ADHD reWired (podcast)

134 | Discovering You Are Enough

This Week’s Guest:

Jo Meleca-Voigt is an accomplished school teacher, wife, runner, social activist, and travel consultant.  Jo was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 45.  I invited Jo to come on the podcast since she is just now starting her ADHD journey. 

In this conversation, you will hear some of Jo’s thoughts as she starts her ADHD journey.  She shares how she is documenting everything.  Jo was named “Teacher of the Year” in a district with over 1,000 teachers and she shares some of her thoughts on teaching and learning strategies.  For years, Jo has been an advocate for same-sex marriage.  She shares her opinions on the similarities between being gay and having ADHD. 

On days when Jo feels like she’s having more difficulty with ADHD, she is more self-conscience in one-on-one conversations.  These situations bring her a lot of stress and anxiety. In the hot-seat portion of this discussion, we dig deeper and come up with some strategies that Jo could implement to help herself in these situations.

Connect with Jo Meleca-Voigt!

You’ll Learn:

  • [3:55] - Jo talks about how she is documenting her ADHD journey. 
  • [4:37] - She shares some insights she’s learned about herself since starting this journal.
  • [6:16] - Jo believes the name “attention deficit” is misleading.
  • [8:00] - Jo shares one of her first experiences after medication, which leads to some entertaining stories.
  • [11:28] - Jo was named Teacher of the Year in a district of over 1,000 teachers. She talks about this recognition and what she did in her years of teaching to earn it.
  • [16:33] - Jo explains the correct way to study. 
  • [19:42] - Teaching students how to learn, not just what to learn.
  • [21:42] - If government was run like a start-up. 
  • [22:39] - Education is becoming more data-driven, but when the data is not specific enough, it can impact some students with ADHD.
  • [29:55] - Coming out as being gay and coming out as having ADHD.
  • [37:18] - Jo Meleca-Voigt sits in the hot-seat and we talk about issues regarding social conversations in a one-on-one setting and some solutions that Jo can implement.
  • [1:03:10] - Self-acceptance has been the toughest part of this journey for Jo.
  • [1:04:49] - Jo calls in to follow-up on our original discussion.  She talks about going through the “anger” stage.
  • [1:09:03] - Jo talks about implementing one of the strategies we discussed when she was in the hot-seat.
  • [1:11:36] - This is our third conversation, and Jo reflects back on our 2nd conversation and talks about getting to an area of acceptance.

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Every Tuesday in the month of October, you can join Nisha Subramanian and me for a live, interactive webinar. We will be answering your productivity and ADHD questions!  The webinars are held at 12:30-1:30pm (Central Time). These webinars are free and you can sign up at http://erictivers.com/events.

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Direct download: 134___Jo_Meleca-Voigt_Discovering_You_Are_Enough.mp3
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133 | Free to be ADHD

This Week’s Guest:

Brandy Wynn is a self-identified marketing maven in-the-making. Diagnosed at the age of 30, now at 40, she’s enjoying her freedom from the box. In this conversation, you’ll learn what “freedom from the box” means.

Brandy has been an entrepreneur from an early age.  You will hear her describe her life and entrepreneur journey.  As a student in her 40s, Brandy describes why she is pursuing her MBA, despite the popular opinion that entrepreneurs don’t need to achieve this level of education.  She also shares her experience with advocating for herself in the world of education.  When Brandy sits in the hot-seat, we look at her strategies in her education.  In this discussion, I suggest that Brandy outsources will-power via Kitchen Safe. I also suggest she use Waze.

Brandy shares some insight into her personal views on ADHD, and in particular, her brand of ADHD.  In describing her “freedom from the box”, she talks about being comfortable in your own skin.  This leads to a discussion on “people first” language and how individuals might prefer to describe themselves and their diagnosis.

Connect with Brandy Wynn

You’ll Learn:

  • [2:10] – “Freedom from the box”
  • [3:04] – Brandy talks about her hesitancy to talk about her diagnosis.
  • [4:48] – Brandy describes her brand of ADHD. 
  • [6:55] – Brandy is close to receiving her degree and she talks about her life as a student.
  • [9:00] – Self-advocating in the world of education.
  • [13:33] – “I don’t have a problem; I have a disability.”
  • [14:44] – Brandy talks about speaking at CHADD.   
  • [15:50] – Brandy shares how she describes and identifies her ADHD diagnosis.  This leads to a discussion about “people first” language.
  • [19:13] – Brandy explains why she is would be uncomfortable with giving a Ted Talk.
  • [23:15] – Brandy claims to be “the worst ever” with relationships.
  • [27:11] – Now is the best time to be able to be comfortable in your own skin.
  • [29:36] – Brandy shares her entrepreneurship story.
  • [36:45] – Brandy explains why she wants her MBA.
  • [39:00] – Brandy talks about the role of religion in her life and her journey.
  • [41:50] – Brandy talks about two books, The Value in the Valley and In the Meantime.
  • [43:03] – Brandy Wynn sits in the hot-seat.  In this discussion, we look at her academic strategies and timeliness.

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ADHD reWired Coaching & 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 http://ADHDreWired.com

ADHD reWired Tech eCourses and Mini Workshops

Tell us what technology or tool you would like to learn about: Complete our 3 minute survey below and you can win free coaching, a $50 gift card to Amazon or your preferred app store  or a productivity mystery box.

Learn more about our courses and workshops at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HDJCSSS

Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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Direct download: 133___Brandy_Wynn_-_Free_to_be_ADHD.mp3
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132 | It's Never Too Late

This Week’s Guest:

Liz Applegate is a life-coach, entrepreneur, and podcaster.  She introduces herself as a “second chance enthusiast positive change facilitator.”  Her work includes helping over-40 individuals turn the “maybe somedays” into “today”. 

Liz was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, after her son pointed out that she had a lot of the symptoms.  In this discussion, we start off by looking back on Liz’s ADHD journey.  She talks about what her life was and how ADHD impacted areas of her life, specifically in her first marriage.  It was actually ADHD reWired that helped Liz realize that she needed structure and medication to get her ADHD in check and live the life she wanted.  She shares some of her strategies, including KanbanFlow.

Liz balances her personal work, including her podcast, Midlife Schmidlife, but she also does virtual support work.  Balancing these two spheres and going from task to task is a challenge for Liz.  In the ADHD reWired hot seat portion of our discussion, we go through and identify some of the trouble spots and then look at solutions.  A few of the tools I mention are Realtime Board, Process Street, and Edgar.

Connect with Liz Applegate!

You’ll Learn:

  • [3:40] - Liz talks about turning 50 and the negativity of midlife.
  • [6:05] - Liz’s son realizes that she may have adult ADHD. 
  • [7:00] - Liz’s ADHD journey and how her diagnosis helped her make sense of her life.
  • [10:22] - Self medication and the driving factors behind it.
  • [12:37] - After a period without medication, ADHD reWired helped Liz realize she needed structure and medication to keep her ADHD in check.
  • [15:00] - Becoming the person Liz wants to be.
  • [18:13] - Liz shares the strategies she’s adopted to bring structure into her work-life.
  • [23:32] - Liz talks about the types of people that are attracted to her business.
  • [26:40] - When Liz feels like the situation is beyond her capabilities, she refers clients to appropriate mental health professionals.
  • [29:36] - Coaching and virtual support are two different realms in which Liz helps people.
  • [31:40] - Deciding if it’s worth it to learn something new.
  • [35:49] - “Even if you’ve never been diagnosed with ADHD, all of us have something.”
  • [39:31] -  Liz Applegate sits down in the ADHD reWired hot seat! 
  • [40:15] - Being on social media for work, but not getting sucked in and balancing work between personal and coaching/virtual support.
  • [48:44] - Liz goes through an exercise. What will she do when Midlife Schmidlife becomes successful enough for her to stop doing virtual support.
  • [51:23] - Liz experiences “break failure” when it comes to Facebook and we talk about one solution.
  • [1:01:20] - Liz talks about her lack of accountability.

Book Review

This week’s book review is The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, the author of the Chicken Soup books. This is like ten great self-help books all-in-one.

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ADHD reWired Tech eCourses and Mini Workshops

Tell us what technology or tool you would like to learn about: Complete our 3 minute survey below and you can win free coaching, a $50 gift card to Amazon or your preferred app store  or a productivity mystery box.

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Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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Direct download: 132___Liz_Applegate_Its_Never_Too_Late.mp3
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131 | Making Your Mess Your Message

News!

