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Why ADHD and mindfulness make for unexpected but perfect bedfellows #rwanda #RwOT ##ArmyConfessionTime

Why ADHD and mindfulness make for unexpected but perfect bedfellows

March Mindfulness is Mashable's series that examines the intersection of meditation practice and technology. Because even in the time of coronavirus, March doesn't have to be madness.


I used to say I was allergic to meditation. Actually, the mere suggestion felt offensive, a passive-aggressive euphemism for telling me to just calm down and relax via some New Age-y bullshit that seemed diametrically opposed to how my ADHD brain worked.

In some ways, I was right. In most ways, I was wrong.

"It didn't always seem like a good match," said Dr. Lidia Zylowska, a psychiatrist and researcher at the University of Minnesota Medical School who authored Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD (2012) and Mindfulness for Adult ADHD: A Clinician's Guide (2020). People assume practicing mindfulness meditation requires one to sit still, empty the mind, and pay attention for prolonged periods of time — all things folks with attention deficit hyperactive disorder struggle with. "It seemed like it might be a setup for failure. But when you think about what we do when you break a leg, it's strengthening exercises. Read more...

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