Why my challenges are also a blessing

A few months ago, I challenged myself to do something scary. Really scary. I spoke about having ADHD and dyslexia in front of hundreds of people over two nights here in Bozeman. It was a PechaKucha talk meaning I had six minutes and 20 seconds to tell my story. I created a Powerpoint of 20 … Continue reading Why my challenges are also a blessing

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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?

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

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