This episode is coming out a day early! If you’re listening on Monday, the day this episode has been released, you have just a few more days to reserve your registration call for the Fall Session of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group!  Learn more about the group at http://coachingrewired.com

Today, Monday August 29th, we are doing a live Q&A webinar

Register at http://EricTivers.com/events  

Also, I just created a brand new video series, “125 Strategies to Get Your ADHD reWired”. In this series, I go through the strategies I use to better my ADHD.  To access this series, go to http://www.erictivers.com/125strategiesvideo

This Week’s Guest:

Donna Barre has worked for years as a “data geek”.  She is now re-inventing herself to help others with ADHD find meaning, joy, and the pursuit of their creative endeavors.  Donna was also a member of the very first ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. 

Donna is doing something unique, she’s bringing arts and crafts into the world of ADHD.  In this conversation, Donna talks about the importance of play and creativity and their role in productivity.  She explains what art does for her and how activities like art can help in various areas of life.

In the ADHD reWired Hot Seat portion of our discussion, we work with Donna on her issues with confidence and bravery.  She shares some areas in which she feels like her bravery and confidence are lacking.  We work through some practical ways to build confidence and bravery.  We also learn what a brave Donna looks like.  In this discussion, I share this resource: http://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/

Connect with Donna!

Website – http://clickadhdservices.com

Email – dr.donna@clickadhdservices.com or donna.barre@comcast.net

You’ll Learn:

  • [7:16] – Donna shares her back-story and explains why she joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.
  • [9:16] – When Donna started the group, she was looking to unload some real estate and the group helped her through that process. 
  • [12:43] – Donna shares how long-term success means ongoing support and accountability. 
  • [16:21] – Donna gets sucked into entertainment such as television and the internet and she talks about how she gets herself back-on-track. 
  • [19:04] – Donna talks about her tendency to minimize accomplishments and we talk about self-correcting mechanisms and breaking bad habits.
  • [24:25] – Donna is bringing arts and crafts into the world of ADHD. She talks about the importance of play and creativity and their role in productivity.
  • [34:34] – Donna opens up about clutter.  This is a cyclical struggle for her. 
  • [41:01] – Data is Donna’s “play”. 
  • [45:05] – “Making your mess your message”
  • [49:02] – Donna sits down in the ADHD reWired Hot Seat and throughout this segment, we work through her issues with confidence and bravery.  Donna shares what she thinks being brave means, and what a brave Donna looks like.
  • [1:23:12] – Fill out the contact form to let Donna know if you are interested in her supportive crafting group.

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Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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Direct download: 131___Donna_Barre_Making_your_mess_your_message.mp3
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130 | Stepping Into Freedom From Anxiety

This Week’s Guest:

Kali Pelham is an educator that has taken big steps to gain freedom from anxiety.  She just finished the reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. 

Kali struggles with anxiety and feeling like everything is urgent and important.  She talks about how her involvement in the reWired Coaching and Accountability Group has helped her in this area.  Kali shares her journey and explains her thought process and the conversations with her husband that led them to realizing her life would benefit from involvement in the group.  Throughout this conversation, we learn the areas of her life that have benefitted and she shares specific examples of the tools and practices she has implemented.  Kali tells us about how she has her calendars set up, how she operates her to-do list, and uses programs like Google Keep. 

We engage in a 10-minute power coaching session to help Kali determine where things fall in the urgent vs. important matrix.  We also talk about implementing the GTD (Getting Things Done) Methodology to be organized and manage time.  Also, what are the questions to ask yourself to determine the importance of tasks?  Listen to this conversation to find out!

You’ll Learn:

  • [8:38] - Kali shares her back-story and explains what brought her to the reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. 
  • [14:17] - Kali describes the moment that she knew she needed to sign up for the reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.
  • [17:35] - Kali talks about her use of typical ADHD medications and where they help and where they fall short.
  • [19:05] - Kali was unable to find a support group in her area and the reWired Coaching and Accountability Group provided her with that support.
  • [20:35] - Kali describes her priorities and what she wanted to get out of the group.  Now that she’s finished the group, she evaluates the group’s effectiveness in those areas.
  • [21:38] - Kali describes some of the tools she’s put in place and she shares how she constructs her to-do list.
  • [23:26] - Kali shares how she merges her digital calendars.  This leads to a lengthy discussion on being organized with calendars and to-do lists.
  • [32:10] - Kali walks us through some of the items on her to-do list.
  • [36:18] - Re-framing “I should...” to “It would be nice if…”
  • [38:32] - Kali talks about her need to ignore technology first thing in the morning.
  • [40:50] - Kali explains how she uses Google Keep
  • [44:35] - Kali talks about her relationship with God. 
  • [46:25] - Kali shares her “one thing”, the fact she doesn’t have to perform and she can “just be”.  This leads into a discussion on acceptance, peace, and serenity.
  • [54:42] - Kali talks about a recent incident where she was able to be more accepting.
  • [1:01:40] - For Kali, this journey is about doing things without anxiety.
  • [1:05:05] - Kali’s 10-minute power coaching session. 

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Reserve your registration call for the Fall Session of the group! Registration is now open!  Registration closes on August 31st.

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ADHD reWired Tech eCourses and Mini Workshops

Tell us what technology or tool you would like to learn about: Complete our 3 minute survey below and you can win free coaching, a $50 gift card to Amazon or your preferred app store  or a productivity mystery box.

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Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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Direct download: 130___Stepping_Into_Freedom_From_Anxiety.mp3
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129 | The Life Changing Power of the ADHD Coaching and Accountability Group

This Week’s Guests:

Aaron Collier and Kari Gormley join us on this week’s episode.  Both Aaron and Kari have been accountability partners in the most recent ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group.

Aaron Collier is a computer programmer/librarian that resides in California.  He was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 39.  After feeling like he didn’t have the tools he needed, he joined the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group. 

Kari Gormley is a coach, mom, wife, long distance runner, and podcast host (The Running Lifestyle Podcast).  She was diagnosed with ADHD a few years ago.  She became part of the group to help herself with habits.

In this episode, Aaron and Kari share their own stories and describe the tasks they struggle with. They’re also able to give examples of how they’ve been able to implement strategies and processes to become more successful at accomplishing these tasks.  This isn’t just through their own determination, accountability is imperative in this process.  As accountability partners, Aaron and Kari share how they hold each other accountable.  It’s easy to sense the productive friendship that has grown out of this group in just 9 weeks.  

We have a special offer! If you sign up between August 22nd and 24th, use the promo code “CoachingReWired245” and you will receive two 45-minute coaching sessions with me!  You can also get the audio recording of these coaching sessions!  By using that code you’ll also be able to sign up one ADHD ReWired Tech mini-course or workshop when we launch them in early 2017. That’s over $300 in bonuses!

You’ll Learn:

  • [9:18] - Aaron explains the idea of a mastermind group and how he (and his relationship with his wife) has benefitted from this concept.
  • [11:56] - Aaron describes the group’s “Study Hall” sessions and the accountability that comes from it.
  • [16:53] - Kari talks about her mastermind session.  She shares her “lessons learned list”.  This includes a useful tip on stopping at task, building processes, doing one thing at a time, and more.
  • [23:40] - “Statistics are not determinable outcomes.” 
  • [27:32] - Aaron talks about being mindful about his list and taking care of what needs to be done now. He also shares his success with going to the gym since joining the accountability group.
  • [29:56] - Aaron shares the importance of play and talks about the change in his productivity since incorporating play. 
  • [31:45] - Aaron talks about his star chart and the reason for his success in sticking to it.
  • [32:37] - Kari and Aaron share why they have been successful in holding each other accountable.
  • [35:00] - The ratio of men/women with ADHD is 1:1.
  • [35:45] - Aaron shares a typical accountability email.
  • [39:45] - Kari and Aaron talks about what it takes to be a good accountability partner and aspects of the accountability relationship.
  • [43:45] - Kari talks about the bond between people with ADHD and shedding the shame.
  • [44:32] - Aaron talks about his time-blindness and his appreciation of the trust in the group.
  • [47:17] - Kari and Aaron explain why this group has been life-changing.
  • [51:30] - The importance of routine and how this group reWires your brain.

  

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ADHD reWired Coaching & Accountability Group

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ADHD reWired Tech eCourses and Mini Workshops

Tell us what technology or tool you would like to learn about: Complete our 3 minute survey below and you can win free coaching, a $50 gift card to Amazon or your preferred app store  or a productivity mystery box.

Learn more about our courses and workshops at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HDJCSSS

 

Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress. 

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.

