5 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Your Body

Christy Birmingham provides us with some helpful tips to care for our physical well-being. Please, read on…

When Women Inspire

There is no doubt that your body goes through a lot during your lifetime. And now that people are living longer than ever before, it is so important that you get into good habits that allow you to enjoy your health for as long as possible. Though there are a million ways that you can be kinder to your body, here are just a few that can be very beneficial.

Meditate

She is meditating outside Meditation can have significant health benefits for your body. This woman is finding out! Pexels, CC0 License.

For people who have never tried meditation before, it may seem like a passing new-age fad. But the truth is that meditation can have some serious health benefits if it is practiced on a regular basis. Just 10 to 20 minutes a day to yourself can seriously help to reduce the impact of stress on your body, which we all know can…

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2017 PTSD Awareness Post – Part I

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC provides us with an information packed article about how PTSD develops and in whom it is likely to manifest itself. Please, read on…

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

June is PTSD Awareness Month
Adding to our awareness and understanding

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Self-Health Series
Refliections Post

“Emotions are very good at activating thoughts,
but thoughts are not very good at controlling emotions.

~  Joseph LeDoux

What We’ve Learned from LeDoux: Mechanisms of Fear

Cognitive neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux is an NYU professor and a member of the Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology at New York University.

In addition to his work focused on the neural mechanisms of emotion and memory, he is also the director of the Center for the Neuroscience of Fear and Anxiety — a multi-university Research Center in Manhattan using research with rats to explore and attempt to understand the mechanisms of pathological fear and anxiety in humans (which LeDoux prefers to call “extreme emotional reactions to the threat response”)

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Essentially, when…

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Sleep Awareness and Health

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC has provided us with a valuable and informative post about the critical importance of sleep in our daily living. Be sure to view the video at the end of this post. Please, read on…

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

The importance of  Sleep
to health, cognition and longevity

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Sleep & Sleep Disorders Series

Sleep and Sleep Disorders

My Pinterest Board: Sleep, Sleep Disorders & EFD

A quick gander at June’s Awareness Calendar tells you that the  first week in June is Sleep Disorders Awareness Week.

I have already written a great deal about sleep and sleep disorders, but I couldn’t let the month pass without adding an Awareness post to that Series.

According NSART, the National Sleep Awareness Roundtable, promoting the awareness of the importance of sleep is an extremely worthwhile endeavor.

About SLEEP

NOT the passive state once believed, sleep is a highly active state essential for both physical health and BRAIN health.

Although we all do it, few of us know very much about it – and fewer still make sure we get enough of it…

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If I should die . . .

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie has gifted us with a lighter look into the reality of ADD – both humorous and instructive. Please, read on…

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

For The Second Time Around

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Reflections post in the Whimsy Series

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Six years ago now, I reblogged my own humorous article from a posting on the personal blog I maintained on a now defunct ADD site.  Here ’tis again, this time in it’s entirety, with just a few edits.

I hope it gives new readers a giggle as you get an up-close-and-personal look into the quirky way the ADD mind tends to work.

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You know the prayer:

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Now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

Even I know the prayer, though I was not raised in a particularly religious household as I remember – which is always an iffy thing since I am the…

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MEET SALLY CRONIN

We are treated to a guest article by a gifted author and one of the premier promoters of authors worldwide, Sally Cronin. Sally’s message today is about solving the puzzle of healthy eating. Please, read on…

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I’m really thrilled to have Sally as my guest this week. She is a tireless supporter of us Indie authors with lots of exposure (of the polite kind). She’s set up an online book store where she features authors and their books so it’s the very least I can do to return the favour. Do look out for her blogs, Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life they are always fun to read. How Sally finds the time to write books with all the time she spends helping other writers I’ve not the faintest idea, and moving from Spain to Ireland – I hope I’ve got that right Sally?

But that’s quite enough from me over to Sally, and we are all about to learn something very, very important.

sally wedding day 1980What’s in Name?

Sally Cronin has always been fascinated by names and their origins. Having met a number of people over…

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Executive Functions & YOU

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie does a wonderful job explaining Executive Functions of the brain. Please, read on…

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

Executive Functioning
for Optimal Functioning™
What’s involved and what can go wrong?

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
another part of the Executive Functioning Series

MORE folks on Team EFD than folks with ADD/ADHD

The executive system is a carefully orchestrated combination of processes that, together, merge and mingle to make us human and to make us, well, us!

These functions continually work together to help us manage hundreds of cognitive and practical tasks of life, day in and day out.

Not only that, they do it in the blink of an eye, and primarily below the level of our conscious awareness. At least, they do it that way when everything is on board and working “normally.”

New here? Read What ARE Executive Functions? for more description & detail.

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The area of the brain that makes possible many of the wonderful cognitive abilities differentiating humans from the…

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Reaching the Boiling Point

As a follow-up, Madelyn Griffith-Haynie presents some frightening statistics about age-related diseases now and projections into the future. This cannot be ignored by ANY of us! Please, read on…

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

We still have some time
but we have to act – NOW

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Reflections from the Executive Functioning Series

The content I am revisiting is an edited & condensed version of
probably the most important information I have ever shared
(in over 500 information-dense articles).
It applies to every single person living.
I hope those of you who missed it on Monday will
take the time to read it all this weekend – and tell your friends.

ABOUT Boiling Frog Syndrome

In a recently posted article from the Executive Functioning Series [How well do you REALLY function?], I explored the tendency to accommodate an accumulation of difficulties until we are struggling to cope and practically desperate — whenever things decline gradually.

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UNFORTUNATELY …

The water temperature is perilously close to reaching the boiling point where global health…

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