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Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

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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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I listen to this podcast now weekly. I suffer w adhd, and listening to this podcast, makes me feel “not so alone” with adhd. Thanks and cheers for a great 2019!

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This podcast is very helpful and full of practical advice.

iTunes Ratings

258 Ratings
Average Ratings
217
14
8
9
10

They are the best!

By Kbel79 - Jan 10 2019
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I listen to this podcast now weekly. I suffer w adhd, and listening to this podcast, makes me feel “not so alone” with adhd. Thanks and cheers for a great 2019!

Great stuff

By joeelim - May 05 2018
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This podcast is very helpful and full of practical advice.

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Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

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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.

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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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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Vulnerability & Shame: Reflecting on the work of Brené Brown

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For so many struggling with ADHD, traits of focus and attention, and the stigma of the set of behaviors that comes with it can cause us to visit the shame spiral. This week on the show, we talk about Brené Brown’s pioneering research and inspirational presentations on shame and vulnerability, and how reframing our approach to shame can lead to a powerful awakening of strength and confidence.

Mar 09 2015

26mins

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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

17mins

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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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Creating a Vision for Yourself

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If you’re a regular listener of this show, you know we have a shared view of personal improvement and growth: leverage the momentum of the community! As we move into “resolutions season,” it’s time to start thinking about the change you’d like to see in your own life and begin to formulate the promises you’re ready to make to yourself to see that change happen. This week on the show, Nikki and Pete talk about creating a vision for yourself, sculpting your loose goals into refined projects that you’re excited to make a reality. The race to January 1 begins — get ready to celebrate the change in your life!

Dec 01 2015

19mins

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Master Your Morning Routine!

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Morning—if yours are a blessed cloud of peace, goodwill, and light, you can probably skip this episode. That’s right, today’s show is for those of you who have trouble, who live for the snooze, and who can’t quite get enough of the multi-tasking in the mornings. Not sure how to train your brain and condition your spirit to get ready for the day? Do you need a new alarm strategy to get you out of bed and out the door on time? Maybe you need to give yourself permission to think about your mornings in a new way, to shake things up and approach your schedule with a fresh start! If you’re looking for help in mastering your morning routine, join us and share your experience today!

Aug 09 2016

26mins

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Got a Paper Problem? Introducing The Paper Solution

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Paper. If just reading that word causes you to pause, shudder, maybe get a little squeamish, you should read on. 

Today, we’re talking about paper clutter. For you, it may manifest in small piles of mail stacked on a few too many tables. It’s not so bad, you tell yourself, and you could surely catch up in no time. But if you’re living with ADHD, those few piles may never be touched again. Mail, magazines, bills, notices, they grow with inattention and the physical clutter they create leads to mental clutter, stress, and anxiety. 

Not only are we talking about the issues that come with paper clutter today, we’re providing a plan and it comes in the form of a new online course: The Paper Solution. It’s an ADHD-friendly organizing system and an approach to paper designed to help you clear both the physical and mental clutter that comes from out of control paper in your life. 

Thanks for joining us today. Click through to learn more about The Paper Solution below. If you have a paper problem, we just might have a… well, you get it…

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Dec 07 2016

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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

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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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The Five Mistakes to Avoid when Setting Goals

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Happy New Year! Now’s the time to sit up! Stop hiding! Get moving! The turn to the new year is a marker that brings with it a wonderful sense of momentum. If you’ve been thinking about making some change, but you haven’t been able to actually turn that change into long-term habit, this new year momentum might be just what you need to move you into clear-headed opportunity to showcase a new you. This week on the show, we’re talking about the five mistakes we make when we try to make change, and the give you suggestions to overcome them so that this time you make it stick and achieve your goals with gusto!

Jan 10 2017

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The Secret to Organizing with ADHD

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It’s true, if you’re struggling with getting organized and you’re living with ADHD, there’s likely a key challenge holding you back. It lurks there, in the back of your mind, an invisible standard to which you will never live up. We’re taking on this subconscious demon on the show today, kicking off a series on ADHD organizing principles that will help you get on track, stay on track, and recover when you fall down. 

