ADHD reWired

No guest in the history of ADHD reWired has appeared as many times as Tom Nardone, and he joins me again on this episode.  If you’re new to the podcast, Tom and I have been friends since the start of this show.  He is the host of The Tom Nardone Show.  Tom was diagnosed with brain cancer in September of 2017.

In this episode, you’ll hear a lot of laughter and emotion from Tom.  Tom is always an open book, and this visit to the podcast is no exception.  Most of this conversation is Tom sharing the emotions that he is experiencing at this stage of his brain cancer recovery.  He is incredibly transparent and I think we all have a lot to learn from Tom, and how he handles this situation.

Connect with Tom Nardone:

Website - The Tom Nardone Show

You’ll Learn:

  • [09:21] - Tom came on the podcast about a week after brain surgery.  We talk about his communication skills after the surgery.
  • [11:16] - Tom talks about his experience leading up to and immediately following his surgery.
  • [17:00] - Tom describes what it’s like to go through radiation treatments.
  • [20:55] - Tom explains why he tries to maintain a sense of humor throughout the process and provides a few examples of his humor opportunities.
  • [27:55] - While Tom’s radiation has ended, and there is a tapering off period, he still has physical effects which leads to other people acting differently.
  • [32:01] - Tom has been experiencing some unexpected symptoms that he considers a night panic attack.
  • [37:17] - Tom shares why he struggles with his emotions during this time.
  • [46:28] - We are trying to raise money to help Tom with his healthcare costs.  You can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/support-tom-nardone
  • [54:08] - Tom talks about the anxiety he’s feeling and the fear of disappointing others.
  • [1:05:03] - When it comes to ADHD, Tom says that he “is” ADHD.  He shares his thoughts on labels.
  • [1:10:14] - Tom shares how he feels about people interacting with him after they know he was diagnosed with brain cancer.
  • [1:13:40] - I have a little fun at Tom’s expense by having him repeat something he said earlier in the show.
  • [1:17:04] - Tom explains how paralysis has caused him to spit when he talks and eats.

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Early registration of our 12th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group is now open. To learn more and schedule your interview, http://CoachingReWired.com.  Early registration pricing is limited to the first 18 people.

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Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

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

ADHD Women’s Palooza

I will be one of the presenters at the 3rd annual Women’s Palooza!  Join me and over 30 other ADHD experts at this conference.  This is an online event, and you can catch all of the sessions and the replays.  Learn more and register at http://ADHDreWired.com/palooza

Want to be a guest?

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

Direct download: 20320Tom20Nardone20Returns.mp3
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Linda Roggli joins me on this week’s episode. This is Linda’s third appearance on the podcast.  She is a professional certified coach, award-winning author, founder of the ADD Diva Network, and co-founder of the ADHD Women’s Palooza, which is just around the corner.  Linda is an expert in later-life ADHD. Linda is a popular speaker at national and international conferences and has coached 100s of women.

In this conversation, you will hear Linda share the role that estrogen plays in ADHD behavior.  This is something that a lot of OB GYNs don’t know about.  She also shares information on her observational study that you can participate in.  This could be an awakening and explain as much as an ADHD diagnosis.

Linda also talks about the upcoming ADHD Women’s Palooza conference.  This leads to a discussion on the importance of connecting with other people.  Linda explains how Women’s Palooza offers the opportunity to connect and speak with others.

Connect with Linda Roggli: 

Website - http://addiva.net

You’ll Learn:

  • [03:10] - In Episode #199, I talk about my year in review.  I share that I would like to bring music back into my life and give you access.
  • [13:18] - Linda talks about attending a conference last week and hearing details a lot of interesting research.  She talks about how it was clarified for her that ADHD is not about willpower.
  • [17:44] - Estrogen plays a huge role in your ADHD behavior, Linda explains.
  • [24:26] - We talk about stimulant medications being with severe depressive episodes.
  • [25:46] - Linda shares that most OB GYNs don’t know about the role of estrogen in ADHD.
  • [34:40] - Linda talks about her survey, which is a deep, observational study.
  • [36:45] - Linda shares a conversation she had with a presenter at this conference.  This woman is setting up a world-wide study. You can donate at http://adhdfund.com
  • [43:17] - We talk about the importance of connection with other people.  Group work has helped us achieve results we never saw without connecting with other people.
  • [43:33] - Linda explains that ADHD Women’s Palooza was created to bring people and information into one place.
  • [47:15] - Linda shares that the Women’s Palooza offers the opportunity to connect and speak with each other through a phone interface.
  • [49:52] - Linda encourages you to go to use MeetUp.com to connect with local people.
  • [51:38] - Linda talks about organizing the Women’s Palooza without Terry, her counterpart.
  • [57:16] - Linda recently finished one of Stephen Hinshaw’s books, and he is a featured speaker at this year’s Women’s Palooza.
  • [1:06:52] - Linda says that there are health issues that people with ADHD struggle with at a higher rate.
  • [1:09:00] - Linda talks about purchasing 33 sets of necklaces and earrings.

