Either Choose to Pay Attention or Life Will Demand it… with Interest

“Pay attention!” If we don’t pay our taxes, what happens? The government gets our attention, and then it will demand our interest. In the same way, if we don’t take a moment and pay attention, what happens? One way or another, life will do something to get our attention. And then life will also demand … More Either Choose to Pay Attention or Life Will Demand it… with Interest

Mental Health is About What Makes You Feel Alive

“For me, mental health is not medical. Reducing my mental health to what’s happening with my brain chemistry doesn’t really help me. Mental health is about doing what feels alive rather than maintaining my brain chemistry.” To read more of the article, Mental Illness Cannot Be Treated with Just a Pill,” click on photo. Photo … More Mental Health is About What Makes You Feel Alive

Mental Illness Cannot be Treated With Just a Pill

​Antidepressants are skills, not just pills ____ Three years ago, I was diagnosed with ADHD. When I was diagnosed with ADHD, I was in the midst of a deep depression accompanied by crushing anxiety and even panic attacks. As my depression slowly subsided and my anxiety calmed, what remained was a question. Medications can be essential … More Mental Illness Cannot be Treated With Just a Pill

10 Reasons ADHD is an Advantage, Not a Deficit

Your ADHD gives you something that no one else has: a mental Swiss Army Knife! ___ ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Why is it that ADHD is defined by deficits rather than strengths? (For a more clinical discussion of ADHD, including diagnostic symptoms, please refer to this Healthline article.) As someone who is learning to … More 10 Reasons ADHD is an Advantage, Not a Deficit

How Doing Nothing On Purpose will Help Your Recovery and Mental Health… But at First It Will Drive You CRAZY!

I confess, I love my unproductive time. If fact, if I am busy, busy, busy… I am not only less productive but also unhappy. I crave unstructured time where my mind can wander. But sometimes it can feel excruciating and I want to escape with a little (mindless) surfing. It’s a bit of a love-hate … More How Doing Nothing On Purpose will Help Your Recovery and Mental Health… But at First It Will Drive You CRAZY!