Would we ever ask a type-1 diabetic to "try harder" to make insulin? Of course not. So why do we ask kids with ADHD to "try harder" to make dopamine available to their brains? Let's bust ADHD myths.
There will be disappointments and sadness and anger this holiday season. But there can, and will also, be love.
The better we understand our emotions and internal experiences, the better equipped we will be to healthfully navigate whatever life throws our way. The experience of being emotionally validated is the foundation of this "emotional IQ."
So it's no wonder that most of us have used comfort foods to soothe uncomfortable emotions at some point. I mean, it works . . . temporarily. Personally I've eaten away sadness, anger, boredom, anxiety, you name it. And yeah, it helped me to escape my awareness of that feeling . . . temporarily.
if my years as a clinical psychologist (and human) have taught me anything, it's that one of our most common reactions to anxiety is what actually makes it WORSE. Yep, way worse.
There are also habits of our own we can change to improve sleep. I've narrowed down my top five sleep strategies for moms.