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The podcast for adults with ADHD. Hear stories, learn strategies, and get great productivity tips as we talk about the real-life struggles and what it takes to achieve success. Host, Eric Tivers, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, coach and entrepreneur (with ADHD) in private practice. Eric interviews a variety of guests. Many are people just like yourself, as well professionals, entrepreneurs, and ADHD experts.

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The podcast for adults with ADHD. Hear stories, learn strategies, and get great productivity tips as we talk about the real-life struggles and what it takes to achieve success. Host, Eric Tivers, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, coach and entrepreneur (with ADHD) in private practice. Eric interviews a variety of guests. Many are people just like yourself, as well professionals, entrepreneurs, and ADHD experts.

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This podcast is amazing

By Elisaphyss - Nov 23 2019
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This podcast is life changing. I’ve gotten to a very bad place in my life but these podcasts are showing me that this is not what my life has to feel like. I’m learning more about myself and more strategies that are working since I’ve found this podcast than I had in all my life trying to figure it out on my own, quietly in my head. Highly recommend but okay bye podcast time...

Life Changing

By William Curb - Oct 15 2019
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When I stumbled upon ADHD reWired I had no idea how profoundly this podcast would change my life (and Eric even has a line in there that podcasts change lives, and he’s right). Through this podcast I learned so much about managing my ADHD and eventually signed up for the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups. In those classes I learned so much about how I could not only manage my ADHD by thrive while doing so and also to give myself a little slack when I still did struggle. As I said this podcast changed my life and I’m now running my own ADHD podcast because of it. I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t start listen to this podcast, but it certainly wouldn’t be where I am now.

iTunes Ratings

667 Ratings
Average Ratings
614
25
10
11
7

This podcast is amazing

By Elisaphyss - Nov 23 2019
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This podcast is life changing. I’ve gotten to a very bad place in my life but these podcasts are showing me that this is not what my life has to feel like. I’m learning more about myself and more strategies that are working since I’ve found this podcast than I had in all my life trying to figure it out on my own, quietly in my head. Highly recommend but okay bye podcast time...

Life Changing

By William Curb - Oct 15 2019
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When I stumbled upon ADHD reWired I had no idea how profoundly this podcast would change my life (and Eric even has a line in there that podcasts change lives, and he’s right). Through this podcast I learned so much about managing my ADHD and eventually signed up for the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups. In those classes I learned so much about how I could not only manage my ADHD by thrive while doing so and also to give myself a little slack when I still did struggle. As I said this podcast changed my life and I’m now running my own ADHD podcast because of it. I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t start listen to this podcast, but it certainly wouldn’t be where I am now.

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The podcast for adults with ADHD. Hear stories, learn strategies, and get great productivity tips as we talk about the real-life struggles and what it takes to achieve success. Host, Eric Tivers, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, coach and entrepreneur (with ADHD) in private practice. Eric interviews a variety of guests. Many are people just like yourself, as well professionals, entrepreneurs, and ADHD experts.

190 | Emotions, Accepting ADHD, and Productivity as a Feeling with Noelle Matteson

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Noelle Matteson joins me on this week’s episode of ADHD reWired.  Noelle has lived in various places around the United States and the world.  Her background is mostly in writing and publishing.  She has an M.A. in Shakespeare Studies, and she has published a short book on the Civil Rights Movement, The Freedom Rides and Alabama: A Guide to Key Events and Places, Context, and Impact.  Noelle currently writes for Healthy Place’s blog, Living with Adult ADHD. In this conversation, you will hear Noelle share her ADHD story.  Like most of these stories, this starts back with Noelle in school.  Because of her success in school and the structure of her schooling, she did not recognize her ADHD symptoms.  She talks about a therapist identifying these symptoms, her reaction to this news, and her experiences with medication.    Connect with Noelle Matteson: Twitter - @NoelleVivante Blog - http://noellevivante.wordpress.com Blog - Living with Adult ADHD   You’ll Learn: ● [07:30] - Noelle shares her background with us.  She talks about a therapist identifying her ADHD symptoms. She explains that her first reaction to this news was “shock.” ● [12:35] - At that time, Noelle was looking for work and her therapist.  Her therapist shared with her that her ADHD was holding her back in this effort to get a job. ● [16:06] - Noelle talks about meeting her psychiatrist and trying medications for her ADHD. ● [18:16] - Noelle shares her religious background and how this shaped her opinions on medication. ● [27:14] - Noelle talks about being overwhelmed with how the medication helped her. ● [31:08] - Noelle points out that she needs to remember that she still has ADHD and those tendencies, even when she’s on medication. ● [33:28] - Noelle talks about moving from being overwhelmed to the point of acceptance.  ● [34:47] - Noelle did well in school, and she explained why this fact, and the structure of her schooling, led to her not recognizing her ADHD symptoms. ● [37:27] - Noelle started on medication in April.  She talks about how it is impacting her life now. ● [45:27] - Noelle shares her list. ● [57:33] - Noelle talks about productivity and organization. ● [1:00:48] - Noelle explains what productivity “feels like” to her. ● [1:04:18] - Coming back from breaks can be difficult, and Noelle talks about this step in productivity. ● [1:08:28] - Noelle is now thinking ahead, and she discusses some of her aspirations and goals.   Your Resources: The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results - Gary Keller and Jay Papasan Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired   ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group October is ADHD Awareness Month, and we are kicking off with early registration for the 11th season of the ADHD Coaching and Accountability Group.  January 8th is the start date for this season, and you can go to my website and reserve your registration time.  Registration is November 14th through the 25th.  To learn more and schedule your interview, http://CoachingReWired.com.   Support the podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired   ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.   Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.   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.

Oct 31 2017

1hr 18mins

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152 | Dr. Russell Barkley Research on Updates and What Loved Ones Need to Know About You

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This Week’s Episode: Joining me for this week’s episode is Dr. Russell Barkley.  Dr. Barkley is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals. He has also published over 270 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature of assessment and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. In this conversation, you will hear Dr. Barkley talk about his new book, When an Adult You Love has ADHD. This leads to an interesting discussion on attachment and relationships with people diagnosed with ADHD.  In the second half of this conversation,Dr. Barkley shares a lot of the recent findings on gender in ADHD, adult onset, neuroimaging, genetics, environmental factors, and psychosocial treatments. Connect with Dr. Russell Barkley: Website - http://RussellBarkley.org You’ll Learn: [07:13] - Dr. Barkley explains why he wrote the book, When an Adult You Love Has ADHD. [09:42] - In this book, Dr. Barkley talks about family members creating a safety net without enabling. [12:19] - Dr. Barkley talks about being an expert in the area of ADHD and having family members with that diagnosis. [15:03] - Dr. Barkley talks about the research of James Prochaska in the willingness of a patient to engage in the change process.  Dr. Barkley lists the different stages. [18:07] - Many people that don’t have ADHD don’t want to acknowledge ADHD, even if someone they love is diagnosed. [20:00] - Dr. Barkley addresses a question from a person that is in a relationship with someone that displays symptoms of ADHD, but will not get tested or adopt different strategies.  Dr. Barkley explains how handle these types of situations. [28:45] - Dr. Barkley answers a question from Tiffany.  She asks how ADHD impacts attachment and relationships.  Dr. Barkley also explains some of the risk areas that women with ADHD find themselves in. [32:40] - Dr. Barkley also describes some of the consistent characteristics linked to males with ADHD. [34:23] - Dr. Barkley talks about recent findings on women with ADHD and he shares his opinions on the role of gender with ADHD. [39:44] - Dr. Barkley talks about adult onset ADHD.  He explains that these self-reports are unreliable and inaccurate. [51:36] - Dr. Barkley shares some thoughts on the power of accountability for individuals with ADHD.   [53:59] - I have seen growth and development from people that participate in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. Dr. Barkley gives me some tips on showing this is an effective clinical intervention. [57:45] - Dr. Barkley talks about some new research that he’s recently learned about. [1:02:23] - Dr. Barkley believes we are 2-5 years from neuroimaging diagnosing cases of ADHD. [1:04:40] - Dr. Barkley talks about advances in the genetics of ADHD.   [1:08:55] - Dr. Barkley talks about the role of environmental factors in the ideology of ADHD. [1:10:42] - Dr. Barkley shares some new developments in psychosocial treatments. Resources: The 7 Habits of Effective People - Stephen Covey Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group! You can save $450 by registering now for one of our spring sessions for the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  Early registration ends on January 31st.  Go to http://coachingrewired.com and schedule a call if you want to join.   Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These will continue in 2017 on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events. ADHD Women’s Palooza Women are diagnosed with ADHD much later in life. The 2nd Annual ADHD Women’s Palooza will be happening February 6th-11th.  This is a free event and you can register at http://www.erictivers.com/palooza ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register! ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com. 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.

Jan 24 2017

1hr 19mins

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228 | An ADHD and Non ADHD Couple

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On this episode, I am joined by two guests in my studio.  These two people are in, what we are calling, a “mixed (almost) marriage,” where one of the partners has been diagnosed with ADHD.  Emily and Josh, a couple from Chicago, have been together for three years and sat behind my mics for this conversation.    Josh has ADHD and Emily does not.  He was diagnosed with ADHD right before they met, so his journey has coincided with their relationship.  Josh works as a support engineer at a tech company and codes on the side for fun.  Emily works at a non-profit for middle and high school girls.    In this conversation, you will hear Josh and Emily share the techniques and strategies they have discovered and created to have a successful mixed relationship.  The discussion includes their stories, their experiences, and their intentional efforts to overcome. You’ll Learn: [06:25] - Josh talks about his diagnosis.  He met Emily a few months later, and he recounts his first impressions and conversation.  [09:00] - Emily and Josh talk about the step of moving in with each other.  Emily explains what it was like to move in with someone with ADHD.   [12:12] - Emily shares a tip she learned on this podcast.  [14:25] - We talk about self-awareness being part of executive functioning.  [17:00] - Emily talks about the discoveries they have made.   [20:16] - Emily shares that Josh is quick to look at the system, and look for a solution that involves technology.  [23:50] - Josh shares two changes he’s made with technology that has helped them.  This leads to a discussion on setting alarms.  [27:30] - Josh and Emily share what they have learned from each other.  Emily says that Josh has helped her leave open space on her calendar.   [30:26] - Emily gives some advice to the neurotypical person in a mixed marriage.    [33:32] - Emily talks about the idea of suggesting someone “try harder” or “focus more.”  [40:53] - Emily and Josh explain how they have names for features of ADHD.    [48:40] - Emily says if you are with someone who was diagnosed as an adult, they are probably beating themselves up for things that have happened over the years.  [49:45] - Josh explains that Emily pauses and gives Josh time to come up with the words to convey what he is going through.  He provides an example.  [56:23] - Emily explains “the true step one.”  [59:37] - Josh shares what he finds challenging about Emily, as she is neurotypical.  He goes on to explain how people with ADHD have an advantage with systems in this time of technological intrusion.  [1:05:50] - Emily describes some strategies that help her in this relationship.  Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:  http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired  ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group  Our fall season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group will begin September 24th.  Registration dates and times will be announced later.  If you’d like an email to let you know when registration is opening, sign up at http://ADHDreWired.com   Support the podcast on Patreon  Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired   ADHD reWired Facebook Group:  If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.  Productivity Q&A  Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.  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.

Jul 24 2018

1hr 15mins

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63 | Russell Barkley on the Meaning of ADHD

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Renowned professor, educator, and author of numerous ADHD books and clinical manuals, Dr. Russell Barkley talks about the mechanics and ideas behind many core ADHD concepts. Ranging from executive functions, to neuroimaging, to public perception and more, Dr. Barkley shares knowledge from his extensive research and informed perspective on ADHD, breaking down its basic concepts in an understandable and approachable way. Go to erictivers.com/63 for the full show notes and links mentioned in this episode. Go to coachingrewired.com or call 224‒993‒9450 to let Eric know if you're interested in joining the next ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group, which is starting in June. Visit erictivers.com/t1d for a link to Carolyn D'Argenio's type 1 diabetes crowd-funding campaign for her son. Connect with people virtually using Eric's favorite video conferencing and connectivity platform, Zoom, by visiting erictivers.com/zoom – the basic service is totally free. For a free audio-book download from our sponsor Audible.com, please visit AudibleTrial.com/ADHDreWired Help the CHADD organization by donating to their fundraising campaign here: gofundme.com/oneof15m. Visit chadd.org for information on improving the lives of people affected by ADHD.

