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10 Tips for Surviving Holiday Family Gatherings

10 Tips for Surviving Holiday Family Gatherings

It’s the start of the holiday season. which for many people means lots of family time. If you’re struggling with a mental illness, you might feel overwhelmed with to-do lists,...
The Efficient and Inefficient Sides of ADHD

The Efficient and Inefficient Sides of ADHD

When you think of adjectives associated with ADHD, “efficient” probably isn’t the first that comes to mind. After all, doing things inattentively wouldn’t seem to translate into doing them efficiently....
When We Get Sick, Do We Feel Worse?

When We Get Sick, Do We Feel Worse?

Remember when I said November is nobody’s favorite month? Welcome to cold and flu season. You can’t go into a drug store without practically being chased by syringe-wielding nurses who want to give you a flu shot....
Routine Is My Friend … And My Enemy

Routine Is My Friend … And My Enemy

Routine is what makes it easy for me to know where I am and what I’m doing. But a lack of routine can make me pay attention. Those of us who thrive on “flying by the seat of your pants”...
Today I Love My Backup Computer

Today I Love My Backup Computer

Today I love my backup computer, also known as my traveling computer because it is fairly lightweight compared to the main system I use. I love that my main system can go to the shop and get repaired without me being sidelined from my work....
Dopamine Fasting Probably Doesn’t Work, Try This Instead

Dopamine Fasting Probably Doesn’t Work, Try This Instead

A behavioral brain fad called “dopamine fasting” (#dopaminefasting) has been floating around the internet for the past year. The idea is that by restricting most of your pleasurable daily activities...

Practicing Forgiveness

When you hold on to past hurt, you’re actually trying to relieve your pain by putting other people down and building yourself up. You may imagine that nursing old wounds is the way to be in control and prevent the humiliating exposure of your imperfections....