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ADHD in the Workplace: Another Mental Health Epidemic and its Cause

According to an article in Partnership for Work Place, Mental Health, (2016) “ Contrary to popular belief, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not just occur in children. ADHD can affect adults too. While some children seem to outgrow the disorder or learn to compensate for the symptoms, others do not. Many adults with ADHD do not realize they have the disorder. Common symptoms in adults include difficulty following directions, remembering information, concentrating, organizing tasks, or completing work within time limits. ADHD affects workplace performance. Research indicates that adults with ADHD put in 22.1 fewer days at work per year than people without the condition-nea...
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Pub which has been serving since 1620


As we continue exploring British pubs, this charming coach inn in Althorp has been serving thirsty punters since 1620. These photos are of the summer room overlooking the garden.Photos copyright SvD.Original link
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Metamorphosis and a Long Journey


You, tender little thing, along with millions of friends and relatives, were born down south, beyond the border in romantic, sunny Mexico. And yet, somewhere in the four steps of your life, perhaps while nibbling on the leaves of jalapeno pepper plants, as a hungry caterpillar, you remembered a song and had a deep desire to lift off someday, and head north. Perhaps it was part of an unspoken, mandatory plan. Patiently, you waited for the rain to subside. Inside that chrysalis, you changed into your superhero outfit. A flashy number in shades of tangerine orange, against a background of black, with white polka dots decorating the edges. In case you were wondering, the chocolate-hued lingerie ...
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This is what 55 looks like


No botox, no hair dye, no bullshit, just a good diet, long walks to overcome bad memories, a full time job and two fingers to anyone who has pissed me off. Life is short. Be yourself and enjoy getting older.Photo copyright SvD.Original link
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Life starts here...


Pity the kids trapped in urban ghettos or parents too uptight to let their darlings catch a few germs. In my garden today, I lay on the grass endlessly fascinated by this:Frog spawn. Photo copyright SvD.Original link
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The Marriage Mindset

Besides being born, going off to college, or landing a dream job, the biggest adventure any human being will embark on is marriage. With that being said, marriage has often been played out in society as what it's not, an acquisition. Marriage is in fact a holy union of two souls connected by the spirit of their Creator, committed to a life long journey. Sadly, most people aren't raised to develop a "marriage momentum," throughout their early stages of development. The combination of mindsets, psychological health as individuals, and compatibility as a couple provides a promising vitality of lifelong love. Unfortunately, despite all of the good momentum required to have a life long union of h...
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Spring lambs


On my morning walk at the farm. How beautiful to see the Spring lambs. Their days are numbered of course but I respect the farmer's way of life.Photo copyright SvD.Original link
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Sunday Supper


Instead of potatoes with everything, why not replace them with vegetables? This was our supper last night: roast duck served with a medley of roasted root vegetables (cauliflower, beetroot, garlic). Everything cooked in the oven while we argued over Scrabble. A shaving of Parmesan on the vegetables added another layer of flavour.Photo copyright SvD.Original link
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Who Dares Wins


Nothing in life worth anything comes without risk. These days, doing good can be manipulated into something selfish or evil. People are now reluctant to take any position publicly. And they are losing. Inaction assures bad results… Saving lives requires risk. Saying NO to your children requires risk. Sharing traditional values requires risk. These days one can be instantly criticized worldwide on facecrook, twitter, and the maze of social networks. The meek withdraw. Except that everybody is retreating from the cacophony of the self-righteous left. You must dare to do good…or we all lose. The world’s toughest Special Operations Forces are in England. The SAS, Special Air Service. The SBS, Sp...
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Ten More Days Until Spring!!


