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Since 2010, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright have offered support, life management strategies, and time and technology tips, dedicated to anyone looking to take control while living with ADHD.

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Since 2010, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright have offered support, life management strategies, and time and technology tips, dedicated to anyone looking to take control while living with ADHD.

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Powerful, Meaningful, and Impactful Podcast for ADHD Community

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After discovering Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast driving home from a therapy meeting a few months ago, I began listening routinely. This podcast has guided me in ways that have increased my self-esteem, productivity. I’ve read countless books, attended years of therapy sessions, tried multiple medications, and even more, but this podcast is a go-to for me.

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Thank you for so much help over the years. This show often gets me out of adhd emotional spirals.

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278 Ratings
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231
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Powerful, Meaningful, and Impactful Podcast for ADHD Community

By dazedbybooks - May 08 2020
Read more
After discovering Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast driving home from a therapy meeting a few months ago, I began listening routinely. This podcast has guided me in ways that have increased my self-esteem, productivity. I’ve read countless books, attended years of therapy sessions, tried multiple medications, and even more, but this podcast is a go-to for me.

Thank you

By teh3311 - Feb 06 2020
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Thank you for so much help over the years. This show often gets me out of adhd emotional spirals.
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Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

Latest release on Jun 30, 2020

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Since 2010, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright have offered support, life management strategies, and time and technology tips, dedicated to anyone looking to take control while living with ADHD.

Rank #1: Organizing with ADHD — Part 1: Introduction and Planning

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If you haven’t noticed, there is a lot of energy around getting organized in the air right now. Spurred on by the new Marie Kondo show on Netflix, we’re getting more and more questions about the so-called magic of tidying up and, most importantly, is this an ADHD-friendly way to handle your stuff? As you can imagine, we have opinions!

This week on the show we’re digging into our roots to talk about organizing with ADHD, kick-starting a five-week mini-series on the organizing process, and how to get organized in a way that is kind to your ADHD.

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Feb 05 2019

44mins

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Rank #2: Procrastination

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The trick with procrastination is that it’s easy. It’s the easiest thing in the world to succumb to inaction in place of action, especially when action is challenging. But when you let procrastination rule, shame is sure to follow, and the ADHD brain doesn’t work well in those conditions.

This week on the show we’re talking all about procrastination, avoidance, and the shame that stands between you and the feeling of productive accomplishment that truly is right in your reach. We’re going to help you re-attach motivation to your the actions in your way and hopefully find a path to the other side of inaction.

Mar 06 2018

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Rank #3: ADHD Time — Why Sticking to a Schedule is So Hard!

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This week’s show comes thanks to a listener with a time challenge. School, work, family … they all compound the challenges that come with a life with ADHD. How do you approach the world when you feel like you’re too acclimated to timers and alarms? You can’t trust your own calendar? You feel like you’ve run out of ideas to cope and you’re awash in hopelessness? You try something new. And maybe… just maybe… that new thing is seeking help from your friendly neighborhood ADHD podcast.

This week on the show, we start with the premise that ADHD time is different that time for many people… and that’s perfectly OK by us!

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Oct 23 2018

30mins

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Rank #4: The Money Management Mindset and the Tools that Support It

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When we think about managing our money with technology, it’s pretty easy to fall into the “tools trap,” that if you could just find that one great tool to manage your finances, you’ll suddenly be smarter, more in control, and better looking. The reality is, no one tool can do it all if you don’t establish the money management mindset.
We’re taking on both sides of this particular coin this week, creating the right money management processes to help you stay on top of your spending, and finding the right technical tools that support you along the way.

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Dec 15 2014

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Rank #5: Clear Clutter in a Hurry!

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If you’re struggling with ADHD, you know this feeling. Go ahead and do a slow turn around your room or office. Look at all the surfaces — tables, chairs, floor — how’s your clutter? The ADHD mind has the powerful ability to tune it out, to make it invisible, until the subconscious pressure of the clutter around you becomes too much to handle. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about clearing the clutter in your home in a hurry with a few quick daily strategies that can help you get out of the clutter rut!

