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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

3rd rough draft, 1st book in new series "It's not as easy as it looks."

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Chapter 1: The Diagnosis

Once upon a time in a bustling city, there lived a man who was always on the move, but he felt like he was chasing his thoughts like leaves in the wind. His name didn't matter; what mattered was his journey.

One day, he decided to visit a wise doctor because he couldn't shake off the feeling that something was amiss in his mind. His mother had been in rehab, struggling with her own challenges, and they wouldn't release her because of something called Executive Function Disorder (EFD). It made him wonder if he had it too.

At the doctor's office, he nervously explained his troubles. The doctor listened with a kind heart, nodding with understanding. "Many people face similar challenges," the doctor said. "Let's run some tests to understand better."

The man took an online test, and it confirmed what he had suspected. The doctor referred him to a therapist who could help him on this new journey of discovery.

Chapter 2: Meeting the Therapist

Our man found himself in a cozy therapist's office, filled with soft colors and comforting artwork on the walls. He met a friendly therapist named Dr. Grace, who had a warm smile that put him at ease.

Dr. Grace explained, "You're not alone in this journey. Many people struggle with Executive Function Disorder, and it's often linked to ADHD." She drew a simple diagram of the brain on a whiteboard, making it look like an adventure map.

"In your brain, there's a part that's like your memory's superhero, and there's another part that acts like a tricky villain," she said. "Sometimes, the villain wins, and your memory feels like it's hiding."

Our man listened intently as Dr. Grace explained how the brain's memory system worked, making it easy to understand. "But don't worry," she reassured him. "We're going to teach you some super strategies to tame that tricky villain and unlock your memory's full potential."

As the man left Dr. Grace's office, he felt a newfound hope. He was on a journey of self-discovery and memory improvement, armed with knowledge and the guidance of his therapist.

Chapter 3: Building Memory Strategies

Ebenezer Thornton continued his journey with Dr. Grace. In their next meeting, she introduced him to practical memory improvement techniques.

Dr. Grace handed him a notepad and said, "Think of this as your memory's trusty companion. Whenever you need to remember something important, jot it down here. It's like leaving breadcrumbs along your path."

Ebenezer nodded, realizing the simplicity of the idea. He started carrying the notepad with him everywhere, and it soon became his constant ally.

Dr. Grace also taught him about the power of visualization. "Imagine your memory as a beautiful garden," she said, sketching a garden on a piece of paper. "When you want to remember something, plant it in this garden as a vivid image. Your mind will water it, and it will flourish."

The idea of a memory garden appealed to Ebenezer's imagination. He began creating mental gardens filled with colorful memories.

Weeks passed, and Ebenezer felt his memory growing stronger. Dr. Grace's practical strategies were like stepping stones on his path to improvement.

Chapter 4: Organization and Time Management

In their third session, Dr. Grace delved into the world of organization and time management. She explained, "Imagine your day as a grand adventure with tasks waiting to be conquered. To succeed, you need a trusty map."

She handed him a planner and taught him to break down his day into manageable tasks. "Think of each task as a quest," she encouraged. "Cross them off one by one, and you'll feel like a hero."

Ebenezer embraced the planner and found himself more organized than ever. His days became structured, and he no longer felt lost in the chaos of his thoughts.

The simple yet effective techniques Dr. Grace shared were like compasses guiding him through life's maze.

Feel free to use this rough draft as a starting point for your book. I'm glad to hear that you plan to offer this book as a resource to help people dealing with ADHD and memory challenges. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, please don't hesitate to ask. Good luck with your project!

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