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Jane D., a professional writer with ADHD in her early 40s, blogs about dating and relationships, working and losing a variety of jobs, and surviving and thriving with attention deficit, along with depression and anxiety. She lives and works near a big city on the West Coast.

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Archives: May 2011

posted: Wednesday May 25th - 12:00pm

Meditation for ADHD Relaxation

When a friend asked me to go on a meditation retreat, I hoped it would provide some much-needed relief from my ADD/ADHD symptoms and help me relax and focus. If only I hadn't been so distracted and bored...

In search of relaxation and focus, I recently agreed to go on a meditation retreat. A friend who has monkish tendencies had the idea for the daylong retreat, and I immediately agreed to attend. For months, I’d been debating whether or not to give meditation a shot to help with my attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) symptoms. I’d regarded it as a bit of a last...
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posted: Wednesday May 11th - 2:00pm

Facebooking My Way to Low Self-Esteem?

Lately I’ve been an avid player of the comparison game. Perhaps this is part of being 35 and realizing that I’m closer to the big 4-0 than the less-daunting 3-0. Maybe it comes with being easily able to monitor what my peers are doing -- and how well they're doing it -- thanks to Facebook and Twitter.

When I was in my 20s, I was far ahead of my peers in terms of relationships and career success. So I didn't start playing the comparison game until a year or so after my 30th birthday when I discovered that my compatriots were catching up -- they were getting promoted, engaged, and eventually married. I am not ashamed to admit that I...
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