May 12 2015

1hr 10mins

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250 | Best Productivity Episode Yet with Emily Parks

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The guest of this episode is Emily Parks.  Emily is a productivity consultant and the owner of Organize for Success.  She is an Evernote certified consultant. A lover of technology, Emily can help with prioritization, email, calendar management, and everything else that we could all use help with.   In this conversation, you will hear Emily share a ton of super helpful tips and strategies.  This is a can’t-miss episode if you would like to become more efficient in areas of your life with things like digital clutter, time-blocking, and email.  At the end of the episode, you’ll even hear Emily share some tips specific to this holiday time of the year. Connect with Emily Parks Website - OrganizeForSuccess.biz You’ll Learn: [02:26] - “Our brain is made for thinking, not remembering.” [03:28] -  Emily shares her answer to “What’s the best tool for remembering things?” She shares a few reasons she loves Evernote. [05:36] - Emily says that she uses Evernote as her external brain. [07:19] - When it comes to Evernote, Emily never recommends having too much of anything.   [08:57] - Emily shares tips on naming folders in Evernote. [10:54] - I describe my “1-2-3 Hack.” [12:42] - If using the subject line is too overwhelming, you can rename your default notebook and use it as an inbox to hold items for processing. [15:38] - “One is the most productive number” is Emily’s line of thinking behind having people do an audit [24:57] - We tend to scatter our organization.  Emily talks about managing this clutter. [27:27] - Emily addresses the issue of social media notifications. [31:00] - It’s easy to get sucked into the neverending stream of videos on Facebook.  Emily shares how to keep yourself from falling into those traps. [34:49] - Emily encourages me (and all of us) to do our daily wrap-up. [43:11] - Daily planning is very important for people with ADHD, and Emily gives tips on staying on track.   [51:20] - Emily talks more about time-blocking methods. [57:26] - Emily and I share a hatred of email.  Emily shares some tips and tricks related to email. [1:00:35] - Emily gives a few tips on keeping phone calls short in length. [1:03:00] - Email: Checking vs. Processing [1:07:24] - Emily talks about staying productive and on-task during the holidays. Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group Registration for the winter session of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group is almost over. There may be a spot or two left!  To learn more or RSVP for the group registration, go to http://CoachingreWired.com.   Support the podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application. Productivity 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.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events. 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.

Dec 18 2018

1hr 18mins

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108| Getting Organized with Shelly Collins

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ADHD ReWired Episode 108. Meet Shelly Collins Shelly has been organizing businesses, homes, and people since 2011 She does what she loves for a living every day. “Organizing is a means to an end: being organized gives me the time, room, and clarity to live a life I love.” Shelly Collins Hear from Shelly: I have a great sense of humor. I hope you do, too. Organizing doesn’t have to be scary or depressing. I love laughing my way through a session with my clients. It makes the time pass quickly and makes the work seem fun! That doesn’t mean you won’t have a bad day or a tough session, but I’ll be there to help support you so we can get back to laughing through our sessions. Organizing can be fun. I promise. Yes, I am a real person! A really real, really non-judgmental person. My house gets messy too. Sometimes my office looks like someone set off a paper bomb.  I truly believe that sometimes you need a fresh set of eyes on your space when you are too overwhelmed to organize on your own, which is why I occasionally call in reinforcements by hiring an organizing colleague to help dig me out of my own mess. Clients often ask me if they are the worst case I’ve ever seen. Honestly, there is no worst – you are an individual and your situation is unique. I can assure you, though you may look at your space and only see clutter, I’m busy thinking ahead to the many organized possibilities. Contact:  http://www.gatewayorganizers.com Twitter @gatewayorganize Facebook Page   Memberships:  Active member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) since 2011 Active member of NAPO-St. Louis since 2011 Subscriber to the Institute For Challenging Disorganization (ICD) since 2013 Member of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Summa Cum Laude Honors – Lindenwood University 4x Attendee: NAPO National Conference (2012-2015) 1x Attendee: ICD National Conference (2014) Graduate: Coaching Essentials – Coach Approach for Organizers Graduate: Foundations Courses – Coach Approach for Organizers Graduate: Graduate Course, Coaching the ADHD Client – Coach Approach for Organizers Industry Leadership:  Currently serving as POINT Committee Chair for NAPO National Currently serving on the Corporate Associate Member Advisory Council for NAPO National Served on the Nominating Committee for NAPO National (2014-2015) Former Director of Professional Development for NAPO-St. Louis (2012-2014) Former Vice President for NAPO-St. Louis (2013-2014)

Mar 22 2016

1hr 16mins

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181 | Emotional Regulation and Shiny Objects with James Ochoa

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This Week’s Episode:  James Ochoa returns to the podcast on this episode. James is a licensed professional counselor and the author of Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD.  He is the founder and Director of the Life Empowerment Center in Austin, Texas. James offers action-focused counseling and executive coaching to help his clients discover ways to empower themselves in all areas of life.  His passion is treating the emotional distress of ADHD so clients can build their internal worlds using their imagination to manage their attention challenges.   In this conversation, you will hear James talk about emotional regulation.  He discusses the concept of emotional distress syndrome and the stress model, which involves distress and eu stress.  James shares how micro-meditations in the middle of the day create the activation of the kinesthetic muscle and how that activity helps keep us in balance.  He shares how slowing down actions by 25% at any given moment puts the mind in a state of pause and contemplation.  You will hear helpful strategies that are customizable and easy to implement.    Connect with James Ochoa:  Website - JamesOchoa.com  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-ochoa-4419274/  Twitter - @ADHDInsights  You’ll Learn:  [04:02] - I share what has been going on in my life, which includes a recent move, working on becoming a minimalist, and trying to find an office space.  [17:00] - James shares that he has been diving into the emotional distress of ADHD. He explains that this is a balancing factor.    [20:03] - James shares that he came up with the concept of emotional distress syndrome, a low-grade post traumatic stress.    [21:07] - James would like people with ADHD to think about the stress model from a two component system, distress and eu stress.   [23:13] - James talks about handling eu stress and moving forward.  [25:41] - I share that I recently listened to a guided meditation with poor audio quality and I was able to shape this into a really good experience.   [27:12] - James talks about elevating meditation to a higher level of need.    [33:19] - James shares that as he walks on the beach, he will close his eyes.  He explains that it helps keep him connected to himself.   [35:00] - James talks about Emotional Distress Syndrome. He explains micro-traumas and why it is critical to understand them.  [37:36] - James states that it is important to customize and personalize strategies that work.  [42:24] - James explains the shiny object du jour.  [47:51] - James would like to develop a professional consultation model, and he talks about this.   [51:50] - James talks about a new podcast series he is working on. It will be called “The Complex.”   [56:24] - James follows up on our conversation when he was on the ADHD reWired Hot Seat the last time he was on the podcast.   [59:41] - James shares that exercise has been difficult for him and customized short-term goals have helped him.  Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:  http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired  ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group  The 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group is now full. If you would like to join the waitlist go to CoachingReWired.com.  The 11th season of the group starts on January 8th. When I have details on early registration, I will let you know!    Support the podcast on Patreon  Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired   ADHD reWired Facebook Group:  If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.  Productivity Q&A  Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.   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.

Aug 29 2017

1hr 7mins

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165 | Overcoming Distraction

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This Week’s Episode: David Greenwood is the author of the book, Overcoming Distractions: Thriving with Adult ADD/ADHD, which looks at ADHD through the eyes of an entrepreneur. The book shares people’s stories and strategies.   In this conversation, you will hear David share his story and experiences that lead to him developing self-awareness about his future and moving toward entrepreneurship.  David explains how self-awareness and “owning yourself” can help lead to success.  Allowing yourself to daydream leads ideas and innovation.   Connect with David Greenwood: Website - DavidAGreenwood.com You’ll Learn: [03:43] - David tells a story from his childhood.  He believes this is his mother’s “aha!” moment.  This led to his diagnosis. [05:48] - David shares his educational experience and getting off Ritalin.  This leads to him talking about his early jobs and self-awareness about his future and eventually, entrepreneurship. [08:29] - David talks about owning a karate school.  He talks about the early lessons he learned. [09:31] - David shares how he sets goals.  He uses a legal pad to organize his goals, which are short-term. He also talks about accountability through his coach. [12:06] - Dave explains why exercise is important to maintain focus.   [13:16] - Dave is a proponent of batching tasks and explains why that also helps with focus. [15:48] - We discuss the idea of “just getting started.” [19:11] - Dave talks about meditation and how it helps him relax and develop ideas. [22:30] - David shares what prompted him to write his book. [30:49] - Dave talks about being comfortable with who you are and “owning yourself.” [33:38] - His next project is a career manual for people with ADHD. He talks about this project, which is yet to be named. [39:11] - David recently got an email requesting him to teach the “non-ADHD” version of his book. He explains how he is going through the journey of his new book with the reader. [44:25] - David talks about entrepreneurship and what aspiring entrepreneurs have in common.   [47:25] - David shares a moment from his career that he deems to be a shameful moment. Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired Support the podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events. ADHD Women’s Palooza If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here: http://www.erictivers.com/palooza 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.

Apr 25 2017

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59 | ADHD and Marriage

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An ADHD marriage consultant, therapist, and author of a number of related books, Melissa Orlov stops by to discuss common problem areas, issues of intimacy, handling of conflicts, what to know when entering a relationship with ADHD, and more. Host Eric asks Melissa some marriage-related questions as posed by the ADHD reWired community. Go to erictivers.com/59 for the full show notes and links mentioned in this episode. Get a $25 discount off Melissa's new course on recovering intimacy with the code "rewired". Go to her website, adhdmarriage.com, and look for the course on the front page. Take Eric's survey for his upcoming ebook and be entered to win a prize: erictivers.com/ebook Go to coachingrewired.com to let Eric know if you're interested in joining the next ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group, which is most likely starting in early May. Help the CHADD organization by donating to their fundraising campaign here: gofundme.com/oneof15m. Connect with people virtually using Eric's favorite video conferencing and connectivity platform, Zoom, by visiting erictivers.com/zoom – the basic service is totally free. For a free audio-book download from our sponsor Audible.com, please visit AudibleTrial.com/ADHDreWired Visit chadd.org for information on improving the lives of people affected by ADHD.

Apr 14 2015

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113 | Markers for ADHD with Dr. Thomas Brown

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Episode 113 | Markers for ADHD   Dr. Brown and Eric Tivers began the 113th Episode of ADHD reWired by discussing “Cookies and Accountability”. It was a great story about Dr. Brown and his wife and the temptations of a plate of chocolate chip cookies. Eric got a lot of information out of Dr. Brown and this show will most likely call for a second or possibly third listen to get it all. 2 conditions under which those with ADHD do well. Interest Pressure Most ADHD people have no problem focusing on tasks they are interested in or tasks for which they are afraid of consequences.   Dr. Brown went through the 6 different markers he looks for when diagnosing and during treatment of his ADHD patients. Activation Can they get organized and/or get started? How much are they procrastinating Attention / Focus Can they focus or shift focus. Do they get locked on to one thing and can’t get back on the current task Alertness Do they finish things in a reasonable amount of time? Many people do not get the necessary amount of sleep Are they able to sustain effort? Managing frustration & Emotions Do their emotions come on too strong or too weak Some of them get excited with “What ifs” Obsessing about things they will do or buy at a later time. Working Memory Can they keep one thing in mind while doing something else? No so much the long term but short term memory Monitor and self-regulate actions Do you come across to others as you intend to.   To contact Dr. Thomas Brown: http://understood.org http://drthomasebrown.com

Apr 26 2016

1hr 2mins

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170 | Beyond the To Do list - Digital Distraction with Erik Fisher

