A long time ago in a city far far away… _________ I still remember the summer when my father set up the tent trailer in our yard. I practically lived in that thing. It was an escape from being in the house, but close enough to get peanut butter and jam sandwiches. I was Luke … More Action Figures Have Made Me who I Am Today
Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said, “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking Glass.” Imagination … More How Well do You Use Your Imagination?
“Many creative women and men have become successful writers not because of their tortuous mental health but despite it.” Mary Popova, “Creativity and Mental Illness’
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
Getting tattooed wakes you up. (So does going to the dentist). Pain does that. ___ As I was laying on the table, having my second tattoo etched onto my forearm, I had an insight: Having a tattoo gun scrape the surface of my skin for an hour is painful. I tried using mindful breathing, … More Tattoos Hurt, We Avoid Pain (at Least I do), but it can Make Us Feel More Alive
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For article: “Recovery: This is Your Assignment,” click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want to receive the latest and best of my … More Your Creativity is a Path to Recovery