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May 03 2016

21mins

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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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ADHD Inattentive Type with Dr. Doug!

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Doug Herr is back with us all the way from Nashville to talk about ADHD Inattentive Type. ADHD inattentive represents one of our most frequent subjects for questions and one we haven’t covered specifically. Dr. Doug takes on questions on treatment, motivation, talking with schools and special ed teams, writing, reward systems and so much more.

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Mar 27 2018

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ADHD & Memory — Remember What?

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Memory is a fickle beast. With ADHD, you’re saddled with the unpredictability of having a terrific and accurate memory one day to a devastatingly terrible memory the next. This intermittent reinforcement makes the ADHD memory unreliable, sure, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. From executive functioning to working memory and prospective memory, understanding where your memory is impacted is key to determining the strategies that will work best for you, to help you remember what you need, when you need it.

We're talking about memory this week, the functions of memory that may be impaired with ADHD, and strategies for improving your memory that come from some unlikely sources.

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Aug 14 2018

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Self-Care: Medication and Your ADHD with Guest Laurie Dupar

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We’re continuing our series on ADHD and Self-care this week. Today, we’re digging into the sometimes thorny question of medication, and we have a fantastic guest to help us do just that. Laurie Dupar is a senior certified ADHD coach and psychiatric nurse practitioner, and joins us to lend her expertise as a specialist in the rope medication serves in managing ADHD.

Our questions this week come from you, our listeners and clients of Nikki’s group and coaching work. As always, thanks for your participation, and we hope this conversation answers your most pressing medication questions!

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Jan 19 2016

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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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ADHD and Creating a Lifestyle to Crush your Tolerations!

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It’s been nearly 100 episodes since we last talked tolerations, and we have (ahem) a lot to report. This week, we’re taking a step back to look at the impact of ADHD noise on our tolerations. We look at the positive emotional and creative impacts of building a lifestyle in which we acknowledge, cultivate, and complete our tolerations. 

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Apr 06 2015

32mins

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Burnout!

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This week’s show is inspired by a listener struggling with burnout. On the job or at home, burnout impacts us all at some point in our lives. When you’re struggling with ADHD and facing burnout, the challenge comes when all your trusted accommodations and routines fly out the window. How do you find an anchor to stay grounded and focused on the positive? That’s the conversation today, with some terrific resources to boot. Plus, speed reading recommendations from a listener that will help you stay focused and engaged!

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Sep 05 2017

33mins

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Imposter Syndrome & ADHD

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If you suffer from Imposter Syndrome, you’re a high achiever in some area, though you feel as if your achievements are not the result of training, skill, and intelligence, rather your success is the result of an accident of fate, and you are constantly on the cusp of being discovered as a fraud. This is, of course, something that we all live with at some point or another, but if you’re also living with ADHD, the judgment that you put upon yourself amplifies the negative signals in and around your experience of achievement. Today on the show, guest Dr. Doug Herr, psychologist and faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, joins us to talk about Imposter Syndrome, its effects and offers key resources to help move through it to rediscover the authenticity and truth behind our own achievements.

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Oct 11 2016

34mins

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Nikki's Take-Aways from the 2019 ADHD Conference!

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Nikki’s back from the Annual 31st International Conference on ADHD and she has lessons to share! This week on the show we’re talking about motivation and ADHD, lessons from the author of The Explosive Child, and ADHD and girls and women, each of which served to enlighten and shape the way we do our work here at Take Control ADHD and The ADHD Podcast.

