Life can feel pretty empty at times. Yet I hate all the stale maxims about passion out there.
Follow your passion and … what???
It’s fine advice for retirees with nothing else to do. When you have mouths to feed and heads to put a roof over, passion is the last thing to worry about.
Today’s post is a Guest Post By Rawhide Boys Ranch, a non-profit organization helping at-risk youth in the state of Wisconsin.
Today, 6.4 million American children are diagnosed with ADHD. This, coupled with the fact that the number of children diagnosed in the last 10 years has increased 42%,..
See a doctor, get diagnosed, get treatment, get better. That’s how it goes for adults who find out they have ADHD, right?
Yes. Yes, it does. And afterwards, a pink elephant swings by the doctor’s office, scoops you up onto his flying, technicolor carpet and gives you a lift home to your mushroom..
The way you approach the multitude of tasks in your life makes all the difference between being a champion of effectiveness or a casualty of complete exhaustion. If the latter sounds more like your description, you may be making life unnecessarily hard.
Simplifiers vs Optimizers
Someone once flippantly said to me…
“We all know ADDers don’t read…”
Not only is this a gross generalization, but it’s also incorrect. I know many ADDers who read all the time, often 3 or 4 books at a time.
But many people with ADHD do struggle with reading. It’s hard to concentrate when your..
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could get back all the time you’ve wasted in your life? Imagine what you’d do with the days, months, even years!
It feels like time speeds up as you get older. Having lived more life, you become acutely aware of how each moment of life can be (has been) savored or..
It’s been a busy summer. Like every summer, the days have slipped past me faster than the plummeting price of oil.
I love having the kids off from school. No lunches to pack, no early morning alarm bells (for them, anyway). No arguing over what to wear or when to go to bed. Just pure, blissful,..
Have you ever really seen yourself? I don’t mean checking yourself out in the mirror as you shave in the morning or try on a new outfit. I mean:
Have you ever really looked at yourself? Like – watched yourself, as you go about your business in a normal day?
I suspect not. Most ADDers are not..
I recently finished reading 10 Things I Hate about ADHD (Plus 10 more) by Bryan Hutchinson. In case you haven’t heard, I recently made Bryan’s list of top ADD blogs, which I am (super) proud of. Check it out here at ADDer World.
Now before you assume this post is merely a gratuity for the honour..
Most of us have spent our entire lives feeling broken.
We grew up knowing something was wrong with us, even if it at the time we didn’t know it by its four-letter acronym. We’ve spent years, even lifetimes, trying to get normal. We’d have been better off to escape Wonderland on the tail of a..
The more I talk about ADHD, the more I come to realize I’m not all that interested in ADHD at all. At least, not in the disorder-definition we associate with that four-letter acronym. I know it’s considered a disorder, but like I’ve argued many times – “disorder” is contextual.
I am, however,..
I used to believe that anything was possible if you really set your mind to it.
Now that I’ve hit 40, I have realized this: I probably won’t achieve even half of what I am capable of in this lifetime. It’s a sad realization, but equally freeing.
While I still concur with the basic tenet of my..
“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”
I write today from the happiest place on earth. My daughter likes to tell me that phrase rather annoys her. She says:
“How do they know for sure it’s the happiest place on earth? I mean, maybe..
Lately, my 7-year-old has been asking me about ADHD. I’m glad, of course. It means she’s interested in my work and what I spend my free time writing about. It’s quite an honour actually, that my daughter would want to know more about something that is so important to me.
No one has suggested..