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This Week’s Episode: Erik Fisher has been producing his podcast, Beyond the To-Do List for more than four years.  His podcast focuses on productivity.  Erik is a social media manager at Social Media Examiner. He is also a member of the ADHD tribe. In this conversation, you will hear Erik and I discuss a variety of productivity techniques and resources.  We share several productivity apps that might be a fit for you and your routines.  We talk about “the drug” of social media and how to keep social media usage in check while we are trying to be productive. Throughout the episode, Erik shares how to achieve success by matching your priorities to your habits and “passing the baton to future you.” Connect with Erik Fisher: BeyondTheToDoList.com You’ll Learn: [06:01] - Erik shares why he decided to do a podcast on productivity. [07:25] - Erik was diagnosed with ADHD in 2005. He talks about what prompted him to seek his diagnosis. He also describes his experience with medication. [10:13] - We talk about digital distractions.  Erik works in the world of digital distractions and shares a few tips for keeping social media in check. [14:14] - Erik shares how he uses his Apple Watch as a satellite to help him filter information and notifications that could potentially distract him. [18:08] - Erik talks about dealing with distractions throughout the day. [21:06] - Erik recently moved. Because I am getting ready to move, Erik shares some strategies for dealing with a move. [23:24] - Erik explains how he sets up his schedule to stay productive through the day and week. This includes how he works within his workspace and working better with distractions. [33:20] - Erik and I talk about the apps we use for to-do lists and calendars. [41:42] - Erik shares some of the questions he is typically asked by people as a productivity guru. [45:18] - To stay productive, we need to cancel out the digital noise.  We discuss some strategies of keeping our technology in check. [49:03] - Erik shares some of the people he has interviewed for his podcast that have influenced him in the area of productivity.   [52:29] - Erik and I talk about Chronotherapy. [54:25] - While on Beyond the To-Do List, Michael Hyatt said, “Productivity isn’t about time management, it’s about energy management.”   [56:17] - Erik talks about internet-blocking software.   Your Resources: Sleep CycleOmniFocusBusyCalKitchen Safe TimerFreedom Internet BlockerPavlok Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group The 10th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group starts on August 21st.  The “Still Kinda Early” early registration drive will open on June 1st.  If you register during one of the four early registration days, you can save $200!  Registration interviews will be held June 1st, 6th, 8th, and 15th.  Go to CoachingReWired.com to learn more and schedule your registration interview. Support the podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to ADHDreWired.com and fill out an application. Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events. ADHD Women’s Palooza If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here: http://www.erictivers.com/palooza 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.

May 30 2017

1hr 5mins

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124 | 5 Ways to Crush Procrastination

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124 | 5 Ways to Crush Procrastination     124 | 5 Ways to Crush Procrastination   This week, Eric and the staff at ADHD reWired welcome back one of our fan favorites. Alan Brown returns to discuss “5 ways to Crush Procrastination”. Productivity knows few if any greater foes than procrastination. This can manifest itself as a feeling of being stuck. Sometimes, even though we want something to be completed, our lack of ability to focus on one thing prevents us from even starting the task or project. Today, Alan brown will show us that when you have a big meal to eat, it is best to devour it in a series of courses instead of a single bite. Alan speaks of a cycle of procrastination. We become overwhelmed We look for an escape We Procrastinate (check our email, or check Facebook.) As a result, our to do list continues to grow We fall further behind This leads to under-achieving or screwing up We are then…miserable  If you have had the pleasure of ever seeing Alan Brown’s award winning ADD Crusher videos you may remember hearing Alan say: “YOU ARE JUST KICKING YOUR OWN A$$”   Alan’s method of crushing his procrastination is primarily achieved through his asking himself specific questions. For example, Alan will ask himself, “Are any of my to-do’s a problem right now?” Sometimes the things we believe to be the most critical have the least amount of significance in the end. Alan helps us by offering methods to determine what is truly important and how to attack these tasks.   reWired Coaching (Alan Brown in the hot seat)   Alan Brown, during the coaching session of ADHD reWired shares some things he would like to improve in regard to the production of his amazing CrusherTV show. Alan Brown:  Alan explains that he struggles with coordinating the main processes of producing CrusherTV. There are many moving parts such as editing, sound, booking guests, and of course not having as much time as he needs to do get the job done. Eric Tivers:  Eric instructs Alan Brown to make 3 columns and head each of them as follows Things I don’t like doing Things I can’t do Things I should do Alan Brown:  Alan adds a fourth step Things that must be done by me. Eric Tivers:  Eric asks for action steps Alan Brown: Alan responds with 3 Spend time filling in the three columns Do this with honesty Involve his wife to help him execute  Eric Tivers:  Eric asks Alan to set a date to begin and a date for follow up Alan Brown:  Alan complies It is always a treat when Alan comes on the show. His balance of helpful information and humor are unmatched. If you would like to get in touch with Alan you can got to: http://cruchertv.com http://addcrusher.com Or email him at info@cruchertv.com   Alan Brown Bio Meet mess-to-success entrepreneur, productivity coach Alan Brown. An unmitigated mess before diagnosis — booze, drugs, massive under-achievement and irresponsible space case. Now a successful executive, investor and entrepreneur, he crushed his own ADD using the proven ADD Crusher™ strategies. Personal mission: Help ADHD adults around the world live to their potential through alternative ADD treatments and solutions. CrusherTV ™ is a weekly online TV show delivering life-changing solutions to its members-only audience – crazy-busy people just like you. Each week productivity coach Alan Brown hosts A-list guest experts sharing brain hacks and other simple solutions to turbocharge your productivity and quality-of-life: Crush procrastination. Get more stuff done. Have more free time. Just to name a few. But it's more than just the TV show that makes you more productive. CrusherTV ™ members enjoy loads of other benefits... Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress. 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 contact Eric Tivers at http://adhdrewired.comAudible.com free trial http://audibletrial.com/adhdrewired Sign up for ADHD reWired’s Coaching and accountability http://coachingrewired.com Sign up for the 2016 ADHD summit

Jul 12 2016

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162 | The Life Changing Magic of Understanding Yourself

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This Week’s Episode: This week, I’m joined by Ana Gillon.  Ana is a mother, wife, and project coordinator.  She has been on a meandering journey of self-understanding since she was diagnosed with ADHD five years ago. A self-proclaimed “wandering creative,” Ana was part of a recent ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group.   In this conversation, you will hear Ana tell her ADHD story.  She talks about ADHD and the idea of giving your ADHD a job.  Ana explains how the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group is helping her. She describes how the use of bread crumbs and other techniques from the group helps with organization.  Ana also shares her planning strategies, which includes necessary adjustments.  Investing time into planning helps build an attainable roadmap.                                           Connect with Ana Gillon: Email: ana.gillon@gmail.com You’ll Learn: [07:47] - Ana talks about how her diagnosis came about and found this podcast.  She talks about the discovery that she is a “hot mess”. [12:00] - Ana shares a personal story about the co-parenting of her son and explains how this situation helped her understand that her ADHD was impacting her life. [16:00] - Ana describes how she saw herself as an employee in the workplace when she was issued performance plans. [18:44] - Ana explains what a project coordinator is and how this is a position you would not expect to be filled by a person with ADHD. [23:37] - Ana talks about working in a corporate environment with ADHD. She would not recommend the strategy she has historically taken, avoidance.   [27:37] - It has been two years since Ana started in her current role.  She explains how her mindset has recently changed. [30:59] - Ana talks about how she uses the bread crumbs strategy that she learned in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [33:08] - Ana explains how she uses a Google calendar and a paper calendar together. [39:32] - Ana explains that the more she makes bread crumbs and other strategies as part of her routine, the less energy she is putting into single decisions. [42:05] - We talk about using Craigslist as a storage locker. [43:34] - Ana shares her strategies for going through her stuff. [46:50] - Ana talks about how she plans, and she describes how planning gives her comfort. [56:32] - Ana explains how her strategies mesh with her husband’s organization. I share a suggestion with Ana to help with these situations. [1:00:27] - Ana shares some advice for the spouse of someone that will be participating in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. [1:05:42] - Ana describes where she would like to be in five years and what she is doing now to work towards that goal. [1:08:53] - Ana talks about the biggest change that she’s seen in herself since becoming part of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group. Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired   ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group! Our Spring 2017 sessions are April 24th through June 30th. Registration is now through April 4th.  Go to http://coachingrewired.com and schedule a call if you want to join.   Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events. ADHD Women’s Palooza If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here: http://www.erictivers.com/palooza 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.

Apr 03 2017

1hr 14mins

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202 | Women and ADHD with Linda Roggli

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Linda Roggli joins me on this week’s episode. This is Linda’s third appearance on the podcast.  She is a professional certified coach, award-winning author, founder of the ADD Diva Network, and co-founder of the ADHD Women’s Palooza, which is just around the corner.  Linda is an expert in later-life ADHD. Linda is a popular speaker at national and international conferences and has coached 100s of women. In this conversation, you will hear Linda share the role that estrogen plays in ADHD behavior.  This is something that a lot of OB GYNs don’t know about.  She also shares information on her observational study that you can participate in.  This could be an awakening and explain as much as an ADHD diagnosis. Linda also talks about the upcoming ADHD Women’s Palooza conference.  This leads to a discussion on the importance of connecting with other people.  Linda explains how Women’s Palooza offers the opportunity to connect and speak with others. Connect with Linda Roggli:  Website - http://addiva.net You’ll Learn: [03:10] - In Episode #199, I talk about my year in review.  I share that I would like to bring music back into my life and give you access. [13:18] - Linda talks about attending a conference last week and hearing details a lot of interesting research.  She talks about how it was clarified for her that ADHD is not about willpower. [17:44] - Estrogen plays a huge role in your ADHD behavior, Linda explains. [24:26] - We talk about stimulant medications being with severe depressive episodes. [25:46] - Linda shares that most OB GYNs don’t know about the role of estrogen in ADHD. [34:40] - Linda talks about her survey, which is a deep, observational study. [36:45] - Linda shares a conversation she had with a presenter at this conference.  This woman is setting up a world-wide study. You can donate at http://adhdfund.com [43:17] - We talk about the importance of connection with other people.  Group work has helped us achieve results we never saw without connecting with other people. [43:33] - Linda explains that ADHD Women’s Palooza was created to bring people and information into one place. [47:15] - Linda shares that the Women’s Palooza offers the opportunity to connect and speak with each other through a phone interface. [49:52] - Linda encourages you to go to use MeetUp.com to connect with local people. [51:38] - Linda talks about organizing the Women’s Palooza without Terry, her counterpart. [57:16] - Linda recently finished one of Stephen Hinshaw’s books, and he is a featured speaker at this year’s Women’s Palooza. [1:06:52] - Linda says that there are health issues that people with ADHD struggle with at a higher rate. [1:09:00] - Linda talks about purchasing 33 sets of necklaces and earrings. Your Resources: Confessions of an ADDiva: Midlife in the non-linear lane - Linda Roggli Period Tracker Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness - Stephen Hinshaw Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:  http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group  Early registration of our 12th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group is now open. To learn more and schedule your interview, http://CoachingReWired.com.  Early registration pricing is limited to the first 18 people. Support the podcast on Patreon  Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired ADHD reWired Facebook Group:  If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application. Productivity Q&A  Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events. ADHD Women’s Palooza   I will be one of the presenters at the 3rd annual Women’s Palooza!  Join me and over 30 other ADHD experts at this conference.  This is an online event, and you can catch all of the sessions and the replays.  Learn more and register at http://ADHDreWired.com/palooza 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.

