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Being Social on Thanksgiving

Being social on any holiday is hard for me. I'm naturally an introvert and holidays make me nervous. Well, many things make me nervous, but holidays are a big trigger for me. This year, my family is visiting me in Portland and we're having a small Thanksgiving, which is the way I prefer to celebrate. [...]

By | 2017-11-23T02:53:05+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Being Social on Thanksgiving

When the school system fails children with ADHD

Recently, I've been dealing with the school system in Oregon. I just came from the public school system in New York City, where there is a lot of bureaucracy and red tape. I have been a substitute teacher for the NYC Department of Education for many years. I've worked in inclusion classrooms where some of the [...]

By | 2017-11-21T21:34:55+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When the school system fails children with ADHD

Moving Across The Country Made Me Feel Lonely

When I moved to Portland I felt alone. It was hard being here without my parents and my close friends. For the first two months I was here I cried a lot. I called my one of my best friends in NY crying, telling her I wanted to come home, that I made a mistake. [...]

By | 2017-11-20T09:38:42+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Moving Across The Country Made Me Feel Lonely

The Truth Truly Does Hurt

Anytime that I've grown as a person, it's because someone told me the truth regardless of whether or not it hurt my feelings. It's easy to appease someone's ego by telling them that they're wonderful and everything they're doing is awesome. But, the real growth comes when you are able to hear what you need [...]

By | 2017-11-18T08:55:14+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Truth Truly Does Hurt

Thinking About Something 100 Times Doesn’t Solve The Problem

The way my brain works is weird. I guess that's a simplistic way to put it. I'm not sure about other people's brains, but I know a whole lot about mine. It goes and goes and goes. I remember as a child and a teenager thinking constantly. Thoughts were always going on in there. I [...]

By | 2017-11-17T04:08:01+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thinking About Something 100 Times Doesn’t Solve The Problem

OCD and ADHD are Friends

Upon finding out that I had OCD, I have to say I wasn't necessarily surprised, but I was depressed. I didn't want to admit it to myself. In a way, I was relieved, because I had been misdiagnosed for so many years and now I knew what the hell was wrong with me. I could [...]

By | 2017-11-16T02:29:34+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on OCD and ADHD are Friends

Does Social Media Help or Hurt You?

We live in a digital age where our feelings are out there online. Most people I know are on Facebook and/or Twitter. Some of them I've met in "real life" while others I've only known from the Internet. I value and treasure all my friendships, but I'm wondering how awesome social media is these days. [...]

By | 2017-11-14T22:51:34+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does Social Media Help or Hurt You?

Four Things We Can Learn From Astronauts

Astronauts have a demanding job. They have to perform research in a place that is completely foreign to them. It's not even another country, they are out there in space. They are performing this specific kind of research in a "microgravity environment." It's not like the research a scientist might perform in a lab. They [...]

By | 2017-11-07T21:18:04+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Four Things We Can Learn From Astronauts