Ask Dr B about Heritability of ADHD & Executive Function, Emotions & Feelings - Episode 052

Hey ADDers!  Do you ever wonder about the heritability of ADHD or how your emotions and feelings impact your executive functioning?  In fact, do you know the difference between your emotions and your feelings?  If yes and no, this episode is for you!!

According to Pema Chodron, an American Tibetan Buddhist and ordained nun, if you allow an emotion to exist for 90 seconds without judging it, it will disappear. According to Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist and author of A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, “once triggered, the chemical released by your brain surges through your body and you have a physiological experience. Within 90 seconds from the initial trigger, the chemical component of anger has completely dissipated from your blood and your automatic response is over. If, however, you remain angry after those 90 seconds have passed, then it is because you have chosen to let that circuit continue to run.”

In this episode, I talk about:

  • The Heritability of ADHD
  • The 90-Second Rule
  • Executive Functioning
  • Emotions
  • Feelings
  • The importance of celebrating your WINS

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