Jan 23 2018

1hr 18mins

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128 | How to ADHD with Jessica McCabe

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128 | How to ADHD with Jessica McCabe This Week’s Guest: Jessica is the creator and host of the How to ADHD YouTube Channel.  Jessica has ADHD herself, and discovered that medication is only part of the solution. Jessica created her first show as an ADHD toolbox. This was a friendly mix of useful tips and techniques that she shared based on her research and her own personal experience.  Jessica says, “I make mistakes so you don’t have to.”  Jessica provides her 10,000+ subscribers with new episodes every Tuesday.  Jessica’s background in acting helps make her videos compelling and pretty clever. Reach Jessica McCabe: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/howtoadhd Twitter: @HowToADHD   Jessica talks about her struggle (and unexpected success) with consistency in producing videos for the How to ADHD YouTube Channel.  One thing that makes her feel comfortable in this area is the level of forgiveness in the ADHD community.  People within the community appreciate the authenticity and we like to see that others struggle with the same things that we do.  Jessica shares that some individuals find that she speaks too quickly, yet some appreciate the way that she speaks because they struggle with people that talk slowly.  This illustrates that point that no matter what you do or how perfectly you do it, you’re not going to be for everybody.  Jessica does get some feedback that ADHD is a serious topic and “no laughing matter.”  She sees the seriousness of this topic, which is why she researches so much to try help things, but if you can’t laugh, it just gets too depressing.  Jessica illustrates the humor of ADHD by telling a story about burning her face with a steamer. Jessica was a productive student in elementary school and chose to always have her nose buried in a book.  She believes she enjoyed reading so much because she was bored by reality.  When she entered Junior High, the added responsibilities of daily school life and independence magnified some of these ADHD symptoms.  She was provided with medication and that was the only treatment, so she wasn’t learning how to manage her life.  Jessica shares that she almost called the show “How not to ADHD” because she had a better idea of what NOT to do.  Her boyfriend pointed out that might not be the best name and she’s glad she listened.  This leads into a discussion on relationships.  Jessica has a relationship history that she calls “not a pretty thing” and points out that this area of life one that does not get discussed enough in the overall ADHD discussion.  She was always “good” at new relationships.  Things were exciting and new.  As those things changed and things weren’t as new and exciting, she would blame the boredom on the relationship.  This is not an easy thing for Jessica to discuss, but this is important and worth sharing.  When starting her current relationship, she  was very honest about her bad choices in previous relationships.  As an actress, Jessica struggles with memorizing lines and she has found some tools to help herself in this area, including an app.  She also feels that being put on the spot is the best way to remember lines.  Nobody wants the embarrassment of not remembering lines and this is a strategy that works for her.  She also did a series on tricks to help improve working memory.  Simply reading material is not the best way to learn.  Jessica also shares how she’s used the Mind Palace strategy.  She points out though, that not every strategy works for every person. A strategy that works for a person isn’t guaranteed to work every time.  It’s about having a tool box with different strategies that you can implement.  Jessica also talks about her struggles with to-do lists.  She’s currently excited to use the app Epic Win. We challenge her to open her to-do list and share some of the overdue tasks on her list. As it turns out, correctly identifying the type of task something is actually helps with accomplishing the task and completing it.  Another alarm that might help with accomplishing tasks is Freaky Alarm. Throughout this discussion, she realizes her resistance to these types of tools.  She is afraid of being “boring” through routine.    You’ll Learn: [6:35] - Jessica talks about starting her YouTube Channel, “How to ADHD”. [7:44] - Jessica expected to struggle with consistency and has been more consistent than she imagined she could be.  The ADHD community is also very forgiving. [9:38] - Her biggest fear was that people would think she was wrong.  She talks about giving herself the permission to make a mistake. [11:02] - No matter what you do and how perfectly you do it, it’s not for everybody. [12:50] - “If we can’t laugh at ADHD or ourselves, it’s just depressing.” [12:06] - Jessica tells an entertaining story about burning her face with a steamer. [16:47] - Jessica shares her personal story and her ADHD diagnosis. [21:45] - “If the solution is too simple, they’re trying to sell you something or it’s something that just worked for them.” [22:35] - “How to ADHD” or “How not to ADHD”? [23:26] - Jessica shares her relationship history, which is a symptom of ADHD that doesn’t get discussed enough. [31:00] - “People who express gratitude are happy. It’s not happy people who express gratitude.” [32:33] - Jessica talks about how she has more satisfaction with what she is doing now compared to her career as an actress. [33:30] - The difficulty of memorizing lines trying to learn things that you aren’t invested in. [36:29] - We don’t have a terrible memory. Our working memory is challenged. [42:25] - Jessica talks about how she uses a mind palace to help learn new things. [43:55] - “A kid with ADHD succeeds once and it’s held against him for the rest of his life.” [49:15] - Jessica McCabe sits in the hot seat! She is struggling with having the tools, but not wanting to use them.  Together, we work through this and find some solutions to this and other issues that Jessica is encountering in her life.   Audio books mentioned in this show: Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization  by John J Ratey - http://a.co/3vsQFME Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J Ratey - http://a.co/ha9zpDU Get these titles through my Audible.com affiliate link: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired   ADHD reWired Coaching & Accountability Group Reserve your registration call for the Fall Session of the group! Registration will be open for 8 days only:  August 22-27 & 29-31 Learn more about this group at: http://coachingrewired.com   ADHD reWired Tech eCourses and Mini Workshops Tell us what technology or tool you would like to learn about: Complete our 3 minute survey below and you can win free coaching, a $50 gift card to Amazon or your preferred app store  or a productivity mystery box. Learn more about our courses and workshops at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HDJCSSS   Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.   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.

Aug 09 2016

1hr 22mins

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03 Top 7 tools for tracking and monitoring your time

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In this episode we will discuss 7 tools -- 3 of them apps to help you get better at tracking time.  I will also talk about the top 5 lies people with ADHD tell themselves and really believe.

Apr 06 2014

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215 | 4 Motivators with Lisa Alexoff

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Lisa Alexoff is an experienced licensed clinical professional counselor with a demonstrated history in the mental health and healthcare fields.  She specializes in helping children, teens, adults, and families in dealing with ADHD, anxiety, and medical issues.  She enjoys collaborating with clients as they discover the next best steps on their journey to a healthier life.    In this conversation, you will hear Lisa’s ADHD story.  Right now, the group of people being diagnosed with ADHD at the highest rate is women over 40.  This was when Lisa realized she has ADHD.  We talk about some of the developments in ADHD diagnosis in women.    The bulk of this discussion revolves around motivation.  Lisa explains that ADHD is about energy management. If we can put our energy in the right place, we can be successful.  Lisa tells us that we are motivated because we are blissed, dissed, or pissed.  We each share some of our strategies for motivation, and some of these could be defined as Lisa’s “woo woo” strategies.    Connect with Lisa Alexoff:  Email - lisa@aspireccc.com  Phone - 847-962-1639  You’ll Learn:  [08:21] - Lisa introduces herself, and describes her “former lives.”  [10:36] - Lisa was in grad school in her early 40’s and realized that she has ADHD.    [13:34] - Lisa explains that she doesn’t get the desired effect from stimulants.  This leads to a discussion on medication.    [20:34] - I share my current medication cocktail.  [22:23] - We talk about developments in ADHD diagnosis in women.    [24:45] - Lisa explains how motivation works for people with ADHD.    [25:28] - Lisa says that people with ADHD experience three forms of motivations.  They need to be blissed, dissed, or pissed.    [27:10] - Lisa talks about being in a classroom during one of the first school shootings.  [30:45] - Lisa shares that one of her clients said that he is most motivated when he is desperate.    [32:25] - I share my new approach, “diversify joy by scheduling joy.”  I also talk about my struggles in March, and how my response has helped me.  [36:16] - Lisa talks about paying for a personal trainer.  We consider what the motivational framework would be to stay on schedule with the trainer.   [44:41] - We talk about finding motivation if you’re not blissed, dissed, or pissed.  [47:55] - I explain that part of being successful when you have ADHD is being able to push through a task when you don’t feel like doing it.   [51:00] - Lisa shares that we should focus on our top five priorities.  [54:34] - I share that things can drop off your to-do list.    [56:00] - We both share our distaste of paperwork, and talk about other work tasks we struggle with.   [1:02:37] - Lisa talks about the things you can do when you’re in a self-destructive mode.   [1:05:50] - Lisa shares the “woo woo” things she does.   Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles:  http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired  ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group  We are trying something a little different with our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group this summer.  This summer, I’ll be hosting our first 8-week intensive, called “One Big Thing.”  These groups will fill up quickly.  For more information, go to http://coachingrewired.com.  Support the podcast on Patreon  Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired   ADHD reWired Facebook Group:  If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.  Productivity Q&A  Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.  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.

Apr 24 2018

1hr 17mins

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55 | ADHD Sex and Intimacy with Ari Tuckman

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Psychologist and author Ari Tuckman discusses with us how sex and intimacy intersect with ADHD. Ari delves into common sex-related relationship issues ADHD couples encounter and provides an informed perspective with potential strategies, responses, and various factors to consider. Topics range from dealing with the dichotomy between those with and without ADHD, how people's style of processing information can affect their relationship, introducing new sexual thoughts to a partner, and more. Take Ari Tuckman's ADHD Relationship Sex Survey: http://www.adhdrelationshipsexsurvey.com/ Go to erictivers.com/55 for the full show notes and links mentioned in this episode. Help the CHADD organization by donating to their fundraising campaign here: erictivers.com/chadd or  gofundme.com/oneof15m. Connect with people virtually using Eric's favorite video conferencing and connectivity platform, Zoom, by visiting erictivers.com/zoom – the basic service is totally free. For a free audio-book download from our sponsor Audible.com, please visit AudibleTrial.com/ADHDreWired Visit chadd.org for information on improving the lives of people affected by ADHD.

Mar 16 2015

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246 | Adult ADHD Assessments - Part 1: My Results with Laurie Peterson M. Ed, MA, LPC

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On this episode, I am joined by Laurie Peterson.  Laurie is the owner and director of Diagnostic Learning Services in Plano, Texas.  Laurie and her group assess and diagnose students and adults with ADHD, Dyslexia, and other learning disabilities.  Laurie was diagnosed with ADHD in her late 20s. In this conversation, you will hear Laurie and I discuss the battery of diagnostic assessments she administered to me.  You will hear us discuss the verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, working memory, processing speed, and memory assessments I took.  We describe what these tests are, and what my results tell Laurie. Connect with Laurie Peterson: Website - http://Diagnostic-Learning.com You’ll Learn: [04:08] - Laurie shares her ADHD story.   [06:37] - Laurie talks about how she views and approaches the diagnosis when she meets with people.   [09:02] - I describe the battery of tests that Laurie did with me. [09:56] - Laurie explains why she looks at verbal comprehension when assessing for ADHD.  This leads to a discussion on how I am more of an “audio reader.” [14:23] - Laurie puts the scoring of these texts into context, and how scores can improve. [17:14] - We discuss how “verbal regulation” is where impulsivity and the organizing of ideas meet. [18:08] - Laurie talks about some vocational options for people who score higher in verbal comprehension testing. [19:20] - I scored in the “very average” range of perceptual reasoning. I explain why this surprised me.  Laurie explains this realm of the testing. [24:52] - Laurie talks about vision therapy, which retrains the muscles in your eyes. [32:01] - The next domain we cover is “working memory.” [37:43] - Processing speed is a domain in which I scored “below average.”  Laurie explains that score is common for people with ADHD. [43:18] - Coding and symbol search were two subsets that I didn’t enjoy.  I explain why I struggled with these. [46:42] - Laurie explains the adult memory test. [51:00] - Laurie describes the kind of background information she gathers. [53:00] - Laurie shares a few areas where my wife and I have different perceptions of my skills. [57:07] - I confess I thought, “What if I don’t have ADHD?”  Laurie confirms that I do have ADHD. Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group Registration for the winter session of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group is now in full swing. The next registration event is Thursday, November 29th at 3pm Central.  To learn more or RSVP for the group registration, go to http://CoachingreWired.com.   Support the podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patreon-only Adult Study Hall. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application. Productivity 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.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events. 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.

Nov 27 2018

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82 | Nutrition for the ADHD Brain

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With a focus on nutrition for the busy and business-minded, Karl Pilz joins Eric to break down the basics of how the foods we eat can have a dramatic effect on the way we are able to think and operate. Covering the mechanics of protein, carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids, Karl connects their effects to focus, alertness, confidence, bodily health, and even sleep quality. Go to erictivers.com/82 for the full show notes and links mentioned in this episode. Go to coachingrewired.com or call 224‒993‒9450 to let Eric know if you're interested in joining the next ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability group. Connect with people virtually using Eric's favorite video conferencing and connectivity platform, Zoom, by visiting erictivers.com/zoom – the basic service is totally free. For a free audio-book download from our sponsor Audible.com, please visit AudibleTrial.com/ADHDreWired Help the CHADD organization by donating to their fundraising campaign here: gofundme.com/oneof15m. Visit chadd.org for information on improving the lives of people affected by ADHD.