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Dec 03 2019

41mins

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7 Things Everyone Needs To Do To Be Socially Successful with Caroline Maguire

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Caroline Maguire is back! Caroline is an ADHD coach, author, teacher, and speaker with a special focus in social skills supporting kids — and parents of kids — with ADHD. Her book is OUT NOW, Why Will No One Play with Me?: The Play Better Plan to Help Children of All Ages Make Friends and Thrive and we’re thrilled she’s back to talk to us about social success today… Caroline Maguire welcome back to The ADHD Podcast!!

And make sure to check out the new merch in our TeePublic store including the Squirrel-Squirrel-Squirrel-Squirrel Podcast gear!!

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Nov 26 2019

41mins

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Creating Change In Your Life

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Back in the late 1970s, two researchers developed a model for evaluating those suffering through addiction in their journey toward health. The Transtheoretical Model, or more colloquially, Prochaska’s Stages of Change, went on to help social workers and therapists treat those suffering with transformational diagnoses for decades. As it turns out, the Stages of Change model works pretty well for us, too, as we think about our relationship to ADHD.

This week on the show, Nikki introduces the Stages of Change with an eye on ADHD, and how you can use it to train yourself to better adapt to the world around you.

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Nov 19 2019

38mins

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November Emotions Feedback!

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It’s been an emotional month here at The ADHD Podcast. With guests and topics all targeted at the emotional centers of our ADHD, you can be sure our fantastic community has come to us with feedback and questions. So, this week we embrace and extend the November theme of Emotion and ADHD and take on your thoughts about rejection sensitivity, emotional storms, sex, plus a bonus dose of seasonal affective disorder, to boot!

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Nov 12 2019

49mins

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Creating Through ADHD with Dani Donovan

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We are gearing up for November here at The ADHD Podcast. November marks the start of national novel writing month, 30 days of fiendish exploration of words happening at keyboards around the world. But what happens if your brand of ADHD throws a wrench in your desire to create your masterpiece?

This week on the show, illustrator and designer Dani Donovan joins us to talk about her creative process. Dani is the pen behind many fantastic ADHD comics floating around your social media feeds. She tells us how she got started, leading to her emerging identity as a vocal leader of the #NeuroDiverseSquad online. She’s a wonderful talent, and we hope you find her work and process inspirational as you seek to shape your own creative process.

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About Dani Donovan

Dani Donovan is a purpose-driven designer and illustrator who creates ADHD comics. Her first infographic, “Storytelling Flowchart,” went viral within hours, amassed over 100 million views, and has been reposted by celebrities such as Mindy Kaling. In a few short months, Dani’s relatable comics and her #NeurodiverseSquad hashtag helped her quickly become a prominent voice in the online mental health community, with her content reaching millions of viewers each month. Her graphics, jokes, and Twitter threads aim to help those with ADHD understand themselves, feel a sense of belonging, and better explain their invisible struggle to loved ones. Her influence has helped hundreds of people to seek diagnosis and treatment. Dani uses her outgoing nature to reach out and cultivate friendships between women content creators on Twitter, including Jessica McCabe (How to ADHD), Erynn Brook (writing), ADHD Alien (comics), and more. She currently works as a full-time designer at Gallup and lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and two cats.

Nov 05 2019

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Sex & ADHD with Ari Tuckman

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This week we’re hosting a frank conversation about sex and ADHD.

Our guest is Dr. Ari Tuckman, a psychologist and certified sex therapist, not to mention one of our favorite expert sources who somehow we’ve never had on the show. Today, Ari is here to talk to us about the impact of ADHD on a couple and how the sexual relationship — and our relationship to sexuality — functions in light of ADHD. The book is the result of years of research and survey responses thousands strong of those living with ADHD reporting their candid experience, and it’s documented in ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship.

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Oct 29 2019

53mins

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Facing the Emotional Storms of ADHD with James Ochoa

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Straight from the Life Empowerment Center, James Ochoa is back today to share a story of his own emotional storm and the strategies he employed to move through it.

This is one of those important episodes. Important, not just because of the lessons and strategies we share for moving through your own emotional ADHD storms, but for the example that James puts on display. He is, after all, a leading voice in healthy living with ADHD, and he’s suffering publicly through a career-defining storm of his own. If it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone. There is no shame in the battles we engage with our ADHD.

