Introduction to Michael Thomas Kincella, New Author of Living with Adult ADHD
Hi, I'm Michael Thomas Kincella, and I’m the new co-author of Living with Adult ADHD. I'm a freelance writer living and working in Glasgow, originally from Ireland. More importantly, I'm a freelance writer living and working in Glasgow dealing with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), diagnosed a few years ago at the ripe old age of 32.
Michael Thomas Kincella Lives with Adult ADHD Without Knowing It
Until the ADHD diagnosis, I struggled to get anything together. My ADHD symptoms like impulsivity, overthinking, underperforming, procrastination, poor time management, and high start-then-quit incidence rates are – I hope you agree – ingredients for disaster, not, say, a burgeoning career in freelance writing.
If you're like me, you understand the internal conflicts and general frustration that goes hand in hand with ADHD. You wonder if you're just lazy.
“Well, if I'm lazy,” you might say to yourself, “why can't I sit in this chair? Isn't sitting down among the laziest activities there is? How do I reconcile the desire to get things done with the inability to sit down for more than ten minutes straight and perform a task?”
As you probably know, sitting down and staying put isn't easy at all if you have adult ADHD.
Michael Thomas Kincella’s Goals for the ‘Living with Adult ADHD’ Blog
For more on Michael Thomas Kincella and his goals for the Living with Adult ADHD blog, watch this:
Over the course of this blog, I'll tell you how I learned to stay put. I'll show you how I got things together. And I'll take moments of personal anguish dealing with ADHD and present them for you here in real stories: as camaraderie for the diagnosed among you and as a bat signal to help the undiagnosed check if my experiences line up with your own experiences. In any event, the goal of the Living with Adult ADHD blog is primarily to help.
Thomas, M. (2022, February 15). Introduction to Michael Thomas Kincella, New Author of Living with Adult ADHD , HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, January 28 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/livingwithadultadhd/2022/2/introduction-to-michael-thomas-kincella-new-author-of-living-with-adult-adhd
Author: Michael Thomas Kincella
Wow…i just read your ADDitude article about YOUR experience and opinion of ADHD….and the use of the words “superpower” as it relates to some of our traits…I had to sit with it a bit as I was so very angry. Now I am calm and realize this is YOUR experience and YOUR perspective Bot of which makes me sad. I am a psychologist and Marriage Family therapist who was late to be diagnosed with ADHD. I married someone with ADHD, our only child has ADHD, and I work with clients with ADHD of all ages trying to teach skills and to instill home. Yes, treatment is a superpower. And I am genuinely sorry you had the struggles you had. But I found little hopeful in what you wrote and a lot that was not only not hopeful but full of shame. I wish you well with your pursuits, but I resoundingly disagree with you and most of what you said. I choose my superpowers…you don’t. And you should not go around telling people what is or isn’t a superpower, or that they are “ kidding themselves.” In how they deal with their own struggle. I think you missed the point between neurodivergent and neurotypical. My methods work well for my clients, and the use of Superpower has always been helpful in reframing all the negativity around comments they have heard all of their lives. I sincerely wish you well….and a change in your way of thinking before you publicly write anything else. We have different brains…not flawed brains…And how we choose to reframe traits that are not as acceptable in the predominant culture should not be called out or shamed.
Welcome, Michael! I'm looking forward to reading your posts and learning from you. Glad to have you here.
Hi Lizanne. I appreciate the warm welcome!