Meditation and Adult ADHD

How Meditation Can Help Improve Your Life Skills and Happiness Perhaps you have heard of meditation and its benefits. Perhaps you have heard that meditation can be one of the most helpful activities that a person with ADHD can do for improved life outcomes. You may say, “Sounds good. How can I get started?” If…

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ADHD and Online Higher Education Programs

ADHD and Online Higher Education Programs

During the pandemic that began in early 2020, students throughout the United States had the unique opportunity of learning through solely technological means. A learning curve was expected for students and instructors as lessons were digitalized and creative means were required to be used for students to still feel like they were in a face-to-face…

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Healthcare Disparities and ADHD

While ADHD is one of the most prevalent neurodevelopmental disabilities, many individuals are faced with difficulties in accessing appropriate diagnostic and treatment services. Accurate diagnosis and treatment of ADHD can be challenging due to co-occurring conditions or behavioral problems, as well as inconsistencies in reported ADHD symptoms across different settings. Disparities in ADHD diagnosis and…

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Join the “Three Micro-Connections a Day” Challenge

Three Micro-Connections a Day

Being “social” can be hard for those of us with ADHD, regardless of our age. We often feel like ghosts, lonely and left out. Trying to be social can feel like an epic quest as we cloak ourselves in armor and draft battle plans to defend against the “just in case” instances that might come…

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Will ADHD Symptoms Improve with Marijuana Use?

Marijuana

People reporT THAt MARIJUANA USE helps to improve their ADHD symptoms. But does it really help, or does it mask a person’s ability to care about their problems rather than work to solve them? What are the benefits and downsides to using marijuana if you have ADHD? L. Eugene Arnold, MD, and Margaret Sibley, PhD,…

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Maintaining Friendships

Social Guidance for Adults with ADHD Maintaining friendships can be a struggle for those with ADHD, but positive relationships are important. Without them, we can feel isolated and alone. With them, we feel connected and valued. How can ADHD negatively affect social relationships? Recently, the headline on a news site listed the five best ways…

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Your Keys to a Happier ADHD Relationship

Your Keys to a Happier ADHD Relationship

In unhappy relationships, both partners blame the other person for why things are so bad. And they’re half right—their partner is indeed responsible for the problems, but so are they. This is actually good news—if you aren’t part of the problem, you can’t be part of the solution. Otherwise, you need to hope that your partner…

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Stimming and Fidgeting to Calm and Focus

Stimming and Fidgeting to Calm and Focus

Maybe you’ve lost count of the times you’ve told your child to stop biting their nails, bouncing their legs, or twirling their hair. What seems like annoying behavior may actually serve a purpose, like helping your child to self-soothe or increase focus. “I don’t even realize I’m doing it,” says an adult who has ADHD…

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Embrace Miscellaneous Organization for Your Ideas

Embrace Miscellaneous Organization for Your Ideas

The topic of getting organized comes up frequently in coaching, and I can relate to that personally. For instance, there’s a “miscellaneous” drawer in my kitchen. It’s the depository for things that don’t have a home. The top drawer of my bedroom chest serves the same purpose. Ditto my workbench in the garage. If something is unique…

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Fidget-to-Focus Strategies

Fidget-to-Focus Strategies

How do people with ADHD and executive function challenges stay focused on important yet uninteresting tasks? Tasks they know they need to complete, but ones they find dull, tedious, and mundane? It’s a question that clinical psychologist Roland Rotz has been exploring for decades, and a question he continues to ask those attending the adult…

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