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Ad/hd & Anxiety How the Catholic Faith Helps me Cope

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Ad/hd as an Asset

My Ad/hd went diagnosed throughout my childhood and young adulthood.  Unfortunately, that resulted in some major self-esteem issues, among other things we'll be discussing in this series in the weeks to come.  The realization that I was blessed (and it is a blessing) with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder came in my early thirties when I was a young mother and an early childhood educator. My oldest was showing signs of Ad/hd so I began researching to learn more about the signs and symptoms.  I started with the book, Driven to Distraction by Ed Hallowell, in audio version on cassette from the library. Clue number one this wasn't just about my son should have been my reliance on audio books to finish books as staying focused reading has always been one of my biggest challenges.

I will never forget having to pull over and rewind the cassette to re-listen to Dr. Hallowell list the 15 possible symptoms of Ad/hd.  I took out a scrap piece of paper from my purs…

My journey of faith told in pictures

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I've come a long way over the years.  Like everyone else, I didn't realize just how long a way until I started looking at some old photographs. You can view the photo gallery and read the article at Being Catholic ... Really.

10 Facts About My Faith Journey

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Inner issues cripple everyone’s ability to become saints. We are not told how to grow in authentic holiness. I have worked with a Catholic psychiatrist (who is also a friend) for 25 years on my own inner issues. I am interested in mental health and helping others through the inner healing process.
My most recent understanding of our faith is that Christians must learn how to let go of pride. Pride manifests itself in trying to save ourselves through our own efforts. This means we do not allow Jesus to save us.
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