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When Kristen Caven’s son was diagnosed with attention deficit, inattentive type, she had no doubt about where he'd gotten the gene. She writes about her creative and comedic ADHD family, being a patient mother with a brain built for speed, and her sudden enrollment in what she calls “ADD School.”

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posted: Thursday November 17th - 10:31am

Impulsive? Instinctive? Intuitive? Or Inspired?

Learning to trust the voices in your head.

Because of the way our brains are wired, people with ADHD have the potential to access creativity in more powerful ways than most people realize. Long before it was defined as a disorder, many great artists, thinkers, explorers, and leaders through the ages struggled with ADHD symptoms. Yet they were all driven by something inside that looked, on the outside, like madness. What is that thing inside...
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posted: Friday November 4th - 1:37pm

Third Time’s the Charm

There’s an art to getting out the door and staying married—and I discovered it. Or, I should say, my husband did.

I was so proud of myself, in my late 20s, that I had finally gotten my leaving-the-house foibles figured out. When my boyfriend (and-future-father-of-Enzo) moved in with me, I remember crowing about how awesome it was that I could now get out the door with only three trips back inside. His reaction surprised me. It was critical, not supportive. “That’s unacceptable,” he said, glowering at me from...
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