An Update

My friends – I hope you’re still my friends. I miss you.

I gave up the blog, and poker, chess, and Spanish because I just didn’t have enough time and my life felt over pressured and out of control. And I gave up writing on the new book. I became obsessed with fishing, and I’ve learned a lot about new techniques and I started catching more fish. That was great.

Then the New Mexico fires came and fishing has been almost impossible, nowhere to fish within a reasonable distance. I was grieving; still am.

But, I now have time available that I’d been spending fishing and I’ve restarted the book and Spanish.

I plan to post an occasional blog here, not on any schedule so I won’t feel any pressure.

There are several ADHD strategies implied in this posst if you want to dig them out.

best wishes, and keep living well

hasta luego


About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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16 Responses to An Update

  1. Tecolote Farm says:

    Hi Doug, I heard you were sick– hope you’re feeling better now. Katie Pitre

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sfmarckx says:

    Thank you Doug!
    It is always good to hear from you. Your posts have been so very helpful over the years. I see my projects as cyclical. They may be set aside for a time, but the obsession usually comes back eventually, and I jump in again wholeheartedly. So now, when I see my interest waning in something, I try to put it away in a way I can pick up the pieces easily when I become enamored with it again in the future. I’m not always so good at this, but it’s my strategy!
    I just got home from a 100 plus mile 9 day backpacking trip in the Olympic Mountains. Wow! It is so beautiful in there! And screen free for over a week is a nice reset too!
    I like the way you just picked up the blog again when fishing wasn’t easily possible. And I see that a bunch of us are still here with you!
    All the best, Scott


  3. Cindy Bahl says:

    Good to see an update from you!


  4. Ken Powell says:

    We miss you too Doug. Good to hear from you my friend 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dee says:

    You have been on my mind a lot lately, I am so glad to hear what you have been up to. Very encouraging for me as I am in a state of “have to” with all the unspoken expectations, and what seems people want more of my time.

    I’m feeling fried and want to cozy up with a good book, tea and the hammock I got this summer.

    I am so tickled you posted. Thank you. I would love ot hear anything you share.

    Thanks for the reminder of stress and the pressure of doing to much. My sweet little brain is overloaded and I tend to zone out the window a lot lately.

    Wishing you peace,
    Durango, Co

    Liked by 1 person

    • D Puryear says:

      good to hear from you. have to, fried, stress and pressure are the boogers. hope you can step back reassess and figure out a way to get relief. life is too short for this
      best wishes


  6. Annette K says:

    We are still here. I, for one, probably need exactly these implied tips… I have been struggling with my own stuff, but I will be here to receive any tips, updates, and new books if they come. You have been, and continue to be, valued and appreciated in my life. Wishing you well, now and in the future.
    With thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Meg Miller says:

    We’re still here – thank you for past and future insights on this brain circus we’ve been given.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jeff Chapman says:

    Hello Doug,

    Good to hear you are doing well and feeling less stressed. But sorry to hear about you having to give up fishing. I was surprised to hear you took up fishing because I went fishing for the very first time just over a week ago! The father of my wife’s good friend offered to teach me, and I took him up on it.

    I was shocked when I heard about the wildfires in New Mexico on the news. Sadly, the effects of Climate Change were predicted decades ago, but few seems to care about this. And, more sadly, few still seem to care despite all of the natural disasters that the world is currently experiencing!

    So much is beyond our control, but it is up to us to find happiness in our own lives. I wish you much happiness, Doug, and thank you for aiding me in dealing with my ADHD – an ongoing battle. Currently, I am searching for ways to prevent myself from going down ADHD “rabbit holes.”

    Vaya con dios, amigo…


    Liked by 1 person

    • jeff
      thank you for your uplifting comment. congratulations on the fishing. i hope you find it as rewarding as i do. it is out of doors and there is so much to learn, its quite a challenge.
      best wishes


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