AD(H)D + Meditation, Possible?

If I was pushed into a corner and only able to hand you one tool to improve your life, it would be meditation. It doesn’t have to be the very popular mindfulness-based meditation we are all hearing so much about lately, but any meditation practice that you connect with.

The Importance of FUN

Embracing fun activities, whether through arts, hobbies, or playful learning, contributes significantly to our mental health. So go ahead, indulge in that hobby, dance, paint, or explore new interests—it’s good for you!

How Values Create Resilience

So much of the work we do together here at Liberated Mind involves exploring Values. This month’s newsletter links to a recent episode of Hidden Brain; it is a useful reminder about why values are so important for our well-being / mental health.

The Three Pillars, Pillar #3: Exercise

Physical activity has been consistently shown to relate to improved physical health, life satisfaction, cognitive functioning, and psychological well-being [i]. Exercise can independently reduce the risk for depression [iii], and people who move more have a significantly lower risk for major depressive disorder [iv].

The Three Pillars, Pillar #2: Diet

The word diet can also mean “a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly to reduce one’s weight, or for health reasons, i.e., going on a diet.” In general, this is NOT what we mean when we use the word diet, though this may be implied if what you are eating is not actually helping you take care of yourself.

The Three Pillars, Pillar #1: Sleep

We mention Sleep, Diet, and Exercise a lot here at Liberated Mind. Noted! So, let’s take a moment to review each topic. This newsletter post provides links to the science on each of these topics. Please take a minute to review the science on Sleep.