenance can happen side by side.…

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My New Year’s Resolution Is To Say No

Impulsivity has led me to say yes when I should be saying no. I hate disappointing people, but I have got to learn to say no. That's my resolution for the year. Let me tell you why it should be yours, too. | Black Girl, Lost Keys.

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 don’t need the…

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ADHD and Weight Loss: Why The Bulge Won’t Budge

There is a link between ADHD and Obesity and you are not the only person struggling with it. Read on to find out what puts you at a higher risk for obesity, and how you can begin working the weight off. This isn't an easy, but you got this! | Black Girl, Lost Keys.

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 ( another was the percentage…

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Changing My Perspective on Time Management Once and For All

ADHD and time management is a problem for many who suffer from the disorder. You CAN learn how to manage your time, you just have to learn to think differently about it. Here's how I did it!

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 has been a lot. Learning how to…

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ADHD Symptoms In Adults Aren’t Character Flaws

ADHD symptoms in adults are often classified as negative personality traits. Let's examine those, and put the naysayers in their place.

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 grow older and mature, we learn how to disguise…

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I Can’t Love Myself and Hate My Body

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 the confidence I should. I’m pretty but I never feel that way. What am I missing? Here’s the thing: Everyone’s…

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How To Make Peace With Planning And Reduce Procrastination

Procrastination is easy when we don't know what we should be doing. We'll need a plan. ADHD makes planning difficult, but learning this skill is critical.

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 a time blind girl, living in a world that feeds on time like…

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