Archives for January, 2011

Addictions

The Cure for Addiction: Being Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

I have been addicted to just about everything, and have quit these addictions because of one primary reason; I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Granted, I found tools that worked and helped me along the way, but the thing that stopped the addiction wasn't AA, a patch, advice from friends and family, or a divorce.  It was something inside me; a true exhaustion from the up and...
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ADHD

Please, Don’t Call Me Crazy!

Why is it that being called 'crazy' is so bothersome? It's as if this one word cuts right to the core of our very being and makes us question our intrinsic worth. Yet what do we ADHDers do when someone calls us crazy?

We act crazy!

Crazy can mean all sorts of things; bizarre, fantastic, deranged, insane, or dangerous.  I, personally, am using it in regards to how we term 'unpredictable' behavior.  Often the word is thrown around, "You...
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ADHD

What is Our Problem with Pharmaceutical Companies, Especially When It Comes To Drugs For The Brain?

I'm sure just reading that title incited strong reaction in most people.  They either love the companies, or hate them.  For some reason I think companies working to sell drugs to fix the brain have the worst reputation of all - and to this day I can not figure out why.

Let's face it, we can find fault in anything.  It is pretty easy to do, and...
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ADHD

Learning the Art of Presence

How often are you really present?  I don't mean just there in the flesh, I mean there with your heart and soul and eyes and everything that you are and more?

I'm reading Eckardt Tolle's "The Power of Now" and I am again reminded of just what a small amount of time I spend in the present moment.  It is as if my feet are planted but my thoughts are spinning and...
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