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⚠️ Coming soon to your favorite podcast player:

The ADHD Creatives Podcast with Coach Kristin Marts, LCSW! 

Check out more at https://theADHDCreativesPodcast.com 🎉 

Who is Kristin Marts?

The host of The ADHD Creatives Podcast, Kristin Marts, is a multi-talented individual who works as a licensed social work therapist and ADHD coach. She discusses how ADHD affects creativity, drawing from her experience in the arts world. Kristin also shares her journey from being a dancer to becoming a therapist and her passion for working with children and adults with ADHD. She introduces her podcast, which will feature conversations, guests, and entertainment such as parody songs. Kristin invites listeners to join her on Fridays for new episodes.

Want more from Kristin?  Check out these links:

  • ADHD reWired Episode 514 | Introducing: The ADHD Creatives Podcast with Kristin Marts! (click here)
  • ADHD reWired's Coaching & Accountability Groups: About Kristin (click here!)
Direct download: TACP_TEASER_10.31.2023_kmm_1.mp3
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This week, Eric is joined by Donavan Robinson! 🍁 Donavan is a father, a husband, and is a proud member of the Red River Métis.  He has embarked on a diverse entrepreneurial journey, founded a marketing agency called “Vantage”, ventured into hospitality with A Little Pizza Heaven and The Good Will Social Club, and supported local artisans through Made Here. 

Diagnosed with ADHD later in life, Donavan now focuses on providing tailored resources for entrepreneurs, advocating for personalized approaches to business success.  His career reflects his passion and involvement in the community, emphasizing that success varies for each person.  Donavan champions neurodiverse entrepreneurs, encouraging them to find their unique path in business and in life. 

Get in touch with Donavan!

More notes on this amazing episode coming soon!  In the meantime, checkout these resources mentioned on today’s show! 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired's award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!


This week, get to know Coach Kristin Marts a little more as Eric and Kristin share a one-on-one conversation about the role and importance of creativity in her life, her history in dance and musical theater, her journey through ADHD reWired’s Coaching & Accountability Groups, what sparked her to become an LCSW, and how she became a coach!  You’ll also hear about her joy of performing, life as a late-diagnosed neurodivergent mom with neurodivergent kids, and so much more! 

And, coming soon: Look out for the FULL trailer of The ADHD Creatives Podcast in your favorite podcast player on or before December 29th!  

Find Kristin:

  • On her website at TheADHDCreativesPodcast.com (click here!)
  • As an ADHD reWired Coach at adhdrewired.com (click here!)
    • And get in touch with Kristin at kmarts@possibilitiestherapycenter.com

Questions/Topics:

  • [00:01:22] Introducing Kristin and sharing her story
  • [00:03:52] Finding coaching and getting involved 
  • [00:07:24] Learning about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
  • [00:09:20] Thriving in a crisis, improvisation, and perfectionism 
  • [00:11:53] Creativity is “impulsivity gone right” - Dr. Ned Hallowell 
  • [00:12:19] Kristin reflects on her first year of coaching: perfectionism and being yourself
  • [00:16:18] “We are our harshest critics.” 
  • [00:21.44] How the idea of The ADHD Creatives Podcast was born
  • [00:23:23] Introducing a teaser of The ADHD Creatives Podcast trailer
  • [00:24:28] Eric asks about Kristin’s process and experience to create her podcast
  • [00:30:15] Songs, shows, commercials, and a sense of timing 
  • [00:31:56] The experiences Kristin integrates into coaching 
  • [00:36:28] Masking, persona, creativity, forgiveness, and patience 
  • [00:40:53] Thoughts on gifts and superpowers
  • [00:43:34] What inspired Kristin to become an LCSW 
  • [00:50:54] Favorite things about coaching, more about the upcoming new podcast, and closing thoughts  

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired's award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

Direct download: 514_-_The_ADHD_Creatives_Podcast_-_with_Kristin_Marts_LCSW.mp3
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Join the ADHD reWired Team every second Tuesday of the month for our monthly Live Q&A!  If you want to join us live on Zoom, go to adhdrewired.com/events to register!  

