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Understanding ADHD: The Three Ms Deficit – Movement, Management, and Mindfulness
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals’ ability to regulate their attention, behavior, and emotions. While the symptoms of ADHD are well-known, the underlying deficits that contribute to these symptoms are less understood. Recent research suggests that ADHD is not solely related to attention but also to movement, management, and…
Anxiety Belongs in the Present (Not the Past or the Future)
Anxiety and ADHD are often connected, and if you’re struggling, remember: anxiety is a way that our bodies and minds protect us from imminent danger. But anxiety doesn’t belong in the past (we can’t change it) or in the future (we can’t predict what will happen). If we can keep it in the present, we can honor it as a gift, and better handle it when it interferes with our everyday lives.
How Neurodivergent Thinkers Changed the World
From Albert Einstein’s revolutionary theories of relativity to Henry Ford’s pioneering assembly line, different thinkers had ideas that changed the course of history. Research suggests that many of them were likely affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or had similar traits of neurodivergence.
How Coaching Can Help Manage ADHD
Although many people with ADHD have difficulty focusing or staying organized, they can still benefit from using coaching services to help them better manage their symptoms and achieve their goals.
ADHD People are Not Disorganized – It’s Just a Different Way of Thinking
For many, the term “ADHD” evokes feelings of frustration and confusion. Those with ADHD often have difficulty with prioritization and appear to be disorganized by society’s standards. However, this fails to consider that people with ADHD think differently and can, in fact, be excellent organizers if they are given the right tools and understanding.
How Does ADHD Affect Executive Function?
Let’s look at what executive function means, why it matters so much to people with ADHD (and everyone else!), and how you can improve your own executive functioning skills.
Conquer Holiday Travel Stress with ADHD
The holidays can be stressful for everyone, but if you have ADHD, it can feel incredibly overwhelming. It’s hard to plan a trip, pack last-minute items, keep track of everything you need to do and not forget to have a good time. But don’t worry—we have your back! Read on to learn how to simplify the process and make holiday travel fun again.
Are ADHD People Neurodivergent?
At its core, having ADHD is not about having a disorder or illness — it’s about being different than others, or being neurodivergent — seeing things from unique perspectives, and coming up with creative solutions to problems no one else can solve.
ADHD and the “Zombie” Effect
When people speak about ADHD treatments, they frequently refer to the “zombie effect.” This term refers to a cluster of personality changes mimicking parkinsonism, hypomimia, bradykinesia, and flat affect.
How Healthcare Can Improve for People With Undiagnosed ADHD
Being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be difficult. It can be even worse when medical professionals point out your faults without providing any help or understanding. There is room for improvement in how healthcare engages these individuals.
What Does ADHD Feel Like?
People with ADHD often feel like they’re always speeding up and slowing down, unable to find the right balance between being too fast and too slow. And they’re often hyper-aware of this, so they don’t always articulate it to those around them (but speaking out loud and sharing the experience of how an ADHD brain works is a really helpful and valuable exercise!).