Sep 22 2015

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300 | Cameron Gott Interviews Eric Tivers

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ADHD reWired is doing something different today, Cameron Gott is interviewing Eric. Cameron is an ADHD coach, that typically works with entrepreneurs, professionals, and small business owners to make better decisions and leading teams. He also trains coaches with two organizations and has started his own podcast. Cameron likes to use the curious accountability model for interviewing and will interview Eric with this same process. He likes to use it because it is a useful model for people with ADHD; we tend not to look back and reflect. Cameron wants us to imagine a rope bridge, the near side is resources, and the far side is the successful outcome. The middle of the rope bridge is the actual engagement, the anchor that leads from the resources to the successful results. He starts by asking Eric questions about where he is at right now and how he feels about this being his 300th episode. Eric says that over time, he has become a perfectionist, and the challenge this can be when editing a podcast. He talks about his son's diagnosis of ADHD and autism and how that was the impetus for him starting the podcast. Listen in as Cameron pulls some interesting new information out of Eric. With Eric on the other end of the microphone, you never know what he might say. You won't be disappointed, and you will learn a little about what makes Eric tick. Don't miss episode 300. You'll Learn: [02:05] Welcome to the show, Cameron. [04:08] The topic today will be curious accountability. [07:13] Eric where are you as you stand in this place, what is it to be here at this outcome? [12:38] They discuss Eric's accomplishments and how much he has done with this podcast, the spinoffs, and his coaching. [18:37] What was the impetus for starting this podcast? [22:38] His son was born and he realized his son was ADHD on the autism spectrum. [29:12] Eric talks about the first episodes and how they unfolded, there was no grand plan. [32:29] Was there any time commitment on your part when you started this podcast? [35:19] Eric discusses his coaching groups and the promise he made to it. [40:29] He tells us he struggled with work-life balance when he had his practice. He worked hard for his son but he never saw his son. [45:34] He speaks about releasing episode 47 @ 55 mph and the feedback he received from his listeners. [48:34] Consistency with wiggle room [51:56] Is there a surprise that came out of the left-field from this journey you've been on? [57:35] Looking forward what do you see happening in the future? Opportunities for growth? Spinoffs? [1:02:46] Thank you, Eric, for 300 episodes, and we can't wait for more. [1:03:28] Cameron's podcast is translating ADHD @ translatingadhd.com. [1:04:44] Cameron, thank you for doing this episode. [1:05:00] Thank you, everyone, and if I forget someone, know that I appreciate you. Links and Resources Cameron Gott Facebook |  LinkedIn Translating ADHD Podcast

Dec 10 2019

1hr 14mins

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299 | November Q & A with Brendan Mahan and Will Curb

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Today's episode is our monthly Q & A session with guests Brendan Mahan and Will Curb. We are taking questions from you the listener about situations that you want to talk through. It doesn't matter if it's personal or professional, we are here to give you our perspective and see if we can help you find some answers.  Our questions today are about walking the line between self-care and coddling, how to manage the anger of your ADHD diagnosis, breastfeeding and ADHD medicines, and the guilt when you chose to stop breastfeeding to get back on track. They discuss a question about self-regulating with a focus on how to handle active real emotions management instead of losing your mind and some tricks they use to alleviate the stress. The last question today is about letting people know you've been diagnosed with ADHD and how to handle the feelings of coming out. Please note that when we discuss medications, we can only address personal experience. Anytime you have been prescribed a drug. You should reach out to your provider regarding your symptoms and experiences. Not all medications are useful for all people. There are a variety of options, and you'll need individual help to determine which medicines are right for you. We cover a wide range of topics, and we provide some creative takeaways no matter what stage you're in with your diagnosis. Listen in as we not only discuss your questions but also the struggle we still have dealing with our ADHD. Your Resources: ADHD Essentials Podcast with Brendan Mahan Hacking Your ADHD with William Curb You'll Learn: [02:03] Welcome to the show Brendan and Will for our monthly Q & A. [02:30] They discuss their thoughts on a viewer's question about self-care vs. coddling. [08:12] Ways to know the difference between the two. [12:05] A view wants to know how to handle the anger of diagnosed with ADHD. [13:20] The team speaks about how they are managing and tips that might help. [18:08] The external thoughts that go through your mind when getting the actual diagnosis of ADHD. [29:41] A mom's question about breastfeeding and the meds to control ADHD. [31:35] They ask questions about her doctor and the meds that are safe to take. [34:16] The guilt when you decide to stop breastfeeding in favor of the meds. [37:01] You can bond with your baby even if you don't breastfeed. [42:22] The second child is not more relaxed than the first one. [44:48] A question about how to self regulate and how to handle strong physical reactions without losing your shit. [44:49] Eric gives us ways he handles his responses. [47:30] Can you remove yourself from the situation? [49:45] Will talks about what works for him when he needs to manage his emotions. [56:29] How did you tell people about your diagnosis? Did it feel like a coming out? [01:00:25] Brendon gives ideas on how to say to people that you have ADHD. [01:04:13] Do you have a community that will support you? Friends, neighbors, or coworkers? [01:06:26] Thank you to the listeners for submitting the questions for today's show. [01:06:33] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Dec 03 2019

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298 | Getting Used to Success with Dusty Exner

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ADHD reWired is excited to welcome Dusty Exner to the show. Dusty is an ADHD coach, mother, and musician from Vancouver B.C. She was formerly the front person for the punk rock band Kill Matilda. Dusty is one of the founders of girls rock camp La Paz in Baha, California. She lives in a suburb of Vancouver with her husband, daughter Melanie Sue, bird Professor, and dog Hemingway. Dusty discusses being diagnosed with ADHD, touring with her band and living in a van, and the fact that she is trying to get used to being successful with her coaching business. She tells us she is still interested in music, and they have talked about getting the band back together, but she doesn't know what that will look like at this time. She talks about being a mom, and all the struggles that you have to fight through with ADHD. Dusty chats about strategies to use when you feel that you are not present with your kids and how to practice self-compassion. Remember, it's the little moments you get each day with your children that matter, take advantage of those times.  If you are struggling with ADHD, your career, and your family, this is the episode for you. Listen in as Dusty lays it all out, how she handles it, and some tips and tricks to make it easier for you. You won't want to miss this discussion so plugin, sit back, and get ready to be wowed. You'll Learn: [03:16] Welcome to the show, Dusty. [04:41] Dusty talks about when she was diagnosed with ADHD. [05:09] What did he see that made him think you had ADHD? [05:51] She talks about living in a van and touring with her band and dog. [09:17] Dusty says she is trying to get used to the idea of being successful and talks about building her coaching business. [13:16] She plays the banjo now but is still involved in music. She and her husband are talking about getting the band back together. [15:49] Dusty discusses her husband and his background in music and her ability to raise money. [17:46] She believes that her ADHD caused her to fail at music the first time because it was so hard to settle down to practice. [20:43] Dusty talks about missing being in a band and how ADHD affected it. [30:04] They speak about instruments and which one Eric plays. [32:11] Eric tells Dusty about the song he wrote for the conference. [34:52] Eric talks about a blog post that he read about having children and how difficult it is to make time for them. [37:21] What strategies do you use to take the time to play with your kids? [40:24] She discusses how she worked around being a new mom with starting her new business and everything else she does with ADHD. [42:51] When you find yourself not being present with your daughter, how do you practice self-compassion? [49:04] When do you feel successful with ADHD?  [50:13] They talk about the book The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. [51:28] Dusty chats about her degree in Anthropology. [56:15] Is imposter syndrome real? Have you ever felt it? [59:03] Dusty talks about how she coaches people and their relationship to money. [01:01:57] Thank you so much for being on the show, Dusty! Links and Resources Dusty Exner @dustyexner Twitter | Instagram @vancouverADHDcoaching Facebook Dusty’s Blog The Success Principles by Jack Canfield You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero

Nov 26 2019

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297 | Create Don't Suffocate with Natalie Walker

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ADHD reWired is excited to welcome Natalie Walker to the show. Natalie is a professional musician and just released her new EP in September, which was her first since 2015. This Colorado-based singer has seen many changes in the last four years, from parting with her longtime label to being diagnosed with ADHD. Natalie has learned to embrace her different brain and has opened up about the challenges that have come from being a young, awkward kid with ADHD, learning how to navigate a thriving creative path to adulthood. Eric and Natalie discuss music, albums, and writing songs. Natalie tells us what she's been up to since her last album dropped in 2015 and her new EP in September, why she likes Instagram but dislikes Facebook, and how to make Instagram do the marketing for this podcast. Natalie speaks about starting her label and her inability to do the bookkeeping herself. Have you ever looked at your financials and been ashamed? Natalie discusses seeing her and feeling like a failure, how her scarcity mindset tells her she will never be rich, and all the problems she feels come with having large amounts of money. They talk about getting a financial planner and a bookkeeper, don't stress yourself out over something you aren't good at instead concentrate on what your strengths are and let someone else handle the rest. Listen as Eric and Natalie talk about issues surrounding money, how financial advisors can help, and where to get referrals. Have you listened to Natalie's music? Her new song Starry Eyed Kids closes out this episode, it's the latest single off of her recently released EP Evenfall. You won't want to miss this behind the scenes look at a successful musician with ADHD and her struggles with money. You'll Learn: [02:21] Welcome to the show, Natalie. [03:27] Eric talks about writing an original song for the ADHD conference and the hardest parts of writing and singing the song. [06:38] Natalie tells us she doesn't play an instrument and sing because it is to difficult. She starts with a feeling when she writes. [07:48] She speaks about what happened between her 2015 album and the one she just released. [10:43] She chats about starting a patreon last year. [12:21] Natalie talks about her opposition to Facebook and the chaos that it contains. [15:05] Do you understand Instagram? Do you like to engage in that way? [23:34] She tells us she started her label and chats about why she did it and her anxiety around doing the books. [26:09] Should she hire an accountant or learn to do it herself? [29:57] Natalie discusses her inability to manage her finances and how it makes her feel ashamed. [34:04] Her mindset is that she will never be rich, she feels afraid of money and the financial mistakes she could potentially make. [35:05] Do you have a financial advisor? Do you have a scarcity mindset? [38:30] Natalie says that she had no models for managing money when she was growing up. She wasn't good at math in school, so she stays away from it. [42:56] Ask a friend or coworker if they have a financial advisor and if they would recommend them. [45:05] Natalie says there is so much noise around money, and she can't shut her mind off. [48:24] She wants to know when Eric got a financial advisor and how he went about it. [54:42] What makes a bookkeeper that handles the music industry different than a regular bookkeeper? [59:45] Eric is talking about making Natalie accountable for reaching out to her network to ask for help finding a bookkeeper and financial advisor. [01:03:15] Making money making music is the dream for Natalie. [01:04:07] Thank you to all of our patreons that support this podcast you have no idea how much it is appreciated. [01:07:31] Starry Eyed Kids off her new EP take us out. Links and Resources: Natalie Walker Evenfall @nataliewalkeris Twitter @nataliewalkermusic Facebook | Instagram  Spotify Patreon

Nov 19 2019

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296 | October Q & A with Brendan Mahan and Will Curb

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Today's episode is our monthly Q & A session with guests Brendan Mahan and Will Curb. We are taking questions from you the listener about situations that you want to talk through. It doesn't matter if it's personal or professional, we are here to give you our perspective and see if we can help you find some answers.  We are discussing time blindness and why people don't allow themselves enough time to get where they are going without being late. Ways to remind ourselves what we need to take with us before we are in the car and strategies to help teenagers understand time restrictions.  Eric, Brendan, and Will talk about the different types of behavior therapy and compare DBT for ADHD and CBT. The unknowns with CBD because it isn't regulated, the connection between ADHD and sleeplessness plus some strategies that might help you get some rest. Reducing screen time before bed is essential so we can shut down our brains and let them take a break from information gathering. Our monthly Q & A sessions are a great way for us to talk to listeners and hash out things they are wondering about. If you have a question, please feel free to email us at ADHDRewired.com, and we will try to give suggestions on ways to handle whatever it is. Listen in to this episode and see if the questions asked and answered are possibly things you have been wondering about. These entertaining friends can solve the pressing issues with an optimism that will leave you asking for more. Your Resources: Hacking Your ADHD with William Curb ADHD Essentials Podcast with Brendan Mahan You'll Learn: [02:24] Welcome to the show Brendan and Will for our monthly Q & A. [03:45] Our listener asks a question about time blindness. [04:20] Have you been able to make any improvements? What strategies have you put in place, so you are on time? [06:10] Do you tell yourself something will take you ten minutes, but it takes much longer? [09:13] Have a plan for what to do when you get there if you are early. [11:30] Why do we only remember things when we are getting in the car to leave? [13:02] How do we remind ourselves much earlier? What can I use to jog my mind before? [23:29] What are some strategies to use when teens with ADHD that have time blindness? [28:12] Making things much worse than they are, magnifying things. A listener wants approaches to stop doing this. [37:95] Ryan asks, how well does DBT work with ADHD compared to CBT? [42:26] They discuss CBD oil for sleep and to relax muscles. [45:41] ADHD and lack of sleep seem to go hand in hand and strategies that can help. Eric gives examples of what he had to do at his house. [54:27] A listener asks about reducing screen time and what counts as screen time. [01:01:04] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups (ArC) Fall Sessions for ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups are coming. ArC 18, run October 4 – Dec. 20. Registration is by invitation only. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more. Click the yellow button at coachingrewired.com to get added to the invite list. Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks. One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Nov 13 2019