You’ll also find the bonus questions & answers from this recording and can listen in ad-free on Patreon when you become a Patron at $5.00 a month or more by going to adhdrewired.com/Patreon! (click here!) 


Resources / Topics / Honorable Mentions


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information so you can join us for our upcoming winter season of Coaching & Accountability groups in January 2024!

Direct download: 513_-_November_2023_Live_QA_with_ADHD_reWired.mp3
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This week, Eric is joined by Melissa Seldon! Melissa is an artist, librarian-for-hire, and nature lover.  Creating is a predominant part of her mental health and healing process that she is currently working through.  Her art pieces can represent emotions and ideas that the deep and dusty corners of her brain offer up, as well as traits and behaviors that she is attempting to embody. The majority of Melissa’s art has an illustration bent to it and is inspired by nature.  The execution can range from the representational to the fantastical, as well as more stylized designs.  Watercolor is Melissa’s medium of choice, but lately, she has been revisiting metal jewelry, handbuilding with clay, and collage.  

  • Find Melissa on Instagram @apoideastudio (click here!)
  • Check out Melissa’s website at apoideastudio.wordpress.com (click here!)

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:06] Introducing Melissa
  • [00:02:50] Melissa recaps a tough year at work, advocating, and dealing with anxiety
  • [00:05:29] Asking for accommodations and flexible deadlines 
  • [00:08:07] “Middle school is hard for everyone.” 
  • [00:08:37] ADHD in the workplace and coming out of the pandemic 
  • [00:12:39] Opening up about crippling generalized anxiety
  • [00:18:43] Recovering from burnout and aching for creativity 
  • [00:21:03] “I bought an anvil” 
  • [00:22:50] Art and connecting with a creative longing 
  • [00:24:36] Creativity to cope with and manage anxiety 
  • [00:25:56] Executive functions and barriers to get started on creative work
  • [00:28:25] Connecting creating with feelings 
  • [00:29:55] The role of subject matter in personal creativity
  • [00:32:17] A discussion on music and albums 
  • [00:39:34] Selling a painting, a gathering gallery space, and The Veiled Crow
  • [00:42:06] The importance of community and choosing ‘now’ to speak up about burnout 
  • [00:45:12] Life in the middle of burnout and recovery
  • [00:47:53] “I’ll do that later” 
  • [00:49:14] Melissa shares her thoughts on success
  • [00:51:57] “If you could change one thing…”
  • [00:55:25] “We have to listen to our bodies.” 
  • [00:58:58] Closing thoughts & getting in touch with Melissa

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


🌟 Have you heard about our Adult Study Hall Community? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community!


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired's award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

Direct download: 512_-_Creativity_for_Healing_with_Melissa_Seldon.mp3
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This week, Trina Haynes from MyLadyADHD joins the show! Trina is the founder of My Lady ADHD, which empowers and supports individuals facing ADHD challenges!  She created a safe space and vibrant community for women, drawing from her own personal ADHD journey.  Trina is also the host of the My Lady ADHD Podcast, and is the cofounder of Get Lost Retreats, featuring regular ADHD women’s retreats around the globe!

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:00:42] Introducing Trina 
  • [00:01:55] Eric and Trina talk about the struggle of making friends and maintaining friendships 
  • [00:06:45] Executive functions, planning & scheduling, maintenance, and avoidance
  • [00:07:47] Perceived rejections, shame, and assuming the best of intentions 
  • [00:10:18] Connecting with ADHDers vs. connecting with neurotypicals 
  • [00:11:25] An ADHD moment… then, a discussion on fizzled-out friendships 
  • [00:14:18] The difficulty of making friends after lockdown and isolation 
  • [00:15:15] Introversion, extroversion, and recovery time 
  • [00:16:44] FOMO (fear of missing out) and the challenge of transitions to stop when being with friends 
  • [00:23:44] Another ADHD moment…
  • [00:24:30] Trina shares lessons learned from friendships that didn’t last, why friendships might not always last, and the importance of communicating clear intentions 
  • [00:26:48] Friendships, feedback, investing, and balance 
  • [00:31:13] Eric and Trina take an intentional moment to reach out to a friend
  • [00:32:26] Managing emotions when worrying if friends will be upset with you, the importance of repair, and being a people-pleaser
  • [00:36:36] Personal dumpster fires, healing, and exploring
  • [00:39:37] The importance of going back to basics and max-capacities
  • [00:47:16] Phone tools and apps to help with communication
  • [00:50:23] Frontloading conversations with honesty and vulnerability
  • [00:51:44] How to get in touch with Trina and closing thoughts 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • Hear Eric on Trina’s podcast on the My Lady ADHD Podcast (click here!)
  • Hear Trina and other panelists on ADHD reWired’s Live Q&A from August 8th - Episode 500 (click here!)