 


128 | How to ADHD with Jessica McCabe

128 | How to ADHD with Jessica McCabe

This Week’s Guest:

Jessica is the creator and host of the How to ADHD YouTube Channel.  Jessica has ADHD herself, and discovered that medication is only part of the solution. Jessica created her first show as an ADHD toolbox. This was a friendly mix of useful tips and techniques that she shared based on her research and her own personal experience.  Jessica says, “I make mistakes so you don’t have to.”  Jessica provides her 10,000+ subscribers with new episodes every Tuesday.  Jessica’s background in acting helps make her videos compelling and pretty clever.

Reach Jessica McCabe:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/howtoadhd

Twitter: @HowToADHD

 

Jessica talks about her struggle (and unexpected success) with consistency in producing videos for the How to ADHD YouTube Channel.  One thing that makes her feel comfortable in this area is the level of forgiveness in the ADHD community.  People within the community appreciate the authenticity and we like to see that others struggle with the same things that we do.  Jessica shares that some individuals find that she speaks too quickly, yet some appreciate the way that she speaks because they struggle with people that talk slowly.  This illustrates that point that no matter what you do or how perfectly you do it, you’re not going to be for everybody.  Jessica does get some feedback that ADHD is a serious topic and “no laughing matter.”  She sees the seriousness of this topic, which is why she researches so much to try help things, but if you can’t laugh, it just gets too depressing.  Jessica illustrates the humor of ADHD by telling a story about burning her face with a steamer.

Jessica was a productive student in elementary school and chose to always have her nose buried in a book.  She believes she enjoyed reading so much because she was bored by reality.  When she entered Junior High, the added responsibilities of daily school life and independence magnified some of these ADHD symptoms.  She was provided with medication and that was the only treatment, so she wasn’t learning how to manage her life. 

Jessica shares that she almost called the show “How not to ADHD” because she had a better idea of what NOT to do.  Her boyfriend pointed out that might not be the best name and she’s glad she listened.  This leads into a discussion on relationships.  Jessica has a relationship history that she calls “not a pretty thing” and points out that this area of life one that does not get discussed enough in the overall ADHD discussion.  She was always “good” at new relationships.  Things were exciting and new.  As those things changed and things weren’t as new and exciting, she would blame the boredom on the relationship.  This is not an easy thing for Jessica to discuss, but this is important and worth sharing.  When starting her current relationship, she  was very honest about her bad choices in previous relationships. 

As an actress, Jessica struggles with memorizing lines and she has found some tools to help herself in this area, including an app.  She also feels that being put on the spot is the best way to remember lines.  Nobody wants the embarrassment of not remembering lines and this is a strategy that works for her.  She also did a series on tricks to help improve working memory.  Simply reading material is not the best way to learn.  Jessica also shares how she’s used the Mind Palace strategy.  She points out though, that not every strategy works for every person. A strategy that works for a person isn’t guaranteed to work every time.  It’s about having a tool box with different strategies that you can implement. 

Jessica also talks about her struggles with to-do lists.  She’s currently excited to use the app Epic Win. We challenge her to open her to-do list and share some of the overdue tasks on her list. As it turns out, correctly identifying the type of task something is actually helps with accomplishing the task and completing it.  Another alarm that might help with accomplishing tasks is Freaky Alarm. Throughout this discussion, she realizes her resistance to these types of tools.  She is afraid of being “boring” through routine. 

 

You’ll Learn:

  • [6:35] - Jessica talks about starting her YouTube Channel, “How to ADHD”.
  • [7:44] - Jessica expected to struggle with consistency and has been more consistent than she imagined she could be.  The ADHD community is also very forgiving.
  • [9:38] - Her biggest fear was that people would think she was wrong.  She talks about giving herself the permission to make a mistake.
  • [11:02] - No matter what you do and how perfectly you do it, it’s not for everybody.
  • [12:50] - “If we can’t laugh at ADHD or ourselves, it’s just depressing.”
  • [12:06] - Jessica tells an entertaining story about burning her face with a steamer.
  • [16:47] - Jessica shares her personal story and her ADHD diagnosis.
  • [21:45] - “If the solution is too simple, they’re trying to sell you something or it’s something that just worked for them.”
  • [22:35] - “How to ADHD” or “How not to ADHD”?
  • [23:26] - Jessica shares her relationship history, which is a symptom of ADHD that doesn’t get discussed enough.
  • [31:00] - “People who express gratitude are happy. It’s not happy people who express gratitude.”
  • [32:33] - Jessica talks about how she has more satisfaction with what she is doing now compared to her career as an actress.
  • [33:30] - The difficulty of memorizing lines trying to learn things that you aren’t invested in.
  • [36:29] - We don’t have a terrible memory. Our working memory is challenged.
  • [42:25] - Jessica talks about how she uses a mind palace to help learn new things.
  • [43:55] - “A kid with ADHD succeeds once and it’s held against him for the rest of his life.”
  • [49:15] - Jessica McCabe sits in the hot seat! She is struggling with having the tools, but not wanting to use them.  Together, we work through this and find some solutions to this and other issues that Jessica is encountering in her life.

 

Audio books mentioned in this show:

Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization  by John J Ratey - http://a.co/3vsQFME

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J Ratey - http://a.co/ha9zpDU

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127 | Running Routines and the Drive to Be a Better Dad

127 | Running Routines and the Drive to Be a Better Dad

 

This week’s guest, Andrew Wilcox is the creator of “Eat Live Dream ADD”, a blog about his experiences living with ADHD. It explores topics such as routine, exercise, running, health & wellness, motivation, fear, acceptance, self-loathing, sex, emotions, adult tantrums, relationships and parenting. Andrew is married and a father of three and the only person in his home diagnosed with ADHD. He was diagnosed at age 5 and took Ritalin on and off for most of his life until he was 28 and made the decision to regulate his ADHD through coffee, exercise and routine.

 

Medication: Having been diagnosed with ADHD at a very young age and having to take medication to manage it left a big impression on Andrew and his views towards medication. He tells the story of how he was shamed by a teacher in front of his whole class for failing to understand a math problem and then thrown out of class when he retaliated. Being singled out for being different from his peers and constantly being judged for it made him make the connection that medication was bad. After suddenly quitting medication at the age of 17, his life began to take a downward spiral until a friend intervened and had an honest conversation with him.  His father offered him a place to stay and to get him back on medication. Recognizing this as “fork in the road moment”, he got back on medication and began to piece his life together. Today it has been 7 years since he has given up medication in favor of managing ADHD through exercise, coffee and a routine. He has at this time, made the conscious decision that while medication can be effective for some individuals, he will choose a different path to regulating his ADHD. Regarding medication, Andrew believes that just as it is important to wean yourself off medication when you decide to stop taking it, it is important to get back on it gradually. He also believes that our bodies will take some time to adjust to the dosage and not giving up during this transition period is key to making the medication work for you.

 

Routine: According to Andrew the hardest thing about staying on an exercise routine is (1) allowing yourself to have an “off” day where you choose to do a less intense version of your regular workout (2) stop beating yourself up when you do break the routine and instead channel that frustration into your workout when you get back into it.

 

Coaching: In the coaching segment of the show, Andrew talks about how in the face of a stressful situation he is likely to react poorly and he would like to work on keeping this reaction in check. An example of this situation is when Andrew is trying to get his two daughters to bed. How can he keep himself from letting stress takeover in such a situation? Eric gave him the following strategies to help manage this:

  1. Consider that in a scale of 0 – 10, your current stress levels have not gone beyond 6. This is a good time to use logic and reason to bring yourself back. A meditation/mindfulness practice will allow you to put yourself in the observer position and slow down.
  2. Have a conversation with your family and come up with a code word that can help you recognize your increasing stress levels in a situation.
  3. Channel your physical energy into exercise. Remove yourself from the situation
  4. Allow yourself to make mistakes and forgive yourself when you do have a slip-up.
  5. Come up with creative solutions to get the children to bed: different schedules for both kids, a 1 minute dance party, collaborating with them to come with a solution that works and reviewing this from time to time.

 

Andrew will follow up with Eric in 2 weeks to talk about how he is using these strategies to manage his stress reaction.

 

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Reach Andrew Wilcox:

 

Blog: https://eatlivedreamadd.wordpress.com/

Twitter: @ZillaDrew

Facebook: Eat Live Dream ADHD

 

Books mentioned during this episode:

 

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children – Ross W. Greene PhD

 

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126 | Emotional Distress Syndrome

126 | Emotional Distress Syndrome

Emotional Distress Syndrome

Emotional Distress Syndrome, discovered and coined my James Ochoa himself. James had training working with people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In time he saw similarities in some of his clients and the people with PTSD with one exception. For some, it wasn’t going away. Some of his clients, were not getting better in the way people with PSTD generally did.

