498 | Will I Ever be Content? with Dana Crews, MA, MBSR, ADHD-CSP

498 | Will I Ever be Content? with Dana Crews, MA, MBSR, ADHD-CSP

In today’s show, Eric is joined by Dana Crews!  Dana has been a coach, educator, facilitator, and trainer in the behavioral health and mental health field for over 15 years.  She is currently combining her own personal practice, unique life experience, and education in the ancient wisdom traditions together with modern psychology and behavioral and neuroscience research in her newly-created mindfulness ADHD life-coaching business: Second Arrow Life Coaching! 

Dana is an advocate for invisible disabilities and neurodivergence.  She believes that knowing and connecting to your core values and practicing basic mindfulness and yogic techniques allows us to transform self-judgment and fear into constructive reflection, insight, compassion, health, and creative solutions.


  • [00:01:11] Introducing Dana
  • [00:03:08] What is the difference between satisfaction and contentment?
  • [00:05:03] Exploring contentedness and its different avenues
  • [00:06:32] Where is the overlap and what is separate between contentment and gratitude?
  • [00:11:51] A discussion about the discomfort in familiarity
  • [00:14:24] Is the struggle of holding onto contentment an issue of emotional self-regulation?
  • [00:20:00] How much of the struggle around contentment comes from societal ideas of feeling content and ADHD brains needing novelty?
  • [00:21:40] A discussion on Buddhist psychology and philosophy
  • [00:23:52] How does one strive through the lens of Buddhist philosophy?
  • [00:27:27] Not thinking about the future vs. over-planning for the future
  • [00:29:40] Overidentification, rumination, and separation of self
  • [00:31:32] How much of being able to experience being content has to do with resilience?
  • [00:39:40] Dana shares more about growing up, undiagnosed ADHD, travel, and meeting the Dalai Lama
  • [00:41:58] What is Ayurveda?
  • [00:44:33] How can self-awareness inform our understanding of our experiences?
  • [00:46:30] A moment of an idea of contentment
  • [00:48:26] Closing thoughts

Use my affiliate link for your favorite titles:

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups (ArC)

New Sessions Start 4 times per year. Registration is by invitation only. Please visit to learn more.  Click the button at to get added to the invite list.  

Adult Study Hall (ASH) Membership Community

Join ADHD reWired’s virtual co-working community. ASH 24/7 is always open. We have a variety of faciliated sessions for extra structure in your work. Learn more at

Support the Podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. Want ad-free episodes? It’s only $5 per month. Want to join a monthly coaching call? It’s only $25 per month.  Learn more at

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to and fill out the application.

Live Q  & A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to

Want to be a guest?

Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, schedule a pre-interview call here.

Leave a Comment

Subscribe for Email Updates

I’ve got some great tools and strategies I’d love to share with you. I’ll also share with you new podcast episodes with a summary of the episode.