ADHD reWired

In today’s episode, Eric is joined by Laura Roehrick.  Currently at age 69, Laura was diagnosed with ADHD at 40, has been a registered nurse for 48 years, and has found her brain wiring to be both a blessing and a curse.  

Laura is also a pioneer of preventative diabetic foot care nursing, having created a method of nail sculpture that can be both limb-saving and life-saving. She has been married for 37 years, has two daughters, is a grandma of 5, and is also a crafter, designer, artist, former actress, herbal medicine maker, avid knitter, loves sewing, has traveled the world, and has colorful stories of being raised on a houseboat! 

You’ll also hear about Laura’s lessons in business, the consequences of lacking clear and effective communication, what she has experienced as being a nurse herself, and the importance of diabetic foot care. 

Then, you’ll also hear how she landed a role in a movie from 1980 that is banned in the UK, what Laura would change if she could go back in time, and  ways she is optimizing her health.   

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Also Answered in this episode:

  • What was Laura’s impetus for getting laser-focused on something like diabetic foot care? 
  • How did she pioneer in her field? 
  • How did Laura’s upbringing influence her out-of-the-box thinking?
  • If Laura could go back in time from when she began her work with diabetic foot care, what advice would she give herself so she wouldn’t get so derailed? 
  • How much has acceptance been a part of her journey?
  • What are Laura’s plans at age 69 and beyond? 

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Direct download: 435_-_Sculpting_Your_Own_Path_w_Laura_Roehrick.mp3
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In this episode, Eric is joined by ADHD reWired Coaching Group Alumni, Gail Polivy. She was a coaching group member in spring of 2020 and became a peer mentor for the groups for the 2022 spring season.  Gail self-identifies as an “old-gay-guard” and was thrilled to join Eric on the podcast during Pride month.  

Gail shares her experiences when she came out in 1977, her difficulties in college and learning about lesbianism, and finding a community where she felt at home.  You’ll also here Eric and Gail discuss how she’s seen the evolution of the LGBTQ+ community throughout the years, how her ADHD affected past relationships, mirroring, the power of self-acceptance, and the positive changes she’s made in her life since joining ADHD reWired’s Coaching & Accountability Groups. 

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Direct download: 434_-_Belonging_in_ADHD_and_LGBTQ_Communities_with_Gail_Polivy.mp3
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Join the ADHD reWired Team every second Tuesday of the month for our monthly Live Q&A!  In this episode, you’ll hear how the members on the ADHD reWired team thrive with their ADHD, some tools and strategies on how they tackle their most unpleasant tasks, ADHD and gifted programs, and more! 

Some of the Questions & Topics in this Episode:

  • I’ve read a lot of books that talk about ADHD as a superpower.  For those who thrive and do well with ADHD, what are the key things that make the difference between somebody who thrives and somebody who struggles? 
  • My son has the option to go to honors classes next year.  His teacher says he has no problem understanding the content and he is smart enough to understand it (the content), but “couldn’t possibly handle honors classes” so they won’t put him in them.  This doesn’t sit well with me.  Are there any suggestions on what I might do? 
  • I need help getting unpleasant tasks done, like job searching.  How do we get these unpleasant tasks done? 
  • My daughter has recently developed a skin-picking habit specifically with her nails to the point where she’ll pick at them until they bleed.  What are some strategies to help her not do it as often, knowing I can’t be there with her all the time?
  • How do I get better at not biting off more than I can handle? 
  • When was the last time you hit inbox zero? 


Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • Coming soon! 

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Direct download: 433_-_May_Live_QA.mp3
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In this episode, Eric is joined by Bex who is a non-binary all-around queer, chemist, and artist!  Bex was diagnosed with ADHD in April of 2021 at the age of 24 and has been on their journey of acceptance and expression of both their queer and ADHD identifies.

You’ll hear a great conversation between both Bex and Eric as they reflect on their own personal experiences as they explore  their identities together.  You’ll also hear about Bex’s personal experiences with the intersectionality of being queer, non-binary, and having ADHD, some of the comforts that can be taken with labels and identify, and a glimpse into some perceptions and speculations they've seen and experienced about bisexuality. 

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Direct download: 432_-_Queerness__ADHD_with_Bex.mp3
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