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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How to be Happy Every Day Even if you have ADHD free eBook

How to be Happy Every Day Even if you have ADHD free eBook

Today I would like to pass on my heartfelt thanks to you, the readers! Thanks for the opportunity to write about something that means so much to me! Well, I’ve thought a lot about what I want to write in this post, but there are no perfect words, so please allow me to skip directly to the gift giving! In the tradition of the holidays and to pass on my deepest thanks to you, I am giving away my latest eBook, How to be Happy Every Day – Even if you have ADHD. It is my holiday gift to you. Click Here. Download link now available in the free eBooks group on our ADHD social network (updated 2/12/12) I hope you enjoy this new eBook and please do pass it forward. Share it with your friends and anyone you think will enjoy it.  – Several people have emailed me asking what they can […]

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Have you labeled your ADHD?

Have you labeled your ADHD?

Over the last few years of reading and learning about ADHD I have noticed one thing many people with a positive, constructive perspective about ADHD have in common. And that is that they tend to label their ADHD in some way that sounds positively beneficial to them. These people tend to live happy lives and are a joy to be around, they laugh, dance and find ways to be genuinely kind and helpful to others.   I personally believe it is a wonderful thing to label one’s ADHD as you want to see it. ADHD is part of my uniqueness of being. The challenges do not magically disappear; of course not, but my point of view is to always look for solutions and possibilities, instead of waiting for the next shoe to drop.   If you have, what have you labeled your ADHD?   When I read about how someone who has […]

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The Ultimate ADHD Support Group Guide – Get it Here!

The Ultimate ADHD Support Group Guide – Get it Here!

I am proud to present the ultimate ADHD support group guide written by Sharon St. John, LPC! It’s free, so download it now by clicking here. (Best viewed after downloading to your computer – right click and choose ‘save as’.)   Okay, I added the ‘ultimate’ because it excites me that a book has been written to assist people with using my book One Boy’s Struggle: A Memoir in a support group setting, (or, to be used individually with one’s therapist).  Over the last few years I have received many emails from support group facilitators around the world, from the United States to as far away as Australia, letting me know how they have used One Boy’s Struggle to assist their members in coming to grips with living with ADHD, and to some degree viewing ADHD in a more positive light.   Several ADHD support group facilitators have suggested I […]

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ADHD the Creative Mind and Ghosts?

ADHD the Creative Mind and Ghosts?

Halloween was my favorite holiday as a child, because of the candy, not the costumes or any of the scary stuff. I was the wimpiest kid alive when it came to scary stuff, especially haunted houses. You could not get me into a haunted house no matter how much candy I was bribed with.   That’s funny, though, because now my favorite TV show is the Travel Chanel’s Ghost Adventures! It’s a lot of fun watching Nick, Aaron and Zak act like a bunch of kids in haunted houses with cameras (which is as close as I will get to a haunted house)! Ah, I envy them – not! But, it is fun to watch them cut up and have some fun, even if I am a skeptic (at least, I want to be a skeptic).   Okay, I had a purpose for this blog post. Oh, yes:   Do […]

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How to Stay Positive and Happy Every Day – with ADHD!

How to Stay Positive and Happy Every Day – with ADHD!

The title of this post is a question I received from a reader just the other day and I thought it would make a great blog post: How can I stay positive and happy every day? I have ADHD!   There’s a common assumption that if you have ADHD life is pretty much is going to suck every day. Heck, I bet you can prove it, too! We are quickly drawn to the ‘problems’, ’challenges’ and ‘bad behavior’. It is natural and normal.   Here’s a simple multi-part tip that I have used for the last few years and I have found it very effective: Every morning before starting the day tell yourself something ‘good’ is going to happen today. At night, as you settle in to bed, reach over to your nightstand and open a special journal. In this special journal write down the ‘good’ thing(s) that happened that day. […]

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Steve Jobs RIP Dead – ADHD?

Steve Jobs RIP Dead – ADHD?

Dear Steve: We will miss you, the world has lost the ultimate inventor, innovator, and shining light of what can be. You told us to “Think Different” and showed us what was possible if we did. To those who said it couldn’t be done, you did not only tell them it could be done, no, you showed them and then continuously improved upon it. To say you changed things is the greatest understatement. You’ve changed the world and your influence will be felt for perhaps the rest of mankind’s existence. Thank you for everything! Rest in peace.   In one way or another I think we all have been affected and touched by Steve Jobs. But there’s something so mysterious about him that confuses, yet amazes, even those who were close to him.   Who quits college only to attend courses he was interested in? Who can think up so many […]

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The Hecklers and Naysayers of People with ADHD – Recognize and Avoid Them!

The Hecklers and Naysayers of People with ADHD – Recognize and Avoid Them!

There’s a downside to ADHD that spirals many of us out of control and that is the power of hecklers and naysayers who will do and say anything and everything to get others to see the worst in themselves, their situation and life in general. You know the one’s I am talking about (hint, they are not those people who see, or point out, the best in you). They are the people who agree with everything you can’t do and explain in every way imaginable, as scientifically, historically and logically possible that because you have ADHD the challenges you face are impossible to overcome, much less to succeed in whatever endeavor you might attempt.    The hecklers and naysayers want you realize that because of ADHD you can’t do anything and because you have ADHD you will never be able to do anything. As a matter of fact, the research suggests you might […]

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Writing Difficulties and ADHD Here Are the Answers

Writing Difficulties and ADHD Here Are the Answers

  As many of you know by now I have written a new book. It is about writing! This last week I received several emails asking me quite a few questions about the new book. In this post I will answer a few of the most frequent questions. It is not published yet, so to stay updated subscribe or like my Facebook page –>.    Is the new book about ADHD and Writing?   The short answer is, no, not specifically. It is for anyone who wants to write and/or publish a book. However, I have ADHD and that means many of the methods I use to write every day have been developed for someone with ADHD. What many outside of the “ADDer World” do not always realize is that many strategies for ADHD work just as well, or, sometimes, even better, for people without ADHD (excluding medication). This means that while the new book is not […]

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Knowing Thyself With ADHD Can Improve Quality of Life!

Knowing Thyself With ADHD Can Improve Quality of Life!

Today I read a great blog post on our ADHD Social Network. The author presented a list of things she knows about herself. This article I’ve written today is inspired by her post and the comment I added there. I often recommend therapy for people like me, with ADHD, and sometimes there is a bit of confusion as to how therapy can help and although she did not talk about therapy, her blog post still pretty much hit the nail on the head!    Therapy helps us discover who we are, the ‘whys’ behind the things we do and the patterns we have put in place for ourselves and, helps us discover the things ‘we can do well’. Too many of us with ADHD struggle trying everything we can in order to do the things we are not good at, or to be how we believe we should be, either because we have been […]

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Book Review: Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention by Katherine Ellison

Book Review: Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention by Katherine Ellison

  I was extremely excited to read Buzz to say the least. I had heard of the book and had considered ordering it several times, but as you may know I have ADHD. Sometimes I forget to order stuff that I want, no matter how much I want it! Well, a short while back I met Katherine Ellison and before I knew it we were emailing each other back and forth discussing ADHD and our memoirs. I asked Katherine if she would like to give a signed copy of her book away on ADDer World, the ADHD Social Network. She replied that she would love to and sent me a copy right away. Uhm, again remember that I have ADHD, because I gave Katherine a goofed up address the book went back to her and she nicely, and ever so gently, let me know. I admitted my goof and corrected […]

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