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Mindfulness Training improves working memory

Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory

This study looks into how mindfulness-based training can protect our working memory against "degradation" due to high-stress. It's important for people with ADHD because poor working memory is a troubling symptom. Working memory means holding thoughts (numbers, names, terms, tasks, lists, ideas) in your head while you are working on them…
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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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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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Create the Mindfulness Habit for ADHD

Create the Mindfulness Habit for ADHD [eBook]

Adults with ADHD are often skeptical that anyone with ADHD can make a mindful habit. They point out that routine is challenging with ADHD, sitting still on purpose even harder, and silencing thoughts hardest of all. In order to create the mindfulness habit for ADHD all that is needed is the right approach…
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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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Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation: What’s the Difference? [Infographic]

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between mindfulness and meditation? Both mindfulness and meditation are helpful techniques for ADHD. Understanding how to use each might help you in designing your practice. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the everyday moment. Meditation enhances your ability to be more mindful…
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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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Mindful eating, ADHD and nutrition

Mindful Eating, ADHD, and Nutrition

Mindfulness and eating are a natural fit. What other activity do we give as little attention to while we’re doing it, while relying on habits to make choices, not always to our benefit? Eating like this means nothing more artificial than aiming to pay attention to eating while eating.
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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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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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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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