|ADHD & Marriage - Weekly Marriage Tip - March 21, 2014|
Heart to Heart
Tips for Thriving in your Marriage
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“Neuroplasticity, the brain’s capacity to grown and change, has been clearly confirmed in human adults. By noticing and making more mindful choices about our thoughts, feelings, and reactions, we can actually change the structure, activity, and connections in our brain. Such changes are associated with increased and more balanced empathy, faster recovery after an argument, and decreased negativity bias.”
- Marsha Lucas, Ph.D.
|Change Your Brain|
We change our brains as we make specific choices. This is one of the reasons that improving our relationship through making everyday intentional choices about being positive and thoughtful with our actions (what I call an "intentional relationship”) is so useful.
According to John Ratey, MD, research shows clearly that exercise helps speed the process of creating stronger and new mental pathways through a process called neuroplasticity. Meditation is another way to change your brain to (eventually) become calmer and inhibit impulsivity.
None of this happens over night. But making time in your schedule for exercise, making mindful choices and meditation have long-term, physiological benefits. Can you create more time for one or more of these activities?
|For those in marriages impacted by ADHD|
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