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Mind Wandering

ADHD, Mind Wandering and Mindfulness Practice

What is your experience of mind wandering like? For many, mind wandering can sometimes be relaxing, a way to mentally kick back and let the mind play on its own terms.
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4 steps to design an ADHD-Informed Practice

4 Steps to Design an ADHD-Informed Practice

Follow these 4 steps to design an ADHD-Informed Practice for mindfulness and meditation that is customized just for you. 1. Use As-If Planning: As-if you could follow your plan without any issues or problems getting in your way, what would you want your mindful practice to look like? Ask yourself these questions…
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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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Automaticity is both friend and enemy

Automaticity is Both Friend and Enemy

Automaticity is habitually doing an activity the same way every time. It means overlearning something so you don't have to figure it out as if it were something new or unfamiliar to you. Automaticity is both friend and enemy and is a complicated topic for people with ADHD. An example of a task…
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Balance Out a Bad Day

Using Mindfulness to Balance Out a Bad Day

As the proud owner of an ADHD brain, you already know that sometimes our minds just do what they want to do without a lot of input from us. Though we come with no owner’s manual, we learn what we can in order to function well and move through the world as successfully as we can. This can produce a lot of fluctuation in mood and energy levels on a day to day basis. If we are not careful, this can leave us in a rut, held captive by whether or not today is a “good day.” 
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Staying Mindful During the Holidays

Staying Mindful During the Holidays [Podcast]

I was excited to be invited to be a special guest for Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast Episode 278: Staying Mindful During the Holidays! I joined ADHD Coach Nikki Kinzer and broadcaster Pete Wright (also an adult with ADHD) to discuss ways that mindfulness can help people with ADHD stay calm during the holiday season.
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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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Mindful Morning Planning Using Stop

Mindful Morning Planning Using STOP

Does morning planning seem like something that everyone else can do, but eludes you? You really are not alone! When you arrive at the office, or wherever you begin your day, try Mindful Morning Planning Using STOP to see if you can develop the habit of morning planning. This article has a companion infographic for you to download, print, and hang on your wall!
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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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Pulling Up to the Pump

Fill Your Tank, Part 4

In this part of the Fill Your Tank series, we look at how to get started by pulling up to the pump. Gain the cognitive fuel you need by getting started in the right way - the most direct route between you and your goals that is custom designed for your ADHD mind…
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Two Types of Meditation

Two Types of Meditation

Like almost anything else in this world, there isn’t just one way to meditate… there are several different ways to go about it. Though all of these approaches are valid in helping you calm your mind and they all reap various benefits of meditation, we have found that two types of meditation are particularly helpful to those with ADHD: Focused Attention and Open Monitoring.
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Start with STOP

Start with STOP

Mindfulness is not something I've ever pictured myself doing because it involved things I felt I was incapable of doing. I have ADHD. Sitting still and I are like frienemies. Until I learned to start with STOP.
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