ADHD reWired

Help With Organizing with Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright

This Week’s Episode:

I’d like to thank Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright from coming on the podcast this week. I’d also like to thank Nikki and Pete for having me on their show.  This episode was recorded live on Facebook.  If you’d like to be notified of future live Facebook broadcasts, like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ADHDreWired/.  

 

Nikki Kinzer is a blogger, online course creator, professional and certified ADHD coach, and co-host of the Taking Control Podcast.  Pete Wright is Nikki’s co-host.  In addition to a broadcaster, storyteller, photographer, and tech geek.  Nikki and Pete have been co-hosting together since 2010.  

 

I think you will enjoy this lively and resource-packed discussion.  We start the conversation off by Nikki and Pete sharing their professional backgrounds, both as individuals and as a team.  You are going to learn about a lot of resources in this discussion.  Pete and I also share how we use some of these resources and give you tips on how to get the most out of them.  Later in the discussion, Nikki talks about organizing and she shares some techniques you can use to help get organized.

 

Connect with Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright

Taking Control Podcast

Twitter - @TakeControlADHD

Take Control ADHD on Facebook

 

You’ll Learn:

  • [07:02] - Pete shares that he is doing a second podcast. As it turns out, he’s been doing this podcast for a year and until recently, Nikki was not aware of this podcast.
  • [08:59] - Nikki started as a professional organizer.  Unlike her co-host, Nikki does not have ADHD.  Nikki and Pete share their history together.
  • [10:57] - Pete talks about his background, which includes how he discovered that he had ADHD.  
  • [12:56] - The brand under which Pete podcasts is Rash Pixel FM. He talks about this platform.
  • [14:47] - We discuss TextExpander, which is a productivity tool. We share the different ways we use this resource.  This leads to a discussion on several tools we use with our workflow.  
  • [34:13] - Nikki came out with two new courses in 2016, “Organizing Your Space Your Way” and “The Paper Solution”.  She has another course coming out this spring on time management.  I share my weakness with organization when it comes to paper.  I show Nikki and Pete my workspace.  
  • [40:35] - Nikki and Pete talk about “tolerations”.  The first step to take control is to purge.
  • [43:21] - Pete talks about their last monthly challenge which helps de-clutter.  
  • [48:12] - Nikki said when it comes to organizing, we’re not looking for perfection, you just need to find what you need when you need it.
  • [49:50] - Nikki explains how to decide whether or not you should keep something or get rid of it.  She shares various techniques to help you get organized.
  • [58:44] - A live viewer asks a question about the amount of time people spend on “desk duty.”

 

Your Resources:

ADHD Rewired YouTube Channel

Jessica McCabe’s How to ADHD YouTube Channel

Taking Control Podcast

TextEpander

2Do

Process.St 

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

If you missed early registration for our Spring ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group, for three days only, I am opening my calendar so you can get $400 off! Today, February 28th, is the last session of the month. Turn good intention into amazing action with our virtual video-based group coaching program. Go to http://coachingrewired.com and schedule a call if you want to join.  

Productivity Q&A:

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 P.M. CST.  

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ADHD Women’s Palooza:

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here:  http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

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I’m joined on this episode of ADHD reWired by Eric Light.  Eric was diagnosed with ADHD as a child but did not take the diagnosis seriously until recently.  Eric emailed me that he was interested in sharing his story and I’m excited to let him share his story.

In this conversation, you will hear Eric tell his personal story.  Eric was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of ten.  Eric story involves mental and physical abuse and self-medication.  Now that he is receiving counseling and appropriate medication, he is able to work through this past abuse, including through exposure therapy.  

Connect with Eric Light

YouTube Channel

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:10] – Eric tells his ADHD story. He was diagnosed at the age of ten.  He didn’t like his medication because it made him physically ill.  He started with medication in high school and it had other negative side effects.
  • [06:10] – Eric hid his pills when he was a child.
  • [07:00] – Eric shares his high school experience.
  • [08:07] – Eric self-medicated with marijuana and we talk about marijuana use with people with ADHD.  Eric explains how marijuana helped him.  Eric no longer uses marijuana and he explains why.
  • [11:45] – Eric talks about his post-high school life.  He describes his gaps between high school and college.  He explains some struggles he has been through.
  • [17:20] – When he was around the age of four, he was abused by a babysitter. He talks about how this has affected his life.  This includes some terrible advice from a therapist.
  • [21:28] – Eric describes the mental and physical abuse he sustained from this babysitter.
  • [25:00] -  We talk about the role his abuse may play in his ADHD symptoms.
  • [29:00] – Eric explains how he sees this abuse now, years removed from it. He believes his is normal, based on the circumstances.
  • [29:52] – He has recently started receiving counseling and taking medication. He talks about how this all has helped him deal with the abuse and other areas of his life. He explains how his medication has helped with his counseling.
  • [32:55] – Eric talks about what has helped him the most, including exposure therapy.
  • [36:50] – Eric explains exposure therapy and how it has helped him.
  • [41:56] – Eric talks about accepting the good and bad about yourself through introspection.
  • [47:41] – The struggle and pain that Eric went through have put things into perspective for him.
  • [50:31] – Eric believes that some people take comfort in negativity.
  • [52:20] – Eric sits in the ADHD hot seat.  We focus on the social aspects of life that Eric struggles with.

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

If you missed early registration for our Spring ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group, for three days only, I am opening my calendar so you can get $400 off! The dates are today, February 22nd, and Tuesday, February 28th. Turn good intention into amazing action with our virtual video-based group coaching program. Go to http://coachingrewired.com and schedule a call if you want to join.  

