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"

August 2008

Michael Phelps ADHD Hyper Focus Concentration Helps Win Gold Medal in Beijing!

Michael Phelps ADHD Hyper Focus Concentration Helps Win Gold Medal in Beijing!

“Single-Minded Focus” Michael Phelps won the Gold Medal in his first swim in Beijing! There seems to be some confusion and wonder at how and why Michael Phelps was able to overcome so many odds to not break under so much mental pressure. Michael is described in countless articles to have laser like focus on his swimming and single mindedness on being the best. His concentration has even been described as other-worldly. Yes, Michael has the body makeup of a perfect swimming machine, but in competition it is always the mental aspect which allows someone to step above the rest – in Michael’s case, way above the rest – domination. Michael Phelps has ADHD. I am not the least bit confused by what others are describing about his laser like concentration, this mental part of his makeup, believe it or not, is rather normal for most people with ADHD. It […]

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Email from A Woman of Great Stature and Fame

Email from A Woman of Great Stature and Fame

By now I would think that I would be used to the diversity of the people that contact me. The truth is, there are times I open my email and just stare at the name on the email in my inbox. Usually, I just think it must be someone spamming me and that can’t really be who it is. Slowly, and ever so gently, I click on the email title and wait as the internet responds, anticipating some kind of advertisement… Today’s email turned out to be exactly who the address said it was. I read the email slowly and I felt overwhelmed by the nature of the message and who had written it. It was a wonderful message of support and heartfelt thanks for telling my story. She also quoted a couple passages I had written in my book which were close to her heart. Sometimes we tend to forget, or not take in, […]

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Milk and Gluten Withdrawal

Milk and Gluten Withdrawal

After yesterday’s important post about Milk and Gluten I thought a follow up post is important, considering that there can be withdrawal when one stops eating and drinking these foods. It’s the age old, worse before you get better thing. It sucks, and it is real, therefore must be addressed by anyone attempting such a diet, or a person might stop the diet completely in order to feel better in the short run. (Edit Side Note: We have a Dietary Group on the ADDer World ADHD Social Network. We further discuss issues with Gluten and food allergies.)  The following article is by Dr. Charles Parker, a member of the interactive ADDer World, he has given permission to repost: Celiac Notes: Opiate Withdrawal from Gluten and Casein? Opiate withdrawal from discontinuing gluten and casein? Cautionary note: sounds absurd until you see it. You might want to warn gluten sensitive, celiac and casein […]

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Norwegian study links Milk and Gluten with ADHD

Norwegian study links Milk and Gluten with ADHD

I just read a very good article by Dr. Eleanor Rolnick about a decade long Norwegian study involving 23 children with ADHD who were put on milk free and gluten free diets. The theory that milk and gluten interfere with the breakdown of certain proteins was developed by Dr. Karl Ludvig. The theory is a metabolic predicament which seems to be triggered when eating milk and gluten and therefore may accelerate ADHD. 22 of the children in the study showed almost immediate mental health improvement, overall behavior, as well as enhanced attention span with increased learning capabilities! “Long term monitoring of these children has found their disorders to be manageable while the challenges they once faced have virtually disappeared.” – www.keepmecurrent.com So, what do I think of this? Actually, I must concur with the results of this study, with the results of my own recent diet change! It has been […]

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ADHD by LCdc – AKA Lizard

ADHD by LCdc – AKA Lizard

ADHD by LCdc – AKA Lizard – A member of ADDer World Life is long and life is short!! My mind is flawed, miles from perfect, yet i am a machine. My mind grinds on and never tires, my body stalls often and sometimes falters!! My mind – ahh – my mind – I feel the difference, I reap what it sows, I suffer its ebbs and flows!! I realize often how different my tide table of thoughts is from the reality around me. I learn from my mistakes – AHHH yes – over and over again – too bad it seems to be the same mistakes!! I am a live wire that has lost its connection, I am a computer whose circuits are infected. I am a blast of energy that is driven by g-forces gone wild. I am a force of nature that has collided with the humanity […]

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Donations?

Donations?

Lately, quite a few of you have asked if you can donate in some way to the funding of ADDer World. That’s very nice of any of you who would like to donate. However, I am not accepting donations at the moment and that could change in the future if we grow to a level that it will be needed. If you still really want to donate and it distresses you that I won’t accept your donations yet, please, purchase a copy of my book for yourself, a loved one or a friend. And help spread the word about ADDer World and my book “One Boy’s Struggle: A Memoir”. That is gracious donation enough. Thank you all so very much for being a part of ADDer World and being concerned enough to make such an inquiry. ~Bryan

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Advice for authors by Seth Godin

Advice for authors by Seth Godin

Seth Godin The article that follows is by Seth Godin, the marketing guru of modern times! He has given me his permission to republish it here, for you. Seth constantly talks about doing things different and he has a very common, uncommon sense about him. He makes sense and his ideas work… do you know about the idea virus or the purple cow? Check his blog.  

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Truly a Real Life View of Living in the Adder World

Truly a Real Life View of Living in the Adder World

Over the next few weeks I will be reposting some blog posts from members of the new www.adderworld.ning.com interactive website sanctuary. On the new interactive ADDer World members can text message each other, write blogs, participate in forums and post pictures, videos and music and so much more! Membership and participation is free! Our site is rich with special people, such as: Adult ADDers, parents of ADDers, spouses and friends of ADDers who all share personal experiences and suggestions with each other. Our membership roster also includes ADD ADHD experts, such as: Doctors, psychologists, professional bloggers, journalists and even certified life coaches and therapists. The interactive ADDer World may be new, but it is growing very fast! To give you an idea of what types of blogs and information you can find, I am reposting some of my favorite blogs from members, which you could normally not read unless you are a member. These are reposted with permission – make sure you […]

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Successfully marketing a non traditionally published book online only – HOW TO! Top 10

Successfully marketing a non traditionally published book online only – HOW TO! Top 10

The most frequent question about my book, from people who have not yet read it, is: How are you marketing it so successfully online only? The answers are (many), here are the top 10:   1.)      I am a marketing genius!?!  🙂 2.)      I pay very close attention to marketing geniuses such as: a)      Seth Godin (great guy!) b)      Chris Garrett (great guy, but have never talked to him personally) 3.)      (From a personal standpoint, this is really number 1) – Wrote an honest, raw and very personal book about an issue that is very important to a lot of people and me – ie: My book relates to a lot of good people and is a comfort to many, just as it was therapeutic for me too. 4.)      Got in touch with as many of my fellow ADD/ADHD bloggers as possible and let them know about my book! 5.)      I am […]

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Comments are working again!

Comments are working again!

Now I know what it feels like to be a brain surgeon! I repaired the database and now all is good in comment world again! Please, feel free to comment on any posts. Whew! Thanks, Bryan

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