And don’t forget to download the latest batch of free forms and templates to get the new “15 Minute Organizing Tips” we talk about on the show!

Jun 02 2015

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Rank #6: Problems vs. Possibilities

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Problems! We all have them. They crop up when we least expect them, and they have the potential to truly derail us. But what if we train ourselves to disconnect from the negativity of our problems? To shift our perspective slightly, and turn our problems into challenges empty of emotional baggage, less intimidating? Less frightening?

This week on The ADHD Podcast, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about problems, and the work it takes to reframe them into possibilities full of hope, energy, and power!

Jan 19 2015

14mins

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Rank #7: Routines: When nothing's routine... and everything is!

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We're all living day-to-day, week-to-week now. The distant future is out of our control. We know things are changing around us, the world is moving forward fluidly, and we know transition is always on the horizon... we just don't know when.

What do you do when the routines you trusted are thrown into chaos? It's all about bookends and anchors. Now isn't the time to be the most productive you've ever been in your life. It's time to build new and resilient routines and patterns into your days to keep you moving, and moving forward. This week on the show, Nikki and Pete walk through the tools you need to build momentum into your life in times of chaos and feel confident that even in uncertainty, you can continue to contribute.

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Apr 21 2020

28mins

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Rank #8: Getting Started — Motivation & ADHD

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Today, a metaphor. You’re at the top of a hill. There’s a giant ball in front of you, held up by a rock. If you kick that rock, the ball will start rolling down the hill, picking up speed and racing on its way. But you’re struggling with your ADHD. So you look at the ball, you stare at it, and try as you might, you just don’t see the rock that you need to kick.

That’s what we’re talking about today — we’re going to take on the executive functioning fog that can set it and prevent you from getting started and doing the things that are most important.

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Dec 08 2015

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Rank #9: Building Structure around New Habits

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If you’re a regular listener of this show, you know we’re a big fan of habits. Habits help the ADHD world go ‘round! This week on the show we’re going to dig into the underlying engine that supports building and sustaining new habits: Reminders! Without a reminder system you can trust, building habits will be nothing more than an exercise in frustration. So settle in and get ready — we’re talking about visual cues, technology, buzzers and bings this week, in addition to a few great book recommendations and follow-up!

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Mar 29 2016

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Rank #10: Time Hacks To Do Right Now! (Plus introducing Organizing Time with ADHD!)

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We’re all about time today, and with good reason! Today’s the day we launch Organizing Time with ADHD, Nikki’s latest online course! We walk through the intention of the course today, and just a few of the ins and outs of what you can expect. Then we offer 10 time hacks you can implement right now that will help you get a handle on your time while living with ADHD!

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May 17 2017

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Rank #11: Dealing with Unstructured Time and ADHD

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Unstructured time can feel like a long walk in the desert… or maybe off a short pier? Whatever your metaphor for struggle with ADHD and time, when it’s unstructured, things can get challenging. Fast. Or not. Either way, it’s a struggle! Why? Because when you fall into the ADHD time zone, you’re prone to either get nothing done at all and live with the guilt and shame that comes with inactivity, or you’re liable to dive into hyperfocus and get a lot done on one thing at the expense of other responsibilities that may be more important and, that’s right, live with the guilt and shame that comes with hyperactivity. This week on the show, we’re talking all about the ADHD time zone, unstructured time, and offer some strategies that can help you tame your time and take control of your schedule!

Apr 25 2017

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Rank #12: Paying Too Much Attention: The Challenge of Hyperfocus

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If you’re struggling with ADHD, you know about hyperfocus. But this trait is commonly misunderstood — both its function in the disorder and its impact on day-to-day life. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the biological underpinnings of hyperfocus and share tips for breaking free when you need to.

Jul 28 2014

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Rank #13: Thinking Positive — Even when you don't want to

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Do you get stuck in the vortex of negativity? You know the drill — someone cuts you off on the highway or you’re charged a fee for not paying a bill on time — and suddenly, that one, tiny, innocuous bump in your road becomes a sheer cliff of frustration. That frustration can head straight to rageville, and suddenly you risk contaminating everyone you come into contact with. When you get stuck in the vortex, it’s tough to see clearly how to climb out. Today on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share tips and techniques for fighting negativity, even when all you want to do is hold onto it. From understanding your own anxiety to grabbing on to positive language, you can create a spirit of mindfulness and duck the vortex — it just takes a little practice!

