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The ADHD Mindfulness Craze

The ADHD Mindfulness Craze: It all Started with One Little Study

Wherever you turn for your media, the message is the same. We’re in love with the idea of mindfulness. This mindfulness craze resonates for many people, but especially those with ADHD. Because a mindfulness practice can help us pay attention better, resist distractions, be less impulsive, remember what we are doing in the moment…
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Small Steps to Begin Again

Small Steps to Begin Again

Waking up at 3:00 AM is typical for me. Falling back to sleep is not. One night, or maybe two in a row, does not really impact my functioning or mood. The third and forth nights, though, lead to irritability and scattered thoughts. My interactions with my son after a few of these nights…
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Use Mindfulness to Reset Your Autopilot [Telesummit Audio Recording]

Use Mindfulness to Reset Your Autopilot [Telesummit Audio Recording]

This is the audio recording and transcript of a conversation with Laurie Dupar which originally aired as part of the 2017 Succeed with ADHD Telesummit. The presentation was titled Use Mindfulness to Reset Your Autopilot and Stop Crashing!
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My "Go To" Practice

My Go-To Practice

I didn’t really know what anxiety was until the Holland Tunnel. Friends had described it, but until I was driving my family into the Tunnel, I hadn’t felt it for myself. I needed my go-to practice. I had to depend on my body. I slid into a practice that I had repeated many times before…
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Mindfulness for ADHD Myths

Mindfulness for ADHD Myths

Lately when I talk with people about trying mindfulness for ADHD, their first reaction seems to be an immediate acknowledgement that this technique makes sense. They nod, with a sincere expression of interest. But then this expression is rapidly followed by one of amused doubt, even harrumphing. But the doubt…
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Fill Your Tank with Meditation

Fill Your Tank, Part 2

Often, before your day's journey is even begun, you are running on empty. In this 4-part series, we will explore ways for you to fill your tank with the cognitive energy by getting more sleep, practicing mindfulness, exercising often, and pulling up to the pump. Here, we look how to fill your tank with mindfulness…
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Metacognition as Conscious Awareness

Metacognition as Conscious Awareness

Practicing mindfulness—especially engaging in a regular mindfulness practice— can calm the emotions and benefit many of the “executive functions” by improving metacognition. Metacognition is a conscious awareness, or the ability to notice, think about, and regulate your thoughts and, thereby, choices.
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Myths about Mindfulness for ADHD

Myths about Mindfulness for ADHD [eBook]

Mindfulness seems like an obvious tool for ADHD, addressing core areas that are most problematic like attention, distractibility, memory, and emotions. But doubt comes flooding in as people think about actually practicing mindfulness for ADHD. Time to change that. In this eBook, we look at myths versus realities about mindfulness for ADHD.
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Practicing Mindfulness for Your ADHD

Practicing Mindfulness for Your ADHD [Podcast]

I joined ADHD Coach Nikki Kinzer and broadcaster Pete Wright (also an adult with ADHD) to discuss mindfulness, why practicing mindfulness for your ADHD is such an important topic, and how to get started without piling on the "shoulds."
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Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic Breathing?

Last week I tuned in for a session with Stephanie Sarkis and Laurie Dupar on the Succeed with ADHD Telesummit. What caught my attention was when she and Laurie started talking about diaphragmatic breathing.
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Five More Minutes

Five More Minutes: Stop Procrastinating on Your Mindfulness

To say that I live my life in distraction would be an understatement. Adult ADHD is the number one obstacle to me accomplishing what I want to in the time I have allotted myself. There’s always something new to do, somewhere I have to be, and let’s not act like I am spacing my work out. I need something that I can use every day to help me manage my stress and keep my focus. Enter mindfulness, right? Well, not exactly.
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Opposites Attract

Opposites Attract: ADHD and Mindfulness

At first glance, ADHD and mindfulness appear to be opposites. But this research study shows that one ADHD characteristic might help opposites attract and make mindfulness easier for adults with ADHD. This study investigated what traits are involved in both ADHD and mindfulness. They also measured whether or not people with ADHD…
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