9 Ways to Tame Hyperactivity and Impulsivity

Posted on November 9, 2017

Hyperactivity and impulsivity are the hallmark symptoms of the hyperactive/impulsive type of ADHD. Children, teens and adults with hyperactivity move constantly and often have trouble sitting still. They may annoy their classmates, coworkers or their family with their fidgeting, constant motion and unconscious noises. They interrupt others, have trouble waiting for their turn and do(read more)

Mindfulness Skills for Kids Card Deck

Posted on September 18, 2017

Mindfulness Skills for Kids: Card Deck and 3 Card Games. The card deck provides 52 fun exercises and practices to help kids calm their mind and body, pay attention, become more self-aware, feel happier and confident, connect with others and have fun. The deck can be used as individual exercises, or as card games (based(read more)

Got Performance Anxiety?

Posted on July 10, 2017

Do you experience performance anxiety? Does your anxiety increase when you are on the spot such as when you are speaking, taking a test, or giving a presentation or a performance? Do you sweat, tremble, get a dry mouth, or feel nauseas? Does your heart race? Then you may have performance anxiety. Use the checklist(read more)

Just Released: Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD

Posted on April 19, 2017

Get focused, the mindful way! In Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD, Debra Burdick, an award-winning, #1 best-selling author and clinical social worker offers powerful skills based in mindfulness and neuroscience to help teens succeed in all areas of life—at home, in school, with friends, and beyond! As if being a teen wasn’t tough enough, attention(read more)

Wohoo! My ADHD book won the GOLD!

Posted on April 17, 2017

I am sooo excited and delighted that my book, ADHD: Non-medication Treatments & Skills for Children and Teens won the GOLD award in psychology in the 29th annual Benjamin Franklin awards. Over 150 librarians, booksellers, and design and editorial experts – most of whom have decades of book industry experience – judge the books submitted(read more)

What Are You Practicing? Stress, Anxiety or Contentment?

Posted on March 20, 2017

As I have been studying and practicing mindfulness over the past 30 years I have learned to ask myself this one important question: What am I practicing?  Am I practicing feeling stressed-out, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, discouraged or perhaps something more pleasant? More often than I would like to admit, the answer is yes, I am(read more)

Is Technology Impacting Your Productivity and Happiness?

Posted on January 30, 2017

Everywhere you look today you see evidence of rapidly advancing technology. This, the digital era, has seen an explosion of smartphones, tablets, wearable monitoring devices and on-going research into numerous ways to enhance our capability as humans. As I’ve discussed in previous blog posts, many if not most of us and our children have unwittingly(read more)