Jul 07 2014

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Rank #14: Creating Flow with ADHD

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Some call hyperfocus the hidden superpower of ADHD. It’s characterized as this amazing reserve of focus that you can turn on to accomplish great things, health and wellness be damned! If you’re living with ADHD, you know what a misunderstanding this can be. Sure, hyperfocus can be a massive reserve of energy, akin to firing a glass cannon into the open ocean — it’s a reserve that too often destroys itself with no ultimate reward.

Today we’re talking about what goes into hyperfocus with an eye on creating a more productive, targeted experience for ADHD that the experts have dubbed flow. Is it possible to build a model of understanding our hyperfocus states such that we can train our brains to get better at it? Join us and share your experience, too!

Along the way, we wrapped up four questions you can ask of yourself to determine whether you're likely to find a state of flow in a project. Consider:

  1. Do you have the tools required to meet the project expectations?
  2. Do you have the skill required to meet the project expectations?
  3. Do you have the interest required to meet the project expectations?
  4. Do you have the time required to meet the project expectations?

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Jan 29 2019

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Rank #15: Start Your Day Right!

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We fall back on the old saw, “I’m just not a morning person.” But, is that really the case? Or could it be that there are things you could begin doing right now that change the way you greet each day? This week on the show, we’re talking all about mornings, our routines, habits, and tools that help us get up and get going on the right foot. More importantly, we share the tools and techniques you can employ right now in your evenings and throughout each day that can begin to chip away at sleeping trouble to make your mornings great.

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Jun 06 2017

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Rank #16: Dealing with Boredom

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Boredom. For you, maybe it manifests in restlessness, foot-tapping in a long line, checking your texts or email … again. If you’re struggling with ADHD, boredom can take on a whole new — and sometimes painful — reality. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright offer ADHD-friendly tools and tips to beat boredom and stay engaged!

Jun 30 2014

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Rank #17: ADHD & The Workplace — Prioritizing & Finding Focus

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Today’s show is all about priorities at work. It’s a question we see often in coaching and it’s made immeasurably more challenging thanks to the complex human organism that is “the office!” But you can tackle this challenge and make your life better in the process by developing three muscles: The Priority Muscle, The Focus Muscle, and The Distractions Muscle. And mastering these three muscle groups at work calls on different skills and practices than at home, but it is possible, and the results can help you deliver on your obligations and build a positive reputation with your co-workers in the process!

Nov 15 2016

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Rank #18: How to avoid sabotaging your day!

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We may start our days with the best intentions. We have our lists and routines, our goals and objectives that we think we’re ready to accomplish. But what happens when you’re thrown off track? What happens when that unexpected phone call delivers some bad news, or the kids get sick, or the car breaks down? 

If you don’t have some accommodations in place to account for these surprises, you won’t be able to bounce back! You’ll be unconsciously sabotaging your own day. On the show this week, we’re talking about the things you can do today — and every day — to build your resilience so that you can make more of your days terrific and fulfilling!

Nov 28 2017

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Rank #19: Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: Dr. William Dodson brings new insight to Emotional Regulation

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There aren’t many practitioners writing about today’s topic. Unless, that is, you look up the collected works of Dr. Bill Dodson. Dr. Dodson is an award-winning board-certified psychiatrist and specialist in adult ADHD and his contributions to the study of Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria bring him to the show today. According to Dr. Dodson, nearly all those living with ADHD live with some level of rejection sensitivity, and thanks to the poor training on the ADHD connections to the condition, patients are going misdiagnosed and mistreated as a result.

Today on the show, Dr. Dodson joins Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright to discuss Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria and provide new language to frame a state those living with ADHD know all too well.