Signs of Spring This Monday in March, I searched for evidence. A comforting reassurance hidden behind turbulent clouds. The garden fairies were sure to be shivering, But the sound of tiny wings fluttered above. Their voices subdued, as if humbled by the weather. Perhaps working overtime and exhausted, paintbrushes dry, canvases sodden with months of rain, they hide in the wild clover. Stitching petals in the overgrowth, behind evergreens and tall grass,on the other side of the gazebo, they create the magic. I noticed small hints. Wee colorful scraps, vivid shreds, akin to short pieces of yarn, swept into the dustpan after crafting. They popped out near the rosemary. Tiny bouquets of pink, sp...
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Spring has sprung


The first lambs have been born, the birds are mating, the trees are coming into leaf.Photo copyright SvD.Original link
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Stone Age

Stone Age
My friend is a stone mason. He carries large rocks and hand chisels them into wall pieces. Handmade foundations of sweat and probably a little cursing. Then he goes to church. LOL His life is physical. Unlike most professions… mind and extra body goes into every long hour of the day. The result lasts forever. Stone foundations. What our country is lacking is the understanding that for something to be good it takes real effort not entitlement. Most of our immigrant population are honored to have hard work that pays… for where they come from it does not. Let’s stop slamming our country and rebuild her. From infrastructure to bureaucracy we need to reorganize and refocus. Our forefathers laid a...
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Library Love!


So sorry that you weren't able to make it to our local library last Tuesday. My presentation took place in a large room filled with smiling faces and lots of hospitality. There were snacks galore, such as cake, sandwiches, appetizers, cookies, muffins, etc.  What a wonderful group of kind and generous human beings! I want to thank the Friends of the Murrieta Library for allowing me to speak. It was a huge honor. Of course I talked about my books and The Intangible Heart. Here are snippets from my talk:My name is Eve Gaal and I’m a local author from Wildomar and a member of the Diamond Valley Writer’s Guild. My hobbies include reading, crocheting and walking my naughty chihuahuas. One of my f...
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Discovering a new pub every weekend...


My paramour and I visit a different pub every weekend. If you want to experience the authentic British way of life, stop at a country pub. There's more to England than London. Country pubs are the local haunt to watch football, catch up with mates and just relax. Pubs can be hundreds of years old and offer a slice of our history where generations of proper blokes have been downing bitter in the winter and lager in the summer. If you're not a local, you'll stick out like a sore thumb (especialy if you order a latte and avocado on toast) but you'll always be welcomed with open arms. And if you misbehave, they'll stick you in the pillory.Photos copyright  SvD.Original link
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Dr. Jane Greer Radio Show Q & A

Dr. Jane Greer and I had an engaging conversation discussing the many aspects of infidelity. She’s a marriage and family therapist, sex expert, author, radio host, and creator of the popular celebrity sex & relationship commentary, “SHRINK WRAP,” on what we can learn from the trials and triumphs of celebrity relationships (seen in Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Cupid’s Pulse, and on-air at OK!TV). Through her media collaborations and expert insights, Dr. Greer is recognized as a leading national expert in sex, love, and relationships. Needless to say, she’s heard her fair share of infidelity stories within the walls of her private practice in New York. Listen in to hear different perspec...
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Love Act

Love Act
Is it an act? The worst crime in the world is to play with love. Love defines truth. We cannot survive without both. The first time you feel that feeling you know it is important. You can’t take your mind off it. It keeps a man and a woman joined even when 5000 miles apart. The military knows it for sure. Letters from home are clutched tightly to the heart. Top left pocket. One has no problem taking any bullet to protect family. To protect a child. To protect love. Why?…… Why? To protect our flag. Why is it worth it? That is a love act. To give up your life for another. To give up your life for all…. Fools for love? If not for Love then for what? With Love in your heart you see and feel the ...
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Sleepy on mum's lap


Jack Russell adorability.Photo copyright SvD.Original link
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Valentine Greetings!


“Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table.” ... (Matthew 4:4) Happy St. Valentine’s Day from my little crumb catchers! And by the way, please come see me talk about my newest novel, Penniless Souls at the Murrieta Library on February 19th!  My topics will include love and the mindful inspiration that springs from our intangible hearts! Hope to see you there! Original link
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Beautiful Padstow


If you haven't visited Cornwall, give it a go. Padstow is very bourgeois with lovely pubs, art galleries, restaurants, bakeries, a mecca for Rick Stein fans, and interesting bric-à-brac shops surrounding the harbour. Our two doggies had a whale of a time at the water's edge. Enjoy life. Live for today.Original link
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Love in a cold climate...


And snow on the beach!Photos copyright SvD.Original link
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