🌟 Have you heard about our Adult Study Hall Community? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community!


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired's award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

Direct download: 511_-_-_Friendships_with_ADHD_with_Trina_Haynes.mp3
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This week, Eric is joined by Emily Karp! Emily is a 33-year-old entrepreneur, asexuality activist, and fan-work creator!  She embraced her ADHD around age 30 and quit her tedious job to become self-employed as a funeral celebrant and memorial slideshow editor who crafts personalized funerals and celebration-of-life events for non-religious individuals.  Emily went through the ADHD reWired coaching program in spring of 2021 and became a peer mentor in 2022.  

Emily is also one of the authors of the book Ace and Aro Journeys: A Guide to Embracing your Asexual or Aromantic Identity, and is a lead organizer of the Washington DC Metro Area Ace and Aro meetup group! 

Questions/Topics:

  • [00:01:39] Introducing Emily
  • [00:02:41] Diving into the start of Emily’s ADHD journey
  • [00:03:37] The stakes of getting an ADHD diagnosis
  • [00:04:47] Life as an administrative professional before treatments 
  • [00:08:47] Burnout, becoming an entrepreneur, sleep struggles, and coaching 
  • [00:10:30] The “why” behind becoming a non-religious Funeral Celebrant 
  • [00:13:24] Helping others grieve and heal, family estrangements, memorial gatherings, and closure 
  • [00:17:17] Grief to acceptance with ADHD 
  • [00:24:07] The basics of asexuality and aromantics
  • [00:26:04] Nuances of ace relationships, significant others, attraction, and more  
  • [00:28:25] Physical desire, libido, and other statistics in the asexual community 
  • [00:30:44] A discussion on dysfunction, orientation, sexual trauma, and gatekeeping 
  • [00:33:20] ADHD and neurodivergence in the Ace community 
  • [00:42:07] The positive impact of community and relationships 
  • [00:45:01] Emily’s facilitated sessions in the ADHD reWired community spaces 
  • [00:46:54] Sharing more wins 
  • [00:48:43] Emily’s work, website, and closing thoughts

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • Podcast: Aceterpretations (click here!)
  • Website: TAAAP - The Ace and Aro Advocacy Project @ taaap.org (click here!)
  • Book: Ace and Aro Journeys: A Guide to Embracing Your Asexual or Aromantic Identity (on Goodreads)
  • Want to go to CHADD this year?  Go to chadd.org to learn more! (click here!)

🌟 Have you heard about our Adult Study Hall Community? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community!


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired's award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

Direct download: 510_-_Asexuality_Grief_and_Community_-_with_Emily_Karp.mp3
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Join the ADHD reWired Team every second Tuesday of the month for our monthly Live Q&A!  If you want to join us live on Zoom, go to adhdrewired.com/events to register!  

You’ll also find the bonus Q&As from this recording and can listen in ad-free on Patreon when you become a Patron at $5.00 a month or more by going to adhdrewired.com/Patreon! (click here!) 


Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:49] “For those who have done some individual coaching work on ADHD, how can groups offer to help with further progress if we’ve already learned some (ADHD management) strategies?” 
  • [00:03.06] An ADHD moment: introducing the panelists + sharing group-coaching experiences 
  • [00:08:21] Saying vs. Knowing 
  • [00:09:22] A listener asks about creating processes: “How do you draw the line between a useful process, but when it’s so complex, it becomes dreadful, then ends up getting in the way?”
  • [00:13.49] Dare to start small
  • [00:14:55] Decluttering your processes 
  • [00:18:22] “As parents with ADHD, what are the dos and don’ts with a potentially neurodiverse child in school?” 
  • [00:20.39] A discussion on advocating for your child 
  • [00:23:07] The importance of managing emotions while advocating 
  • [00:30:21] “Because ADHD sometimes comes with emotional dysregulation, which sometimes happens to me at not-so-opportune times, do you have any tips or strategies for coaching oneself beforehand or ways to get oneself out of dysregulation when it’s happening?” 
  • [00:30:55] DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), interrupting dysregulation in the body, and emotion in the body
  • [00:32:38] The importance of knowing your tendencies 
  • [00:33:54] A discussion and sharing experiences with EMDR 
  • [00:35:21] The before, during, and after-care of emotions in certain situations; noticing physical responses
  • [00:37:30] A listener asks about the Alumni Community versus Adult Study Hall and ADHD reWired’s free Facebook community
  • [00:37:50] Kristin shares her experiences of the Alumni community after coaching
  • [00:38:58] Laura talks about the relationships and connections made 
  • [00:40:05] Brian’s successes utilizing accountability and cultivating continuing growth
  • [00:44:35] Closing thoughts & announcements 

Resources & Honorable Mentions


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired's award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

Direct download: 509_-_October_2023_Live_QA_with_ADHD_reWired.mp3
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In today’s episode, Eric is joined by Edward Savio!  Edward is a dad, has ADHD, wrote a musical, and grew up in Connecticut; after Howard University, Edward moved to Los Angeles to pursue screenwriting, where he became a 10-year overnight success!  Savio’s first novel, Idiots in the Machine, was picked up by Sony Pictures from the academy award-winning producers of Forest Gump.

After more deals with Sony, Disney, and others, Edward shifted his focus  writing novels so he could spend more time with his family.  He wrote his first three novels in the home overlooking San Francisco Bay, where Danielle Steel wrote her first two breakout novels.  He also once nearly drove Val Kilmer off a cliff!  

  • Learn more about Edward at his website: EdwardSavio.com (click here!)

🌟 Go to adhdrewired.com/Patreon where you can get an uninterrupted listening experience of this show!  You’ll also catch the full content of today’s episode and Eric and Edward’s extended discussion when you become a Patron at $5 a month or more!  You can even join Eric every 4th Tuesday of the month for a Patron-only monthly coaching call at $25 a month! 

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:32] Introducing Edward
  • [00:02:50] How Edward became successful and a writer and managing ADHD 
  • [00:04:45] Routine, resistance, novelty, and plateauing
  • [00:06:03] How to revisit a project that’s been put away for a while 
  • [00:09:10] Misunderstandings in writing and why inflection matters
  • [00:10:50] Struggles with transitions 
  • [00:14:09] Getting help and taking action 
  • [00:15:04] Edward shares some of his writing process and mitigating distractions 
  • [00:21:23] Systems, built-in overhead, and a question about calendars 
  • [00:25:37] Planning for and putting fun stuff on your calendar, and guilt when not engaging with goal-directed behavior 
  • [00:29:04] “Do you know how many people said they wished they worked more?” and a creative person’s struggle 
  • [00:31:04] “I want to make sure [...] my writing does not overtake my ability to interact with people.” - Edward 
  • [00:33:00] Goals, good ideas, and basketball in the office 
  • [00:37:43] Tips for when your brain is faster than you can write and organizing thoughts 
  • [00:41:51] When you don’t want to write, do this. 
  • [00:42:52] What else has Edward been up to? 
  • [00:47:11] Closing thoughts & where to find more from Edward 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • ADHD reWired: Episode 497: Succeed in College with Hannah Choi (click here!)

