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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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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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not all neuroplasticity is created equal

Not all Neuroplasticity is Created Equal

When you start learning about mindfulness for ADHD you run into lots of talk about neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is just a fancy way to say: When we do something, we learn. When we learn, our brains change. If I've never knitted before and I start attending knitting classes at the local yarn shop…
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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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Forget about shoulds

Forget about Shoulds

"Shoulds" pile up, get listed on your to-do list, and sometimes make you feel guilty for not getting to. So instead of focusing on what you should do, let’s forget about shoulds and focus on what you should not do.
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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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Exercise the Attention Muscle with Mindfulness

Exercise the Attention Muscle with Mindfulness [Podcast]

In November 2015, I was interviewed by Eric Tivers for ADHD reWired Episode 89: Exercise the Attention Muscle with Mindfulness.
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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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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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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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Four Steps to Mindfulness

Four Steps to Mindfulness [Telesummit Audio Recording]

The following is the audio recording and transcript of Four Steps to Mindfulness, which originally aired as part of the 2016 Succeed with ADHD Telesummit hosted by Laurie Dupar.
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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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