So, what do you have to say to someone who lives with chronic pain and fatigue daily and has had to do so since 1992? And has no help, and no money to hire help?

...Who is ADHD and FULLY RECOGNIZES how her messes get in her way; who would LOVE to be organized "with everything having a place, and everything IN its place--yet her "hyper-focus" mode frequently puts her into into a state she describes alternatively as "a semi coming down a hill with no brakes" or "my home could burn down around me and I wouldn't notice until my computer started melting."

A-N-D- once again I am inspired to write an article-length comment because someone has stuck me in the gut with a proverbial knife they don't even know they hold. Nor do they have any idea how often these very words have been repeated ad infinitum and ad nauseam.

These are not situations remediable by drugs or by "better planning" (or whatever), or by more time commitment, or by some organization plan that works ever so well for them but can NEVER work for someone with ADHD because we make connections between what others see as completely disparate, but our contextually-focused minds drawing connections "normals" can't see until we point them out ... and these can open up new ways of thinking about the world.

Perhaps even solve a whole lot of serious problems.

Google: Contextual Thinking and ADHD. What does that have to do with cleaning? PLENTY but there's no time to cover that right now.

MORE will be in a separate article. And yes, that MORE is quite essential if you truly want to understand...

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Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.

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Georgia NeSmith

Georgia NeSmith

Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.

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