About Dr. William Dodson
Dr. Bill Dodson is a award-winning board-certified psychiatrist and specialist in adult ADHD. While Dr. Dodson has been on the faculties of Georgetown University and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center he is primarily a clinical practitioner who tries to combine evidence-based practice techniques with practice-based evidence. In addition to being named a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and recipient of the national Maxwell J. Schleifer Award for Distinguished Service to Persons with Disabilities, Dr. Dodson is one of two experts from the US to the World Anti-Doping program for the development of guidelines for the use of ADHD stimulant medications in the world’s athletes.

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Oct 15 2019

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Rank #20: Lessons in Love & ADHD with Melissa Orlov

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In this year’s Take Control ADHD survey, we received questions on managing your love life while managing ADHD by the bucket. Whether you’re in a new relationship, dating, or in a well-seasoned marriage, there is always room to improve that emotional connection and no matter your ADHD status, if you want it, you should have a thriving love life too!

This week on the show we’re deeply honored to welcome the fantastic Melissa Orlov. She’s a marriage consultant and leading expert in how ADHD affects relationships. On top of that, she’s an award-winning author of books including, The ADHD Effect on Marriage, and The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD. She’s founder of ADHD & Marriage where she writes regularly alongside a cast of incredible contributors and hosts a large community of adults learning about ADHD in their relationships.

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Sep 12 2017

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In the Money Zone — A Budgetary Q$A!

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We're at the end of our mini-series on ADHD and money and, just like with our finances, we have to be ready to PIVOT! When a guest has a last minute conflict, we're ready to talk about budgets, and bills, and more with your questions!

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Jun 30 2020

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Budgeting & Debt with Chelsea Brennan from SmartMoneyMamas.com

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Do you get the feeling that ADHD is in the way of your relationship with money? While it may feel like you're struggling alone, money is a struggle for many people, with and without ADHD. This week on the show, SmartMoneyMamas.com's Chelsea Brennan sits down with us to talk about foundational skills for budgeting and getting out of debt that will go a long way toward living a healthy life with money AND our ADHD!

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Jun 23 2020

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Mindset, Money, & ADHD

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Symptoms of ADHD have a tendency to impact how we deal with our finances. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer lays out the facts as we embark on a series of conversations dedicated to ADHD and money. While our upcoming guests will help us through budgeting and getting out of debt, this week we focus on finding the money mindset as we set ourselves on a path to live in a more healthy relationship with our finances!

Jun 16 2020

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Q & A!

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We've been piling on episodes the last 8 weeks so it's time to take a break to do a little listener email! This round we’re taking on routines, planning for adaptation and change, home exercise, separating work from personal time at home, taking breaks, clogging tasks, and more! Thanks to all who have written in — please keep 'em coming: questions@takecontroladhd.com.

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Jun 09 2020

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The shows of RashPixel.FM, including The ADHD Podcast, are silent this week in support of all those who stand and fight for justice, equality, and peace. Thanks to the Cult 45 Podcast team for starting up this Podcast Blackout movement with this episode.

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Consider lending your support to the following organizations, each working to end police violence and defend those impacted by it.

Jun 02 2020

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The Sunday Basket with Lisa Woodruff

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Lisa Woodruff is a home organization expert, productivity specialist, and speaker. She has two books, The Mindset of Organization and How ADHD Affects Home Organization, which are Amazon best sellers in their categories, and as we continue our journey through ADHD and organizing, Lisa is the perfect guest to help us with a system to start the week right: The Sunday Basket.

Just what is The Sunday Basket? It's a weekly appointment with your future self. It's the promise you make to manage your home and support your responsibilities. Oh, and it's a bucket... the most powerful bucket you'll own.

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May 26 2020

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Quick Organizing Tips to Help You Feel Great!

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This is not an episode about COVID-19. Not really.

But it is about what has happened to us all at home because of our contexts right now. And one of the things we know is that putting into place some basic organizing tools can help you spruce up your home or workspace, get your co-habitants working together, and make you feel great. So this week on the show we're going back to basics as Nikki Kinzer reminds us all to do what we know, treat ourselves well, and give ourselves permission to be great no matter how the house looks!

