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Addictions

Seriously? NO Negative Self-talk Rule for Myself?

I'm writing today as a reminder to both myself and everyone else in the world that we are all a work in progress.  Beating ourselves up does absolutely NO good, in fact it usually makes things quite worse.  It is quite easy for me to say that to others, but so infrequent that I take time to remind myself.

I had a pretty severe therapy session yesterday.  I mean, I was...
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ADHD

Our Brain is Hardwired for Abuse; Extra Challenging for Those with ADHD

Did you know our brain is hardwired for abuse? I was thinking it might be a stretch, but after a quick internet search with guys sharing how they use brain research on intermittent reinforcement to manipulate women, I decided it wasn't at all.  This can be especially troubling with those having ADHD, as the inherent impulsivity can easily create addictive patterns that lead to abuse very, very quickly.

A basic study in psychology involves the
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meditation

Meditation in Focus; The Space Around You



It is fantastic to get so much great feedback on meditation, and to see how many people are using it as ways to enhance their well-being and overall health.  Especially in the day where we think a quick fix solves everything, taking the time and patience for meditation is suggestive of a dedicated effort to be the best you can be.

We often forget how much the space around...
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ADHD

Holy Hormones Magnified by ADHD

It took me until I was 35 years old to figure out my hormones.  And even now they trick me no matter what I do to say I won't be affected.  I don't have just PMS, or PPMD, I have something-is-taking-over-my-body type hormonal changes.

I can only think it is made all the worse by my ADHD.  Let's think about it.  I get extremely moody, feel absolutely HORRIBLE in the pit of my being without even realizing why,...
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Meditation in Focus; Top 10 Excuses for Avoiding It… Banished!

 Meditation is like an art, there is no perfect answer and people need different things.  I think it has this stigma as being a 'perfect practice' as every picture you see is of very poised people, in beautiful clothing, sitting still and calm.  Every time I see one I think that could NEVER be me.  And then I learned meditation takes many different shapes, forms, and sizes.

After spending some time in practice and finding out...
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Meditation in Focus; Types of Meditation

See, the problem with ADHD is that it is hard to stay focused and even harder to remember to follow-up what you are supposed to be focusing on every day.  That is why it is important to use Remember the Milk type software - so that you don't forget it!  And why if you read / respond to all of your e-mails in the morning the day can just escape you.

Not only that,...
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