These clients of his suffered from the exact same thing:

  • Chronic breakdowns
  • Lack of self-worth
  • They felt bullied
  • They were all misunderstood

He determined that for these people he would have to rebuild their internal sense of self.

EDS is manageable and treatable thanks to the work James is doing.

Coaching Session

James has difficulty being consistent with singular systems. He tries many things such as post-it notes, phone apps, etc. He prefers to write things down. Currently has four systems and he is not able to follow through with any of them. He finds himself not having enough time. Eric has James scrounge up a pen and paper to write the following

  • A Accountability
    • Who are you accountable to?
  • T Timers
    • Timing tasks makes you more accountable and keep you focused
    • Make predictions as to how long a task will take
  • R Reminders
    • Include the why with the what
  • I Inputs
    • To do lists, calendar, email, voice mail, pile#1 Pile#2….
  • P PlanningProcessProcesses
    • Streamline and improve. Evaluate what works and what does not work

James was excited and eager to begin using this system when he left the show.

 

About James Ochoa

James Ochoa is on a mission. In a way he always has been. He was born the seventh of eight children in Houston, Texas and almost immediately began to feel the faint hum that all ADHD sufferers feel. It would be safe to say that his journey to find answers for his issues began as early as is humanly possible.

Then, at the age of four, he had a traumatic accident that would alter his life forever. While playing on his parent’s car, he fell, hitting his head on the concrete. After the doctors examined him they were not hopeful, and everyone prepared for the worst. While in the hospital, James had what he describes as his first spiritual experience, one that he can still recall with great clarity and emotion. His father had been in Vietnam working a construction job, and he took a leave from his contract to come visit James in the pediatric ward of their local hospital. As his father walked toward him, James remembers seeing a blue orb-like structure above his bed. In his mind, this was a sign and he knew it immediately. His father didn’t see the blue orb, of course, but James remembers that he was stunned to hear James announce, “Dad, I’m not gonna die. I’m here for a reason.” As it turned out, many decades would pass before James truly understood what that moment and that proclamation meant.

In fact, it mostly eluded him until the summer of 1989 when he was working at an ADHD summer program for kids. “It was total chaos,” he says. “But the lights and intrigue that these kids came to the table with was like…Oh my God, they’re brilliant and we’re not seeing it.” He immediately recognized his calling and resolved to spend his life trying to find answers for himself and others. For almost two decades, now, he has done just that.

His work with patients and extensive personal study of the neuroscience of ADHD has allowed him to find answers that work. His new book Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD is just the latest mile on a many-long miles journey he is on. His discoveries and success in his own life and with his patients have made him a much in demand speaker these days.

James lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Edie. They have two sons, Gabe, 25, and Jules, 20.

How to Reach James

Web

http://www.tlec.info/

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/TheLifeEmpowermentCenter/?fref=ts

Twitter @adhdinsights

 

Audible books mentioned 

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The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield

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 http://adhdrewired.com

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125 | Success Despite ADHD

125 | Success Despite ADHD

 

Hello everybody. Tom Nardone here,

 This week, we had the pleasure of speaking to Dan Spears. Dan learned of his ADHD as a result of the problems it was causing in his marriage. This episode hit especially close to home for me.

 Dan saw a therapist in the fall of 2015. He was diagnosed and given a prescription. The therapist he was seeing at the time recommended he read, “Driven to Distraction” which was somewhat helpful. While the book spoke of helping with strategies, it was the emotional side of things that presented the biggest challenges in his life.

 Dan speaks of his experience with procrastination, accountability and memory. These issues have caused problems for him, and consequently for his wife in their communications with one another. Dan cannot recall the simplest of things to memory when his wife engages him, in what should be a normal conversation. He has trouble not just remembering names, but entire events of which he was a part of. He often has only vague memories of things they have done or places they have been to.

 Those of us with ADHD know this feeling all too well. Our inability to focus on the things we are doing, prevents us from being able to recall them later. This causes those who know and love us to feel like we are not interested in them or in the things they say to us or do with us.

 This is not just a problem with our families. We struggle at work where forgetting something can present a completely different set of problems.

 We see the so called “regular people” and wonder how they seem to master interactions and tasks with little to no effort. We wonder what they have that we do not. We ask ourselves, “Is it something we will ever learn?” We ask ourselves, “How to they do this without having to look for a strategy”

  For many of us, this is where we begin to feel inferior or not good enough. Those of us with ADHD will usually take one of two paths. We will simply give up or mentally check-out and accept defeat, or we will seek the help of a professional. Thankfully Dan Spears has chosen the latter.

 Dan works in IT and a big part of his job is preparing time sheets. This is very important because it is the way they ensure that clients are billed properly. This is where Dan struggles the most. He has tried many different methods to achieve this but nothing has worked for him in the long term.

 We invite you to listen as Eric discusses solutions and helps Dan not only develop new strategies, but leaves him with a genuine enthusiasm about their implementation on this 125th episode of ADHD reWired.

 

Bio: Dan Spears

 

Dan is a 36-year-old native of Liverpool, England, who unfortunately does not sound like one of the Beatles. He immigrated to the US in 2005, landing in Texas, then ventured north to Ohio in 2010, where he lives with his wife, 3 step-children, and 2 cats and according to Dan, a rabbit that hates him.

 

Dan was finally diagnosed with ADHD in 2015.

  Stay tuned to ADHD reWired for follow-up sessions with past guests who have allowed Eric to help them and keep up with their progress.

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Audio books mentioned in the show.

Driven to Distraction – Edward M. Hallowell

The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

The Willpower Instinct – Kelly McGonigal

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Direct download: 125_Sucess_despite_adhd.mp3
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124 | 5 Ways to Crush Procrastination

124 | 5 Ways to Crush Procrastination

 

 

124 | 5 Ways to Crush Procrastination

 

This week, Eric and the staff at ADHD reWired welcome back one of our fan favorites. Alan Brown returns to discuss “5 ways to Crush Procrastination”.

Productivity knows few if any greater foes than procrastination. This can manifest itself as a feeling of being stuck. Sometimes, even though we want something to be completed, our lack of ability to focus on one thing prevents us from even starting the task or project.

Today, Alan brown will show us that when you have a big meal to eat, it is best to devour it in a series of courses instead of a single bite.

Alan speaks of a cycle of procrastination.

  1. We become overwhelmed
  2. We look for an escape
  3. We Procrastinate (check our email, or check Facebook.)
  4. As a result, our to do list continues to grow
  5. We fall further behind
  6. This leads to under-achieving or screwing up
  7. We are then…miserable

 If you have had the pleasure of ever seeing Alan Brown’s award winning ADD Crusher videos you may remember hearing Alan say:

YOU ARE JUST KICKING YOUR OWN A$$”

 

Alan’s method of crushing his procrastination is primarily achieved through his asking himself specific questions. For example, Alan will ask himself, “Are any of my to-do’s a problem right now?”

Sometimes the things we believe to be the most critical have the least amount of significance in the end. Alan helps us by offering methods to determine what is truly important and how to attack these tasks.

 

reWired Coaching (Alan Brown in the hot seat)

 

Alan Brown, during the coaching session of ADHD reWired shares some things he would like to improve in regard to the production of his amazing CrusherTV show.

Alan Brown:  Alan explains that he struggles with coordinating the main processes of producing CrusherTV. There are many moving parts such as editing, sound, booking guests, and of course not having as much time as he needs to do get the job done.

Eric Tivers:  Eric instructs Alan Brown to make 3 columns and head each of them as follows

  1. Things I don’t like doing
  2. Things I can’t do
  3. Things I should do

Alan Brown:  Alan adds a fourth step

  1. Things that must be done by me.

Eric Tivers:  Eric asks for action steps

Alan Brown: Alan responds with 3

  1. Spend time filling in the three columns
  2. Do this with honesty
  3. Involve his wife to help him execute

 Eric Tivers:  Eric asks Alan to set a date to begin and a date for follow up

Alan Brown:  Alan complies

It is always a treat when Alan comes on the show. His balance of helpful information and humor are unmatched. If you would like to get in touch with Alan you can got to:

http://cruchertv.com

http://addcrusher.com

Or email him at info@cruchertv.com

 

Alan Brown Bio

Meet mess-to-success entrepreneur, productivity coach Alan Brown. An unmitigated mess before diagnosis — booze, drugs, massive under-achievement and irresponsible space case. Now a successful executive, investor and entrepreneur, he crushed his own ADD using the proven ADD Crusher™ strategies. Personal mission: Help ADHD adults around the world live to their potential through alternative ADD treatments and solutions.