Your Resources:

Confessions of an ADDiva: Midlife in the non-linear lane - Linda Roggli
Period Tracker
Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness - Stephen Hinshaw

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group 

Early registration of our 12th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group is now open. To learn more and schedule your interview, http://CoachingReWired.com.  Early registration pricing is limited to the first 18 people.

Support the podcast on Patreon 

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group: 

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A 

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

ADHD Women’s Palooza  

I will be one of the presenters at the 3rd annual Women’s Palooza!  Join me and over 30 other ADHD experts at this conference.  This is an online event, and you can catch all of the sessions and the replays.  Learn more and register at http://ADHDreWired.com/palooza

Want to be a guest? 

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

Direct download: 202_Women_and_ADHD_with_Linda_Roggli.mp3
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Laura Wrzesinski joins me on this episode of ADHD reWired.  Laura is a licensed marriage, and family therapist, who was a member of the most recent ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.  In her private practice, Radical Realness Therapy, she works with LGBTQIA folks, feminists, and ADHD millennials who are ready for self-acceptance and healthy relationships. 

Laura was diagnosed with ADHD about two and a half years ago.  In this conversation, you will hear Laura share her ADHD story and her professional background.  Laura is “trauma-informed” and talks about trauma, including EMDR, which is a form of trauma therapy.  Laura was a member of the last ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group, and she shares some of her personal experiences from the group and explains how you could benefit from joining our next group. 

Connect with Laura Wrzesinski:

Website - http://radicalrealnesstherapy.com

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:50] - Laura was diagnosed with ADHD about two and half years ago. She tells her ADHD story. 
  • [06:40] - Laura explains what prompted her to seek a diagnosis.
  • [09:58] - Laura says that her favorite assignment in the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group was listing successes. She explains why this list gave her mixed emotions.
  • [11:30] - Laura describes her “current lens” and says that she is at peace with her past decisions.
  • [12:25] - Laura admits that she feels weird sharing her story, as a therapist.
  • [15:56] - We talk about the opinion that ADHD is not real.
  • [17:07] - Laura explains what trauma is and what she means when she says she is “trauma-informed.”
  • [20:36] - Laura describes EMDR, a form of trauma therapy.
  • [22:58] - We talk about brainspotting.
  • [25:16] - Laura and I talk about James Ochoa’s work with EMDR and ADHD.
  • [29:03] - Laura says that she realizes that ADHD is more than just about focus.
  • [34:26] - Laura talks about the emotional regulation piece she discovered around ADHD and explains how she had a better understanding because of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.
  • [37:32] - Laura shares that she had a hard time achieving big goals, and that is a reason she joined the group.
  • [39:11] - Time-blocking is a strategy that Laura has tried to implement.
  • [44:40] - One of the things Laura wanted to tackle was her early-morning exercise routine. She shares her progress in that area. 
  • [50:18] - Laura knows that she has too many items on her to-do list. She shares how she manages this list.
  • [56:25] - Laura talks about working with her accountability group.
  • [57:45] - Laura shares her struggles with balancing executive functioning.
  • [1:00:35] - Laura has a message for you if you’re considering joining the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.

 

Your Resources:

Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD - James M. Ochoa LPC

OmniFocus 

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Early registration of our 12th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group is now open. To learn more and schedule your interview, http://CoachingReWired.com.  Early registration pricing is limited to the first 18 people. 

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application. 

