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Attention: A Marital Superpower

Attention: A Marital Superpower

Depleted attention leaves us in a pall of ignorance, blinding us to opportunities to connect with ourselves, our spouses, and even our children. Depleted attention impedes even our willingness to try to muster our minimal reserves of attention to seek ways to energize our attention through the simple acts of walking with our beloved while holding their precious hand.

Dancing With Emotions

Dancing With Emotions

The goals of emotion regulation entail learning about the nature of emotions and how they work and why we can trust them, how to tamp down and change overly abundant or disproportionate emotional reactions to situations without suppressing them, and ultimately how to let go of emotional suffering while befriending our emotions. All within the dialectical framework giving primacy to the dialectic of acceptance vs. change, as we live into new patterns.

Emotion Regulation for ADHD

Emotion Regulation for ADHD

WISE MIND FOR THE DISTRACTED MIND: EMOTION REGULATION SKILLS FOR ADHD Emotions and Adult ADHD Emotion regulation is getting more attention in research and clinical circles as a significant dynamic in the lives of ADHD adults, with more voices advocating for changes to...

2022 and You: Happy Mindful New Year!

2022 and You: Happy Mindful New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you dear readers. I hope that your recent traverse through the holidays was filled with warmth, love, and joy. And now that we have crossed the threshold into 2022, many of us are making new year resolutions to lose weight, save money, quit...

Ebb and Flow in Life and Love

Ebb and Flow in Life and Love

“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of...

Wise Mind Counters Rejection Sensitivity

Wise Mind Counters Rejection Sensitivity

Adult ADHD and Self-Criticism We ADHD adults know too well the pain of persistently letting down others. We're chronically tardy. We make small careless mistakes in details that can lead to disastrous outcomes in schoolwork, professions, or home life. At best we have...

Accept and Redirect: ADHD and Mindfulness

Accept and Redirect: ADHD and Mindfulness

Distraction Frustration Perhaps you find your head busy with thoughts about the unfairness that you can't have a block of time for yourself. Maybe you begin to judge yourself for not being able to let go of the passing feet and giggles of your children, who were only...

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