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The Daydreamer: AD/HD & Me

So, you're probably wondering what qualifies me to write about my experiences with therapy and mental health, right? Well, as for therapy, I've been in some form of "it" for the past twenty years, starting from the age of three, so I can safely say that I know quite a bit about it, at least…

INTERVIEW: The Instrumentalist

I'm fairly certain that my penchant for music and eight-count rhythm stems from all the dance courses I took as a child. I've always understood the concepts of rhythm and beat and spent a good portion of my adolescence creating elaborate dance routines to classics by the likes of Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and…

INTERVIEW: The Songwriter

photo courtesy of artist Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with San Diego musician and burgeoning pop-star Tim Connolly, who performs under the moniker "My Name Is Chapel". At 23 years old, Connolly is a self-taught, piano-driven singer-songwriter with the heart and soul of someone far beyond his years. His lyrics…

Look at this picture. What do you see? (an exercise)

The following exercise is the first coping mechanism I was taught by my therapist when I began CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). This particular routine is designed to help the brain re-learn basic mindfulness and awareness of the present moment. Whenever I feel myself becoming overwhelmed or when I catch myself daydreaming, I refocus myself with…