CrusherTV ™ is a weekly online TV show delivering life-changing solutions to its members-only audience – crazy-busy people just like you.

Each week productivity coach Alan Brown hosts A-list guest experts sharing brain hacks and other simple solutions to turbocharge your productivity and quality-of-life: Crush procrastination. Get more stuff done. Have more free time. Just to name a few.

But it's more than just the TV show that makes you more productive. CrusherTV ™ members enjoy loads of other benefits...

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123 | 5 Principles of a Good System

123 | 5 Principles of a System

Marina Darlow

There are many people with ADHD, who aspire to be entrepreneurs. Being an entrepreneur requires a focus on many areas. Creativity, management, products and projects to name a few. People with ADHD have difficulty with some of the tasks that are necessary to keep it on track.

Many people are so overwhelmed with the smallest things. However, this is often where the majority of their time is spent. Without systems and strategies in place it can be near impossible for the entrepreneur with or without ADHD to succeed.

It would be nice if there were professionals who focused on the needs of ADHD entrepreneurs. If only there were people whose job it was to develop and help implement real useable strategies catered to the challenges of people with ADHD who want to succeed in business.

Well, those people do exist. ADHD reWired is proud to introduce such a person. Meet Marina Darlow as she joins Eric Tivers in the ADHD reWired virtual studios.

Marina Darlow works with creative people to help them develop strategies and methods for freeing up time that allows them to focus on what is really important.

Marina got into this because she wanted to make the world a less violent place. After she came to the realization that she did not want to be a field agent with the CIA. She worked as a project manager for several non-profit corporations and then she became a Systems coach catering mostly to those with ADHD.

Marinas “Five Principals of a System” are:

  1. System must be easy to use.
  2. Never forget reminders
  3. System must be flexible
  4. System must be fun
  5. System must have Accountability

 COACHING SESSION

Marina puts her career in Eric’s hands as she confides in him about an upcoming challenge. Marina has to make contacts and reach out to some venture capitalists. Marina struggles a bit with rejection. She mentions that she procrastinates to avoid what she knows she should be doing.

She and Eric come up with a strategy and Marina seemed to leave the session with noticeable excitement.

Contact Marina: http://www.vision-framework.com/

Go to http://adhdrewired.com  for a free downloadable PDF from Marina.

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122 | Making Friends with Adult ADHD

122| Making Friends with Adult ADHD

 

 

Please join us as we welcome Alex Hofeldt back to the show. Some of you may recognize him from the Beautiful Dust Specks Podcast. This week Eric and Alex discuss the effect ADHD has on Making friends and social situations, such as remembering names, conversation, and general awkwardness.

For people with ADHD, life can be very difficult when in social situations. This is even more so the case in small to large groups of people. We cannot expect everyone we know and interact with to factor our “condition” into everything we say think or feel. People are generally impatient when it comes to these things and for those who are interested in fitting in, this can be a very disheartening circumstance.

Forgetting names is common and people can sometimes feel they are not regarded highly enough by you for you to take the time to actually remember their name. Blurting out can be considered rude in that it is generally taken as an interruption. Sometimes people with ADHD are just different and therefore misunderstood. This can even be the case with other people with ADHD.

Those of us with ADHD do tend to stand out and it can be frustrating when one day our peers depend on us for entertainment and the next day just can’t seem to deal with us. Some of us have been in a similar circumstance when we are treated as the court jester among our “friends”, as if we are there for the sole purpose of their amusement when they want us to perform.

Eric Tivers (host of ADHD reWired) was kind enough to try to help Alex with his specific problems in this area.

Alex mentions many of the problems as stated above and goes further with some more specific things.

 Eric offered Alex what I felt was some really sound advice. It was not just general tips we have all heard before. It was catered to his specific problems, which is what an ADHD coach should always do. Alex was kind enough to agree to come back on the show to discuss how his problem has changed as a result of the coaching Eric provided him. Please stay tuned to ADHD reWired for the follow-up with Alex.

 

On a personal note:

“During this episode I found myself able to identify with Alex. I felt and still feel a strong empathy for him. I was reminded of the being in similar situations during certain times in my life. Alex held nothing back and was very forthcoming in the things he shared. I am happy to know the ADHD community has a person like Alex in it. His honesty was inspiring and I was reminded of the reason for my own commitment to spread awareness about one of the most treatable mental disorders we know of.”

T.

 

Direct download: Making_friends_with_Adult_ADHD.mp3
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121 | Raising Chloe - A Chat Between A Mother and Her Daughter

Episode 121 | Chloe & Lisa, A Symbiont Circle of Awareness

Mother and Daughter, Lisa Mortell and Chloe Johnson join us in the ADHD reWired virtual studios this week to talk about their lives and how ADHD is a part of it.
Chloe along with her ADHD has trouble with depression and anxiety. Lisa, Chloe’s mom admits to not having been a perfect mom (as if there was such a thing). In the early days she made the very common mistakes people make when trying to help people with depression by explaining that there was nothing to be depressed about. Lisa felt the guilt that many parents feel about putting their kids on medication.
At 18 months Chloe refused to stay in her crib and figured out how to escape the confinement it was designed for.
Chloe thought vitamins were snacks
Chloe wanted to be a normal person. More than that she wanted to be a normal person without taking pills to achieve this.
Chloe then finds herself in the “Hot Seat”!
• Problems
o Cannot kick carbs
o Trouble sticking to her diet
o Trouble getting in an exercise routine
Chloe want to lose weight to fit into her clothes she could wear a year ago. She also uses exercise as a way to deal with her anxiety and depression. Eric gives her some amazing advice to help her achieve this, and schedules a date for the follow-up.
Mother daughter relationships can be tough. Chloe and Lisa are a shining example of what can be achieved through mutual respect and understanding. This was a truly amazing episode and listening to Chloe and her mother was very insightful in learning ways people can discover what is great about other people, as opposed to focusing on what is wrong, or what needs to be fixed.
Though there is no perfect relationship between a parent and their child, you would have to search long and hard to do better than Lisa and Chloe.

Direct download: ep121.mp3
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120 | Today's Awesome with Brendan Mahan

120 | Today's Awesome with Brendan Mahan

 

This week on the 120th we welcome back to the ADHD reWired virtual studio Brendan Mahan. Brendan saved ADHD rewired from a possible dilemma in that there are no shows in the can. Brendan thank you for bailing us out.

  • Brendan begins by doing a quick review of his last appearance on episode 78 The Wall of Awful.
  • Brendan is also now working on a book. He has a big white board with the books outline on it.
  • Brendan tells a story of his near death experience with some camouflage hockey fans. Eric felt like a random hug is what would best defuse the situation.
  • Eric confesses a deep rooted fear of his own in regard to his loud office neighbors.
  • Brendan coined a new phrase for Tuesday since Eric is spending time with his son. This day shall hence be called “Two-Dudes-Day
  • Brendan talks about “Todays Awesome” post series
    • Began with the most awful year of his life.
      • Mom passed away.
      • Career ended
        • Fired on his wife’s birthday
      • Car burned up
        • He watched his car burn
      • Rather than looking at the awful he looked at the awesome.
      • Brendan begins each day posting what is awesome about the day. Everyday!
    • Brendan talks about is kids.
      • Brendan’s kids don’t really hate the aquarium. They hate leaving the aquarium
      • Brendan’s kids, in the presence of an elephant, are drawn to a bird.
      • Brendan’s kids like many kids and Eric, are enamored with poop.
    • Brendan has been looking for a job.
      • Eric gives him a plug. Eric Tivers…What a great guy.

HOLD ON PUT ON THE BRAKES!!!! LIVE COACHING AHEAD

  • Eric inquires about where and how Brendan is interviewing
    • Eric first arms himself with index cards.
    • Brendan explains his methods
  • Eric inquires about what he may be aware of that he is doing wrong
    • Managing emotions
  • Eric inquires about exercising
  • Brendan has a revelation and discovers that he could ride his bike.
  • Eric has him get the bike DURING the show.
    • Because starting is the hardest part

Eric continues to coach Brendan on the show. Brendan Mahan is one of the kindest people in the ADHD community. He is a fantastic father, a loyal husband and fine friend. It is always a pleasure to have Brendan on the show or listen to him speak. There are many voices in the ADHD community but none more genuine than Brandan Mahan.

