7 Lifesaving Tips for Getting Off ADHD Meds, especially Vyvanse

7 Tips for Getting Off ADHD Stimulant Medication:I will tell you right now: You will feel sick and achey. You will feel depressed. You won't want to do anything. You will be mad at everyone and everything. You will crave your meds. Even with all this ahead of me, I felt prepared for it. I am lucky to have summers off which gave me plenty of time to adjust without the stress and responsibilities of work. But even if you are working full time while trying to stop ADHD meds, there's still ways of making it a more manageable experience.

Last month, after about seven years, I stopped taking my ADHD medication called, Vyvanse. The last post I wrote was all about my journey of starting up and being on Vyvanse. I promised readers a part 2 about getting off the medication, but I would like to wait a while longer before writing it. I …

Getting On and Off Vyvanse: My Personal Journey With ADHD Medication. Part 1

It wasn't until graduate school that I got an official diagnosis of ADHD. This more professional and prestigious environment drove me to see a psychiatrist. Again, I felt I was missing marks, but this time the marks were much bigger and more important. More was at stake, and I noticed that distractions got the better of me while my peers seemed to easily make deadlines and follow directions. In grad school, I had to partake in professional meetings where I struggled to sit still. The challenges I could once skirt or overcome before were now tougher and unavoidable in this rigorous academic environment.

I was in the fourth grade, the grade when everyone slowly switched from writing in pencil to pen. On the very last day of classes, I realized I still had not been given the “okay” to write in pen. My little heart fluttered nervously; I could feel my face grow hot as I imagined entering …

How and Why Your Home Should Be More Rustic

It's like harboring a piece of forest in your home. With rustic furnishings, a modern home can offer the same appealing quality as a cabin in the woods. Though the style came to fruition at the turn of the century, mainly by pioneers who were forced to use nature to build, the National Park Service officially coined it as a style of architecture. The term, rustic, was adopted by our National Park Service as way to identify their own particular design and architectural tendencies.

It’s like harboring a piece of forest in your home. A modern home can offer the same appealing quality as a cabin in the woods by incorporating rustic elements of design. Though the use of rustic furnishings and decor came to fruition at the turn of the century, mainly by pioneers who were forced to …

Friday Favorite: Female Rapper, Raven Felix

Even in the chaos of the woman's evolving social role, Raven Felix manages to spit out some poignant and powerful lyrics. Her song, "Little Less Hard" featuring Ashley Jones conveys authentic memoir; these lyrics are revealing. Her words in this song come closer to confessional greats like Eminem and Sylvia Plath.

Even in the chaos of woman’s evolving social role, Raven Felix manages to spit out some poignant and powerful lyrics. Her song, “Little Less Hard” featuring Ashley Jones conveys authenticity; these lyrics are revealing. With her words she approaches confessional greats like Eminem and Sylvia Plath. I’ll admit, Raven Felix still has a long way …

How to Become Hotter in Five Seconds (without surgery)

5 Ways to Become Hotter in Less Than 5 Seconds: To be hot in America today calls for a myriad of juxtapositions and strange inaccuracies. The media seems to want us to have big butts, big lips and big breasts, while we somehow simultaneously maintain a tiny waist, a thigh gap and no back fat. In a natural biological sense, this is an outright impossible feat.

So, the only option for “hotness” is surgery, according to pop culture. Otherwise, how else am I going to grow boobs and carve out a six pack at once? In a moment of trippy contemplation on the way home, it occurred to me that all these surgical trends are essentially bloody ways of turning us …

Refresh Your Home With Mint Green

Perhaps the most refreshing shade of green is mint. Though it is typically envisioned as a sweet and dainty pastel color, when used on an accent wall or on a unique piece of furniture, the power rather than the pastel of mint green unveils itself. A mint accent wall makes a small space feel larger, while also alleviating anxieties from the mind. It calms the senses and encourages imagination.

Like ying yang, the color, green, conveys two opposites effectively: it  stimulates as it soothes. We feel recharged and calm at the same time, filled with positive energy. It is the power of green, which manages to resonate without inner energy, rebalancing us (Color Psychology). You can bring the healing benefits of nature indoors with …

7 Style Tips for Surfer Girls

7 Style Tips for Surfer Girls: So, how does a surf betty manage style and safety? Balancing my innate sense of responsibility (something that hit me so hard and so suddenly when I was around 27) with my intrinsic desire to be a beach bum requires some creative strategies.

A long long time ago, my friends and I used to lay out on the beach lathered in baby oil, baking like chicken fingers, hunting a golden brown. I remember the days when going to the beach felt less complicated. The sun wasn’t the enemy. Beer and surfing seemed like a fine match. These days, …

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