ADHD, Anxiety, Psychology

I AM my scars

When a video game cutscene makes you reflect on your own life, you know it’s good. I was playing WoW and watched this cutscene. In short, this goddess of light (Xe’ra) offers to “heal the scars” of Illidan (more emotional than physical), and he declines, saying “I AM my scars”. He has an inner demon, which constantly torments him emotionally,…

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ADHD, Psychology

How do you know if your therapist is good?

I’ve been through several therapists, most of which have not been all that helpful. Now, I actually have one that is truly amazing, and has helped me enormously. And we have Skype sessions, strangely enough. So don’t be afraid to look for remote ones, if you can’t find any good local ones, or if you worry about having to go…

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ADHD, Psychology

How to decide on a career

Many people struggle to decide on what kind of job they want, and it’s even harder if you have ADHD. There are many good resources out there to get you started, like this great video. But, in my opinion, they are only half of the equation. The jist of it is: What do you enjoy doing? What are you good…

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Anxiety, Mindfulness, Psychology

The 4 stages of emotion

Our brains have a tendency to cling on to an emotion and amplify it. Observing my own mind, I found that there are 4 stages to any emotion. Psychologists call it the “emotional feedback loop”, although it’s not formally described in these stages. Let’s go through them, taking anxiety and excitement as examples: Stage 1: Physiological response Something out of…

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