ADHD reWired

Eric's guest Jeremy is a forty-six-year-old freshman at Marshall University. His path back to school and most of his life has been anything but typical. He got into a lot of trouble but was lucky enough to have people in his life that helped him from one extreme to another along the way. Listen, as Jeremy tells his story on this episode of ADHD reWired.

Jeremy shares the behavioral issues he had as a child but was still the kid that everyone liked in high school. He discusses getting married right out of high school to his pregnant girlfriend and quitting college to do the right thing. The relationship didn't last, and after trying to go back to school, he quit, and the challenges kept coming.

Listen, as Jeremy shares the poor choices he made along the way with relationships. He speaks about choosing homelessness, about losing his dad, and going to jail. Jeremy met a woman that wanted to help and got the process started in jail, and once he was released. He speaks about getting diagnosed with ADHD and medicated finally a few months ago, and he finally feels like he is on his intended journey.

Jeremy is on the path of improvement and is getting an engineering degree. His journey back to school was a long one, but now he has the tools to help him succeed. Do you resonate with Jeremy's story? If you do, this is an episode that you need to hear and share.

You'll learn:

  • [02:37] Welcome to the show, Jeremy!
  • [03:36] Jeremy shares what life was like when he was a kid.
  • [05:08] He speaks about his mom and the medication she was on while pregnant with him.
  • [05:56] What were you like in high school?
  • [08:26] Jeremy shares his life after high school and what happened in his life.
  • [11:18] He speaks about not going to school because he wanted to do the right thing for his child.
  • [15:33] Do you feel you tried to do the right thing, but when you tried to do that, everything got blown up?
  • [16:31] Jeremy discusses the incidents in his life once he dropped out of college.
  • [19:11] In 1996, he started drinking and getting into trouble while grieving for his mother.
  • [21:08] Jeremy speaks about his extended family's strength and knowing he was loved and felt safe.
  • [30:14] Jeremy discusses his hitchhiking days and the poor choices he made during that time.
  • [33:46] He shares about his spirituality and what led to where he is now.
  • [37:21] Jeremy speaks about a town that wanted him to get out.
  • [41:22] What led you to get diagnosed?
  • [44:05] Jeremy discusses his issues with the legal system, and people were telling him he was too smart to be where he was.
  • [47:00] He shares about being homeless as a choice and finding a person who took an interest in him.
  • [49:51] Jeremy speaks about having warrants but knowing his dad was dying and in hospice care.
  • [51:34] He did two years in jail, but he found help to get him on the right track.
  • [54:00] Jeremy shares about finally getting on medication for his ADHD, even though he had never been officially diagnosed.
  • [58:22] Jeremy talks about what gave him the initiative to go back to school at 48 years old.
  • [01:00:42] He speaks about asking for help and getting what he needed.
  • [01:02:08] Jeremy says that you have to face the man in the mirror at some point in time.
  • [01:04:14] Jeremy expresses how logical and practical he feels ADHD reWired is and how much he likes the show.
  • [01:05:11] Eric says that Jeremy shows that it's never too late to get on the path to improvement.
  • [01:06:46] Thank you for being on the show!
  • [01:07:38] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com

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Support the Podcast on Patreon

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ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

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Productivity Q&A

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

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Do you celebrate all of life's moments, good or bad, with food? Eric and his guest, Luz Jaramillo, discuss why this can lead to eating disorders, how you can break this habit, and achieve a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing plus much more on this episode of ADHD reWired. 

Luz is the owner of Brain Body Coach, has a Master's in Social Work, is a certified life coach, Masters in Neuro-Linguistic programming, a certified brain health coach, and many more. Luz is also a best-selling author, motivational speaker, and has ADHD, dyslexia, and learning difficulties. She has suffered from an eating disorder most of her life, but after studies and research, she could heal and lose over 50lbs, improving her focus and health.

Listen, as Luz and Eric discuss how to switch your emotional thoughts, change thought patterns, and the importance of eating healthy food. Eric shares that the ADHD brain does not process carbs well, so most times, it is better to limit them and substitute protein for more energy.

Consistency is the Key! Luz speaks about food, not being your friend; it is fuel and needs to be treated that way. Eat to live; don't live to eat! Luz and Eric share some ways that you can get healthy snacks prepared and portioned out so you can grab a bag and go quickly and conveniently. Know that if you slip, it's ok to get back up and try to be better tomorrow.

Luz has been there, done that, she knows about eating disorders and ADHD. If any of this resonates with you, this is an episode that you can't miss. Listen to what she has to say. It may be the difference between life and death.

