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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Insecurities Are Not Attractive

Insecurities Are Not Attractive

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” ~Unknown It’s a harsh reality in the ADHD world, but let’s face it and put it right out there in the open: insecurities are not attractive, not sexy and in no way come across as positive statements in attracting a loving, caring partner. Ouch! It’s a glaring hindrance to fulfilling relationships for many people with ADHD, especially for undiagnosed or untreated ADDers and that is “insecurity”. Insecurities come across in many ways and most of those ways are ‘in disguise’! Here are a few of them: Jealousy Acting funny (when the situation doesn’t call for it) Teasing Arrogance Negativity Distancing (not calling, staying away or just being quiet) Anger Ranting Empty Promises None of these things are attractive. All are counterproductive which can ruin what could otherwise be  good, lasting relationships. If these things are […]

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Advice I give to young people, students, teenagers, kids and children with ADD or ADHD

Advice I give to young people, students, teenagers, kids and children with ADD or ADHD

There’s a certain question or group of questions which are basically the same that I get asked time and time again. The questions are: “What would you tell your younger self if you could go back in time?” – “What message do you have for the youth today suffering from ADHD?” – “What’s the one thing you would tell a student that would help them achieve academic success…?” And many more, but in the end the answers I give relate to all young people with ADHD, regardless of how the question is phrased: 1) Do not rely on trial and error alone. The typical fashion young people with ADHD learn is through trial and error. I believe there are trust issues involved and of course, not wanting to be hurt or to fail in the face of others or self. I pull from my own experiences in “One Boy’s Struggle: […]

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Book Covers Revealed

Book Covers Revealed

Thanks to our ADDer World members, we have the final front and back cover for Adult ADHD can be Sexy! Special thanks to all of our members on our ADDer World Network who were so kind to give input. Interestingly, with this request I soon realized I have quite a few readers who have not become members of our AW Network yet and you wrote me with your opinions – thanks to all who took a little time out, your input has helped a great deal and has influenced the final cover! Here ya go: Back:   Thanks for the overwhelming suggestion to use picture A, we decided to use it on the back cover, this could change depending on how it looks in print. We still have time to decide which photos to use inside the book, so if you haven’t given your input yet on which photos for inside the book, please feel free to do so […]

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Photo shoot for new book

Photo shoot for new book

A Sorry I haven’t had the time to write as much as I would like lately. The new book has captured a lot more of my time than I thought it would and now that it is near completion, I really don’t have a clue what to write about at the moment. Hopefully, that’s just a phase? Have you finished a major project and then kind of wondered around a while wondering what to do next and it seems as though there’s nothing else to do? That’s kind of where I am at. For the new book Joan and I wanted to include a few pictures for very specific places within it. You get to see a selection we are considering in this post. Please tell us which one’s you like best. We want you to have a part in this book. Next week we reveal the completed cover, which […]

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UP yep UP and Daydreaming

UP yep UP and Daydreaming

Our ADDer World ADHD Social Network site was under maintenance by NING recently and is back up! Whew! Here are some of our latest posts to check out (folks are daydreaming lately!): I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering. Daydreaming Along Singing Our Song…….. If you’ve mentioned our ADDer World ADHD Social Network on your blog or website in an article or post, please let me know and I will let our members know where they can read your post. Keath Low has a great blog about A.D.D. and she mentioned ADDer World here. Also another member, Jeff recently mentioned our ADDer World Social network on his always interesting blog here. Also, I would like to make a very special mention of my Brother-in-Law’s (Joan’s Brother) wonderful book:  Leonardo da Vinci: The Life and Work of a Genius By Matthew Landrus (( Matthew Landrus is Associate Lecturer and Internal Examiner for […]

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Referral Contest for New Book

Referral Contest for New Book

We have had some great, helpful books given away by fantastic authors over the last year, Nancy Ratey, Gina Pera, Bryan Robinson, Barbara Sher, Lara Honos-Webb, Nancy Irwin and Kenneth Kay. Thank you very much to each of these authors for offering their autographed books to our ADDer World ADHD Social Network members! There are more to come, but first… To start off 2010 I am giving away 13 signed copies of my new book Adult ADHD can be Sexy! I am very, very happy and proud of my new book which will be released this coming summer! This isn’t your usual book about ADHD and it is not designed for beginners to the world of ADHD! However, if you have any interest at all in relationships, love and intimacy in connection with ADHD, this is a book I believe you will enjoy and get something special out of! Let […]

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Interview – Relationships and 2010 another New Year!

Interview – Relationships and 2010 another New Year!

The other day I came across an interview I did for ADD.about.com in August 2008, not too long after I published my first book. Keath Low conducted the interview; she is the caring and wonderful guide to ADD for About.com. Keath wanted this interview to focus on peer relationships. After re-reading this interview I contacted Keath and asked her if I could re-post it. The reason is because in 2010 I will be publishing my next book Adult ADHD can be Sexy, this new book is about relationships, love, intimacy and ADHD! I have discovered that there is nothing I enjoy writing about more. Relationships have had profound effects on my life and to be clear I have made a lot of mistakes within relationships, heartbreaks that have lived alive and well within me years after relationships ended or went awry. In my first book One Boy’s Struggle: A Memoir […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 2009

On our ADDer World ADHD Social Network, I recently re-posted my first Holiday / Christmas message from 2 years ago first posted on this blog, where I started my crusade. It’s hard to believe I have been writing this blog for nearly 3 years! WoW how time flies. With close to 400 blog posts in that time, you may think that I would eventually get tired of writing so much, but no, actually, I have also put together 3 books and 3 free E-books, well, let’s be fair, “The Brilliant Reality of ADHD” is mostly a collection of posts from this blog, so if you would like a souvenir, or want to support my writing or need a great gift idea, there you have it! This leads me to (I enjoy being led from time to time)… To a recent emailer asking me for tips and suggestions for dealing with the Holiday / […]

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Are ADDers the New Vampires?

Are ADDers the New Vampires?

Adult ADHD can be sexy for many reasons, the list is literally endless, and yet the majority of those reasons are not for good behavior. Being generally bad can be sexy too and if there’s one word that is synonymous with ADHD, whether it is spoken or unspoken that word would be: Bad. Bad Manners, Bad Behavior, Bad Morals and Bad Person and on and on… Bad, Selfish, Narcissistic, Ill-mannered, lazy, unmotivated, and Stupid, Idiotic, Procrastinator and the ever popular Crazy are just a few of the names which have become staples in the depository of names for those of us with ADHD. In Adult ADHD can be Sexy I address a few of them and yet it is impossible to address all of them, not to mention exhausting too. In the end, they all mean the same thing. And, guess what… Everyone has a touch of ADHD in them. […]

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Vote On New Book Cover Adult ADHD can be Sexy

Vote On New Book Cover Adult ADHD can be Sexy

ONLY MEMBERS  of the ADDer World ADHD Social Network CAN VOTE – Join to vote. A: B: C: I am testing book cover ideas, for my new book! Please let me know which cover you like, or IF YOU have a suggestion for a book cover and can demonstrate your idea in an image, please send it to me at my email address located in right column. Please make sure any images or designs you use are yours to freely use. If I choose a design submitted by a member, I will award the submitter free autographed copies of all my print published books: One Boy’s Struggle, The Brilliant Reality of ADHD and Adult ADHD can be Sexy! A final choice on the book cover will be made 14 Feb 2010 Adult ADHD can be Sexy will be available in 2010!

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