1hr 6mins

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295 | Strategies to Identify, Manage, and Overcome Hoarding with Elaine Birchall

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Eric's guest on this episode of ADHD reWired is Elaine Birchall. Elaine is a social worker and a hoarding behavior and intervention specialist. She is the director of Birchall Consulting and is dedicated to helping those with hoarding behaviors to learn to manage their possessions and vulnerabilities. She founded the Canadian National Hoarding Coalition and hosted the weekly Voice America radio show Take Back Your Life When Things are Taking Over and many other things. Elaine describes hoarding as a disorder that leads to excessive accumulations of stuff, some or all of your living spaces are not useable because of things and stress or impairment of functioning because there are piles of stuff. You might say to people I am a bit of a hoarder, but unless the symptoms repeatedly occur, consistently and extend over some time, it's probably not hoarding. The younger a person is when diagnosed with the disorder, the better the chance of recovery is. For some people decluttering a room is very difficult. Elaine gives us tips and tricks to keep it from taking so long. The key to a list is keeping it close by, you don't want to look for it, or you might get sidetracked, and the whole hampster on a wheel things starts over. Elaine tells us to set three goals every day to get your decluttering done and still have time to do what you want. She talks about her scaling system so you can decide how to categorize the items you need to get rid of. Can you rip your house apart and get it all done in one day? Elaine says to find out how much energy you have and do a task that matches it. Don't have the power to do a 15 min job, but try to handle an hour's situation. It won't work.  Listen to this fantastic conversation, and if any of this sounds like you or someone you know. You never know when you may have an ah-ha moment. Take notes, phone a friend, or just sit back and plugin but you won't want to miss this episode. You'll Learn: [03:04] Elaine, welcome to the show! [03:47] They chat about hoarding confoundedness and vulnerabilities. [04:21] Elaine, how did you get into specializing in hoarding? [07:52] There are three criteria of hoarding. Elaine defines and explains them. [12:21] Hoarding and ADHD can have very similar rules. [14:35] It needs to be repeated, consistent, and extend over some time before you can call it hoarding. [15:53] When diagnosed early, it is easier to recover than if you wait, and the groove gets more profound, then you can only manage it. [22:32] What triggers the hoarding disorder? What is the Path? [27:33] Being in control of a part of your life gives you peace like a clean. [29:51] Don't put it down, put it away! [30:19] Catch yourself when you say I'll pick it up later. Tell yourself, do it now. [31:58] The trick is to take a second, hold the thing in your hand, and ask yourself if I was looking for you where you would be? [32:44] Two ways to remediate the clutter is the swiss cheese method or pick a spot and start in a corner and work your way around. [35:27] Externalize the message so that it occupies time and space. A chalkboard list or a list on your phone. [38:01] Set three goals every day (1) Have joy, fun, and play (2) remind yourself that you are a developing human being (3) Legitimate work. [41:48] Elaine explains her rule of three. [42:27] Elaine talks about her scaling system around clutter. [44:02] Can you rip your house apart and do the whole thing in one day? [44:48] Gage how much fuel you have and find a job that matches that. [49:24] Elaine runs two support groups for hoarding, but she is preparing to do an online group also. [51:32] Elaine gives us some tools to use on how to approach someone with this disorder. [52:06] Get Elaine’s book, it is designed to fill the gap if you aren’t getting help. [54:31] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com Links and Resources Elaine Birchall Website Elaine’s Book - Conquer the Clutter: Strategies to Identify, Manage and Overcome Hoarding Elaine on Linkedin | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

Nov 05 2019

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294 | Mastermind Session: Emily in the Hotseat

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In this Mastermind Session, we have Emily in the hot seat on the subject of emotional regulation. She tells us that she is not capable of regulating anything when her switch gets flipped. When that happens, she does and says things that could get her injured or put in jail, and that while she is in the moment, she feels very positive she is in the right.  Are conflict and the feelings it causes a way to self-medicate? They discuss why she levels up to crazy mad so fast and the euphoria she feels afterward. She tells us that she does not repress her emotions. If someone makes her angry, she will let them know in no uncertain terms. Emily gives examples of what she means when she says she is ready to change her perceptions up to a point. Eric talks to Emily about coming to conflict from a place of love instead of anger. Finding out why the person acted that way instead of assuming they have character has flaws. Try doing something to reset the mind instead of giving in to the anger. Did you know that the natural fluctuations of hormones both monthly and through different phases of life can increase ADHD? If this gives you pause, and you think, could it be that easy? Please talk to your doctor. If any of this resonates with you, this is the episode you can’t afford to miss. Listen to this mastermind and see if they can help you come up with the answers you are seeking. If not, answers maybe ideas of where to search next. Sit back, relax, and push play. You'll Learn: 01:33] Welcome to the show Emily, Roxy, Aggie, and Will. [02:03] Emily tells us a little about why she is here. [07:14] She tells us that she is ready to change her perceptions of situations up to a point. [08:09] They discuss whether a conflict is a way for her to self-medicate. [11:51] Have you had any negative fallout from your actions? [12:52] She is being controlled by the anger that consumes her. [14:07] Emily tells us she does not repress her emotions. If she gets mad at something someone does, she lets them know. [16:35] She tells us what she means by changing her perceptions up to a point. [18:01] They talk about her being impulsive and that it is a part of ADHD. [19:41] When your switch gets flipped, where do you feel it? Temples? Chest? [21:49] Eric encourages her to reenact and do role play so she can learn to handle her feelings. [26:10] They discuss her personality and how great it would be if she could react in a loving matter instead of anger. [33:27] She is encouraged to leave when she feels like she is going to explode, go to an empty room or her car. [36:04] Eric talks about her brain being hijacked. [38:58] Are you open to discussing new medications? Please speak to your prescribing physician. [44:11] Have you ever taken an anger management class? Would you? [44:59] Anger can be a secondary emotion, and fear could be the primary emotion. [45:23] Progesterone levels can affect your ADHD medication. [48:10] Hormone levels change monthly and can affect the effectiveness of your meds. [50:29] Eric talks about the vagus nerve that can be used to reset your reactions. [52:39] Emily speaks about the commitments she wants to make from what's been discussed today. [54:33] Thank you, Emily, for sharing today and keep working on it. [56:32] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com [57:34] If you would like a pack of podcast postcards to hand out, please request them at www.ADHDreWired.com. [58:04] If you liked what you heard, please leave an honest review and to the podcast. [58:45] Not sure where to start Eric, give us some titles of books that can help. Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Oct 29 2019

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293 | Revel in Better Sex, Intimacy and Relationships With Tanya Brakeman

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Welcome back to ADHD reWired. In this episode, we welcome Tanya Brakeman. Tanya is an Interior Designer, writer, teacher, and relationship mentor. She has spent over ten years engaged in the field of transformation leadership. She has developed a curriculum in the study of the erotic discipline called 'Revel, the Audacity of Ecstacy.' Revel is a daringly vulnerable investigation into how we relate to ourselves, influence our relationships, and express our uniqueness in our community and world. Do you treat others better than you treat yourself? Are you wrestling with your self worth? Tanya believes that the acronym for self is a single evident life force, that we are individually unique in this universe. She also discusses restoring our connection to the intelligent erotic life force in such a way that dignity naturally arises, self respect returns, and how empowering it is to trust your own sense of wisdom. Tanya describes the four spheres of influence, why she uses the word erotic, and what she means by it. She asks us if we use our bodies as a source of intuition and listen to it when it is telling us something. They speak about how emotional self-regulation is a core component of ADHD and how, when we express ourselves to the world, we are experiencing ourselves. Listen in as Tanya tells us how she dealt with her abusive childhood, how she overcame it and decided not to be a victim. She chats about sexual expression and not being afraid to discuss what you want or what you need even when that includes BDSM.  This is a conversation about finding one’s self in, eroticism, intimacy, and relationships and how ADHD can affect it. If any of this resonates with you, grab a snack, plugin and learn how to express yourself. Your Resources: Tanya Brakeman Tanya on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter You'll Learn: [03:20] Welcome to the show, Tanya! [03:51] Tanya discusses why she got into the study of sex, love, and intimacy and how it changed her life. [05:49] Have you heard of the sex-positive community? [07:30] They speak about 50 Shades of Grey and how that opens up conversations that might have thought were tabu until then. [10:09] Tanya discusses how and why people misuse sex, love, and intimacy and how that affected her as a young child. [13:28] Just because your body can be aroused doesn't mean that you like what is happening. [23:22] Tanya talks about the four spheres of influence and what they mean. [26:10] She explains erotic the way she uses it, not the plasticized way the world uses it. [28:51] Do you listen to your body as your sense of intuition? Do you trust your gut? [31:30] She discusses restoring the connection to the intelligent erotic life force. [34:25] Emotional self-regulation is a core component of ADHD; it's essential to recognize it. [36:15] As we express ourselves in the world, we experience ourselves. [37:15] Tanya chats about her wedding in 30 days, and she hasn't started planning it yet. [39:42] They speak of her love story and how her finance pointed out that she had ADHD. [42:03] There is a difference between bodily urges and knowing. [45:15] The body and the mind coming together is the core point, no matter how you get there. [46:08] Tanya tells us what nurture is all about. [51:00] Do you have real self-respect? Do you have a deeply embodied sense of dignity? [54:54] Do you ever have conversations with your children about sex, love, intimacy, and power? [57:40] Tanya talks to us about the subject of sexual intelligence, sexual expression. [59:10] "Everything in the world is about sex, except sex and sex is about power." [1:00:33] How do we find you, Tanya? [1:02:00] Tanya tells us her adult children are her wedding planners. [1:04:52] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Oct 22 2019

1hr 9mins

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292 | Diagnosis Recontextualized Everything with Brian Behm