  • Book: The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing by Bronnie Ware (click here!)


🌟 Have you heard about our Adult Study Hall Community? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community!


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired's award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

Direct download: 508_-_Channeling_your_ADHD_Energy_into_Writing_with_Edward_Savio.mp3
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In today’s episode, Danielle Sullivan joins the podcast! Danielle is the founder of Neurodiverging Coaching, which offers sliding scale neurodiversity-affirming coaching options for the community.  Danielle is also a certified Positive Psychology coach, a certified Parent Coach, and a certified trauma-informed specialist!  They had intended to remain in academia to work on gendered disability and religion, but then pivoted after she was diagnosed as autistic around age 30 after her eldest child was also diagnosed.  In looking for resources for herself, she found very little, and began producing the Neurodiverging Podcast to try and develop and offer resources for others like her.

In this episode, you’ll hear about communication nuances and unpacking the challenges and adaptability for people with both ADHD and autism across different social contexts, managing the home, exploring home dynamics and practices for managing a neurodiverse household, and the importance of non-judgemental regulation.

Then, you’ll hear discussions about advocacy, ableism, confronting ableism, burnout and understanding burnout with sensory overload, burnout strategies and prevention, and explorations with technology and ADHD. 

  • Learn more about Danielle and find their podcast at Neurodiverging.com (click here!)

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:36] Episode Summary
  • [00:03:21] Introducing Danielle
  • [00:06:29] Sensory differences, being the “difficult child”, stereotypical presentations, and exploring autism as an adult
  • [00:09:53] A discussion on politeness norms and how environment can affect presentation 
  • [00:13:28] Coping with variables and novel situations 
  • [00:15:08] Managing a neurodivergent household, sensory mismatches, overwhelm, and regulation strategies 
  • [00:19:34] “What if I just do one more thing?” 
  • [00:23:53] Raising awareness around autism in adults: What is Neurodiverging all about? 
  • [00:27:53] Industries attempting to accommodate
  • [00:29:13] A discussion on internalized ableism 
  • [00:33:04] Overly formal speech, chronic ear infections, and asynchronous development 
  • [00:37:37] A discussion on burnout: neurotypical vs. neurodivergent burnout 
  • [00:41:33] Recognizing burnout, autistic behaviors, and the effects of a dysregulated nervous system
  • [00:45:19] “If you can name it, you can tame it.” 
  • [00:46:30] Danielle’s go-to strategies for managing burnout and burnout prevention 
  • [00:47:03] Learning about your own sensory systems and triggers 
  • [00:48:49] An ADHD moment…  
  • [00:49:42] Addressing physical stress, emotions in the body, and closing the stress-cycle 
  • [00:53:29] Words of wisdom and closing thoughts 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • Book: Burnout - The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, PhD and Amelia Nagoski, DMA (official website) 


🌟 Go to adhdrewired.com/Patreon where you can get an uninterrupted listening experience of this show and bonus content when you become a Patron at $5 a month or more! You can even join Eric every 4th Tuesday of the month for a Patron-only monthly coaching call at $25 a month! 


🌟 Looking for real-time accountability? Want weekly check-ins to keep your momentum going on your most dreaded tasks or projects? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community!


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired's award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

Direct download: 507_-_Neurodiverging_Masking_Burnout_and_More_with_Danielle_Sullivan.mp3
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In today’s episode, Eric is joined by Dr. Ali Arena!  Dr. Ali is passionate about social cognition, language processing, executive functioning, and creating meaningful friendships and relationships.  She is both a speech and language pathologist and a board-certified behavior analyst, has a doctorate degree in educational leadership, is becoming a licensed educational psychologist, and uses a neurodiversity- and trauma-informed lens when working with all clients.  

Dr. Ali’s doctorate focus was unique, to say the least, as it addresses the dating intricacies of autistics, which led her to develop her private practice for anyone who wants help socially navigating in their workplace or relationships.  Lastly, Dr. Ali feels social support is a biological necessity and wants to help all neurodivergent individuals to reach wholistic communication. 

