ADHD and 18 Channels

I wasn’t planning to post today, but when I ran across two posts from one of my all-time favorite ADHD bloggers, I had to share.

This site, Grief Happens, is a mixed bag, and although I started it years ago as a place to discuss grief and to work on my personal healing process, there are only a handful of posts on grief.

Mental health is a running theme, and my regular readers are probably aware that I frequently discuss ADHD — my own, Gil’s, and it’s becoming more evident every day that my children inherited our “spiritedness.” Still, I’d hardly classify Grief Happens as a blog about ADHD or even mental health/mental illness. I have a few other sites that I contribute to and I often touch on the subject in my personal journal entries, but I become more aware all the time that ADHD and mental health are themes in my life. If sharing even snippets of my journey touches just one person and spurs them to seek out help, then it’s worth my time. I have certainly been comforted by voices all over the Internet since my adult diagnosis ten years ago.

Katie Rollins is an excellent, relatable writer who blogs on her own site, 18 Channels: An ADHD Life (how fitting is that name for a blog about ADHD?) She also blogs at the well-known ADDitude — a site with an abundance of information on living with and helping those with ADHD. It’s a fantastic resource I encourage you to check out.

Katie has been simplifying and streamlining her busy family life and is back after a bit of a hiatus, and I for one am beyond excited to read her future posts. In addition to being a writer, she’s a creative entrepreneur, business owner, and multitude of other titles I’ll stop attempting to describe since I, no doubt, will not put everything down correctly.

I loved today’s post over at ADDitude:Β Β Forget Meditation: Simplifying My Life Is the Best Way of Reducing ADHD Stress

Then, another post popped up in my WordPress reader, from her personal blog, and I swear it’s like she extracted the gazillion snippets floating around in my cluttered brain and said exactly what I want to with a brilliant post about family and mental illness:

The Family Tree

I’m rushing and heading to the beach for a much-needed date with the setting sun. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


8 thoughts on “ADHD and 18 Channels

  1. I’m so happy for you that you found Katie’s blog! Well I don’t have ADHD it’s good to know this in case I come across anyone who does and I can point her to both Katie’s direction and to your blog, etc. I never think of your blog as being dominated by a single topic, which I absolutely love! It’s definitely an eclectic blog, and you already know what I think about your writing…in a word: amazingperceptivefunnyheartrenderingimaginativeajoytoreadaltogetherbrilliant

    That IS a real word! I looked it up in the Oxford English Dictionary! πŸ˜‰

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  2. I am so happy that you “dropped in” on FindingBreathless! You have built a beautiful, enormously helpful resource here that I am anxious to explore. I’m guessing that our lives might be intersecting in multiple ways. I find it hard to describe things that are “normal in my life” to people who consider anything labeled as being on the fringe. Do you find this as well? I had to laugh at the synchronicity when you landed on the word, simple. That was my focus word today, too! My blog is in the baby-stage. I bow at your feet. :)))

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    • Thank you so much for the kind words. I, too, am glad we found each other. I absolutely find it difficult to describe my normal to others in a way where I feel that they truly *get* it. Continue writing. It has been a tremendous mode of expression, support and camaraderie for me. I wish you well with your “baby-stage” blog. Everyone began there. I look forward to reading more from you. πŸ™‚

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