May 19 2020

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Comparison, Guilt, and Shame with Michelle Frank

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Dr. Michelle Frank is a clinical psychologist specializing in providing diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with ADHD. Her work with clients is all about finding strengths-based approaches to learning how to live with ADHD. Last time she was here, she helped us work through shame and how it impacts relationships. As it turns out, there's more guilt, shame, and relativism in ADHD than we thought. So, she's back to help us take our understanding to the next level! She works with college students, adults, and families and the book she co-authored with Sari Solden — A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD: Embrace Neurodiversity, Live Boldly, and Break Through Barriers — was released last summer.

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May 12 2020

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Leaning Into Not Planning

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We've been talking a lot about planning on the show and how to approach routines, breaking negative patterns, and so on over the last handful of weeks. We've heard the struggles and believe it when we tell you: We're struggling too!

This week we have some thought on the hard stuff: leaning into not planning. While we likely don't have the answers to all your questions, we do have some thoughts on short term and long term planning that should go a long way toward freeing yourself from the stress and anxiety that comes with uncertainty. Forgive yourself, adjust your expectations, and face the hard stuff as it comes.

May 05 2020

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Parenting and ADHD with Dr. Marcy Caldwell

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Parents are faced with an extraordinary set of new responsibilities under at-home directives around the country. Being able to work at home, if possible, and take on the additional roles of schedule-keepers, quarantine teachers, and more can be an incredible strain on the parent-child relationship.

This week on the show, Dr. Marcy Caldwell joins Nikki and Pete to talk about the pillars of successful parenting, and how to maintain your reserves when you're feeling tested. She introduces us to the STOPP model, which is a comforting acronym for your own emotional regulation (S: Separate, T: Take a Breath, O: Observe yourself first, then observe what just happened, P: Perspective, P: Proceed).

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Apr 28 2020

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Routines: When nothing's routine... and everything is!

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We're all living day-to-day, week-to-week now. The distant future is out of our control. We know things are changing around us, the world is moving forward fluidly, and we know transition is always on the horizon... we just don't know when.

What do you do when the routines you trusted are thrown into chaos? It's all about bookends and anchors. Now isn't the time to be the most productive you've ever been in your life. It's time to build new and resilient routines and patterns into your days to keep you moving, and moving forward. This week on the show, Nikki and Pete walk through the tools you need to build momentum into your life in times of chaos and feel confident that even in uncertainty, you can continue to contribute.

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Apr 21 2020

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Adjusting to a different normal

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We posted a question on our Facebook page asking you how you were adjusting, what you were facing in terms of your own challenges, as we move into whatever comes next for us on this planet. Starting with what we all know: this is hard. We're hurting. We're confused. But there is a silver lining: We're all doing those things together. This week on the show, we're going to share some of those challenges faced by so many of you who responded and, more importantly, a collection of the incredible responses you offered one another in support.

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Apr 14 2020

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Interrupting Negative Patterns with Dr. Dodge Rea

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Environmental stress can make you feel like you're in a never-ending loop. The anxiety that comes with the rapidly changing world around us and the barrage of negative news can amplify negative patterns in our thoughts and behaviors. What we need is a pattern interrupt, a set of tools that can help us to step out of the cycle and regain a sense of calm or peace.

Today on the show, Dr. Dodge Rea gives us some tools to interrupt those negative patterns. He introduces a valuable resource in the work of Les Fehmi on alpha and beta brainwaves, and leads us through a meditation on open focus that can serve as your start in a practice to calm your mind and body.

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Apr 07 2020

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Working Smarter at Home with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus

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Continuing our conversation about the massive shift we're facing as we wade through the global shutdown, today we're talking about technology. What are you doing to make the shift? How are you communication? How are you staying productive? How are you keeping your wits about you?  

This week on the show, Bob "Dr. Mac" Levitus is back with us to share what he's learned over the last few weeks in working remotely. From protocol for conducting a great video conference to just how hard he leans on his simple, analog tools to keep productive, Bob's got some great tools and recommendations for whatever level of home work you're trying to accomplish!