You'll learn:

  • [01:56] Welcome to the show, Luz!
  • [03:24] Luz shares when she learned she had ADHD.
  • [03:58] How did your eating disorder lead you to learn you had ADHD?
  • [05:12] Luz speaks about what form her eating disorder took.
  • [07:28] When did you decide you needed help with this disorder?
  • [10:10] Luz used neuro linguistic programming to switch her emotional thoughts from food to thoughts of pleasure.
  • [12: 23] When you change your thought patterns, your internal critic screams louder and calls you a fraud. This is normal, and it takes time.
  • [14:35] Luz was ready to have weight loss surgery before her sister got her to change her mind.
  • [16:29] Looking back, how do you feel about how desperate you were?
  • [21:11] Eric speaks about some regular issues around food and how he deals with the cravings.
  • [23:06] Set up your environment to be conducive to what you need.
  • [23:57] Luz shares how important it is to have nutritious food for at least three meals a day.
  • [26:01] Eric shares that the ADHD brain does not do a good job of breaking down carbs.
  • [28:08] Consistency is the key!
  • [31:04] Luz suggests to people that food is not your friend, food is fuel.
  • [32:03] How do you suggest that people stop when they know they are in the middle of a binge?
  • [34:04] Replace the food with something else.
  • [35:20] Eric shares that many people he knows are doing a sugar detox.
  • [37:00] How sensitive to sugar are you? Have you been tested?
  • [38:03] Luz says you should tell yourself it's just for today, focus on one day at a time.
  • [41:10] Meditation and mindfulness are the keys to success.
  • [46:42] Luz shares some tips on how to have healthy food ready to eat for snacks.
  • [49:55] Have you found any services or different resources to help people systemize eating nutritious foods?
  • [52:01] You have to have the correct mindset, it might be harder if you have ADHD, but it is still doable.
  • [52:46] Know that you will slip, and that's ok get yourself right back up.
  • [55:00] Willpower starts strong in the morning, and it's a slippery slope later in the day if you don't recharge your system with the right food.
  • [57:17] Thank you so much for being on the show!
  • [58:17] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com

Find Luz:

Brain Body Coach
@brainbodycoach
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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.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.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.

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Has taking medication for your ADHD changed your life? Eric and his guest, Marissa Marangoni, discuss what led her to look for a diagnosis for ADHD, her difficulties in college and grad school, and the challenges of working for herself on this episode of ADHD reWired. 

Marissa is a mom, a writer, and a former teacher. She runs Marangoni Write and Design, where she works as an instructional designer and technical writer. Marissa writes creatively and podcasts when she's not working or spending time with her son. She loves lists, popcorn, and baking, animals, sweating, and deep human connection.

Listen as Marissa shares her struggles through high school, college, and grad school without knowing she had ADHD. Her challenges with sensory processing, she shares that she cannot sleep with any noises that aren't even and steady. Marissa also has a powerful sense of smell, and her sense of touch keeps her from liking the feel of fleece on her skin.

Marissa discusses some things that have been very helpful in dealing with her ADHD, like medication and Eric's coaching groups. She shares that the medication she is on has a lot, and if they had diagnosed her earlier, she wouldn't have had to work so hard in school. Marissa talks about the podcast she started with a friend with ADHD called 'The Holey Happy Podcast.

Eric and Marissa have a great conversation about some of their struggles with ADHD. Listen to see if you can pick up any tips or tricks that will help you as you travel the same journey they have.

You'll learn:

  • [02:27] Welcome to the show, Marissa!
  • [02:45] Marissa shares what brought her to get her diagnosis with ADHD.
  • [04:06] When you watched videos on ADHD, were there things that you recognized in yourself?
  • [09:55] Marissa speaks about not being able to absorb what she was reading, which is crazy since she is a writer.
  • [10:25] Marissa shares how she got through literature classes.
  • [11:00] Do you love cliff notes? Did they help you understand what you were reading?
  • [14:02] She discusses how she memorized everything to get through high school, but it didn't work so well in college.
  • [16:41] Once she got her second master's degree, she became a literature teacher.
  • [24:48] Marissa discusses the challenges she has around sensory processing.
  • [25:15] She speaks about her issues with sleeping and why she needs a white noise machine. 
  • [28:33] Marissa says that distinct smells will wake her up.
  • [30:30] She describes the feel of fleece on her skin, but she loves a weighted blanket.
  • [33:19] Do you have any senses that aren't as intense?
  • [34:20] Eric and Marissa discuss their difficulties with their vision and wonder if their other senses are so keen to make up for their vision issues.
  • [37:20] Marissa chats about having eye surgeries when she was a kid.
  • [41:05] Marissa discusses her podcast called 'Holey Happy.'
  • [43:08] What are some things that have been the most helpful in managing your ADHD?
  • [45:11] Eric and Marissa talk about the medication she is on.
  • [46:56] Do generic drugs affect you differently than brand names?
  • [49:07] Marissa shares how joining one of Eric's coaching groups has helped.
  • [50:11] Marissa speaks about some things she took away from the coaching groups.
  • [53:08] The group helped Marissa with anxiousness.
  • [55:40] Thank you so much for coming on the show!
  • [57:26] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com

Find Marissa:

Marangoni Write and Design

The Holey Happy Podcast

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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.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.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.

