100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Six

Adventures in Living: Trying to treat ADD with meds, while at the same time, quit smoking – Day Nine I continue to trudge the road with prescription medication to treat my ADD and smoking cessation. I’ve taken a 10 mg pill for methamphetamine for the past nine days and seem to be having good resultsContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Six”

100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Four

I saw it sitting there…that one lonesome cigarette. It was begging me to light it up. I am three days and ten hours into my quest to not smoke any more cigarettes. I’m not going to say it’s been easy, but I am not struggling as much as I have in the past. The nicotineContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Four”

100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Three

Adventures in Living: Trying to treat ADD with meds, while at the same time, quit smoking – Day Six Day six has once again been successful in terms of not smoking cigarettes (4:44 p.m.) I had an active day, babysitting my granddaughter and delivering Meals on Wheels. Staying active is definitely a plus when itContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Three”

100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Two

Adventures in Living: Trying to treat ADD with meds, while at the same time, quit smoking – Day Five Another day is nearly half-done and I’ve had more success today than on any of the other previous days. I awakened this morning at 5 a.m. and had a cigarette. Before retiring back to bed, IContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Two”

100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty

Adventures in Living: Trying to treat ADD with meds, while at the same time, quit smoking – Day Three Yesterday was my third day of taking stimulant medication to try to get a better handle on my ADD. I would also like to say I still have in mind to quit smoking, but didn’t takeContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty”

100 Days of Writing – Day Eighteen

Adventures in Living: Trying to treat ADD with meds, while at the same time, quit smoking – Day Two Today marks my second day at an attempt to treat my ADD and quit smoking. Results for the day (at 2:28 p.m) have been mixed thus far. I woke up at 6 a.m. and decided itContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Eighteen”

ADD in a Nutshell

The following excerpt from Edward Hollowell and John Ratey’s Driven to Distraction is a perfect assessment of what ADD is all about, at least for me. “Books, papers, odd socks, old letters, a few half-smoked packages of Marlboros, and other loose ends lay scattered about, much like the bits and pieces of cognition that wereContinue reading “ADD in a Nutshell”

100 Days of Writing – Day Nine

A Place in History What historical event or contexts – way back in time or more recently – have affected you individually or as a family? I would have to say that the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge effect on me individually, on my family, and on society as a whole. Little did weContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Nine”

Letting Go of the Past…

I was recently told that I have a tendency to talk a lot about the past. Perhaps because of a lack of anything else to talk about, but it could go deeper. And after all my reading about living in the present moment, it could well be it’s time to put that into practice. TheContinue reading “Letting Go of the Past…”

Day 1 of 23 in Self-Reflection

Today I start a conscious reflection of my life at this point in time. My thoughts wander from here to there and I’ve found that daily readings to start each day are a good source of motivation. One of my readings this morning came from the book Embraced by Lysa TerKeurst. It was recommended byContinue reading “Day 1 of 23 in Self-Reflection”