Turning 35

I recently turned 35, although I have always thought of myself as an old man due to my health problems. I am finding though that the older I get, the more I like the age I am. When I was younger, I always tried to act older. And I know sometimes as people age, they try to act or look younger. It can be a challenge sometimes for me to live "in the now" and experience my actual age. Sometimes experiencing my actual age can mean feeling awkward. I remember when I was going into my teen years and started to grow facial hair, I felt like it looked awful because I was so young and yet I also wanted to look older. Turning 35 for me was a little scary at first as it meant I was growing older, but th

Interview with Harvey Hubbell V

I first heard about filmaker Harvey Hubbell when I was looking for videos about dyslexia on YouTube. Harvey has dyslexia, and I had started to follow the making of his documentary, Dislecksia, and I made a point to watch it when it came out. I was pleased to see a really good documentary about dyslexia. Harvey’s film includes interviews with experts, celebrities and everyday people offering diverse perspectives about dysleixa. I thought it would be a great idea to interview him and got in touch. We talked in early 2017 via Skype. Harvey had a lot to say and was easy to interview. I think you will be able to tell from our conversation that he really wants to help people with dyslexia. I alw

May Visual Playlist

For this month’s Visual Playlist, I found some great videos that allow people who are living and thriving with learning and attention issues to tell their stories in their own words. If you have only a few minutes to spare, check out the first three videos here. They are short and great. The last two are a little longer, but well worth your time. Enjoy the playlist and don't forget to let me know what you think in the blog comments. -Quinn Short and effective story about dyslexia from BuzzFeedViolet What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic Another great video from BuzzFeed that let’s you in on some struggles those with ADHD face everyday: 7 Everyday Struggles Of People With ADHD YouTuber Ryan Higa sha

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