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"

02 My thoughts Positive

Hello, I am the Magic Man …………………………… ( With Attention Deficit Disorder )

Hello, I am the Magic Man  ……………………………  ( With Attention Deficit Disorder )

  Just goofing off not too long ago, and taking in all I have written in my book and on my blog, I came up with a song about me, ADD ADHD and living with my wonderous wife! The lyrics had been going on over and over again in my mind and I finally wrote them down a while back. Okay, I don’t consider myself a song writer or a poet or even anything remotely close — this was just fun and is from my ADD mind as is:

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Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone

Christmas time has always been my favorite time of the year. It’s exciting, full of bright colorful lights, music and festivities. But, most of all, Christmas takes me back to my most cherished memories. Christmas has many different meanings for each and every one of us and those differences are created by our experiences. Feelings, emotions and thoughts all seem to converge at this time of year. Don’t you agree? For better or worse and for happiness or sadness, Christmas brings it all together. I do not know of a more influential time of the year.  This is my first Christmas message on Adder World and I hope many more are to come. Having a Blog has allowed me an outlet for my thoughts and the capability to hopefully help others and raise awareness about ADD and ADHD. I have been over whelmed by the amount of support and positive […]

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ADD ADHD Awareness – What can WE do Together to raise Awareness?

ADD ADHD Awareness – What can WE do Together to raise Awareness?

Some call it minimal brain dysfunction, it’s a disorder, it’s a mental illness, it is all of the above and it is more than that and maybe, just maybe those are the wrong terms. ADD and ADHD are misunderstood with so many misconceptions out there and those that suffer from it are sometimes considered to be living a life of excuses and treated negatively when letting others know of their diagnosis. Additionally, the symptoms of ADD and ADHD, each by themselves, are very common issues that just about everyone has to some degree or another which leads to the misconceptions and denials of what ADD and ADHD is. However, ADD and ADHD are also well known for positive traits, such as creativeness, vivid imagination, inventiveness and ingenuity and so much more. Some of these traits are highly sought after and can hardly be mimicked or copied because each ADDer possesses unique characteristics which […]

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The PoWeR of Choice

The PoWeR of Choice

Sometimes we get so caught up in our symptoms, the complications and the stigma of ADD and ADHD that we forget that we still have the power of choice. No, we cannot choose to rid ourselves of ADD or ADHD and we cannot simply make the choice to be cured. That’s not what I am talking about and I do not imply that. However, with that said, we have some choices we can make and making choices can be the defining factor in a lot of the situations we go through, how we treat others and how we react to others. ADD ADHD is not an excuse, it is a reason and it does not inhibit us from becoming better people or from contributing to relationships or to society in general.

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A mother’s love can help ADD ADHD

A mother’s love can help ADD ADHD

  One particular thing that I believe helped me significantly was how my mother would have us kids gather around her for a story. I loved it when my mother read aloud for us. Mom always picked wonderful stories, full of adventure and fantasy. I listened intently, probably the best attention I gave to any books as a youngster.

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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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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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Bryan’s Top Ten jobs List for Adders

Bryan’s Top Ten jobs List for Adders

  This is my top ten list on jobs for Adders:   1) Writing 2) Creating 3) Marketing 4) Advertising 5) Entertaining 6) Manager 7) Consultant 8) Salesman 9) Designer 10) Decorator

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The Contradiction of ADD ADHD part 3

The Contradiction of ADD ADHD part 3

As adults with ADD ADHD the contradiction is extremely complicated. In today’s world, getting a job in a specific field of interest isn’t always easy. Many people are working in jobs that they do not enjoy and have no real interest. For people without ADD ADHD working in jobs of no joy and no interest is probably upsetting to them, but they can still work to their potential and do well; however, for Adders, this is not always the case. Adders in jobs of no interest and no joy are often just barely trying to get by. If an Adder cannot work in a job of his or her talent, interest or joy, they usually can be found in jobs of little or no meaning which require very little mental effort—this is presumed to be laziness and is upsetting to spouses and parents who may pressure the Adder to do […]

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Susan Smalley talks about her husband and his life with ADHD

Susan Smalley talks about her husband and his life with ADHD

Good Saturday Everyone! I just read a wonderful article by Dr. Susan Smalley and I thought it would be nice to share it with all of you, my loyal and supportive readers here at Adder World.  She is not only a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, she is also a very supportive wife of an Adder who views and understands ADD ADHD to be a gift and not simply a disorder.

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