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ADHD reWired welcomes Brian Behm to the show. Brian is a freelance creative director and motion artist based in Austin, Texas. His Augmented Reality Streetwear Project, NO_SYS, works to empower and amuse people through secret messages. He is excited about how Augmented Reality plays into the future of Art.   Brian was diagnosed with ADHD last year at age 41. He started researching ADHD, and what he found was eyeopening. He could now explain some of the quirks he had instead of wondering why he had them. Why, when he got in an emotional situation, he would shut down and not be able to talk, and why his brain didn't kick in on command so that he could finish tasks that needed to be done.    He left a lucrative job to open his own business doing freelance work. He has done work on many things like the Grammy's and a backdrop for a Diana Ross concert. His lack of time management sometimes causes him to say yes to projects when he shouldn't, but he is still a work in progress and doing very well.   Listen in to this conversation about discovery, trials, and reinventing oneself. Brian tells us about being in an Ironman Triathalon, working on Indie films and a new project called Augmented Reality Streetwear that he is excited about. He isn't letting ADHD stop him; he is learning how to stop ADHD and living his life around it. This is an episode you won't want to miss.    Your Resources: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday The War of Art by Steven Pressfield Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell   You'll Learn: [02:47] Welcome to the show, Brian! [03:00] Eric and Brian chat about giant cold beverages to combat the heat in Austin, TX [03:34] Brian speaks about being diagnosed with ADHD at age 41. [04:51] He talks to us about his last job with Rooster Teeth and what led to him leaving that job. [07:42] Brian didn't know that there was an emotional to ADHD until he started learning about it. [09:26] They talk about doing everything except what they need to do and the reasons for that. [10:50] Brian says when he gets into an emotional situation, he can't talk and shuts down. [15:58] Brian tells a story about a co-worker that was a brilliant animator. [21:14] His schedule is horrible, and his time management is atrocious. [21:53] What did it feel like when you took your medicine for ADHD for the first time? [24:52] He talks about an assault in his 20's and how the fear changed how he handled his life. [27:08] Brian speaks about the trauma he was going through when he left his job. The shame of not being able to deliver the project. [28:28] He had a friend send him a clip of Robin Williams telling Matt Damon in Goodwill Hunting, 'It's not your fault' it helped him so much. [30:11] Have you ever felt the need to do a type of 12 step program with your ADHD diagnosis? [39:45] He has done work for the Grammy's, and he has done drape background for Diana Ross. [41:45] Have you ever turned a project down that you didn't have time for, but you were scared that they wouldn't ask you to work with them again? [46:39] Brian discusses feeling so good for a few weeks that you almost forget you have ADHD and then bam it rears its head again. [47:56] He talks about doing a mastermind with Seth Godin. [50.34] Brian speaks about an Ironman Triathalon that he competed in and how stressed his system was. [57:23] Brian says how helpful this podcast has been for him while trying to figure out ADHD. [58:01] He talks about books that have helped him and chasing down what other people are reading. [1:00:45] Brian tells us how to find him on social media. [1:02:01] Would you wear a shirt that says I hate my boss if he couldn't see that it said that? [01:03:44] Thank you to the listeners for submitting the questions for today's show. [01:03:53] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Oct 15 2019

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291 | September Q & A with Jessica McCabe and Brendan Mahan

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Today's episode is our monthly Q & A session with guests Jessica McCabe and Brendan Mahan. We are taking questions from you the listener about situations that you want to talk through. It doesn't matter if it's personal or professional, we are here to give you our perspective and see if we can help you find some answers.  Our questions today are about being overly sensitive to rejection, how to know the difference between essential tasks versus important ones, and everything in between. We also talked about the different types of medicine and how your dose might need to be tweaked to find what works best for you. Please note that when we discuss medications, we can only address personal experience. Anytime you have been prescribed a drug, you should reach out to your provider regarding your symptoms and experiences. Not all medications are useful for all people. There are a variety of options, and you'll need individual help to determine which medicines are right for you. We covered a wide range of topics, and we provide some creative takeaways no matter what stage you're in with your diagnosis. Listen in as we not only discuss your questions but also the struggle we still have dealing with our ADHD. Your Resources: Parenting Manifesto by Brene Brown The One Thing by Gary Keller Burli ADHD Essentials Podcast with Brendan Mahan How to ADHD with Jessica McCabe Hacking Your ADHD with William Curb You'll Learn: [02:13] Welcome to the show Jessica and Brendan for our monthly Q & A. [03:13] Listen to find out if people with ADHD are more sensitive to rejection. [08:20] They chat about why you feel like having ADHD is the reason for everything.  [12:31] Is age 12 too late to ADHD medicine? [13:19] They discuss why looking for a and not having a schedule can really mess with how you deal with your ADHD. [23:18] Learning about and acceptance of ADHD are two of the best strategies you can have. [32:11] Is being on time hard for you? Do you like having to beat the clock? [40:05] How do you identify the things that are a priority to complete? [49:24] They talk about how ADHD can sometimes make you feel like a failure as a parent. [55:01] When your child is unloading and frustrated might not be the time to discuss them embracing their ADHD. [57:08] What is the best way to limit adults with ADHD usage on devices? [01:02:30] Thank you to the listeners for submitting the questions for today's show. [01:03:43] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Oct 08 2019

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Hacking Your ADHD - Building Your Toolbox (Simulcast) Ep1

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This is the premiere episode of Hacking Your ADHD, a brand new ADHD reWired Network Podcast.  Subscribe to this podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify ADHD can make it hard for us to work on our intentions. This is even harder when we forget the things that we want to do. When you are learning about new ADHD strategies while reading books or listening to podcasts (like this one!) it is really easy to forget your intention of implementing those strategies. In these instances when we learn about a new tool, what we can do is write down our intended strategy and put it into our ADHD Toolbox. Our toolbox is simply a way for us to record the strategies and ideas we have for working with our ADHD - a place we can go and look at our intentions when we are off track. While new strategies are fun to add to our toolbox, we should also focus on adding things that are already working in our life to our toolbox. If you've found a great bedtime routine? Stick it in your toolbox. Figured out a great way to plan your upcoming week? Stick it in your toolbox. Found a great tool for keeping you focused? Stick it in your toolbox. Just creating a toolbox for yourself isn't enough. We all know that we forget things. That we get off track. And sometimes when we are off track it takes us a while to realize what we are doing wrong. Use your toolbox to speed up the process of getting back in the groove of things. To do this you've got to set up regular times to check your toolbox. But we also know that sometimes even when we set aside time to check something we aren't always going to get to it, which means we've got to set up redundant reminders for ourselves to make sure we don't miss out on our most important intentions. If this sounds like something that you need to do check out the full episode.

Oct 07 2019

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290 | Surviving Childhood with "Sarah Edgewood"

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Sarah grew up in urban poverty with domestic violence, alcohol, drugs, and all before she turned 14. She had a hard time in school and with making friends, but her tenacity got her through, she ended up graduating from college with an MBA in finance. For the last 11 years, she has had a career in higher education.  She discusses her childhood, the abuse, and being diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, and depression. She tells us why her son hasn’t seen his grandparents in 4 years, and why she hasn’t told her family about the way her father treated her. Stories like Sarah’s need to be told so that maybe her words can help someone heal. She is a strong, resilient woman because of and in spite of her upbringing. Listen in as she explains how she feels and why she feels like it was her fault. I am sure there are people we know who this will resonate with maybe suggest that they listen to this episode with you. Your Resources: Brene Brown Russel Barkley Books on ADHD Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell NAASCA AL-ANON You’ll Learn: 02:49] Welcome to the show, Sarah! [03:25] Eric and Sarah discuss her childhood and growing up a victim of domestic violence by her father. [05:41] Mental Health in her family is never discussed. [06:32] How is your relationship with your dad now? Do you have one? [07:43] She tells us about an incident when she was caught holding hands with a boy walking down the street, and her father reacted violently against her. [09:55] Her dad's brother was the only one that knew what happened and he was an alcoholic. [10:40] She thinks that people would think it's strange that she has a good relationship with her dad. [11:27] Sarah speaks to us about her father threatening her son; he no longers sees his grandparents. [13:23] Have you ever felt that if you tell someone about the abuse, it will blow up everything you have tried to build?  [17:20] You can't numb the hard stuff if you want to feel the good stuff. [18:39] Have you ever sat in the muck? How long did it take you to get out? [19:20] Sarah speaks about her and trying to deal with her suicidal feelings. [21:20] If you could go back and talk to your 10-year-old self, what would you say? [25:41] No one will ever know how awful and painful this was for Sarah, but it is ok to have strong feelings and to see that it wasn't her fault. [27:33] Once she was diagnosed, everything started making more sense. Why wasn't this diagnosed years sooner? [29:48] Sarah reminisces about staying up all night with her mom watching tv and cooking 3-course meals at midnight. [33:30] Shame grows with silence, secrecy, and judgment. [38:10] It took Sarah 10 years to get her undergrad degree, and she got her MBA after she had her son. [40:40] She tells us about a guy she dated in high school that was controlling that she stayed with for four years. She failed classes because he followed her to college and stalked her. [45:46] Even the most resilient people need to stop and take a minute to say, this is hard! [47:00] How has the adversity you have faced shaped your ability to show up for life's challenges now? [49:52] Sarah says sometimes you have to be ok with not always being ok. [50:40] Eric's hope for Sarah is that she will continue working with her therapist and continue to tell her story and keep healing. [51:58] Eric will put some more resources on his website.  [53:03] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Oct 01 2019

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289 | Sex, Intimacy and ADHD with Ari Tuckman

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Ari Tuckman is back on the show to discuss his new book and new findings regarding how ADHD affects sex and intimacy. Ari is a psychologist in Pennsylvania working to help others live their best lives. Many times, living your best life requires understanding your sexual needs and wants and how they affect your partner or spouse. Ari has spent a great deal of time researching how people with and without ADHD relate to and process sexual activities and intimacy. In his new book ADHD After Dark, he shares the results of a survey taken of those with and without ADHD to reveal their levels of sexual eagerness. He then dispenses this down to share how varying levels of sexual eagerness affect intimate relationships and how to find ways to connect in the gaps. This conversation is full of great information about the true core issue of any sexually deficient relationship… communication. Ari shares some amazing statistics, I share some really terrible dad jokes, and together we hope to inspire you to use better communication skills to create a more unified sex life. Your Resources: More Attention, Less Deficit Podcast More Attention, Less Deficit by Ari Tuckman Ari’s Website 17: Ari Tuckman on Sleep, Meds, Self-Esteem & He-Man 55: Ari Tuckman: ADHD Sex and Intimacy 94: ADHD, Sex, and Intimacy Survey Results, with Ari Tuckman Bonus Episode: One Of 15 Million (CHADD) She Comes First by Ian Kerner ADHD After Dark by Ari Tuckman CHADD Conference 2019 You’ll Learn: [01:59] Welcome back to the show Ari Tuckman! [02:51] Ari is back to discuss sex and intimacy for those with ADHD. [03:24] Ari shares some of the recent shows he’s gone to. [03:56] Why does Ari study ADHD and sex?  [05:58] Romantic and sexual satisfaction overlap and affect one another. [07:24] Ari has been studying the difference between willingness and eagerness. [09:03] How do you address the core issue of communication to improve sexual interaction?  [10:22] What is emotion regulation and how can you employ it?  [13:03] Ari reveals several of the differences between the sexual interactions of those with ADHD and those without. [17:25] Which categories did people with ADHD rate themselves higher in on a survey of sexual eagerness. [20:36] What considerations should a person who is beginning a relationship think about?  [23:35] Learn about the differences between ADHD and non-ADHD regarding masturbation, kinkiness, and monogamy. [27:25] How does masturbation affect your life and sex life?  [28:50] Where does kink fit into this spectrum?  [31:31] What is consensual non-monogamy? [40:46] Does Ari’s research touch on cheating and sex addiction? What does it reveal? [46:33] Is porn use for those with ADHD really about porn? [47:50] The problem with labeling things an addiction… [50:06] Did Ari open up the survey to same-sex couples?  [51:10] Ari shares 5 tips that men and women with and without ADHD could use to better their sex lives. [56:37] Learn more about the CHADD conference for this year. [57:47] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Sep 24 2019

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288 | Mastermind: Gaining Financial Literacy

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What do you do when your entire experience with money has been negative? Mastermind ways to overcome the negativity and get in tune with your finances! Agnes has had a tough time getting the people in her life to realize that she is ready to take control of her finances and learn what it means to be financially savvy. When she should have been learning the ins and outs of money management, Agnes was instead dealing with the death of her father. Since then she and her mother have had conflicting ideas on how to approach money management. Listen in as Agnes shares how she has dealt with money in the past and how she’s looking to manage it in the future. Overcoming the emotional aspect is a big one for her. The mastermind group gives amazing advice for ways to approach money and insights on why she’s been clashing with family members over the management of their trusts. The group also provides an amazing number of resources when getting started with money management. If money management is an issue for you as well, take heart, the reason money is a problem for most people is that we don’t talk about it often enough! Stay! Listen! Learn! This group gives some amazing advice.  Your Resources: ADD and Your Money by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis and Karl Klein Financial Peace University (FPU) I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins Unshakeable by Tony Robbins A Woman’s Guide to Personal Finance by Virginia Morris CHADD Finance Resources Planet Money Podcast Motley Fool Money Podcast The Financial Diet Money Management for Dummies You’ll Learn: [02:34] Agnes shares a bit about where her issues with money started.  [04:20] What needs to happen for Agnes to start working on her finances? [08:39] Will steps in with some great information about how to get started and who to look for. [10:56] Agnes works through the mental block she has surrounding the various aspects of her inheritance and the familial burdens that come along with it. [14:06] Emily steps up to ask clarifying questions about Agnes’s issues with paying people and continuing to feel like a burden. [15:28] What is the thing that she’s gone through with her mother over and over again? [16:39] Perhaps the issue is that the people around Agnes also don’t know anything about money… [19:51] Who has Agnes given permission to know about her finances? Why? [24:23] We are back from the break and diving into educating yourself on finances. [31:06] Agnes commits to reaching out to a financial planner/fiduciary to help her. [38:03] Emily recommends checking with the bank for financial classes and encourages Agnes to only share her financial woes with people directly related to her money. [41:05] Maybe having someone address finances in a positive light is all that Agnes needs. [44:42] You won’t take care of it later. Start putting money away now. [50:43] What is Patreon? [53:17] Finances are like dieting… learn why! [54:31] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Sep 17 2019