Thanks to James for sharing his story (which you can read in full in the links below).

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Oct 22 2019

32mins

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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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Finding your ADHD recharge at the end of the day

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Living with ADHD can be exhausting. But even at the end of a long day, responsibilities pile up. How do you recharge to stay focused... when your focus has lost its focus?

This week’s show is anchored around a recent article by friend-of-the-show Casey Dixon. Her ideas were inspirational for us and spurred our conversation today. Plus, thanks to a listener question, we get to wax dreamily about our ideal ADHD home!

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Oct 08 2019

44mins

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Is it time to find a different job?

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The connection between work satisfaction and ADHD is pretty clear if you’re living through the frustration. There are all kinds of reasons to leave a job, but taking the actual step of resigning is one best approached with a clear head. This week on the show, Nikki and Pete share a set of questions that can help you frame your own perspective at work and help find clarity in your desire to leave, or stick it out and work for change.

Nikki’s list of probing questions:

  • What’s causing you to even think about this question?
  • How much do you complain about your job? What do you complain most about?
  • How would you describe your relationship with your boss?
  • What about co-workers?
  • If you were still doing this job 2 years from now, would be happy or mad?
  • Are you holding on to your current job because you are afraid of change?
  • Are there more things you like about your job than not like?
  • Can you live with what you don’t like?
  • Is it possible to change some of the things you don’t like?
  • Do you feel supported at your job, do you see opportunities for growth?
  • How does your job affect your physical and mental health?
  • Can you afford to quit your job before finding a new one?
  • Do you feel like you have a good work and life balance?

Oct 01 2019

47mins

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Day Zero

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There are signs in certain kinds of organizations that document the last time staff their experienced an incident. Any sort of incident that leads to work stopping counts, and as soon as it happens, the sign gets reset and everyone starts over at Day Zero. “This facility has worked [0] Days without incident,” the sign says.

If there’s anything in our lives that can cause work to stop unpredictably, uncontrollably, sometimes even unconsciously, it’s ADHD. What do we do so that we can reset our own sign to Day Zero? This week on the show, Pete and Nikki take an incident response approach to ADHD with a focus on mindfully controlling what you can control, not lying to yourself, and moving forward. Every bad day has a day zero right around the corner.

Sep 24 2019

28mins

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The Procrastination-Anxiety Loop

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The idea that individual ADHD symptoms exacerbate one another isn’t new to those of us living with the diagnosis. But what happens when symptoms collude to create cycles of behavior and responses? The results can be vastly more damaging than any individual symptom on its own.

That’s the question that comes from a listener today: how do you navigate the procrastination-anxiety loop that emerges when hyperfocus and disinterest collide head on? This week on the show, Nikki shares background on the conditions that allow this sort of hyperfocus and procrastination to occur, and tools to shape a response before it happens again.

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Sep 17 2019

25mins

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Finding focus, listening to the right voices, and getting out of your own way with Brett Terpstra

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Brett Terpstra is a software developer, author, and podcaster and his work has been the subject of Pete’s technology fever dreams for years now. Brett is also unusually candid about his experience living with ADHD and bipolar disorder and after years of processing in public, he’s managed to figure some things out… others, a mystery.

This week on the show, Brett joins us to talk about his experience living and working with ADHD. He shares his experience in learning how to live with his shadow, and how to forgive when the shadow takes control. This is a show about the voices that we listen to, and those that we learn to avoid as we wake up and get moving with ADHD.

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Sep 10 2019

43mins

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The Meal-Planning Episode!

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It’s one of the most important routines you can manage. Getting it right means you’re impacting every area of your life in some way. You’ll feel better, you’ll think more clearly, you might even be better looking. OK, we can’t guarantee that last one, but you’ll feel better looking!

