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Host: Alina Kislenko MA (Cand.) CNLPP, RYT
Guest: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young MA
Podcast: ADHD & Neuroplasticity + an interview with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, author of "The Woman Who Changed Her Brain"
Podcast: Foods for Focus - Optimal Diet/Nutrition for ADHDers with Naturopathic Doctor Emily Murphy ND
Podcast: Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID) and ADHD + Practical Strategies for Follow Through
I have issues following other people's recipes. Like huge run-away-and-jump-into-bed issues, and toss-a-frozen-pizza into-the-microwave -while-weeping kinds of issues. But, like all problems in life, a solution can be found, so here's my recipe to non-overwhelming cooking:
So you’ve tried to quit smoking, or video games, or eating chocolate for the millionth time. Sometimes it works, and you can go without for days, maybe weeks, heck you can even make a month when the stars align. But there are some habits (or perhaps all) that just keep coming back. It feels like you’re trying to hold back a wall of goats; perhaps you hold them at bay for a little while but they’ll eventually eat through the barrier when you’re not paying attention.
Dealing with addictions doesn’t have to be so hard, but for people with ADHD, completely stopping an addiction can be the hardest thing they ever do (or don’t do).
Next time you feel overwhelmed, notice your body in that moment. Notice what’s tense (shoulders, jaw, bum?) and what hurts (stomach, head?). Now that you know your body’s response, do a counter response the next time you catch yourself in an unpleasant moment by doing some yoga-like movements, and deep breathing.