Category Archives: ADD

Hyperfocused, yet scatterbrained

I’m reblogging an old post of mine from another blog, Raising Smart Girls where I blog about raising my daughters, two of whom are in the gifted program in their respective schools.  This post is in line with a few … Continue reading

Posted in ADD, anxiety, Gifted Adults, Intensity | Tagged , | 23 Comments

The healing journey continues

This blog is rather multifunctional, but one of the primary reasons I write is because I’m on a healing journey and I write to chronicle the journey, in hopes that the things I’m learning about during this process might be … Continue reading

Posted in ADD, adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Bipolar, Bipolar Misdiagnosis, Borderline Personality Disorder, Child abuse, Complex-PTSD, Connection, Creating, Creativity, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Hope, Joy, Mindfulness, Moods, Peace, Personal growth, R.D. Laing, Sadness, Soul, Soul wounds, Spiritual Teacher, spirituality, The Myth of Mental Illness, Thomas Szasz | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

The search for self

In each of us there is a potential for wholeness, for bringing the conflicting parts of ourselves together in a synthesis.  We have a simple name for this totality of the individual.  Jung called it the “self”. The “self” is … Continue reading

Posted in ADD, anxiety, C.G. Jung, consciousness, Creativity, Enlightenment, Highly Sensitive Person, Intensity, Mindfulness, Moods, PTSD, Robert A. Johnson, Self-medication | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Moody

Yeah, I know. It’s been more than a month since I wrote last. I came down with a mysterious case of writer’s block. I probably should have done what I do when I’m in a creative slump…just charge right through … Continue reading

Posted in ADD, Creativity, essays, Kay Redfield Jamison, Manic Depressive, My writing, Rainer Maria Rilke | 5 Comments

The Intellectual Mother Meets The Artistic Mother?

I’m working through a pervasive sense of sadness and isolation (yes, even though I’m married with children).  I’ve struggling with yearnings for deep connection with others (in the real world, not just the internet, where I’ve met some wonderful people) … Continue reading

Posted in ADD, Creativity, D.H. Lawrence, Inner Excavation, Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Artistic Mother | Tagged , | 8 Comments