  • Find out more and get connected with Dr. Ali at Connection-Squared.com (click here!)

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:36] Introducing Dr. Ali 
  • [00:03:26] Eric asks Dr. Ali how she got into focusing on relationships and the dating intricacies of neurodivergent people 
  • [00:05:04] Emptying the dishwasher and other themes in neurodivergent relationships
  • [00:06:40] A discussion on parentification
  • [00:07:53] Ways to bring up difficult conversations with a partner 
  • [00:11:31] Cleaning up 99 percent, not assuming negative meanings, and shame responses
  • [00:18:27] Listening, eye-contact, and different ways of processing while listening
  • [00:22:35] “How do you cope with going out to eat in a noisy restaurant?” and other sensory challenges when communicating
  • [00:24:41] Setting yourself up for talking with your partner 
  • [00:26:02] Communicating via text
  • [00:32:47] A discussion on neurodivergent relationships and sex 
  • [00:36:57] Neurodiversity and the LGBTQ+ community 
  • [00:39:00] Explaining neurodiversity as part of one’s identity in a relationship
  • [00:42:54] The impact of being in a relationship with someone who understands your neurodiversity
  • [00:45:31] Finding support for neurodivergent relationships and how to get in touch with Dr. Ali 
  • [00:46:20] One more question for Dr. Ali & closing thoughts 

🌟 Want to hear the bonus questions and answer at the end of this episode? Go to adhdrewired.com/Patreon where you can get an uninterrupted listening experience of this show and bonus content when you become a Patron at $5 a month or more! You can even join Eric every 4th Tuesday of the month for a Patron-only monthly coaching call at $25 a month! 


🌟 Have you heard about our Adult Study Hall Community? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community!


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired's award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

Direct download: 506_-_Neurodivergent_Relationships_with_Dr._Ali_Arena.mp3
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In today’s show, Brooke Schnittman joins Eric on the podcast!  Brooke is a professional coach who understands, first-hand, the challenges of living with ADHD.  As an adult with a late ADHD diagnosis, she knows what it feels like to feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and ashamed.  But, instead of giving up, Brooke decided to use her personal experiences to help others with ADHD.  She left a school system in 2018 to create a specially-tailored program for individuals for ADHD, called 3C Activation, which focuses on the importance of boundaries and small actions to activate potential and achieve continued success through maintaining momentum! 

  • Listen to Brooke’s Podcast: SuccessFULL with ADHD (click here!)
  • Check out Brooke’s website and find her book: CoachingWithBrooke.com (click here!)
  • Find Brooke on Instagram: @coachingwithbrooke (click here!)

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:25] Introducing Brooke, a little ADHD tangent, and a relatable discussion about paperwork
  • [00:04:12] What is 3C Activation? 
  • [00:06:10] The importance of intentionality behind small changes and habits vs. making many changes all at the same time
  • [00:08:09] 3 steps for tasks and setting up the readiness for behavioral change 
  • [00:10:07] A moment of reading chicken scratch and controlling the chaos of your own ADHD brain 
  • [00:17:07] Consistency, resiliency, self-compassion, and persistence 
  • [00:19:41] The importance of sharing and acknowledging your wins  
  • [00:21:40] Overcoming negativity bias 
  • [00:22:26] A framework of boundaries, questions to check in with yourself, and saying “no” 
  • [00:25:21] The nervous system and its effect on decision-making 
  • [00:28:43] Discussing the resistance to delegation
  • [00:32:43] “People actually want to help.” 
  • [00:35:09] Delegating creative tasks 
  • [00:36:46] ChatGPT, anyone? 
  • [00:41:14] Brooke talks about her book 
  • [00:45:01] Closing thoughts & announcements 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


🌟 Want to hear the bonus questions and answer at the end of this episode? Go to adhdrewired.com/Patreon where you can get an uninterrupted listening experience of this show and bonus content when you become a Patron at $5 a month or more! You can even join Eric every 4th Tuesday of the month for a Patron-only monthly coaching call at $25 a month! 


🌟 Have you heard about our Adult Study Hall Community? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community!