 

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Have a question for the brain trust?  Listen as Eric Tivers with his guests Brendan Mahan, Will Curb and MJ answer questions from the listeners in our monthly Q & A session of ADHD reWired. We are taking questions from you, the listener, about situations you want to talk through. It doesn't matter if it's personal or professional; we are here to give you our perspective and see if we can help you find some answers. 

We start the episode out with Erica asking what self-care means and when it is numbing instead of self-care. Eric shares that anything that restores health and wellbeing is self-care. Another listener asks about when something takes you off a task, what mental strategies he can use to resume the not so fun duties. Susan wants to know how to quell the agitation of waiting. Eric says to focus on the things you can control and influence, and boredom is the birthplace of creativity.

Tyler discusses a late in life ADHD diagnosis, and Cheryl wants to know some alternatives to medication for focus, attention, and alertness. Melissa would like to know how to make herself get out of her chair in the evening to take her pills and brush her teeth. Ella wants to know how to stop losing things like her keys and glasses all the time.

Steve makes the best chocolate, per Eric, and was in the middle of a significant expansion of his company Freespir when the coronavirus hit. He is having trouble dealing with the chaos of not knowing when he can resume, and it's hard on his mental health. The guys suggested that he make chocolate gift bags and take them to first responders and other people in his community to keep him busy and brighten their days.

Brendan shares that we are in the middle of a pandemic. It is ok to feel frustrated, lost, and tired. Everyone is feeling the same way and waiting to get back to our daily lives is increasing frustration. Practice your self-care, exercise, get plenty of rest, and try to stop stressing. We all need to remember that this too shall pass and try to learn something from it.

Your Resources:

You'll Learn:

  • [02:00] Welcome to our monthly Q & A with Will Curb, Brendan Mahan, and MJ.
  • [03:43] Erica asks, what does self-care mean?
  • [04:38] Eric says that things that restore health and wellbeing are self-care.
  • [05:33] Brendan shares his thoughts on self-care and what SHRED means.
  • [07:28] Are massages a luxury or self-care?
  • [09:17] Will speaks about self-care and the difference between numbing and self-care.
  • [12:03] Trang has a question about when something takes us off task what mental strategies can we use to disengage to resume not such fun duties.
  • [13:15] Eric says the first thing is to realize that you are off track and pause.
  • [14:25] Will shares some helpful tips to use to get back on track.
  • [15:55] Brendan speaks about what he does to stay on task.
  • [18:58] Susan asks how do you quell the agitation of waiting.
  • [19:47] Will says the anticipation of being bored is worse than waiting.
  • [20:59] Brendan speaks about how he plans for waiting.
  • [23:11] Focus on the things you can control and influence.
  • [24:16] Boredom is the birthplace of creativity.
  • [25:23] Tyler wants to know how people who received a diagnosis late in life pivot and move forward.
  • [32:08] Tyler speaks about the pain points he is having.
  • [34:45] What are the things that are getting in your way right now?
  • [36:38] Brendan shares what he did to figure out if he wanted to do ADHD Essentials.
  • [39:01] Eric discusses therapy and coaching for Tyler.
  • [40:44] Brendan shares a new, better sleep assessment tool.
  • [43:21] Cheryl asks what other treatments besides medication are suitable for focus, attention, alertness, and energy.
  • [43:58] Why are you looking for alternatives? 
  • [44:28] Eric says he is 100% pro trying medication.
  • [46:38] Exercise is one of the top things that you can do with ADHD.
  • [47:43] Brendan's SHRED model encompasses everything that you need.
  • [48:43] Melissa wants advice on self-activating in the evening instead of lounging.
  • [50:47] Eric says to have realistic expectations of what you can accomplish in the evenings.
  • [52:13] What can you prep, so it's easy for you to get things done?
  • [54:14] As an alternative, Brendan suggests having something far away from you go off, so you have to get up to stop it from happening.
  • [1:00:35] Steve shares that he is having trouble getting a new routine in this chaos and feeling tired all the time.
  • [1:02:50] Steve speaks about trying to manage during the pandemic and waiting for funds from the government.
  • [1:04:17] Are you able to produce your product?
  • [1:05:06] Eric is trying to come up with ideas on how Steve can move forward with everything in New Jersey being shut down from COVID-19.
  • [1:07:11] Brendan shares the trauma of this pandemic is bringing people down and making them tired and restless.
  • [1:09:30] Do you have something that you can do to help people?
  • [1:10:21] Steve is feeling recharged, thinking of how he can help first responders with his chocolate.
  • [1:12:42] Ella wants suggestions on how to stop misplacing objects like glasses.
  • [1:12:58] Brendan says he loses items because he doesn't realize he has put them down. Be mindful of where you put things.
  • [1:13:48] Eric says that Tile is the best invention for when you misplace something.
  • [1:17:15] Thank you, everyone, for listening!
  • [1:18:05] If you're a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com

