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

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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

The sour smell of success (or not)

"And if the food is truly vile, as my ersatz eggs Florentine surely were, then the cook must simply grit her teeth and bear it with a smile -- and learn from her mistakes."                                              … Continue reading The sour smell of success (or not)