Do ADHD People Live Longer?

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Being good at sitting still, keeping your mouth shut, and settling into routines might be good for school, but not for long life.  A brand new study has found that a gene that is strongly associated with ADHD also strongly correlates with longevity.  This exciting news highlights the fact that an ADHD predisposition carries many benefits, most of which are just not discussed.  The gene variant…

Descend the Vultures

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Note:  This is part 3 in my ongoing FIRE SAGA.

At the stroke of eight on the morning of the fire, which had started close to 5:30am, I called Farm Bureau Insurance to alert them to the situation.  My agent, Jeff Danuloff, arrived at the house before 8:30!  That’s what I call customer service.  Standing on the lawn chatting with Jeff, I was still in shock as the fire continued to smolder.…

Hopes Dashed: My Fire Part 2

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Note: This is the second blog post in my series about my fire and how I have dealt with it.  I look forward to comments on this one!

I sat helpless in my new, jet black Ford Fusion hybrid, with my cat hunkered down in the back seat.  The heat was cranked, because I was clad only in a pair of white boxer briefs, and I knew, as well, that the heat would soothe the cat.  Not a half hour into th…

PTSD and Me

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NOTE:  I have not posted recently because of a fire at my house.  I am healing from that catastrophe, and writing about the event is part of the process.  This is the first installment in what I hope will eventually comprise a short book.  I really am looking forward to your comments!

I woke up at 5:30 in the morning on September 19, 2012.  A strange smell had invaded my slumber.  I insta…

My Teacher Doesn’t Like Me

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As the school year begins, it is important to observe your child’s feelings about his or her teacher. The relationship that is forged this first month can be crucial to the rest of the school year, and, of course, the relationships students have with teachers make a major impact on self-perception, self-esteem, and confidence. ADHD children have a much higher likelihood of falling into the trap…