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12 Mindfulness Hacks You Can Use in 24 Hours

Immediately reduce stress and anxiety with these tricks.<p>Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from the University of Oxford even found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as …

Mindfulness

Mindful Eating, ADHD, and Nutrition - Mindful

The words attention deficit are so strongly associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many people overlook other far-reaching …

Nutrition

12 Ways To Naturally Increase Serotonin So You Feel Happier

Keep Fidgeting! Movement Helps Improve Focus in Kids With ADHD

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, notoriously fidget in the classroom. That disruptive behavior likely isn't just a symptom, but may actually boost cognitive performance, a new study finds.<p>Physical activity, like bouncing on a ball chair or even chewing gum, seems to …

What Most People Don't Know about ADHD

Today, there are still many myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Everyone from the …

Healing from Buried Pain: You Must Go Through It

<b>“Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~Robert Frost</b><p>When I was a child my friends …

Mental Health

Better diagnosis call for adults with ADHD

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The High Cost of Untreated ADHD

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week and this year's theme is stigma. The Stigma-Free initiative encourages us to educate others about mental illness, to see the person and not the diagnosis, and to take action on mental health. Despite all the initiatives to reduce stigma, it continues to …

How is ADHD Diagnosed?

<b>Table of Contents:</b><p>While the symptoms of attention deficit disorder (ADHD) may appear commonplace in many people’s behavior (as many symptoms for …

Problems & Diagnoses Related to Childhood ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often does not occur alone in children and teens. Common co-occurring problems include learning …

The Exercise Benefit You Aren't Thinking About

A new small study serves as a reminder that breaking a sweat is a drug-free way to improve mood and alleviate symptoms of health issues like ADHD and …

Muscle

Sleep: A New Treatment for ADHD?

Everyone knows how important sleep is, and parents all over the world will tell you how important sleep is for their children. A poor night's sleep cannot only ruin a child's day, but his/her Mom's, Dad's and teacher's day as well. The effects of poor sleep are especially heightened in children who …

Science Says The Seed Of Depression Is Hidden In Your Gut, Not Your Brain

It was believed that the causes of depression were primarily neurological or originate in the brain, but recent research indicates the depression’s …

Adult ADHD: 5 More Tips for Managing Technology

Psychotherapist and ADHD coach Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, believes that technology is a double-edged sword for adults with ADHD. It helps you be …

Peer Mentoring -- Strengthening The ADHD Community

Have you heard this story?<p><i>This girl is walking down the street when she falls in a hole. The walls are so steep she can't get out. A doctor passes by and the girl shouts up, 'Hey Doc. Can you help me out?' The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a judge comes</i> …

4 Surprising Facts About The Long-Term Effects Of ADHD In Women

A July 2016 study examined the effects of a childhood ADHD diagnosis in longevity – and found surprising results. According to a recent journal article in <i>Child: care, health and development</i>, women who self-reported an ADHD diagnosis were found to have increased risks of developing a mental health …

8 Former Students Thank The Teachers Who Changed Their Lives

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world,” said the youngest-ever Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai. In recognition of the life-changing impact a teacher can have on her or his students, we partnered with the California State Lottery and asked alumni of the largest public …

11 Things I Tell Myself When I Feel Hopeless

1 of 12<p>I Have ADHD, Hear Me Roar<p>I've got vision, power, and guts. But hardly anyone sees those traits because they are overshadowed or undermined by …

How Getting Naked Eased my Depression & my Life

1992. I’m running. Up West 10th, past Safeway, past the Starbucks. I’m running like an exploding jack in the box. I turn a corner, running, past that …

Here's How 10 People Visualize Their Depression

"Depression feels like a two-sided world."<p>For me depression used to feel like a two-sided world. A world with a light side full of sunlight, flowers, grass, and a bright blue sky. And a dark side with barren, cracked land, dark gloomy skies, thick air that was hard to breathe in, and nothingness. I …

This Man's Comics About The Reality Of Depression Are So True

Sad but true.<p>Each person with a mental illness experiences it differently -- and for Kristian <b>Nygård</b>, the only way he could make sense of his personal plight was to illustrate it.<p>The 38-year-old artist from Norway created a series of comics for his website to explain to others what it's like to …

10 Signs You Should See a Doctor for Depression

Experts explain how to know when being down in the dumps has crossed over into full-blown depression.

10 Outstanding Grammar Tips for Writers: Take the Quiz

Grammar mistakes are embarrassing, don’t you agree?To save you embarrassment, WritetoDone collaborated with Grammarly and Daily Writing Tips to …

Dwelling on the Past: How Emotions Shape Your Memory

As the years pass, you build up a collection of good and bad memories. Your brain has the ability to recall these memories at the drop of a hat – …

The more you pursue happiness, the faster it runs from you | Zach Stafford

Research shows that focusing on the attainment of happiness is actually self-defeating<p>Lately, I find myself in almost daily conversations with friends and family about happiness. When a friend doesn’t beam from ear to ear, or offer a resounding, “I’m so happy!” during conversations about work, …

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Employment

The Best Time Management Strategy: Don’t Find the Time, Find the Why

Over the past few months, I’ve been interviewing people for my upcoming book on dream jobs. Many of the people I’ve talked to are really busy—they’ve …