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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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So relatable!

By bethabe - May 16 2019
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Diagnosed in my 30s, this podcast has really helped me comprehend how ADHD influences me and some things I can do about it. Things I’ve experienced make more sense now. I love the encouragement to be kind and keep learning and improving. Thanks Pete and Nikki!

Great stuff

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

iTunes Ratings

241 Ratings
Average Ratings
206
12
8
6
9

So relatable!

By bethabe - May 16 2019
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Diagnosed in my 30s, this podcast has really helped me comprehend how ADHD influences me and some things I can do about it. Things I’ve experienced make more sense now. I love the encouragement to be kind and keep learning and improving. Thanks Pete and Nikki!

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

Updated 13 days ago

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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: 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
17 mins
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Rank #2: 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
44 mins
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Rank #3: 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
43 mins
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Rank #4: 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
24 mins
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Rank #5: 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
26 mins
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Rank #6: Anxiety and the ADHD Student

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Anxiety and ADHD are like peanut butter and jelly — they simply go together. Some studies say as many as 40% of those struggling with ADHD are also living with some level of generalized anxiety disorder. For the new student, the change in schedule and environment not only proves a challenge for ADHD, but can offer ripe conditions for increased stress and anxiety.

This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share their own journeys with anxiety and offer strategies for moving through attacks and back to calm.

Sep 22 2015
24 mins
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Rank #7: 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
36 mins
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Rank #8: The Tips Show — Creative Organizing with ADHD!

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We have a wonderful organizing community! We asked for your very best organizing tips, and you came through! From stickies to timers to hooks and color codes, your tips make for wonderful organizing systems. This week on the show we’re sharing a bunch, but want to hear more of your ADHD organizing successes — so keep them coming… and thank you!

Jun 16 2015
21 mins
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Rank #9: Impulsivity & ADHD

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Impulsivity is a part of the ADHD experience that offers few upsides. It represents the source of distraction, social disruption, and lack of focus that can plague so many of us. We received an email this week from a listener working through email impulsivity at work and his story — and we hope our conversation around it — proves supportive for anyone listening who is living with impulsive behavior challenges. 

Plus, follow up from another listener around the act of building habits, and giving ourselves permission to fail, recover, and move forward:

“Getting organized (or establishing new habits) is like following your breath when learning to meditate. We are taught that, when you notice your mind wandering off and straying from the intention of following the breath, you simply notice having done so, without judgment, and return to following your breath. What if we could apply the same technique to habits, following routines and using strategies? What if the habit was not the new desired behavior, but the habit was returning to the desired behavior without judgment? If you solidify the habit of return, you will worry less about leaving the path. You will always have a way back.”

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Sep 20 2016
26 mins
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Rank #10: Women & ADHD — Join us at the ADHD Women's Palooza 2017!

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According to our guests today, over five million women go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, yet live with ADHD. While the patterns and outcomes of a life with ADHD between men and women are similar — particularly as they age — the underlying reasons and conditions for diagnosis for women are unique. 

This week on the show, founders of ADHD Women’s Palooza, Terry Matlen and Linda Roggli, join us to share their experience working with adult women with ADHD. The Women’s Palooza pulls women together from around the world to serve as resources for one another; therapists, coaches, educators, and physicians. The event occurs online from February 6-11, 2017, registration available now!

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Jan 24 2017
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Rank #11: Women & ADHD — The ADHD Women’s Palooza with guest Linda Roggli

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Linda Roggli is an award-winning author and founder of the ADDiva Network supporting women who are 40-and-better. As one of the founders of the ADHD Women’s Palooza she’s created an online conversation with the world’s top experts in ADHD and women. She’s back on the show today to share the latest research about issues that affect women with ADHD in particular, along with some great reasons you should think about attending the ADHD Women’s Palooza yourself!

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Jan 23 2018
38 mins
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Rank #12: Finding good enough, and freedom from the language of failure

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We’ve asked the question before, but this week we answer it in detail. What does it mean to get organized just enough? It means getting organized for you, and not for any organizing system.

This week on the show, we take on a question from a listener that bundles such important concepts as balance, organizational aspiration, and shame around ADHD and living the organized lifestyle. It’s a big show, a big question, and hopefully offers you a big and inspired summer organizing season!

Jul 21 2015
20 mins
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Rank #13: Organizing What You Learn

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You’re working hard to learn and grow, to discover new things and be a better person, right? But in that process, how do you catalog and internalize all things you’re learning so that you’ll be able to recall them later and use them when you need them most … even when you don’t know when that will be? This week on the show we’re talking all about organizing our learning — books, classes, podcasts, conferences, and more. Whether you’re a digital or binder person, we’ve got something for you this week!

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Jan 16 2018
36 mins
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Rank #14: 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
20 mins
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Rank #15: Getting Better Sleep with ADHD

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Up to 50% of children with ADHD — and an astonishing 80% of adults — have problems with sleep. From getting to sleep to staying asleep to getting up rested the next morning, more of us are struggling than sleeping restfully. This week on The ADHD Podcast, we’re taking on sleep with a modest suggestion of a single strategy, and what you need to do to implement this strategy toward becoming a better sleeper. 

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Jan 26 2016
33 mins
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Rank #16: 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
26 mins
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Rank #17: 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!

Thank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon! — https://patreon.com/theadhdpodcast

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
36 mins
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Rank #18: 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
17 mins
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Rank #19: 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
18 mins
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Rank #20: 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
20 mins
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