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"

ADHD

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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Inside My Room – With Undiagnosed ADHD

Inside My Room – With Undiagnosed ADHD

   Out the window I can hear them play, the laughter, and the fun – the other kids from the neighborhood, playing, funning and laughing together. I don’t want to go outside. Trouble is out there. I want to stay here… Inside my room. My room is my castle, it is my spaceship, it is my universe, where I am the hero, I am the ruler – I can stay out of trouble in my room. My room is safe. I make too many mistakes. I don’t understand why I am so wrong, always wrong, always saying the wrong things. I have my room. My room is safe. Inside my room. It’s quiet. I am left alone. I can fly so high, I can soar anywhere I want to go – to the heavens so high. The universe is my home. I am the commander of a spaceship that travels […]

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Today!

Today!

There’s a feeling we all have, the feeling of something more, some kind of destiny. It’s not just fantasy, it’s not just imagination, it’s real and we can’t touch it. It’s off in the distance, just out of reach in front of our mind’s eye. We can’t clearly make out what it is, and yet, somehow, somehow we know what it is without any way of explaining it to anyone, much less ourselves. It’s there, we know it’s there… so far away. Intuition, the tug forward, to keep going because somehow, someway we are going to reach that something… whatever kind of wonderful that something must be. Is it destiny? Is it love? It could be many things and with the only clarity we possess, it is our hopes, our dreams… it is more, something so much more! Ever feel that? The wanting, the needing, the reaching… for it… We all […]

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Download One Boy’s Struggle PDF to Share and Pass Forward!

Download One Boy’s Struggle PDF to Share and Pass Forward!

PDF of The life of Bryan, the Real Life Story with ADHD  (right click and ‘save target as’ to your computer or copy the shortcut to your website)   This is a PDF containing a brief description of my book “One Boy’s Struggle” with quotes from reviewers and a couple recent blog posts. Please look it over and pass along to those who could benefit. If you happen to have a website it would be great if you would offer it as a download (you can link to it here), or alternatively, this PDF can be printed out and taken with you to doctor trips or handed out.   Thanks so much!   ~Bryan   PS: Special thanks to Mindy Schwartz  

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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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Keep on Keeping on with ADHD

Keep on Keeping on with ADHD

  Sometimes that’s all we can do. Sometimes we do something tragic, something which is so disappointing that it hurts so much, the pain is excruciating, it resonates through our entire being and we just can’t help but ask ourselves… why? Why does it have to be that way… why does it have to be so hard… did I do something to curse my life, my existence… does my God hate me?   Ever feel that way? Ever curse the ground you walk on and just want to give up, lay down and say ‘no more!’? It’s so easy. It’s so natural. It’s so much a part of the condition we call ADHD that it isn’t something we want to describe or contemplate, it just is and too often we can’t seem to do anything about it.   I wish I didn’t, I wish I was… I wish… I wish… I wish… […]

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Fundamentals – learning the basics for the first time!

Fundamentals – learning the basics for the first time!

I am about to tell you something about ADHD that will blow your mind! You will think about it and just go … Dang, that’s true! Then again, you might go… that’s ridiculous, Bryan’s lost his mind! One thing I have always been known for is that I am a very fast learner. No, I am not necessarily a fast runner, unless I am being chased, then I can get my run on pretty good. In the past being fast made me feel like I was better than everyone else, because, they were slow and then eventually and unfortunately, they would pass me for reasons I couldn’t understand. I hadn’t gotten any worse, I was still pretty darn good at what I was doing, so, why were these people passing me?! It was confounding I tell you! To make matters worse, these folks passing me could not do what I […]

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Is there a Secret to Overcoming ADHD?

Is there a Secret to Overcoming ADHD?

You and I have great potential within us. Only you know what your potential is. It is not what others tell you it is. Your potential can be found within your desires, your interests and your dreams. I consider one of the greatest difficulties for those of us with ADHD is that we are in a modern world of saturation. Following our dreams, desires and interests is considered by too many to be wasteful, shameful and selfish; however, that’s only not true if you happen to be the very best at whatever your interests have created. Not everyone will become the best or find life sustaining success in the area of their desires; therefore, it is more appropriate to be realistic and join the conveyer belt of the modern world. It’s an inspiring reality, right? It is what it is… The most significant improvements in my life came through therapy […]

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The benefit of ADHD – Right Braininess?

The benefit of ADHD – Right Braininess?

The benefit of ADHD – is there such a thing? To a degree, I believe there is. It’s hotly contested and some are very upset when the word benefit is even remotely used in conjunction with ADHD. I am not going to try and reinvent the wheel here, let’s push forward. The most obvious difficulties for ADDers have to do with standards. People with ADHD have difficulties coloring within the lines or complying with routine, predictable standards. Today’s world is all about standards and since those who have ADHD find such difficulty living within the rules of standards, they often suffer and some suffer extraordinarily. It is devastating for too many. There are Laws are in place to protect people with ADHD in certain situations, it’s gone that far. A couple hundred years ago ADHD doesn’t seem to have existed. The first story written about a child with ADHD was only 150 or so years ago. […]

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