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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Is it ADHD or Bad Luck?

Is it ADHD or Bad Luck?

A few weeks ago I was reminded of something which I sincerely and vehemently believed for a long time: Which was that I was cursed with a terrible case of life-long bad luck (if you have ADHD then you know what I am talking about). In my imagination I figured I must have done something terribly wrong in a past life and; therefore, I was paying the price for it in this life. Well, I was later diagnosed with ADHD, just as awful, I thought at the time, but not as unmanageable as pure, cross-a-black-cat, break-a-mirror, step-on-a-crack, bad luck. Let me tell you what happened, and feel free to let me know if something similar has happened to you. Nobody wants to be alone in their follies, right? I was checking text messages on my iphone, while following after Joan into a local McDonald’s. She was gaining some distance ahead of me […]

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Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D. Books For ADDer World Members!!

Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D. Books For ADDer World Members!!

Just yesterday Lara let me know it would be wonderful to donate ALL 4 of her books for giveaway contests on our ADDer World ADHD Social Network!! These will be upcoming contests and will be random drawings from members who get their name into the hat by participating with comments, replies and blog posts. We currently have two other books, after Bryan Robinson’s The Art of Confident Living, which will be given away in similar contests! The Books are by Dr. Nancy Irwin YOU Turn and Kenneth Kaye Ph.D. with Nick Kaye Trust Me. Not only can you win a valuable book, but you will also show all of us your tremendous ADDer World Sprit! Yeah! You ROCK! Check out the current contest for Bryan Robinson’s book The Art of Confident Living and get your name in the hat. Feel free to start participating today! If you’re not a member yet, […]

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David Letterman – Sarah Palin and ADHD?

David Letterman – Sarah Palin and ADHD?

What do David Letterman and Sarah Palin have to do with ADHD? That’s a good question, one I intend to answer, in my own way.  Read on… We can thank people like Ty Pennington, David Neeleman and most recently, author/ADD Coach Jennifer Koretsky for stepping into the national spotlight on TV to talk about ADHD. There are also people with ADHD sharing their stories openly in memoirs and in blog postings, as I do. We need more awareness! I don’t mind the talk and belief in ADHD as a gift, because, when ADHD is managed well, some of our traits can be considered as gifts for some individuals; however, we need to realize and appreciate that most of the public still does not understand what ADHD is and how it affects people. I still read about others being ridiculed, joked about and chastised for their natural ADHD behavior. ADHD is […]

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Adult ADHD Meets the Today Show with Jennifer Koretsky

Adult ADHD Meets the Today Show with Jennifer Koretsky

Jennifer Koretsky, an adult with ADD, was interviewed recently on the Today show to discuss Adult ADD! It was a fantastic interview and good representation of Adults with ADD and ADHD! Take it mainstream Jennifer! Congrats! Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy For more information about Jennifer Koretsky, please visit her website.

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On the Fence – Perspective of Life and ADHD

On the Fence – Perspective of Life and ADHD

Being on the fence allows me to view things from a perspective where I can take in both sides and make decisions, choices and base beliefs on the facts all sides present (what I can make of them). Personally, I think it is a mistake to join one particular side of an issue and allow it to consume everything – life isn’t that simple and wars get started by this way of thinking, due to anger, resentment and inflexibility. Typically, each side of an issue has both merits and faults. My experiences have taught me that nothing is as clear cut as it seems when it comes to human beliefs and relations. My position(s) are as simple as they are complex. Here are a few or more: I believe we all have the power within us to improve, become better and fulfill our wants, needs, desires, – our dreams. I believe whichever way […]

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ADHD friends with Gifts and Benefits!

ADHD friends with Gifts and Benefits!

Yeah, I wrote that title. Yeah, I said it! What are you going to do about it? I will tell you what you might do about it. I said might, because, it is up to you and this exercise is about choice. Exercise? … But first… I was reading a very nice posting by Anna on our ADDer World ADHD Social Network today and she got me thinking about something. She asked: “Is there a happy ending for people with ADD/HD?” She continued and wrote: “I thought that having a medicine and reading and learning would mean there was a cure and if I followed the yellow brick road I’d arrive where everyone else in the world already is, the city called “Normal”. I thought it meant I’d be “normal”, like everyone else and that I’d fit right in and be considered a citizen and at long last I would belong.” […]

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WIN Nancy Ratey’s Book The Disorganized Mind Autographed Hardback Edition

WIN Nancy Ratey’s Book The Disorganized Mind Autographed Hardback Edition

Win a Free Autographed Copy of Nancy Ratey’s The Disorganized Mind on our  ADDer World ADHD Social Network  Nancy has generously sent ADDer World a personally signed copy of her book for the ADDer World giveaway drawing contest! You can read more about her on her website NancyRatey.com and I reviewed her book here. Nancy is also a member of our ADDer World ADHD Social Network, you can check out her page there and also, if you like, leave her a little ‘hello‘ comment. Thank you Nancy!

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Embracing Me and ADHD

Embracing Me and ADHD

I had a choice. I made that choice. I would embrace my ADHD or I would fight it. It may seem like an easy choice, but anyone who has ADHD can tell you, it’s not. Even so, it seems like it would be a clear yes or no. What’s the difference between fighting it and embracing it? For me, fighting ADHD means to search for a cure outside of one’s self – something to permanently solve the reality of ADHD symptoms. It seems to me, fighting ADHD in search of a cure is akin to searching for that magic answer which will cure the world of all evils.  Embracing ADHD means, at least to me, to look at the symptoms and say okay, you are a part of me and I will find a way to make you work for me and not against me. By doing this I can look upon therapy and other […]

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Is Sex important to someone with ADHD?

Is Sex important to someone with ADHD?

Not really. Physical sex that is, it is nearly irrelevant. You wouldn’t think so, because, well, we probably think of sex more than we think of anything else. However, we don’t think of physical sex that much, not in that way. Do you doubt me? Then read on. Our inherent definition of sex is entirely different than what we think sex should be. I mean to say that what marketers, advertisers and movies, TV and magazines show us what sex should be, isn’t what we define sex to be.  And you know what – sex in of itself is uninspiring for someone with ADHD, and yet, for someone who doesn’t have ADHD, I have heard tell that that having sex, physically and emotionally, with someone who has ADHD can be the best sexual experience they have ever had, the first few times, that is. Have you heard this too? I am […]

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Acting Mature or Being Mature

Acting Mature or Being Mature

Acting mature and being mature are two different things. To me ‘acting’ mature, is usually, well, just an act. I meet a lot of people with ADHD, from all around the world, from every level of society, and most have something in common, which I think isn’t really touched on that much, or, enough: We tend to believe that we do not act mature enough. I’ve been there and I’ve done that too. In my opinion ADDers are far more mature than most people I meet at any level: We are concerned, sympathetic, empathetic and resourceful, have a fair amount of common sense and find ways to make it when the odds are against us! We can negotiate, bargain and find a way when no way is clear. Every ADDer I have met wants to improve them self, tend to admit, and take responsibility for, mistakes and seek assistance. I have yet to meet one of us who has […]

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