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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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

Run For Your Life: Coming Out From Under the Covers

"You initially become funny as a kid because you're looking for attention and love. Psychologists think that's all to do with mother abandonment. I think John Cleese has his depressions, and Terry Gilliam's the same. All of us together make one completely insane person."                       … Continue reading Run For Your Life: Coming Out From Under the Covers

Phoney foibles

Yup, so I did it again. It was back on Oct. 4 -- I had another of those dyslexic, forgetful, foolish days. In the car on the way to the airport I decided it was time to set a security code on my cell phone. And, no, I wasn't driving -- I have a hard enough time … Continue reading Phoney foibles

What us wheel-running gerbils can learn from chefs

"It's like a very ... Zen-like thing. All my knives are clean. Clean cutting board. Clear space to work. Clear mind." - Greg Barr, sous-chef at New York City's Esca One of the tenets of living successfully with ADHD is staying organized. I use various tools and practices which I previously wrote about (see "Where is ... … Continue reading What us wheel-running gerbils can learn from chefs