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Mar 31 2020

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Talking to Your Children about the Coronavirus with Caroline Maguire

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With our own emotions taxed during this time of pandemic, it's easy to misunderstand how our children are living through this same experience. These emotions of fear and uncertainty are amplified for them, and figuring out how to talk about both the disease and the isolation as unique events is becoming more critical in helping them to understand why we are living the way we are right now.

This week on the show, coach and author Caroline Maguire is back to help us through these thorny issues. Her book, Why Will No One Play With Me? has already helped so many in our own community addressing social challenges for our kids. Today, we're turning the tools she outlines in the book toward living through the pandemic together.

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Mar 24 2020

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The ADHD Storm of the Century with James Ochoa

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We're living through a time of crisis. The pandemic is of course the global medical crisis. But inside each of us, we're living through our own, individual crises. If you're living with ADHD, you're likely keeping an eye on the horizion ... the ADHD Storm of the Century is on us.

That's why we're so lucky to have our friend James Ochoa back on the show this week. Author of Focused Forward, James joins us to talk about the emotional distress onslaught that comes with the fear and uncertainty we're living with today. We take on trauma and grief as we navigate losses behind us, and ahead, and he provides a fantastic framework for connecting meaning to our individual experiences as a form of mindful grounding through this experience.

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Mar 23 2020

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Dealing with Phone Anxiety and ADHD

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Telephone anxiety is its own special breed of Social Phobia. As such, it brings a raft of psychological and behavioral baggage that is not specifically part of the ADHD catalog. Throw ADHD into the mix and you have a new concoction, one that celebrates the fear of navigating the phone with the distraction and rejection sensitivity that we’ve all come to know and love.

This week on the show, Nikki and Pete are kicking off a series on communication and starting with a tool that frustrates many: the phone. From addressing social phobia to building and overcoming the fear hierarchy, we’re all about building a new relationship with the phone today… and maybe even conquering your voicemail!

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Mar 19 2020

38mins

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Lies & ADHD with Ari Tuckman

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If you live with ADHD you know the precarious line that you can walk between fact and fiction. Whether you’re tempted to lie to yourself about what you’re capable of in a given time period or lie to your boss about what you’ve accomplished this week, the instinct to make those around you feel better by smoothing the edges of reality is strong.

This week, we’re thrilled to have Ari Tuckman back on the show to talk about ADHD and lies, the situations that are most likely to cause you to push that button, and how to reframe your behavior and make amends if you’ve found yourself in uncomfortable, lie-inducing situations.

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Mar 17 2020

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The Sudden Reality of Working From Home

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In part 2 of our special podcast on pandemic anxiety and ADHD we’re talking about the more practical fears that crop up around this unprecedented transition: how do you work from home?

That makes it sound far more simple than it is… take it from us! As two people who have been working from home for more than a decade, we know just how complicated it can be to juggle the distractions and demands of work and home when the two worlds collide. But we’re here to tell you: it can be done, and you might even find a few things to appreciate about the experience.

Mar 17 2020

22mins

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Pandemic Anxiety with Dr. Doug

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We interrupt our regularly-scheduled podcast to inject a couple of ideas in your path today. In this first episode, Dr. Doug Herr is back to talk about the anxiety and stress that comes with living with the unknown.

This week, Dr. Doug joins Nikki and Pete to talk about our emotions, but not by belittling them or running from them or even moving through them. He approaches our emotional response to living in the world of uncertainty that comes with the pandemic by helping us understand what our emotions are, why they exist, and how we can better come to terms with our reactions this way.

Dr. Doug is planning a webinar in which he teaches these techniques more deeply for next week. We encourage you to sign up to be notified — it’s free and should be incredibly helpful.

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Mar 16 2020

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Powerful, Meaningful, and Impactful Podcast for ADHD Community

By dazedbybooks - May 08 2020
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After discovering Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast driving home from a therapy meeting a few months ago, I began listening routinely. This podcast has guided me in ways that have increased my self-esteem, productivity. I’ve read countless books, attended years of therapy sessions, tried multiple medications, and even more, but this podcast is a go-to for me.

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By teh3311 - Feb 06 2020
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Thank you for so much help over the years. This show often gets me out of adhd emotional spirals.