Please stay tuned to the threads in the ADHD reWired community for news and updates for Brendan’s job search.

Direct download: 120_Todays_Awesome.mp3
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119 | The Voice of Your Dreams

119 | The Voice of Your Dreams

 

We are proud to have Aaron Anastasi in the ADHD reWired virtual studios. Aaron is an entrepreneur who claims to have stumbled through life falling into a few successes.

Aaron is a writer, and actor, and a film maker. He has never officially been diagnosed. He sees many similarities with his brother who is diagnosed ADHD, and sees many of the same struggles.

Aaron actually began working with a coach after a major disappointment when his record deal fell through. He decided he had failed so much that some of it must be his own doing. He wanted to change, and be successful. He notes that his coach once said to him,

“Who do you have to be to get the results you want?”

 

Eric and Aaron discuss in depth, The Fearful Voices. These are the voices that say things like, You cant do it, You will fail, etc.. and the dangers of listening to them. Aaron mentions, “Sometimes the voice in our limitations is louder than the voice in our dreams”

Aaron was also kind enough to discuss some secrets from his book. One of which, is “The Commitment Compartment”. The place where all the things we are going to do are kept.

This was a fantastic show and it was just a lot of fun listening to Aaron who is such a normal guy who was and is achieving extraordinary things.

 

More About Aaron

Aaron Anastasi is a Southern California native who graduated with a master’s

degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he studied philosophy,

Psychology, and theology.

 

He’s also a serial entrepreneur with online businesses such as Superior Songwriting

Method, Signing Success, and the internationally recognized, Superior Singing

Method, an online singing lesson program that grosses seven-figures annually.

 

Aaron has the #1 singing/life lesson channel on YouTube and has over 11.5 million

organic views and over 130 thousand subscribers total on his three channels.

 

Having a love for adventure, he was a pro snowboarder in Vail, Colorado, scaled

Glacier Lake Mountains in Bolivia, and cut pathways through the jungles of Contagem, Brazil.

 

Along with being a Los Angeles based actor and filmmaker, Aaron is also a

prominent success coach for clients in industry-leading roles, ranging from film

directors to marine biologists to TEDx speakers. His new book, The Voice of Your

Dreams, was released in April 2016, and reached Amazon's top 100 best sellers within the first week of release.

Get Aaron's book here. https://thevoiceofyourdreams.com/home-a

Get you copy of “Chasing Kites” at http://tomnardone.net/book

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Direct download: 1119__The_Voice_of_Your_Dreams.mp3
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118 | Could it Be Bipolar Disorder

Episode 18 | Could it Be Bipolar Disorder Be Bipolar Disorder

 

Could it Be Bipolar

This Week on Episode 118 of ADHD rewired we are joined by Dr. Roberto Olivardia. Eric and Roberto discuss the many of the ways we can determine if our ADHD is our only passenger.

ADHD and Bipolar disorder are very commonly misdiagnosed. Roberto shared with us some amazing statistics.

  • 70% of people with Bipolar Disorder have ADHD
  • 20% of people with ADHD have Bipolar Disorder
  • 50% of people with Bipolar Disorder attempt Suicide and 20% succeed at their attempt.

Dr. Olivardia shared many important facts about Bipolar Disorder.

  • Proper Diagnosis can take up to 17 years
  • Loss of interest in things people are interested in normally
  • Severe mood swings
  • Bipolar Disorder in incredibly under-diagnosed

Dr. Olivardia stressed the importance of getting a proper diagnosis. Many clinicians know little to nothing about ADHD and it is best to get a mood disorder expert.

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, MA, where he specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning issues, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He also treats the various issues that accompany learning disabilities, such as stress and negative self- esteem. He is co-author of The Adonis Complex, a book which details the various manifestations of body image problems in men. He has taught courses at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Boston College. He has presented at many talks and conferences around the country. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude Magazine, a publication serving the needs of individuals with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.

For questions and comments for Dr. Roberto Olivardia, you can email him at

roberto_olivardia@hms.harvard.edu

 

Get you copy of “Chasing Kites” at http://tomnardone.net/book

Contact Eric Tivers through his website at http://adhdrewired.com

Direct download: Could_it_Be_Bipolar_Disorder.mp3
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117 | Helping Your Doctor Understand ADHD Part II

Episode 117 | David Goodman

This episode could easily have been called “Helping Your Doctor Understand ADHD Part II”, and may still be pending approval.

This week Eric managed to track down Dr. David Goodman. Dr. Goodman is widely known in his circles for publishing a 50 page book, consisting of mostly tables to help clinicians diagnose and treat patients. Eric Tivers refers to this as the cliff notes for ADHD.

Dr. Goodman sites three types of physicians:

  • Informed
    • Trained and actively helping those of us with ADHD. Educated and up on the latest research.
  • Uninformed
    • Not trained and unable to identify or treat those with ADHD
  • Misinformed
    • Prejudice toward those claiming to have ADHD. Non-believers and critics who doubt its very existence.

The most amazing thing I heard from this episode was the fact that ADHD is the most researched conditioned all of medicine and this is according to the Scientific Council of the American Medical Association.

                Eric Tivers and Dr. Goodman then speak about a host of other topics including:

  • People who believe ADHD is simply a matter of will power
  • ADHD treatment allows the person to be the person they are supposed to be.
  • What we can do to arm our physicians
  • Things to know about pharmacists.

For more information about Dr. Goodman go to

http://addadult.com

Also:

Get you copy of “Chasing Kites” at http://tomnardone.net/book

Contact Eric Tivers through his website at http://adhdrewired.com

Direct download: Helping_Your_Doctor_Understand_ADHD_Part_II.mp3
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116 | Helping Your Doctor Understand ADHD

116 | Helping Your Doctor Understand ADHD

 

ADHD reWired is proud to have Dr. David Pomeroy join us in the virtual studio. Dr. David Pomeroy founded Brain Health NW in 2005. He is a Family Medicine physician with over 25 years of office practice experience, with the intent of providing thorough evaluations and holistic medical treatment for Attention Deficit Disorders and mood disorders in children, teens, and adults. Mission Statement: “The mission of Brain Health NW is to provide compassionate, informed and up-to-date high-quality care to individuals and families affected by behavioral, psychological or psychosomatic disorders.

This was a very unique show in that Eric and Dr. Pomeroy discuss issues surrounding ADHD at the Clinical level. To be clearer, Eric tailors his questions to doctors who may not me up on the Latest ADHD research need to know.

There is a problem in the medical community surrounding not just ADHD but mental illness. 15 minute monthly appointments in many cases. This sort of drive by delivery of patient care is just not satisfactory.

Another problem is fear. Many doctors are fearful of lawsuits resulting from medication. They when through a host of different medications and discussed side effects, effectiveness and criteria for subscribing them.

Dr. Pomeroy has had extraordinary success by monitoring and testing and re-testing.

This show is a must hear for Doctors. If you have a doctor with whom you are friendly, We here at ADHD reWired would encourage you to share this show with them.

For more information on Dr. Pomeroy:

http://www.brainhealthnw.com/

Dr. Pomeroy’s recommended sites

http://addvance.com/about/index.html         Kathleen Nadeau PHD

http://totallyadd.com/                                    Rick Green

Dr. Pomeroy’s Podcast

http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/adhd-focus/

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115 |  Your Weight is Not Your Fate

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115 |  Your Weight is Not Your Fate

 

 

Sam Lomeli is a hero to many people prom the ADHD community and may not even be aware of it. Sam is certainly a hero of mine.

Sam grew up being picked on and was the butt of many jokes. Sam was overweight (like Eric was) through the years he spent in school.  It was Sam’s calling to ultimately be a champion for people he would meet much later in life.

Sam began his crusade by volunteering at charitable organizations such as: The Salvation Army and The Special Olympics. His biggest accomplishment was his volunteering to build wheelchair ramps for disabled veterans and non-veterans who could not get in or out of their homes. He has built over 250 wheelchair ramps for people without the ability or means to have them any other way.

Today Sam helps people believe that they can lose weight like he did.

While speaking to his wife Kristen, he ran the idea of a podcast by her. She told him she never saw her light up like he did when he talked about helping other people, and so the “Tips of the Scale Podcast” was born.

Eric and Sam discuss these things in depth at the beginning of the show and then get more into the psychology of people who are overweight.

Sam mentions he has found so much of a person’s self-worth is tied to their own perception of their appearance. Sam talks about the things people tell themselves about what their self-worth is. His clients feel like their value is determined by their looks and achievements. He further states that these same people have a tough time when asked when is the last time you remember being happy.

