Last week at the Adult ADHD support group that I co-run in Montreal we had a guest speaker, Sheila Southon. She works at the Yellow Umbrella Wellness Centre and is a Chopra Certified Instructor, Naturotherapist & Counsellor. Sheila came to speak with us about the effects of stress on your body and practicing mindfulness. There was … Continue reading Stress & Anxiety
Sound familiar? It definitely does for me!! I even wrote a blog post about my experience, "Is giving 100% always a good thing for ADHD-ers?" I didn't realize that there was some insight that I had been missing. As you may already know from reading my blog posts, I have been listening to the telesummit … Continue reading Why do we take something simple and make it more complicated?
So i am currently like a kid in a candy store!! My candy is learning! Yes, I feel geeky saying that but I don't even care! This week I am listening to a telesummit "Succeed with ADHD" and I am so happy with all the information that I am getting. (you can follow the link and … Continue reading Our second brain!
You know those days when it feels like ADHD wins? You have so many things that you want to do and you can't even do one thing? At the end of the day you are asking yourself what you even did?! Your ever-growing to do list is sitting beside you and it feels like it is getting … Continue reading Fish out of water
Hey all of you wonderful people! I just wanted to write a quick blog post to explain what is going on and honestly, so that I can let out this bottled up frustration. As you may or may not already know, I have been doing a gluten free and dairy free diet. I decided to … Continue reading Discomfort and most of all, FRUSTRATION!
I don't know about you, but I'm a big ball of anxiety which makes my breath come out very short. This has always made meditation very hard for me because I have always felt like my breathing was forced and laboured. I learnt something very interesting today. Tamara Leavitt's daily meditation on the calm app … Continue reading Meditation – Natural breathing
Have you ever thought about this? That there is unproductive and productive worry? Productive worry looks like someone who is thinking about what needs to be done, how to manage their time, plan their life. This could also be thinking about a close loved one or friend. To me, productive worry is a lot like … Continue reading Productive vs. Unproductive Worry
A few things have happened to me in the past several months: I was diagnosed with ADHD. I gave myself permission to feel. I noticed that food was responsible for my headaches and body aches. I have some sort of undiagnosed stomach issues (unrelated to anxiety because this is very new for me). Now, the … Continue reading Eliminate the “why”
Bad news. Bad news has this way of completely taking over me. It takes over all of my thoughts and it takes over my entire body. Additudemag.com attributes it to "emotional hyperarousal". My shoulders are incredibly sore, it feels like I have been punched in the stomach, my limbs don't even want to move, I … Continue reading Emotional Hijacking
So lately I have been trying the "natural route" to help with my ADHD. I have done my best to eliminate dairy and gluten from my diet. What I can't believe is the reaction that I am having after consuming dairy and gluten! I have the absolute worst anxiety right now. I have forgotten about … Continue reading Gluten Sensitivity & Anxiety