Keeping your Emotions in Check: 3 Mindfulness Exercises for Emotional Regulation


Emotional regulation is exactly as it sounds: the ability to regulate, or “deal with”, your emotions. Emotional regulation is also something that many individuals with ADHD struggle with (see one related study published by the American School of Psychiatry here). 

Many individuals with ADHD report that they have difficulty managing anger, frustration, or even excitability in the moment. They often have trouble “letting go” when they’re upset about something. Or, they may find themselves getting completely overwhelmed and paralyzed with stress when their boss asks them to do “one more thing” for them.

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25 Great things about having ADHD: For Adults

In response to a child-friendly article with 25 great things about having ADHD, a lot of adults let us know that the post really resonated with them. That made us think, it’s not just children who have ADHD, so it would be silly of us to ignore the great things about having ADHD as an adult.

At any age, an ADHD diagnosis can be difficult to wrap your head around. It can be all too easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of your symptoms and the impact that they have on your life.

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Happiness Tips from your Childhood

Post-Labor Day weekend, we’re reminded once again that summer is on its way out. People are going back to school, “summer hours” at work are no more, and the days really are getting shorter.

Some of you out there may be feeling a bit blue about this, so in an effort to boost your happiness threshold we wanted to share an article...

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Famous people with ADHD

For those who need a pick-me-up this week, below is a link to a list of famous people with ADHD. The list is by no means comprehensive, and we’re not sure if any true research was made to confirm their diagnoses, but it is interesting to see nonetheless.

Celebrities – they’re just like us!

Click here to check it out.

Stuck in a rut? Try something new this long weekend!

Victoria day weekend is coming up. Or, for many of us I suppose May 2-4 weekend is coming up (although this year it doesn’t fall even close to May 24th – anybody else thrown off by that?)

Even if you have plans for the long weekend, we often find that it can be easy to look at it as “just another long weekend.” One extra day...

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ADHD and Sleep: 5 Tips to Help Improve your Sleep Hygiene


Individuals with ADHD often report having chronic difficulty falling asleep. On top of that, many individuals with ADHD have poor sleep hygiene, which are basically the habits you follow before bed that either help or hinder falling asleep.

Have you ever heard the term before? It sounds sort of odd, but don’t let it put you off – sleep hygiene can make a world of a difference for someone with ADHD...

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