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Yeah, this happens often! Bad moods ;-) Those moments you don’t wanna talk to nobody! The whole world seems against you, something messy going around your business and you can’t help but let emotions get the best of you. 528 more words


Writing and...Exercise?

I was fortunate to spend this past week in Palm Desert, CA. To say Palm Desert of course means Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta…even the Salton Sea, for we spent time in all of them. 610 more words

Thoughts On Writing

Linguistic Ambidexterity

OK, this is interesting.

From the User’s Guide to the Brain by John Ratey:

If you want to verify the lateralization concept for yourself, take this test: Try to repeat a passage of poetry while you simultaneously tap a finger on the table. 313 more words

Life Is Dumb

Tracking with the ADHD Mind: Journey into Incredibleness

I was in the car with my 8 year old son this morning on the way to drop him to school. In the short 10 minute ride, his ADHD mind took me from perfect hairstyles for his waves and curls to new recipes he’d like to try when he opens his own “kitchen” next summer. 804 more words


Open Notebook / Just Read: Go Wild

The fascinating and comprehensive evolutionary perspective on human health presented in Go Wild by Dr. John Ratey and Richard Manning compellingly describes the importance of nutrition, exercise, sleep, socializing and contact with nature in our lives. 811 more words