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"

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What About Susan Boyle? What is your hidden talent?

What About Susan Boyle? What is your hidden talent?

Is there anyone who has not watched the heartbreaking, heart inspiring and just brilliant Susan Boyle Video on youtube? OMG! Think about it, nearly 50, never been kissed and in a dress our grandmother’s, grandmother may have worn! Everything and I mean everything looked to be against her when she got on that stage! Nobody in the audience gave her a chance and even laughed at her, and, she stood there smiling and laughing with them. She knew something they didn’t… What about you? Do you have something within you that keeps you smiling, even though everyone else may be laughing? I think we all do. Here is the YOUTUBE video, if you have not seen it yet! Never give in, never give up! We have been talking about this on the ADDer World Social Network, you can join the conversation. ~Bryan

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Here’s a way people with ADHD are Remarkable

Here’s a way people with ADHD are Remarkable

Most people when told to do something, and then shown exactly how to do it, go ahead and perform/copy what they were shown as close to the example given them. Yes, that seems, and probably is, the right thing to do… right… Now, one of the things that is remarkable about folks with ADHD is that we usually do not copy or do anything exactly the way it was shown, or, described to us. What is so great and/or remarkable about that? Simple answer: Because nothing has ever been modified, improved and expanded upon by doing the exact same thing that has always been done. If you want to go to the next level or find another way of doing something, well, go out and find yourself an ADDer and show him, or her, what you want done. Mix well and come back in a day or two. The odds […]

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Thriving or just Surviving with ADHD – Sometimes the past gets in the way

Thriving or just Surviving with ADHD – Sometimes the past gets in the way

Some days, they pass so slowly and some days, they pass so fast. When we wake, nobody knows which type of day it will be. There can be no preconceived plans without adaptation. There can be no reality without visiting our dreamlands. There can be no pleasure without intense pain. Everything has its price and it seems to me our price is higher and higher and is too unbelievably excessive! We know we can – we know… there’s that place… right there – inside each and every one of us. You and me. That Special Feeling inside, inside our hearts, inside our minds, inside, yes, inside our very souls. When we reach it, but… oh, it’s just out of reach and so far away, and right… right there, just right there in front of us. You can see it, you can feel it and some days, on the good ones, you […]

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What you don’t know will hurt you!

What you don’t know will hurt you!

I was listening to an audio book recently: Challenge to Succeed by Jim Rohn. I recommend it to anyone interested in self improvement. In the audio Jim makes many good points about wealth, health and state of being. The most important point he makes is this: “What you don’t know will hurt you.” Any late diagnosed ADDer will tell you that this is too true. What if we had known 10 years, or, 20 years earlier? What if our parents had known and we were diagnosed as children? What a difference would that have made? We can deal with ‘what if’s’ all day long, but, what about today? Today there is a wealth of information available in books and on the internet. There is no reason we cannot self-educate ourselves about our condition, not in an information packed world such as ours. As anyone knows that reads my blog posts and […]

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The ADHD Mind Never Forgets That Moment

The ADHD Mind Never Forgets That Moment

Have you ever cried? For love’s sake, have you ever cried? The tears of sorrow, the tears of wanting, needing and not having? What could have been?   The perceptions of a mind caught in the past, hopes and dreams, of the past so long ago?   There was that moment. Do you remember?   Do you remember that moment? It was there. You held love so tight and you didn’t want to let go. It was so precious, so simple, so amazing, so complex, so extraordinary… it was everything.   There was that moment.   Do you remember?   Late at night, when you wake, do you remember it so clearly? Does it ever go away? It is like you just relived it again and you know, you know you will live it again… in your mind, in your dreams. Yes… again. Those memories so strong and so resiliently […]

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Back to My Roots!

Back to My Roots!

Over the last few months I haven’t written as much as I would like here on my blog. For some strange reason I have been distracted. Figure that. Odd as that may be.   I could tell you a zillion excuses. If you know how fast I think of and write articles, you would soon realize that a zillion excuses do not qualify. Just check the sitemap 🙂   No, I had writers block. That’s what I called it, but, that’s not what it was.   I have gotten away from writing what I want to write. I have gotten away from writing what I originally set out to write and some of my articles have gone in a direction I never truly felt at one with. For a time I have been trying to mix in perceptions of others and just plain not writing from my heart.   I am […]

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Tinker Bell the Animated Movie is a delight – An ADDer Review – Does Tinker Bell have ADHD?

Tinker Bell the Animated Movie is a delight – An ADDer Review – Does Tinker Bell have ADHD?

  Does Tinker Bell have ADHD? The Disney movie sure seems to indicate that she does, not directly, but if you know and understand the symptoms of ADHD then you will probably recognize some of the most common in Tinker Bell via her all new animated Movie! Plot: Enter the magical world of fairies and meet the enchanting creatures of Pixie Hollow, who “nurture nature” and bring about the change of the seasons. Changing the colors of the leaves, moving a sunbeam to melt snow, waking animals from their winter slumber, or giving a patch of sproutlings a sprinkle of water are all within the realm of these seasonal specialists. Tinker Bell thinks her fairy talent as a “tinker” isn’t as special or important as the other fairies’ talents. But when Tink tries to change who she is, she creates nothing but disaster! With encouragement from her friends Rosetta, Silvermist, Fawn and […]

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Making Friends and Building Relationships – Part 1

Making Friends and Building Relationships – Part 1

Finding friends, good friends and keeping friends can be a challenge for just about anyone and for Adders this challenge can be overwhelming and baffling—oftentimes depressing and demoralizing! I speak from an immense amount of experience growing up with undiagnosed ADD. In my first 20 or so years of life I had maybe 4 total friends and only two of those friends could be called ‘close friends’, or ‘real’ friends. I wanted friends, I enjoyed being around others, but I would always say or do something that would turn people off towards me and I just didn’t know what it was. I have learned some of the answers and there was one I could identify with above the rest.

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Wife’s support of her Adder

Wife’s support of her Adder

As an Adult, and married Adder, it is important to note how vital, emotional and meaningful it is to have the support of your spouse.

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