Productivity Q&A

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

ADHD Women’s Palooza

I will be one of the presenters at the 3rd annual Women’s Palooza!  Join me and over 30 other ADHD experts at this conference.  This is an online event, and you can catch all of the sessions and the replays.  Learn more and register at http://ADHDreWired.com/palooza

Want to be a guest?

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

Direct download: 201_Laura_Wrzesinski_-_ADHD_is_more_than_Focus.mp3
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ADHD Essentials Ep 2 Simulcasted on ADHD reWired.

Check out our newest pod, ADHD Essentials with Brendan Mahan.
If you have kids, if you work with kids, you'll want to check it out.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-adhd-essentials-podcast/id1332788588?mt=2

ADHD reWired Podcast Network

Direct download: ADHD_Essentials_Ep_2_Simulcast.mp3
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This is a special bonus simulcast episode of our newest podcast, ADHD Essentials.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods from.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-adhd-essentials-podcast/id1332788588?mt=2

Direct download: ADHD_Essentials_EP_1_Simulcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40pm CDT

We did it!  We made it to episode #200!  I would have never guessed we would have over one million downloads over 176 different countries.  You and your stories are why this podcast is the top-rated ADHD podcast on iTunes.  Thank you. 

This episode is the recording of December’s live Q&A.  These Q&A sessions take place the second Tuesday of every month.  The questions answered in this episode were submitted by listeners of this podcast, both ahead of time and live.  I am joined on this episode by Brendan Mahan.  

In this discussion, you will hear Brendan, and I answer several questions from You’re welcome to join these monthly live Q&A sessions.  They take place the second Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm (Central).  Go to http://erictivers.com/events

You’ll Learn:

  • [05:58] - I talk about how our moods can be affected by the weather this time of year. This impacts my ability to play, and I plan to be intentional about making that a priority.
  • [07:57] - Brendan talks about starting his podcast.
  • [09:58] - I share that I have experienced a dopamine crash as I’m between major projects.
  • [16:07] - Brett was diagnosed about two months ago. He has gone back to school and realized through his struggles that he might have ADHD.  He is still struggling with certain things.  We talk about the possibility that he could have dyslexia. 
  • [22:29] - Brett has experienced incredible weight loss. He has concerns about weight loss from medication. 
  • [26:46] - Kat joins the call to talk about her 2018 planning. She shares her plan for this planning session and asks for some tip on staying focused and productive.
  • [46:12] - Ben shares that he currently hates his job because of tasks he does not like. He asks how to be productive in this type of a situation.  We talk through Ben’s situation.
  • [57:08] - Natalie jumps on the call to ask about accessing her thoughts. I explain how meditation can help her with this.
  • [1:04:30] - Tamara is wondering about online and local support groups. I encourage her to join our ADHD reWired Facebook Group. 
  • [1:05:40] - Someone asks about mirroring feelings and emotions when mirroring is not appropriate. I talk about mindful awareness.

Your Resources:
Freedom Planner

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

Early registration of our 12th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group begins January 16th. To learn more and schedule your interview, http://CoachingReWired.com

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

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

Want to be a guest?

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

Direct download: 200_Dec_QA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

Originally, I was not going to release an episode of the podcast, but at the last minute, I changed my mind.  This podcast exists to give you some updates on things.  

We made it to 2018!  I planned to spend an entire day doing my annual planning.  Instead, we had frozen drain pipes!  This was quite an ordeal that resulted in me losing a few days of work and $1800.  

I have been thinking about my goals for 2018, although I haven’t had time to put everything together.  I’ve also been looking at my quarterly planning and I will be setting aside a full day for my annual planning.  You can actually help me meet one of my goals.  I’d like to get about 15 guests scheduled for the podcast.  You can schedule a pre-interview call here.

Our newest podcast, ADHD Essentials will be out next week!  You will be able to find it in all of the podcast apps.  

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group

The 11th season of our ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group starts on January 8th, and it is already full!  Our 12th season starts April 16th and registration starts January 16th.  To learn more, go to http://CoachingReWired.com.

Support the podcast on Patreon

Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me.  With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to join the ADHD reWired secret Facebook group, go to EricTivers.com/community and fill out an application.

Productivity Q&A

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

Want to be a guest?

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

Direct download: 199_-_Plans_Change_and_Pipes_Freeze.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

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