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I Can’t Love Myself and Hate My Body

One day I decided to stop hating my body. It wasn’t a total epiphany or a conversion experience. It was a cumulation of months of thinking: I hate being so miserable. It sucks not having the confidence I should. I’m pretty but I never feel that way. What am I missing? Here’s the thing: Everyone’s…

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The Ultimate ADHD Guide – 10 Steps To Master Your ADHD

I fell in love a few years ago with the show Orange Is the New Black. Yes, I promise this is going somewhere, stick with me. One of the funniest moments in that show is when the main character Piper purchases a book to tell her what to expect when she goes to prison. She…

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ADHD Medication: 3 Counters for the Controversy

Where do I stand in the ADHD medication debate? You can have my ADHD medication when you pry it from my cold, dead, still-protesting fingers. Medication has helped me manage my ADHD like never before, and it can help you too. Here's some info to give the naysayers.

Controversy: ADHD medication, is it necessary? ADHD medication will always be controversial. People like to make simple topics controversial. I like a little controversy myself. As many of you know, my favorite musician was/is/will likely always be Prince. He was a fan of the controversy too. Not only was he a fan, he even wrote…

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Pinterest Fails: ADHD

Pinterest as therapy? Why not? It’s late and we are all tired. Americans have had an emotional week. We said goodbye and we said hello. I don’t know what the next four years will bring but I do know this: we can’t lose our sense of humor. I need a good laugh. You probably need…

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Winter Blues Got You Like . . .

Note from Ren?: I put out a call for guest posts a few weeks ago because I know you all have important stories to tell as well and I wanted you to have the opportunity to express it and share your wisdom with my readers. The first one to take me up on it was…

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Depressed? Reconnect With Your Feelings

Feel? Depression doesn’t really involve that Depression is a beast, as we have been discussing. I think Tin man in the Wiz said it well when he asked “What would I do I’d I could feel?” We imagine that one day our emotions will thaw out and life will become wonderful again. The feeling of…

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Unhappy? Don’t Panic: Five Places to Avoid

Unhappy . . . And ok? I’m unhappy. If you couldn’t tell, go back and read the post from Monday. I am stressed to the maximum. You know what though? It is perfectly ok. See, somewhere along the lines of trying to keep a lid on this ADHD madness I think I’ve become scared of…

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Self-Sacrifice Is NOT Your Salvation!

Paying the Price for Self-Sacrifice Self-sacrifice has a high cost. Unless you’re from a different planet (in that case, welcome), you have seen The Hunger Games. I loved these movies, and my favorite scene is still when Katniss throws herself into the games to save her sister. ?When she screams “I volunteer as tribute”? That’s…

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Move On Up: You Survive, Now Thrive

Get Off the Ground Floor and Thrive I’ll be talking about how to thrive. I will, but I gotta give you some backstory first: I was born an old soul and I’ll remain one until the end. In other words I’m a little old lady at 32. I watch old people stuff and I listen…

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New Year’s Resolution and Unnecessary Change

So there is a little change. It’s 2017! We made it! If I didn’t say it already, welcome to 2017. That year we don’t need to talk about is over, which is ALSO a welcome change. I’m going to kick the year off with a confession: I hate New Years resolutions. Yes, really. Honestly, truly.…

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