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The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th.   We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it!

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.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.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: ADHD_325_May_2020_QA.mp3
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Do you have a problem with structure and clarity in your life? Listen, as Eric coaches his guest, Ruthie Lipschultz, on some of these same challenges. Ruthie is a musical performer and has studied voice her entire life, and now she is just trying to figure out life. She got her dream job straight out of college playing Pocahontas on a cruise ship, but her difficulty learning the material caused her not to get asked back.

Listen as Ruthie needing accountability with structure when she is practicing. She shares her love of performing her goal of being a lead on Broadway and her challenges with the expectations that being in a lead role will have. Ruthie speaks about having to move back in with her parents when she lost her job and the issues that have caused.

Ruthie discusses the fact that her parents' house has a lot of distractions; she describes what happens around her when she is trying to practice. Eric asks if there is another place that she could use outside of their home and if she is consistently practicing the same time each day. Ruthie discusses her mom's Codependency and what she can do to break that pull.

The heart of being a successful adult with ADHD is accepting that you can't wait until you feel like doing something as your cue to do it. Eric shares the definition of distraction and tells Ruthie to start small, see if what you are doing is working, if not reassess and pivot. The questions that Ruthie has in this coaching call will resonate with many of you. 

You'll learn:

  • [01:52] Welcome to the show, Ruth!
  • [02:39] Ruthie shares a little about her performing background and the challenges it brought her.
  • [04:54] What problems are you facing?
  • [07:01] Ruthie speaks about how she went about setting up routines to help her with structure and accountability.
  • [09:22] Has there been a time when practicing was more accessible for you? 
  • [10:00] Ruthie shares how much time she spends practicing and how she feels like her gut is resistant.
  • [12:53] She shares why she performs and what her goal in the industry is to have a leading role.
  • [14:39] Why is getting a prominent position on broadway so important?
  • [16:32] Ruthie discusses the expectation of a performer in a lead role.
  • [20:15] Eric says that looking at your environment in a context that you can be successful in is essential.
  • [21:00] Ruthie shares that in her home, she has a lot of distractions.
  • [22:40] Ruthie speaks about what is around her in her parents' house when she is trying to practice.
  • [27:49] Are there any places you have been able to practice outside of your parents' home?
  • [30:39] Eric suggests letting her guitar playing be good enough but let her voice carry her because she has been practicing voice her entire life.
  • [32:10] Codependency can hold people back; talking with a therapist can help with the situation.
  • [34:00] Ruthie asks what she needs to ask a therapist about this codependency issue.
  • [36:06] What options do you have for other places to practice?
  • [43:46] Is it possible for you to have a consistent time to practice every day?
  • [45:05] Ruthie speaks about how important exercise is for her, but she feels pulled in different directions.
  • [47:19] Eric shares the definition of a distraction.
  • [49:01] Having acceptance of the fact that you can't wait until you feel like doing something as your cue to do it is the heart of being a successful adult with ADHD.
  • [53:19] Start small and see what is working for you if it's not reevaluating and shifting focus could help.
  • [55:59] Have you ever focused on something that felt big like moving a grand piano when all you needed to do was go downstairs.
  • [58:55] What is one thing you want to commit to doing based on this conversation?
  • [1:01:12] Eric tells Ruthie to ask herself what could get in the way when she is planning her day.
  • [1:01:53] Ruth, thank you so much for being on the show today!
  • [1:03:35] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron and on our Patreon at www.ADHDreWired.com

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ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups

The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th.   We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit coachingrewired.com to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it!

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.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions.  Learn more at http://patreon.com/adhdrewired.

ADHD reWired Facebook Group:

If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to https://www.adhdrewired.com/community and fill out the application.

Productivity Q&A

Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to https://www.adhdrewired.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: ADHD_324_Identifying_Barriers_-_Coaching_Ruthie_Lipschultz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

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