Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

November 2007

This is the fourth excerpt of “One Boy’s Struggle: A Memoir: Surviving life with undiagnosed ADD”

This is the fourth excerpt of “One Boy’s Struggle: A Memoir: Surviving life with undiagnosed ADD”

This excerpt is a paragraph from my forthcoming book © “One Boy’s Struggle…” The excerpts I am posting are short paragraphs which I think will give you a good idea of what you will read and discover in my Memoir. This particular paragraph mentions the Law of Attraction, which I consider very important for any Adder. Although I explain in detail within the book itself, it is important to note that the majority of people with ADD ADHD have difficulty forecasting the future or planning or ‘seeing’ what the results of their work will bring and is a major reason Adders have difficulty accomplishing most everything that does not have immediate results. The Law of Attraction has helped me significantly in this area and has become a very important tool I use daily and I believe, from my experiences, this can help anyone with or without ADD ADHD, but most [...]

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White noise and instrumental music helps my ADD ADHD mind function and other helpful stuff

White noise and instrumental music helps my ADD ADHD mind function and other helpful stuff

      Recently I was asked how I manage to write articles on a regular basis for my Blog and even write a couple books at the same time – not to mention I have a full time job. I have a couple answers for that. Obviously, I have a lot of determination, but many Adders have a lot of determination and still can’t seem to get things done. Getting things done, for us, can be very unpredictable to say the least. However, there are ways to get ‘r done! So how do I do it?

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Educators I salute you!

Educators I salute you!

  Yep, you read that right. I don’t know how many times I have taken educators to task for how ADD ADHD children are treated and taught. Many, many times. Don’t get me wrong, I mean every word and I don’t plan on letting up anytime soon. However, let’s get something straight and be very clear about it: Educating today’s children, with today’s society and over filled classrooms, teaching is not an easy job and sometimes it is a thankless job. Educators are probably the most criticized people in existence. Yep, even more than us Adders and let me tell you, that’s a lot of criticizing! You know it, I know it, it’s not some sort of secret.

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Attention Deficit Disorder Carnival #37

Attention Deficit Disorder Carnival #37

The “Attention Deficit Disorder” blog carnival is a collection of recent blog entries about Attention Deficit Disorder. The reason that it is called a carnival is because each week the carnival travels to a different host Blog.Here are the Blog posts the were submitted to the Carnival:

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Positive Adder Quote of the Week – David Neeleman

Positive Adder Quote of the Week – David Neeleman

“In the midst of all the chaos swirling through your brain, all the disorganization and impulsiveness, this condition (ADD) also seems to trigger a certain kind of creativity.” David Neeleman David G. Neeleman — chairman and CEO of JetBlue Airways has Attention Deficit Disorder and he has made it no secret. As a matter of fact, this man is a role model of what ADD ADHD can be for a person. I have often said ADD ADHD can be a gift and reading about David really brings home how true this statement really is! David G. Neeleman is the chairman and CEO of JetBlue, yes, but let’s not forget that this man is the father and supporter of 9 children! That’s right 9 children! JetBlue was created and launched by David Neeleman in January of 2000. He revolutionized the low fare air market by bringing luxury leather seats and direct TV. [...]

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Megan Meier Tragic Death – Depression and ADHD

Megan Meier Tragic Death – Depression and ADHD

By now you have probably read or heard about the tragic suicide of Megan Meier who was only 13 years old. It is reported that Megan suffered from Depression and ADHD, a deadly, yet not so uncommon combination. Due to Megan’s suicide a lot of people are taking notice and are darn right angry! They should be, but perhaps a bit too late? Dare I say Megan deserved better? So far it seems that neighboring adults had a hand in Megan’s fate by contacting her via MySpace and writing mean, hateful messages. That in of its self is very disturbing and not simply shameful, but evil, if it is true. Having been an ADD child I know what it is like to be different and misunderstood and I had some scruffs with my peers over my behavior, but had an adult taken upon him or herself to deliberately take advantage [...]

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My tears in the rain

My tears in the rain

I don’t want to count the years that have passed, it’s been a few, probably more than a few—more than a decade, could be two or three, but I remember those nights as clearly as if I was still there, sitting in the dark, nothing there, the TV off and no music playing—just me and my thoughts. So easy to get lost in my thoughts, to let them take me places I have never been, places of joy and happiness—right. Those places, places in my dreams—wanted them so badly, needed them so badly, but I was alone, so alone in my room with tears welling and emotions ebbing. Why? I asked myself the same question over and over again—why?        I could never say the right things, I could never get along with anyone and when I thought things were going great, even fantastic, the rug would always be pulled from [...]

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Black Friday Specials OMG!

Black Friday Specials OMG!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and then enjoyed the shopping of what has become known as Black Friday! Enjoyed it? Yeah! It’s a funfest as no other! Lines a mile long, throngs of people in the isles, pushing and shoving—there’s no avoiding any of that, it’s a fact of Black Friday life! But—when you finally put your hands on the prizes you went shopping for in the first place, then it makes everything worth it! It’s a wonderful feeling, getting that one thing, or two things, or if you’re lucky even more things you really, really wanted and maybe needed. It doesn’t matter though, if you needed them or not, it matters that you went forth, made it through and found items at prices you never dreamed of. There is no accomplishment quite like getting what you wanted on Black Friday!

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Who has ADD and who has ADHD?

Who has ADD and who has ADHD?

  Which one (s) of the above have ADD and which one (s) have ADHD? Before clicking the ‘read more’ arrow, please make your decision—and if you dare, leave your choices in the comment field.

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Finding, Falling and Staying in love

Finding, Falling and Staying in love

Finding, Falling and Staying in love A couple years ago I wrote a book about love: “Finding, falling and staying in love”. It has never been published and to be honest I have not attempted to have it published, but for some reason I was clicking through the folders on my hard drive and I came upon it the other day. I opened it up and started reading it for the first time in a couple years. I finished writing it in 2005, before I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. While reading it I realized something I had not considered before. The book is written from my ADDer perspective and it could be of service to my readers on Adder World.    The more I thought about it and the more I read it, I was overwhelmed with emotions and kind of choked myself up. Yeah, I know—pathetic right? [...]

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