They believe that to be happy they must obtain the validation of those who judge them, or of those people who do not struggle with being overweight.

Sam teaches his clients their happiness comes from them feeling good about themselves.

Sam is truly a hero if ever I have heard of one. He has made a career of helping people who are seemingly unable to lose weight and/or feel good about themselves alone. We hope you listen and learn more about Sam and about the “Tips of the Scale” podcast.

To contact Sam:

Website:

http://tipsofthescale.com

Follow him on twitter:

 @TipsOfTheScale

To join the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Group go to

http://coachingrewired.com

 

 

Direct download: Your_Weight_is_Not_Your_Fate.mp3
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Coaching Group Grad is Paying it Forward

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A member of the most recent ADHD reWired Coaching & Accountability Group is paying it forward.  

 

After Jessica’s ADHD diagnosis, she spent years trying to learn as much as possible about her condition and tried every strategy she came across with little success.  Despite all her efforts, she continued to have trouble keeping up at work and home, and believed that she simply needed to work harder and longer.  She would regularly wake up at three or four in the morning to try and get caught up, yet fell further and further behind.  She was mad that things were so hard, angry that she had ADHD, and was looking for the missing piece of the puzzle that would allow her to get her work and home life under control.  While listening to the ADHD reWired podcast, she heard about the Coaching & Accountability Group and knew it would be a game changer.  

 

Jessica was determined to find success and thought that participating with an intensive group coaching program would provide her with the tools she needed to meet her goals.  She felt the frequent meeting times, supportive accountability, and productivity tips might be the only way she would ever achieve inbox zero.

 

Despite understanding how helpful this group would be, she knew she simply couldn’t afford it.  It wasn’t until her Grandfather passed away and unexpectedly left her with a generous inheritance that she was able to use his gift to invest in herself.  And she did, by joining the ADHD reWired Coaching & Accountability Group.

 

After the group finished, I spoke to Jessica about her 10 week experience.  What she shared with me was amazing.   

 

Jessica joined the group because she desperately needed help with her productivity.  She thought the missing piece of the puzzle would be strategies, techniques, and technical know-how to get to inbox zero.  But after 10 weeks, she found that that the biggest benefit was something totally unexpected; she learned to accept herself and her ADHD.  She learned that the missing puzzle piece was being kind to herself, and for the first time in her life, showed herself kindness.  

 

Jessica did improve her productivity.  She even hit inbox zero once.  But the improvements she saw extended far beyond her daily work.  She drastically improved her sleep.  She even reported that there have been significant improvements in her marriage.  But to Jessica, learning to accept her ADHD was the greatest benefit of all.  And that, she said, was really unexpected.     

 

Jessica is now eager to pay it forward. With her gift of $1400, we will be awarding two $700 Scholarships to two people who like herself herself, are highly motivated to do the work to get their ADHD reWired, but are not able to make the investment.

Direct download: Coaching_Group_Grad_is_Paying_it_Forward.mp3
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114 | Living Your Mission

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Ep.114|LivingYourMission

Jennie Friedman is an ADHD coach out of New York. She is thehost of the “See in ADHD” Podcast and the cohost of the“The ADDCouple”podcast. Jennie graced the ADHD reWired studios with herpresence for the second time and this show was a lot of laughs asis always the case when Jennie present.

Jennie is a member of Podcast Paradise,anonlinegroupofpodcasters and after seeking their counsel, shetoretoolabit.Jennie has recently re-launched her podcastandhascommittedto anamazing 5 shows per week. Jennie decided thatshehaslearneda lotsince the original launch that she referredtoasthe“SilentLaunch”. Jennie also goes to explain that muchofthiswasdo toher having a freak-out over her blog andthepressureshewasputting on herself. She finally told herself thatifshemustwritethen perhaps it is best she finish her next book.

Jennie and Eric spend a great dealoftimediscussingVerticalHeterophoria, and the work of Dr.CherylBergerIsraeloff.http://www.nvcofny.com OneofJennie’slistenersand close friends Renee Brooks wasrecently onaveryspecial show doneby Jennie’s See in ADHD’sPodcast

Somewhere in the second half of this episode of ADHD reWired theshow took a bit of a turn as Jennie takes Eric to task on hisunwillingness to brand Tom Nardone with the title ofproducer.Jennie Admits to a bias as she claimed to be a raving fanof Toms.She is perhaps the first person to have finished thebook.She even mentioned she has a signed copy of the book that isalso signed by Tom’s wife Yvonne. Eric also believes his copy to besigned by Yvonne, but I can assure you it was not.

This show is among the best and it was fantastictohearEricandJennie laugh at themselves and each otherthroughoutthewholeshow.These notes cannot possibly do it justicesopleaselisten toandenjoy episode 114 of ADHD reWired

You can reach Jennie at http://seeeinadhd.com

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113 | Markers for ADHD with Dr. Thomas Brown

 

Episode 113 | Markers for ADHD

 

Dr. Brown and Eric Tivers began the 113th Episode of ADHD reWired by discussing “Cookies and Accountability”. It was a great story about Dr. Brown and his wife and the temptations of a plate of chocolate chip cookies.

Eric got a lot of information out of Dr. Brown and this show will most likely call for a second or possibly third listen to get it all.

2 conditions under which those with ADHD do well.

  • Interest
  • Pressure

Most ADHD people have no problem focusing on tasks they are interested in or tasks for which they are afraid of consequences.

 

Dr. Brown went through the 6 different markers he looks for when diagnosing and during treatment of his ADHD patients.

  • Activation
    • Can they get organized and/or get started?
    • How much are they procrastinating
  • Attention / Focus
    • Can they focus or shift focus.
    • Do they get locked on to one thing and can’t get back on the current task
  • Alertness
    • Do they finish things in a reasonable amount of time?
      • Many people do not get the necessary amount of sleep
    • Are they able to sustain effort?
  • Managing frustration & Emotions
    • Do their emotions come on too strong or too weak
      • Some of them get excited with “What ifs”
      • Obsessing about things they will do or buy at a later time.
    • Working Memory
      • Can they keep one thing in mind while doing something else?
        • No so much the long term but short term memory
      • Monitor and self-regulate actions
        • Do you come across to others as you intend to.

 

To contact Dr. Thomas Brown:

http://understood.org

http://drthomasebrown.com

Direct download: Markers_for_ADHD.mp3
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112 | Improvement through Improv

Episode 12

Improvement through Improv

Rachel Hamilton is currently attending the ADHD rewired accountability group with
Eric Tivers and 11 other people. We are fortunate she was able to take time to be with us this week to share her story.
 
Rachel was diagnosed with ADHD not long ago. She was at the Burning Man event
when a friend of hers offered her a Ritalin. Rachel is now aware of the repercussions of taking ADHD meds recreationally, but nevertheless she did indulge years ago, and it had a profound effect on her. After taking a Ritalin she felt organized and together.
 
Things just felt right and she had an unfamiliar awareness she had never before
experienced. This made Her curious and she began to learn more about ADHD through the reading of books and articles.
 
Rachel tells of the fact that nothing has been a bigger eye-opener for her then the
interactions she has had with the others in the ADHD reWired Coaching and
Accountability Group
 
About Rachel
Rachel began teaching almost twenty years ago and she feels passionately that Improv skills are great training for both theater and for life. Her teaching style is upbeat and nurturing
she creates a safe space where everyone can feel safe and supported, and
where everyone can do their best work. Rachel designs and implements improv
workshops all over the country for both actors and non-actors, offering Improv as a tool for training in performance as well as for personal development.
Born in DC, Rachel has lived, loved and worked in all the major cities; Chicago, LA
and most recently NYC. Last year, in a conscious quest for more tranquility and
natural beauty, Rachel made the brilliant choice to move her base to Sausalito,
California and is delighted to be bringing her deep well of experience to the Bay
Area’s vibrant Improv scene.
Direct download: Improvement_through_Improv.mp3
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111 | ADHD Strategies with Doug Puryear

Dr. Doug Puryear, over the last few years, has established himself a blogger an author and an advocate for ADHD people and professionals. Doug provides real life strategies for those with ADHD to learn ways to cope with the problems they have has a result.
In this episode, one of the ADHD community’s heroes, Doug Puryear joins the ADHD reWired virtual studios. This is truly one of the most amazing episodes we have ever put out. Doug shares details of his life seemingly without fear or reservation.
This certainly is among the more powerful episodes of ADHD reWired. Doug speaks about his childhood with ADHD and the abuse he suffered. Doug battled most of his life with ADHD and was not aware of it until age 64.
Doug has a new book out called “The Bully” This is the story of Doug going from being a bully to being the fun-loving guy so many have come to love

Website: http://addadultstrategies.com
Facebook: Facebook profile
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=126804881&trk=tab_pro
Blog: http://addadultstrategies.wordpress.com

Direct download: ADHD_Strategies_with_Doug_Puryear.mp3
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110 | A Healthier Relationship with Medication

110 | A Healthier Relationship with Medication

guest Stephen Tonti

 

Stephen’s primary focus is writing and directing for film and various other multimedia projects. On top of being a film director, Stephen also tours as a public speaker advocating for men and women diagnosed with ADHD. In 2013, Stephen was selected for the Carnegie Mellon University TEDx Student Speaker Competition. He gave his first speech on the subject there, in front of over 700 fellow students, professors, and various educators. His talk is on YouTube and has gathered almost 680,000 views to date. Stephen is yet unsigned, but will begin giving an updated version of his TED talk on tour later this year.

