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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ADD is Real & Suprise Updates

ADD is Real & Suprise Updates

Remember the wonderful, helpful and sensitive video by a young lady talking about ADHD? Yes, that one! It captured our attention and exemplified for many of us, how we feel. The video is posted above, if you missed it. And if you enjoy the video, she’s joined us on our ADDer World ADHD Social Network, perhaps you would like to welcome her and/or comment on her video. Okay, I think I am done tinkering with the logo and site colors for a while on our ADHD Social Network. I say that, but you know I have ADD, so don’t count on it. However, I do feel I have finally aced the logo. Again, remember, I have ADD. You can tell me what you think here. New member, Jason, shares with us his very personal and revealing story. It’s touching and important, which is a good addition to uncovering ADD: Hi there! I’m […]

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PDF Files of ADDer World ADD ADHD Articles

PDF Files of ADDer World ADD ADHD Articles

Here are the latest of my ADDer World articles created into nice little PDF’s for your viewing pleasure. You may save a copy to your computer and if you like, you can also share them with friends or on other sites of interest. ADHD_Impulsivity_Foot_in_the_Mouth.pdf Deliciously_Sexy.pdf Dream_your_Dream_Anew.pdf Is_Awareness_the_Answer_to_ADD_ADHD_Suffering.pdf Perspective_Life_with_Adult_ADHD_ADD.pdf Self_Doubt_and_the_ADHD_Mind.pdf If you haven’t checked out the first batch of downloadable PDF articles, you can do that here. *The question of using my free ebooks and PDF files as ‘gifts’ on other sites has come up a few times, and the answer is YES that’s okay, but please remember that these are free, so I do ask that you not charge for them. Several of you emailed me about printing problems with the files from the last set, I fixed that problem, but in order to do that I had to reformat the files, so if you still have that problem, please download a […]

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Downloadable PDF Files of ADD ADHD Articles

Downloadable PDF Files of ADD ADHD Articles

  It’s taken me a while, but I have finally started coming through on a frequent request for PDF’s of certain articles. I have promised that I would create PDF’s of articles, but for the longest while I didn’t get around to it. I’ve started!! Finally! Whew! Let me tell you, it takes a bit of work to put this stuff together. I hope they came out okay. If you like, you can let me know in the comments. Here are the PDF’s in the order of most requested: Top Ten Dos and Don’ts in a Relationship with an ADDer Living with an ADHD Partner ADD ADHD Interview What Does Success Mean to You? ADHD Could be Affecting Your Relationship If I know others have been requested too and I will get to them in due time (I hope); however, in the meantime you can also send yourself PDF’s of […]

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Is ADHD a Product of the Modern World?

Is ADHD a Product of the Modern World?

It’s not, but sometimes I think it is, at least partially. Maybe Leonardo da Vinci had ADHD, maybe Albert Einstein had it and maybe Genghis Khan had it too. I don’t know if they did, but if they did it didn’t stop them from reaching greatness and changing the world. When I think about it, I realize that they were special people and maybe they didn’t have ADHD, perhaps they were exactly what they were: extremely intelligent, had wonderful talents and they were especially innovative and creative. We remember and admire them for the great people they were, the great things they accomplished and yet, we do not always seriously consider their time and place in history, regarding pace. The time available to do something today is incomparable to the time that was available to do something only half a century ago, much less hundreds of years. What did you do today or just yesterday? How many […]

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Self Doubt and the ADHD Mind

Self Doubt and the ADHD Mind

As unique and different as all people are, there is something that lurks in the darkness within each of us. It is always there, it is always waiting and it has a terrible power which is always aspiring to take control. It is patient. It doesn’t want to win. It wants to own and it can find ways to possess you completely, especially in moments of emotional confrontations, letdowns and self-pity. It is self-doubt. All people, regardless of race, color or creed, experience self-doubt. Some allow it to consume them and some allow it to motivate them, but too many do not realize it has any affect at all, because it lurks within their mind disguised as realistic thinking, and in disguise it becomes something far more dangerous and devious. It becomes proven and powerful…if you let it. Self-doubt is too easy to prove, to verify, to validate – it is […]