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here:  http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

ADHD-Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

Want to be a guest?

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

Direct download: adhd156.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

Returning to join me on the podcast again is Dr. Roberto Olivardia. Dr. Olivardia is a clinical instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private practice in Massachusetts. Dr. Olivardia specializes in ADHD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, personality disorders and eating disorders.  He joins me to talk about Dyslexia on this episode.

In this discussion, you will hear Roberto describe what Dyslexia is like for someone that has it.  He goes into detail with the professional definition and then explains what this looks like in real life.  Roberto also talks about the overlap in symptoms between ADHD and Dyslexia and describes how these are different, even with similar symptoms.  We discuss why it’s best that Dyslexia is diagnosed in youth and Robert talks about some of the assistive technology that is available.

Connect with Roberto Olivardia:

Email - roberto_olivardia@hms.hardvard.edu

You can thrive with dyslexia if you have the right tools

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:05] - Roberto talks about what interests him about dyslexia.  
  • [06:47] - Roberto lays the groundwork for this discussion by defining Dyslexia (with an accent). He describes what Dyslexia is like and I share some of my own experiences.  
  • [18:27] - Roberto explains what to look for when testing for Dyslexia.  Some of these issues can overlap with ADHD, but there is a clear difference.
  • [21:15] - Robert talks about some of the assistive technology that is available for people with Dyslexia.
  • [22:23] - Robert tells the story of he and his son testifying at the Massachusetts State House.
  • [26:09] - Robert talks about some of the teaching patterns for people with Dyslexia.  Robert shares why repeating a grade is a horrible idea for youth with Dyslexia.
  • [29:45] - Robert  believes that children with dyslexia should get diagnosed as early as possible.  
  • [31:30] - Being diagnosed with Dyslexia is more difficult for adults and Robert explains why.  
  • [35:20] - Robert talks about a certain font that has been successful for people with Dyslexia.  It doesn’t really work for Robert’s son and this leads to a discussion on how Robert explains Dyslexia to his son.
  • [39:36] - Robert shares that people with Dyslexia struggle with foreign languages.  However, he has had a number of patients that have excelled in certain languages.
  • [42:02] - A lot of techniques for people with Dyslexia can help people that don’t have Dyslexia.  Robert shares some of these techniques.
  • [50:38] - Robert explains why it is so important for college students to register with the disability office.

Your Resources:

Learning Ally
Understood.org
Bookshare
Grammarly
BeelineReader

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

If you missed early registration for our Spring ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group, for three days only, I am opening my calendar so you can get $400 off! The dates are Thursday February 16th, Tuesday February 21st, and Tuesday February 28th. Turn good intention into amazing action with our virtual video-based group coaching program. Go to http://coachingrewired.com and schedule a call if you want to join.  

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

If you missed the ADHD Women’s Palooza, you can purchase all 36 sessions (including mine) for only $197! Check it out here: http://www.erictivers.com/palooza

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

Want to be a guest?

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

Direct download: adhd155.mp3
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This Week’s Episode:

This week’s episode is the audio from our January Q&A session.  Nisha Subramanian joins me to answer your questions and discuss the topics you choose to bring up in these Q&A sessions.  

In this conversation, you will hear us talk about a variety of topics.  We talk about time-blocking and strategies for the time-blind. We have a couple of questions on the idea of discussing ADHD with people you are close with.  This includes sharing ADHD information with an adult that you feel could benefit from the information and handling the situation where your spouse has ADHD and refuses to get tested or use coping skills.  This was a fun and lively conversation and I think you’ll enjoy it!

You’ll Learn:

  • [10:21] - Aaron asked about strategies for the time-blind. Looking at the clock can be anxiety provoking. I explain how to rewire yourself in this area.
  • [12:39] - We talk about sharing information on ADHD with adults in your life that you think could benefit.
  • [16:49] - We talk about the chasm in our brain between knowing what to do and being able to do it. We call ADHD the disorder of good intentions. We know what to do, but we don’t do what we know.
  • [21:25] - We talk about the key difficulties in communicating with those who have ADHD and for those who have ADHD.
  • [28:48] - We talk about the latest research on sluggish cognitive tempo.
  • [32:46] - Judy wants to know if it’s possible for someone with ADHD to be as organized and productive as someone that does not have ADHD. We discuss the spectrum nature of ADHD. Nisha also talks about this being a matter of perspective.
  • [41:26] - Jessica asks Nisha about accountability and accountability partners.
  • [46:38] - In a recent webinar, I talked about time-blocking. We talk about the scenario where a task comes up on your calendar and you don’t feel like completing that task. Jessica follows up with a question, “What is it being lazy and when is it ADHD?”
  • [58:38] - Someone asks how to handle the situation where your spouse has ADHD and refuses to get tested or use coping skills.

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!

Turn good intention into amazing action with our virtual video-based group coaching program. Go to http://coachingrewired.com and schedule a call if you want to join.  

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live!  These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm.  Go to http://erictivers.com/events.

ADHD Women’s Palooza

Women are diagnosed with ADHD much later in life. The 2nd Annual ADHD Women’s Palooza will be happening February 6th-11th.  This is a free event and you can register at http://www.erictivers.com/palooza 

ADHD Friendly Guide to Understanding Insurance

Go from “WTF!” to “Done!” with our three-part series.  Jessica Stillwell will be presenting the information and answering all of your questions. Go to http://erictivers.com/events to register!

ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Do you want to improve your productivity, develop better habits, and experience the true power of accountability from members of our own tribe?  Learn more at CoachingReWired.com.

Want to be a guest?

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

Direct download: adhd154.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CST

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