Dopamine — making us dopey?

  "The more pleasure you seek, the more unhappy you get." -- Dr. Robert Lustig I've kicked the habit. I have resisted doing puzzles online for nearly two weeks now and this time I think it's going to stick. It was an embarrassing habit wrought sometimes of boredom, but most frequently of fear and procrastination. … Continue reading Dopamine — making us dopey?

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The ADDled Brain and Anxiety

I never thought of myself as an anxious person. Maybe I wasn't when I was younger. Truth be told, though, I suspect I've had anxiety issues most of my life and was never treated for it. It's common for people with ADHD also to have issues with anxiety and depression. I mean, who wouldn't be … Continue reading The ADDled Brain and Anxiety

It all ADDed up — Part I

You'd think I'd have been upset. But a few years ago, when a psychiatrist told me I had Attention Deficit Disorder,* it was a relief. That diagnosis -- one I'd always suspected -- didn't exist during my childhood. But it explained a lot about my life. Why I experienced so much failure in school, jobs, … Continue reading It all ADDed up — Part I

Guilty pleasures?

Is it wrong? I'm researching Amazon birds while drinking coffee -- coffee being one of many crops destroying these gorgeous creatures' habitat. But I am at Cold Smoke Coffeehouse drinking Papua New Guinea, grown nowhere near the Amazon rainforest, though I'm sure there's destruction going on there as well. But anyway, some of the proceeds from the coffee sold … Continue reading Guilty pleasures?

My ADDled Brain’s ADDiction

"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle."                 --Deepak Chopra I admit it. I have an addiction. I also have mild depression and anxiety … Continue reading My ADDled Brain’s ADDiction