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To be a Parent or Not to be a Parent

To be a Parent or Not to be a Parent

Should I have a child or should I not have a child, that is the question. And I have an answer: Thanks, but no thanks. Or, to be clearer: No, I do not want to have a cute, little adorable one of my own; I do not want to nurture or raise a baby of my own. This question has come up more times than I can remember and my answer has always been the same. Don’t get me wrong, there have been times when I have felt a little sentimental and thought, oh what would it have been like to raise a small child into an adult, but then as soon as someone says ‘Hey, you’re not too old’ well, that just ruins the whole thing for me and I remember, quite quickly in fact, that I do not want to have a baby. Nope. Yes, accidents happen, but […]

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Aspire – Desire – Dreaming – Striving – for what?

Aspire – Desire – Dreaming – Striving – for what?

Do you sit alone in the dark wondering and dreaming? What are you striving for? For what do you aspire? Who are you anyway? Have you considered, deeply and thoughtfully, your mistakes and misfortunes? Have you thought about how you can change? Have you listened to the silence around you? What does it tell you? Take a moment to take measure, to take in how much you have strived and tried and the effort you have put forth to please and be everything you could possibly be. How much have you given? Oh, how much must you give? Everyday, you set forth to sail the seas of aspirations and yet try to ignore them for the simple fear of failure, because you will fail, you will never measure up. Will you indeed? It is not the accomplishments which are celebrated, but rather it is the failures that haunt and remind […]

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Is Awareness the Answer to ADHD Suffering?

Is Awareness the Answer to ADHD Suffering?

I created ADDer World, the ADHD social network not just to create awareness of and about ADHD. – Nearly everyone is already aware of ADHD unless they have been living in a remote area without TV, the Web or Newspapers for the last ten years. The problem is something else. Most do not fully understand what it is or the people who have it. That’s where the real problem is, understanding and relating. I created ADDer World so folks with ADHD can come together and discuss things we ‘get’ together. A lot of times we are not looking for specific answers or specific solutions, we just don’t want to be alone, or worse, feel like we are alone.  The truth is we don’t have to be alone. Everyone has problems with or without ADHD, we all have issues and differing dynamics and most people simply focus on their own situations and how they are going to make it […]

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The Real Problem with ADHD and Success and Happiness

The Real Problem with ADHD and Success and Happiness

Have you noticed that ADHD and Success and Happiness are not synonymous? Why aren’t they? (      ) Between the above parentheses is all the space allotted to you for giving an explanation as to why ADHD and Success and happiness are not synonymous!  Doesn’t seem like that is a fair enough amount of space? Then read on. Since we all love rules so much, here are some rules for this exercise: 1st: The first rule is that you may only go by your personal definition of success and happiness. (If you don’t have one, that could pose as a problem, but perhaps this assignment will free you enough to create your very own, personal definition.) 2nd: The very important second rule is that you may not identify success and happiness with what others would have you identify them with or as. This means you may not use rules (this rule is […]

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How Special Are You? A Real Perspective of Life with Adult ADHD

How Special Are You? A Real Perspective of Life with Adult ADHD

ADHD can test your willpower, but ADHD is not a test of your will. ADHD can test your attitude, but ADHD is not based on attitude. ADHD can test your feelings, cause us to feel ‘lesser than’, but ADHD is not based on feelings. ADHD can cause you to blame yourself, but ADHD is not based on who is at fault. ADHD can make you believe you are not trying hard enough, but ADHD is not based on how much you apply yourself. A lot of us with ADHD start out already at a very young age with big hopes and even bigger dreams. We tend to show so much potential early on, but as the years go by, more often than not, we lose our way. Along our journey, all too common our hopes and our dreams suffer, they get smaller and smaller until they all but vanish, distant and painful […]

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