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There It Goes Again

Why is with the clumsiness? I got used to spill sauce and gravy on my shirt when having meal, accidentally dropped this and that, broke things and wasted money to replace… but not like today. It was a happy day that I went to Vörttän beach with my family, swimming, eating sandwiches… and while waiting […]

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Why and Why Again (Lost My Glasses)

I hate you ADHD when I kept missing my glasses, keys and wallet right under my nose. I got late to some appointments, missed the bus, very exhausting.

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Spelling Nazi

I have to reread again and again to make sure my writing has no typo. But no matter how much I do it, there is always a missing word, a misspelt one, and writing something totally different than what the mind intends. What makes things worse is when you are surrounded by people who are […]

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What is Real and What is Not?

I am told that an ADHDer might overthink many things in his or her life. I often predict the worse and see very few options when stuck in a situation. To be told that it is just the ADHD thing is somehow a relief. But now, my bigger question is, what is real and what […]

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Why Additude?

Avoiding pseudoscience, I am advised to develop my understanding regarding ADHD by reading materials from Additude Magazine. I hope the conflict between Additude Magazine with EU regulation will be quickly resolved.

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ADHD is Not a Gift

“Now let’s be clear, this is a very serious disorder. This is not some trivial little fly-by-night disorder. Also, to emphasize something which I don’t think is emphasized enough: ADHD is no gift. There is no evidence in any research on any of hundreds of measures that we have taken that show that ADHD predisposes […]

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Anxiety is Skyrocketing

It has been quite a while since the last time I wrote something here. I am now approaching the end of my study. The anxiety is skyrocketing and I got really nervous. Thinking back, how many times before I ‘collapsed’ at this stage, and why I kept doing it again and again. My counsellor advised […]

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Google Calendar for Our Time Management

Today, kids are back to school after long holiday. They are so eager to get back to school, either because the school is so good, or the house is so boring. See… my negative thoughts! It can simply be both. The house is good, but at the same time the kids miss their friends! That […]

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Bag Packing with ADHD

After so many months, almost a complete year-round, stuck in Finland, restricted from travelling abroad due to our residence permit application, I feel so relieved, being able to bring the whole family bag packing between London, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland. All the anxiety are gone. All the negative thoughts are healed. I […]

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ADHD is Behind the Idea Visualisation

Finland of Opportunities Demola Mid Pitch from Hasrizal Abdul Jamil on Vimeo. “Wow, I just want to tell you that you’re very good at visualising ideas. The presentation was really good!” my friends said. “It’s my strength, and my weakness at the same time,” I replied. “And how is that?” they asked. “Writing up for […]

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