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287 | Aug Q & A

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August’s Q&A was a great one for everyone needing tips and tricks for helping their children and themselves get and stay “organized.” Brendan and I help talk through various strategies we’ve used to help our kids with schoolwork and assignments as well as ways we stay on top of our homes, cars, and calendars. We start the session off with a question about the progress that’s being made with making ADHD a nationally recognized health issue and our recommendations for bringing awareness to your state politicians. The only way to really raise this issue up is being persistent and helping others to recognize the effects ADHD has on so many other health issues. Have you ever wondered if stimulants have an impact on your creativity? We had an awesome question from a creator in the group asking about the long-term effects of taking stimulants and staying creative. This question led to our discussion of the distinction between being a creative person and being a creator.  Do you have questions that you need to be answered or a solution to a problem you experience every day? Sign up for next month’s Q&A at www.adhdrewired.com/events!  Your Resources: ADHD Essentials Podcast with Brendan Mahan CHADD You’ll Learn: [02:38] Welcome to the August Q&A session with Eric and Brendan. [03:50] Any progress or thoughts on the goal of raising ADHD to the federal level? [04:50] Learn what you can do to help the push for awareness! [09:38] How to stop keeping so many tabs open on our internet browsers. [15:16] Tips for sticking with calendar reminders for notifications. [22:18] Do stimulants affect creativity over the longterm? [30:47] Could stimulants increase study speed? Other exercises or practices?  [33:36] How to help children with ADHD remember school work and assignments to curb procrastinating. [39:47] Learn helpful strategies for keeping your home, car, etc clean when you are ADHD inattentive?  [51:02] Does Eric feel like he’s changed since he started his podcast?  [54:44] Has Brendan changed since starting his podcast?  [1:00:25] If you want to join in next month’s Q&A, check out www.adhdrewired.com/events.  [1:01:11] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Sep 10 2019

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286 | Strengths, Expectations, Frustration, and Sensory Processing with Ann Marie Silverberg

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Ann Marie Silverberg is a wife, mother, dog trainer and was recently diagnosed with ADHD. Listen in as we chat about her road to diagnosis, how ADHD affects her life and business, and why, in many ways, she views the condition as a strength.  Ann Marie’s road to diagnosis was a fairly long one. Like many others trying to find a reason for their behavior, she had an Aha! moment, but an actual diagnosis was long in coming. It was almost as if no one WANTED to diagnose her. She shares the struggle that she went through and what led to her finally receiving the help she needed. Do you have sensory processing issues? So does Ann Marie! She uses that sensory overload to her advantage in her work. Listen as she shares why she’s very similar to the animals she trains and how that similarity makes her an expert at her craft. This was an awesome conversation full of positivity and advice for keeping on track with your goals. We dig into how Ann Marie cues herself for behavioral change and the importance of positivity in everyday life. Your Resources: Temple Grandin Ann Marie’s Website Brainiacs Dog Training on YouTube You’ll Learn: [01:35] Welcome to the show Ann Marie Silverberg, a certified dog trainer and behavioral consultant! [03:44] Learn why Ann Marie decided to work with aggressive dogs. [05:24] What has Ann Marie learned from working with anxious and aggressive dogs about her own behavior?  [06:06] Why trying to parent keyed her into a possible underlying issue in her own behavior. [09:58] How long did it take for Ann Marie to be diagnosed with ADHD after she had her “Aha!” moment. [18:02] Why setting realistic expectations is very important to maintaining your sanity. [21:54] How does ADHD show up in Ann Marie’s business?  [24:39] Do cues work to remind Ann Marie to use the spreadsheets she creates?  [31:24] Ann Marie shares some of her sensory processing issues and how they affect her business for the good and bad. [37:08] What cues does Ann Marie use to reinforce behavioral changes?  [39:13] How does she leverage her strengths in her business?  [47:50] Does Ann Marie struggle with low frustration tolerance?  [53:02] Connect with Ann Marie! [53:32] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Sep 03 2019

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285 | I'm not Broken, I'm Different (part 2) with Geneviève Sévigny

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Genevieve’s coaching session was so good we had to break it into 2 parts. Last week we discussed a variety of topics, but this week we dig deeper. Genevieve has a variety of passions but finding the time and energy to not only start them but complete them has been a struggle. Genevieve discusses several business ventures she has considered and started and we dig into how those ventures can support her. We also discuss ways she can stay on track and create success. She has a lot of passions and philanthropic goals, so helping her complete those goals is important. Genevieve really did have some amazing ideas and questions. Listen in if you’ve had any issues staying on track in your business and life. If you didn’t listen to part I, go back now and hear how we tackled some of the issues leading into Genevieve’s business creation. Your Resources: Procrastinate on Purpose by Roy Vaden The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan You’ll Learn: [02:07] Listen as Eric introduces Part 2 of Genevieve’s interview with a listener comment. [03:14] How do you figure out your priorities when you have multiple passions?  [07:27] Genevieve shares the passions she wants to pursue. [10:41] We unpack how YouTube can be monetized. [14:53] Are there any connections between Genevieve’s various passions and goals?  [20:02] Can Genevieve connect her Etsy work and her YouTube work?  [21:37] What will pay the bills? What strategy has Genevieve employed? [28:04] Why is procrastinating on purpose important?  [31:53] What can you do that makes everything else easier?  [40:39] Back from the break and how do you remember the one thing that needs to be done?  [41:42] What could get in the way of doing the ONE thing?  [45:50] Determining the timing of task is very important. [50:24] Are Genevieve’s next steps clear?  [55:33] The more we say no to, the more we get done. [1:00:58] What could Genevieve do to systematize her time? [1:04:23] Connect with Genevieve. [1:05:14] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Aug 27 2019

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284 | I'm not Broken, I'm Different (part 1) with Geneviève Sévigny

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There is a fine line between feeling broken and feeling different. Today’s guest is Geneviève Sévigny, who was recently re-diagnosed with ADHD. She has been struggling with how to connect to her friends and ways that she can discuss her symptoms with them.  This is a 2-part episode chock full of ways that you can approach well-meaning friends and acquaintances when they say things that set you on edge. Geneviève is open and honest about her struggles and beliefs and the conversation was so seamless that we went way over the normal span of an episode. Get ready to dig into the beliefs you have about your diagnosis and how it affects your life. We also discuss some of the internal conversations we have with ourselves and how our self-talk affects our relationships and worldview. Geneviève shares her struggles in the hope that others feel less alone and can learn from her experience. You won’t want to miss this 2-part episode. Your Resources: Totally ADD with Rick Green Brene Brown You’ll Learn: [01:53] Welcome back to the show as we discuss the feeling of brokenness. [04:27] How do you stop feeling like you’re broken and lazy? [10:25] What are some ways to discuss the symptoms with friends without frustration? [16:26] Ways to respond when friends say, “I do that too!” [28:25] Back from the break and working to understand ourselves and our gifts. [33:59] We discuss the implications of, “It’s not me, it’s my ADHD.”  [42:12] Geneviève shares why the French think of ADHD as lunacy. [48:30] What sucks more than ADHD? Brain injuries! [50:53] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 18th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are coming soon.  ArC 18 Summer Sessions run Oct 4 – Dec 20.  Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more. You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Aug 20 2019

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283 | July Q&A

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Brendan and I are back for July’s Q&A session! The goal of these Q&A sessions is to allow you, the listener, a chance to submit questions and situations for us to help talk you through and mastermind. It doesn’t matter if the issue is personal or professional, sometimes you just need to talk it through and look at it from a different perspective. Our questions this month range from how to get “unfrozen” when making decisions to medications to questions on coaching styles. The questions were in-depth this month and Brendan and I really dig in to help answer your questions. As usual, if you’ve been dealing with problematic ADHD symptoms, then you need to listen to this episode. Please note that when we discuss medications, we can only address personal experience. Anytime you are prescribed a medication, you should reach out to your provider regarding your symptoms and experiences. Not all medications are effective for all people. There are a variety of options and you’ll need individual help to determine which medications are right for you. This Q&A covered a wide range of topics and we provide some fantastic takeaways no matter what stage you’re in with your diagnosis. Listen in as we not only discuss your questions but also struggle with our own flare ups! Lack of sleep and competing priorities is problematic for everyone, but when you have ADHD it’s worse! (just ask Brendon!) Your Resources: Purpose Driven Life by Pastor Rick Warren ADHD Essentials Podcast with Brendan Mahan ADHD reWired Episode 118: Could it Be Bipolar Disorder? with Dr. Roberto Olivardia You’ll Learn: [02:34] Welcome back! This is the July Q&A session. [05:48] Julie needs to learn how to break out of the frozen zone and make decisions. [15:10] Daniel needs some help figuring out his medication times. [23:39] Back from the break and responding to a question about managing dual diagnoses. [27:36] How can you focus on the positives in the midst of failure?  [33:50] Is group coaching comparable to 1:1 coaching?  [42:43] How do you motivate yourself to get up and go when you have several responsibilities? [46:42] Welcome Diane to the show! She asked a live question about overcoming sleep procrastination. [56:22] How do you break big projects down into smaller steps so that you get them done?  [1:03:21] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Aug 13 2019

1hr 8mins

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282 | Mastermind Session: Doing Stuff You Don't Feel Like Doing - Madeline

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Welcome back to another mastermind episode. Today we have Madeline in the hot seat as we work through the issues she has been facing with getting more done and having productive free time. We discuss ways that she can get more done while still playing video games but also doing things in her free time that restore and rejuvenate not just kill time. This mastermind begins with a discussion on how to break through and do the I don’t wanna’s, ways to help Madeline do her chores, study and how “I’ll do it later” is just a lie we tell ourselves. They talked about what they feel like when they think I don’t wanna, is it resentment because you have to do it?  Is there guilt because you feel the resentment? Madeline is given some great advice in this mastermind! Listen in and learn some fantastic tips to manage your I don’t wannas, learn to rewrite the script in your head and make the I don't wannas into a positive outcome.. You’ll Learn: [02:04] Welcome back! Madeline is in the hot seat on this episode. [02:16] Everyone is introduced by Eric. [03:04] Madeline tells us what she wants to Mastermind today. [03:58] Has Madeline done research on whether play is part of productivity?  [05:26] Does anyone feel rejuvenated after using technology?  [12:27] Madeline talks about how she likes to do non productive things first thing in the morning. [25:49] We are back from the break and dive into working through the transitions of I don’t wanna’s. [27:51] What video game has Madeline played that does make her feel good? [32:52] We now shift to how to be more productive and how to beat the I don’t wannas. [32:58] What are Madeleines key I don’t wannas that she is struggling with? [35:17] What chore does she do that when it is done she it makes her feel really good? [42:02] How can we help Madeline do her chores like drying dishes, scooping kitty litter and decluttering her desk? [46.38] Stopping the I’ll do it later syndrome. [54:19] Is there a degree of opposition when someone asks you to do something? [55:58] Madleine needs to learn new scripts in her mind and use scripts to do it. [58:24] What's the equivalent of wiggling the pinkie finger for the tasks you don't wanna do? [1:03:12] How is accountability brought into the situation? [1:09:29] After listening to what has been discussed, what things does Madeleine think she can commit to? [1:11:17] Final thoughts? [1:12:27] If you’re a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and click on our Patreon button at www.ADHDreWired.com Use my Audible.com affiliate link for your favorite titles: http://www.audibletrial.com/ADHDreWired ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th. We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions. Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired. ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application. Productivity 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 https://www.adhdrewired.com/events 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.

Aug 06 2019

1hr 16mins

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