Author: Karen Gardiner

Strategies for Easing Transitions

I don’t know about you, but I get a little bit annoyed to see reminders of the back to school rush and fall holidays too early in the summer. The last thing I want to see in August is an advertisement for Halloween decorations! I want to be soaking in the last days of sunshine, […]

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Back to School – Back to Basics: Strategies for Parents with ADHD

About this time each August, my friend Maureen, mother of four active sons, two with AD/HD would often say, “I can’t wait for school to start!” I think her lament was typical of many families. On the one hand, we love the more carefree, lazy days of summer. But on the other, we know the […]

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Meal Planning when Mom Has ADHD

Moms with ADHD face a double whammy; they try hard to keep their ADHD symptoms at bay while teaching their children skills they themselves may lack. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked: “How can I teach my child organizational skills when I can’t get my own act together?” Changing Expectations is […]

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Message from the Editor: How to Keep Your Head, Even When It’s Spinning

Regardless what the calendar says, it feels like summer is winding down and it’s time to get busy. While we’re trying to squeeze out the last few drops of summery goodness, our thoughts turn (should I say “spin!?”) to getting organized for back-to-school and back-to-work. No other time of the year is more fraught with […]

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ADHD in the Workplace: Still Much to Do

By Linda Walker Most adults with ADHD find their challenges most daunting in the workplace. This is not to say ADHD is not an issue in other areas of life, it certainly is, but work related problems often spill over into other domains. When you’re struggling to keep up with demands, working long hours and […]

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Recent Research on Mindfulness and ADHD

Last month we reviewed the benefits of developing regular mindfulness practices. This month we take a look at the science that proves it. But first, let’s review mindfulness. Mindfulness simply means having full awareness of your thoughts, feelings and actions in the present moment. The more you practice mindfulness exercises, the easier it can become […]

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ADHD and Body Acceptance

What if trying to make yourself “better” is actually making you worse? When you have ADHD, it is easy to get stuck in a pattern of criticizing yourself and punishing yourself for your challenges. It is easy to fall into the unhelpful belief that if we push ourselves harder and are stricter with ourselves, then […]

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Message from the Editor: Re-inventing Self-Care – How to Feel Healthy, Energized, Relaxed and Connected

Every so often we need to take a moment to pause and ask ourselves, “Am I really taking care of myself?” It is easy to end up at the bottom of your own priority list. Oftentimes, we fall into a trap of thinking that “self-care” is an all-or-nothing endeavor involving daily meditation, marathons, eating salads […]

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The Dreaded “E” Word – An Interview with Jeff Copper on Exercise and ADHD

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jeff Copper, attention coach owner of Dig Coaching and host of Attention Talk Radio,  about the impact exercise has on ADHD symptoms and how ADHD adults can move from, “I know I need to exercise” to actually doing it. What are some of the benefits of exercise […]

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Adult ADHD: There’s an App for That

Life isn’t easy for adults with ADHD. While there isn’t a magic solution, more tools are at our fingertips than ever before. Name a problem and chances are, “There’s an app for that!” Here’s three apps to check out now! Storylines by ADDA ADDA has its own app! Made specifically for adults with ADHD, ADDA […]

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