Stephen graced the ADHD reWired virtual studio this past January. Stephen is quite a character. Stephen, like many ADHD people is quite stubborn, to the tune that he while having an argument with his girlfriend about whether he was ADHD or simply had ADHD, he proceeded to give a public talk to further affirm his point of view. This lead to the end of that relationship.

Stephen has since grown in his knowledge of ADHD. Once believing that medication was only a last result for adults only, he now does not advocate one way or the other. Stephen states that medication alone is no guarantee of success, and that medication too often gets the credit.

Stephens’s ADHD life philosophy is:

 

DISCOVER                            Discover it exists

UNDERSTAND                       Understand and research to find out what ADHD is. Get the whole picture

ACCEPT                                  ADHD is real. You have ADHD. ADHD is not made up

SSUPPORT                              Get support for your ADHD. Support others who have ADHD. Give ADHD. Avoid shame at all costs!

 

Today it is quite normal to see and/or hear Stephen Tonti talking to himself. That is talking to himself out loud. He does this even if others are around. There is no need to be frightened this is just one of his own methods he uses to coach himself.

If you would like to contact Stephen you can reach him at

http://www.stephentonti.com/

https://potentialwithinreach.com/

Direct download: 110_final.mp3
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ADHD reWired

 Episode 109 | Kirsten Has Come Out to Play

 

Who is that lady with the purple feathers in her hair? Is it….. Could it be…. Oh Yes! It is the very lovely, very playful, and Returning Guest, Dr. Kirsten Milliken gracing the virtual studios of ADHD reWired for her second appearance since episode 26.

Eric and Kirsten discuss her new book “PLAYDHD”.  She wrote this book three times so that we could read it once. Kirsten and Eric discuss the book and a very wide array of topics, including:

  • Do you prefer to make your own decisions?
  • Would you want to be a passenger on the space shuttle?
  • Do you prefer your vacations to be planned?

 

 Dr. Kirsten Milliken takes a unique approach to treating ADHD as she combats this with play. She explains those of us with ADHD as we go through our daily routine do so with less dopamine than other neuro-typical individuals. While many of those with ADHD use a variety of things to deal with their own challenges, perhaps there are alternatives to the methods commonly employed.

As is always the case with which Kirsten is associated, this episode is no different. Kirsten discuses some of “The players” from her book.

The Joker

This is the most primitive. This might be the class clown, or anyone who is constantly seeking attention

The Explorer

The explorer is in a constant search for what else might be out there. Perhaps not content with things the way they are currently in their lives.

Others include the performer, and the collector. You will just have to wait until April 1rst to see the category into which you fall.

Dr. Kirsten Milliken will be charring the upcoming International ADHD Professionals Conference in Weston VA sponsored by the ADHD Coaching Organization on April 28th- May 1st

Some of the highlights of this episode:

  • Eric and Kirsten playing the conversation starter game.
  • Contest to win a free copy of PLAYDHD
  • Eric & Kirsten’s Possible new ice cream Business

PLAYDHD.com

ADHD Professionals Conference

Purchase PlayDHD

 

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108| Getting Organized with Shelly Collins

 

ADHD ReWired Episode 108. Meet Shelly Collins

Shelly has been organizing businesses, homes, and people since 2011 She does what she loves for a living every day.

“Organizing is a means to an end: being organized gives me the time, room, and clarity to live a life I love.”

Shelly Collins

Hear from Shelly:

I have a great sense of humor. I hope you do, too.

Organizing doesn’t have to be scary or depressing. I love laughing my way through a session with my clients. It makes the time pass quickly and makes the work seem fun! That doesn’t mean you won’t have a bad day or a tough session, but I’ll be there to help support you so we can get back to laughing through our sessions. Organizing can be fun. I promise.

Yes, I am a real person! A really real, really non-judgmental person.

My house gets messy too. Sometimes my office looks like someone set off a paper bomb.  I truly believe that sometimes you need a fresh set of eyes on your space when you are too overwhelmed to organize on your own, which is why I occasionally call in reinforcements by hiring an organizing colleague to help dig me out of my own mess. Clients often ask me if they are the worst case I’ve ever seen. Honestly, there is no worst – you are an individual and your situation is unique. I can assure you, though you may look at your space and only see clutter, I’m busy thinking ahead to the many organized possibilities.

Contact: 
http://www.gatewayorganizers.com

Twitter @gatewayorganize

Facebook Page

 

Memberships: 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Summa Cum Laude Honors – Lindenwood University
  • 4x Attendee: NAPO National Conference (2012-2015)
  • 1x Attendee: ICD National Conference (2014)
  • Graduate: Coaching Essentials – Coach Approach for Organizers
  • Graduate: Foundations Courses – Coach Approach for Organizers
  • Graduate: Graduate Course, Coaching the ADHD Client – Coach Approach for Organizers

Industry Leadership: 

  • Currently serving as POINT Committee Chair for NAPO National
  • Currently serving on the Corporate Associate Member Advisory Council for NAPO National
  • Served on the Nominating Committee for NAPO National (2014-2015)
  • Former Director of Professional Development for NAPO-St. Louis (2012-2014)
  • Former Vice President for NAPO-St. Louis (2013-2014)

 

Direct download: Getting-organized_-with_Shelly-Collins.mp3
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107 | Attention Engagement and Completion with Cameron Gott

ADHD reWired Episode 107

Title:  Awareness Engagement Completion with Cameron Gott

Guest: Cameron Gott

 

Cameron Gott is the co-developer and senior trainer of the Coach Approach for Organizers™ program. An ADHD coach, Cameron works with professionals who want to match action with intention and take their game to the next level. Besides coaching adults with ADHD, Cam mentors ADHD coaches-in-training and writes about a variety of ADHD work topics at his Global Creative blog . He is the chief architect of The AEC Model utilized in our advanced ADHD coach training course.  With a background in education, Cam took his first coaching training in 1998 and subsequently received training and certification through the demanding program at The Coaches Training Institute™.

 

Cameron’s Story

  • After being Diagnosed with ADHD Cameron discovered that articulating ADHD is a critical step in ADHD Awareness
  • Half of the people in the world do not think about thinking
  • Cameron was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 28 while working as a teacher at a Quaker School
  • Cameron was a “Gentle Giant” when he was a student and did not cause problems and was therefore overlooked as being a person who needed help
  • Cameron realized he was ADHD during a presentation at a retreat he was hosting in his own home
  • Cameron goes speaks about what the Quakers believe, how they live and what his job at school entailed. He further discusses the difficulties is ADHD presented him.
  • One of the biggest challenges ADHD presents for Cameron is writing.
  • Cameron struggled in College and took calculus 7 times.
  • Worried his ADHD would prevent him from graduating he hired a coach, without whom he never thought he would graduate.
  • Cameron struggled as an ADHD coach in the beginning

 

AEC

  • Awareness Engagement Completion
  • AEC is a theory developed by Cameron and Denslow Brown aka The Organizer Coach
  • In order to complete a task, you have to engage a task
  • “The problem is not usually the engine, it’s the gearbox” ADHD people spend too much time revving our engines while in neutral.
  • Cameron helps his ADHD clients to discover the tasks they need to do and the ones they can simply shed.
  • People are either too far into awareness and do not achieve completion or they are trying so hard to complete a task that they simply are not aware.

 

 

 

How to reach Cameron Gott

Website – http://thecoachapproachfororganizers.com

Website - http://camerongott.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CameronGottCoach/

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/coachcamg

GooglePlus - https://plus.google.com/+CamerongottCoaching/

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/camerongott

 

 

 

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