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Learning to Live Compassionately Through Better Habits — MARGO LAPIERRE

The past year or so, every day was completely different. (Like the Nine Inch Nails song, but like, the opposite). There isn’t a thing I did every single day, except eat. Between two shift-work jobs, continuing studies, and planning a Catholic wedding which required taking marriage preparation courses and actually going to church every Sunday, […] […]

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California to Oregon — Blog posts from the edge

I wonder if my destiny is to become a beach bum? Eleven words in and I’ve already managed to paint myself in a negative light, now that my friends is talent. OK- back to talk of lazying my days away on the Oregon coast. A year ago in May I moved from Sacramento, CA to […] […]

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How to Live Better With Executive Dysfunction — Revisited — So Much Stranger, So Much Darker, So Much Madder, So Much Better

This post was originally published in February 2017. It is being revisited as part of the Adulting With ADHD series. In the previous post, we talked about what executive dysfunction is and today we’re going to talk about some ways to live a better life with executive dysfunction. If you’ve ever tried to look for […]

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Shattered Fragments Pieced Together — So Much Stranger, So Much Darker, So Much Madder, So Much Better

Three and a half weeks ago, my mind broke. Five days were spent in dissociation that alternated with hysterical crying. For the first time in a long time, I had to take time off work for my mental health. All because it was the anniversary of the last time I was raped. October is always […] […]

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Getting Off the Roller Coaster: Managing the Emotional Bullshit — So Much Stranger, So Much Darker, So Much Madder, So Much Better

This is the ninth post in the Adulting With ADHD series. So far, we’ve covered the basics of ADHD, myths surrounding ADHD, the diagnostic process, what to do after diagnosis, executive dysfunction and how to deal with it, rejection sensitive dysphoria, and emotional dysregulation. Today we’ll be exploring methods of managing emotional dysregulation. Welcome back! […] […]

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Explosions, Implosions, and Self-Destruction: Emotional Dysregulation and ADHD — So Much Stranger, So Much Darker, So Much Madder, So Much Better

Our emotional landscape dictates how we experience the world. For most people, this landscape is composed of gently rolling hills and valleys. Moods go up and down in relation to the world around us. Yet, for ADHD people, our landscape is often a scene of mountains reaching towards the sky and canyons torn deep into […] […]

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Autistic Inertia — So Much Stranger, So Much Darker, So Much Madder, So Much Better

My lower back screams at me to move. Pain burns through me like a wildfire destroys a forest, unstoppable, out of control. I know that if I just shift my weight, if I could just move a little, I could relieve some of the pain, maybe even forget about it for a little while. I […] […]