What is this magic routine? It’s meal planning. Figuring out how to best strategize the food you bring into your home and creating smart habits around eating it is both challenging, and deceptively simple at once. But it turns out that if you’re working to build good living systems for your ADHD, you likely already have the skills you need to make meal-planning successful for yourself and your family!

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Sep 03 2019

39mins

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Setting Up New Routines

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Sure, we’re in the middle of our back-to-school series. But whether you’re heading back to school or just getting ready for the seasons to change, there’s never a better time to review your routines. From daily hygiene to writing that next report, this week on the show Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright take on the components of a great routine, and the mindset you’ll need to cultivate to make it stick.

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Aug 27 2019

24mins

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Working with Instructors

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If you’ve ever tried to engage in a discussion of your ADHD with a busy professor and run into frustration, you’re not alone. This week, we asked a group of instructors what they would like to hear when working with ADHD students and the results were puzzling, frustrating, dare we say disappointing? But there’s room for hope thanks to some enterprising student services folks and a general spirit of educators that really do want the best for their students. This is an episode about confronting lack of experience in a slow-moving educational system and an effort to get what you need out of your educational career.

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Aug 20 2019

41mins

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ADHD and Student Accommodations in College

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Asking for help is hard, sure. But have you ever stopped to ask why it’s hard for you? See, asking others for support is hard for each of us in a different way. Maybe we live with the anxiety that others will judge us for not being competent in some are or another. Maybe we believe they’ll think we’re not as smart as they are, or as they thought we were. Maybe we struggle with the logistics of asking for — and taking advantage of — help from another.

Until you figure that out, you’re going to have a tough time marching into your office of disability services to ask for the support you deserve as you make your way through school with ADHD. This week on the show, Nikki and Pete take on the myths and misunderstandings about ADHD accommodations in college, starting with the old saw, “accommodations make for an unfair advantage.” But that’s not all! You’ll end with a guide to the sort of language you can use to reach out to your instructors and professors to explain your needs, advocate for yourself, and set yourself up for success.

Aug 13 2019

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Winning with ADHD with authors Grace Friedman and Dr. Sarah Cheyette

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Grace Friedman was diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at twelve years old, wrote her first book about it at 15, and now she’s an advocate for young people with ADHD and founder of the ADDYTeen.com community. Dr. Sarah Cheyette is a pediatric neurologist and expert in working with kids with ADHD. Together, they have written Winning with ADHD: A Playbook for Teens and Young Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and they’re here to talk with us about their journey on the show this week.

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Aug 06 2019

43mins

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Rebroadcast • Reading Between The Lines with Caroline Maguire

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It's the last episode of our trip through time and what better way to wrap up our July break than with a message from social skills expert Caroline Maguire in her first appearance on the show: never forget the art of the "Polite Pretend" people... it'll save your bacon!

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Do social situations exhaust you? Do you feel like your brain is working in overdrive to keep up with your environment? According to our guest this week, that’s a common refrain for those living with ADHD. Caroline Maguire is a coach, author, teacher, and speaker with a special focus in social skills supporting kids and parents of kids with ADHD. She’s here today to talk with us all about reading between the lines and the challenges that ADHDers face when it comes to understanding the unspoken complexities of social interaction. It’s time to master the “Polite Pretend!”

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Jul 29 2019

45mins

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Rebroadcast • ADHD Inattentive Type with Dr. Doug!

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Dr. Doug has been on our list to get back on the show seemingly since he first joined us. We're thrilled to say he's on the way! But that won't be until a little later in the fall. Until then, take a trip back in time to his last appearance and hear what he has to say on ADHD Inattentive Type!

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Doug Herr is back with us all the way from Nashville to talk about ADHD Inattentive Type. ADHD inattentive represents one of our most frequent subjects for questions and one we haven’t covered specifically. Dr. Doug takes on questions on treatment, motivation, talking with schools and special ed teams, writing, reward systems and so much more.

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Jul 23 2019

36mins

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