In fact, meditation alone has been demonstrated to have profound health effects on the body.

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Yoga, the combination of breathing exercises, meditation, and physical postures used to achieve a state of relaxation and balance of mind, body, and spirit, has been surging in popularity for years, but especially amid the pandemic as people look for a practice that both fits within the confines of home while embracing calm and mindfulness.

It’s easy to understand why. Yoga encapsulates repeating stretches like sun salutations, pairing them with your breath. Then, while adopting the role of impartial observer to the racing thoughts in your head; you clear your mind in meditation. Consciously relaxing every muscle in your body…


A year ago, educators, students, and parents were flying by the seat of their pants, scrambling to secure tools for remote learning and navigate the particulars of teleconferencing software such as Zoom and edtech software like Canvas. If the household’s Internet bandwidth weren’t strained, a family’s mental bandwidth certainly was.

For better or for worse, families across the country have settled into the groove of virtual learning during the time of COVID. Students have learned what remote learning styles work for them. Parents have learned about what learning styles might not work for their children. Teachers have uncovered new ways…


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Living in the moment. Spontaneity. These positive traits associated with ADHD can be downright detrimental when it comes to something that’s front of mind for Americans this time of year: finances. As tax season is in full swing, we asked mental health experts who are well versed in ADHD, as well as financial planning experts, to tell us at Narbis about some potential financial stumbling blocks for people with ADHD, and ways to help people keep focus on their finances.

For people with ADHD common financial pitfalls include impulse shopping and lack of long-term planning or organization. ADHD impacts executive…


It’s been nearly a year that we’ve been shut indoors. And with each class that’s held on the couch, on a bean bag chair, or at the kitchen table, everyone’s learning styles, idiosyncrasies, and ways of working are on full display. Your daughter might be a straight-A student. But did you know that she is prone to daydreaming? Or did you know that your son has a subconscious habit of jiggling his leg under the table? His sister now does — and it’s driving her bonkers.

When school is held in a traditional classroom setting, teachers and educational support staff…


Love them or hate them, video games are only growing in popularity. The entire video gaming market is expected to be worth more than $200 billion by 2023. If you’re in the “hate them” camp, perhaps it’s because you’ve heard about how video games are shrinking kids’ attention spans -or even causing ADHD — even though there is actually zero evidence behind this. That said, super-fast-paced TV shows and video games do have a special appeal for kids who have ADHD, according to Dr. …


Forgetfulness, procrastination, spontaneity: The behaviors of people who have ADHD can be both draws and turn-offs for potential partners. A sense of adventure and acting on impulse can help keep a relationship fresh and alive. Who wouldn’t jump at a loved one suddenly offering to whisk the two of you away to a cozy getaway for a few days? On the other hand, forgetting to respond to that dating app might lead your latest online crush to suspect that you’re playing the field, even though you’re done with swiping right. …


That new PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X was the highlight of your holiday gift-giving this past holiday season. Given that your family has been cooped up during the pandemic — and especially during the cold, dark days of winter — any shakeup to the usual indoor entertainment routine will be welcomed with open arms. But are there any health risks involved with long-term gaming? How does video gaming affect ADHD?

“I wouldn’t say that videogames are 100 percent harmful to people with ADHD,” says Ken Fierheller, a registered psychotherapist in Calgary, Alberta. Long story short: gaming is okay —…


As Andy Williams once sang — and as the annual holiday commercial barrage won’t let you forget — the holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year!” Children and adults alike get a reprieve from their usual routine, enjoying time off to frolic outside and partake in cherished traditions. Even — or perhaps especially — during this pandemic time, the annual year-end break is a much-needed chance to blow off steam and make the most of the shorter days and cooler weather.

Yet with this change to the schedule comes disruption. For anyone, falling out of the usual…


We at Narbis know what it’s like to be distracted. It’s kind of our reason for being. And with lack of focus comes delays and forgetfulness. So for the last-minute shopper, what’s better than a last-minute gift list to help anyone who’s found themselves getting easily distracted when working or distance-learning from home?

We’ve put together this list of nifty gadgets for 2020 holiday gift giving to get you focused and ready for whatever 2021 brings you.

1. Narbis smart glasses


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been garnering headlines of late. Whether it’s virtual learning during the pandemic bringing children’s struggles with attention to light or the recent epidemic of adult diagnoses with the condition, ADHD has been front and center in the conversation about the shift to digital work and education. But what is ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition with an array of symptoms that can be detrimental to academic study or productivity in the workplace. Symptoms can include not being able to sustain attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. …

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