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired's award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

Direct download: 505_-_Activation_Boundaries_and_Confidence_with_Brooke_Schnittman.mp3
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Join the ADHD reWired Team every second Tuesday of the month for our monthly Live Q&A!  If you want to join us live on Zoom, go to adhdrewired.com/events to register!  You’ll also find bonus Q&As and can listen to this episode ad-free on Patreon when you become a Patron at $5.00 a month or more by going to adhdrewired.com/Patreon! (click here!) 


Questions/Topics:

  • [00:02:39] A listener asks the panelists for advice on how to help others take steps to get an ADHD diagnosis
  • [00:05:02] Discussing online assessments 
  • [00:07:51] Red flags when seeking help for ADHD 
  • [00:10:07] “How do you all overcome the difficulty of transitions? I know what needs to be done, but why does transitioning from one thing to another feel like such a chore?” 
  • [00:12:17] Habit stacking and buffer space 
  • [00:17:14] A listener chimes in with suggestions for overcoming the difficulty of transitions 
  • [00:20:57] Resources, tips and tricks for a listener who was diagnosed with ADHD at 61
  • [00:24:52] A discussion about medication and side-effects
  • [00:26:54] More resources and how coaching can help 
  • [00:29:54] The multi-pronged approach to ADHD management 
  • [00:35:53] “I am pretty burnt out at work, and I was given/voluntold to take 2 weeks of rest; I was wondering what can I do in these next two weeks to improve my burnout and ensure I continue to improve when I return so I don’t get burnt out again?” 
  • [00:38:14] A helpful resource on burnout and processes of introspection 
  • [00:44:51] Discussing health definitions and healthcare 
  • [00:47:24] Tips and strategies to engage with self-care and being “ready” for self-care
  • [00:49:58] “ADHD is a performance disorder.  We know what to do - that’s not the issue.  The issue is doing it.” 
  • [00:52:03] Self-awareness, dealing with compounded shame, and trauma
  • [00:57:45] “Do you have any suggestions on how to communicate with someone who doesn’t understand that the reason why I do something that doesn’t make sense to them, and defending my stance, how can I still show accountability and not be so defensive?  
  • [01:00:43] Closing thoughts & announcements 

Resources & Honorable Mentions

  • ADHD reWired episode 342: Transitions and Balancing Work & Relationships with Adison Smith (click here)
  • Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear (on Goodreads) (official website)
  • Book: Still Distracted After All These Years by Kathleen G. Nadeau 
  • Book: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, PhD and Amelia Nagoski, DMA (official website)
  • The ADHD Effect on Marriage by Melissa Orlov (on Goodreads)
  • Website: The Gottman Institute at gottman.com (click here!)
  • The 6 Ways of Closing the Stress Cycle Loop (from Burnout by Emily & Amelia Nagoski): Physical Activity, Creativity, Laughing. Crying, Physical Affection, and Deep Breathing 
  • “Burnout is… the nervous system and body taking the rest it needs by force.” - Brian Entler 
  • “ADHD reWired Coaching is about iteration, reflection, feedback, and keep doing that over and over again.” - Eric Tivers
  • “An ADHD diagnosis doesn’t change the past, but it does change our understanding of the past.” 
  • “Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.” - Brene Brown

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Direct download: 504_-__September_Live_QA_with_ADHD_reWired.mp3
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In today’s show, Shell Mendelson joins Eric on the podcast!  Since January 2021, Shell’s Your Next Career Move MasterclassSM  has empowered ADHD adults to create confident career options and was trained by Richard Bolles, the author of “What Color is Your Parachute?”  

With a Masters in Career Counseling, Shell offers more than 35 years of client experience while bringing her counseling, coaching, teaching, training, and nurturing gifts to help others clarify and focus on a well-defined direction and abundant livelihood.  Following her own diagnosis of ADHD later in life, Shell profoundly understands how ADHD can impact one’s work and to reliably choose the best career direction: one that takes our “interest-based ADHD brain wiring” into consideration.

  • Get in touch and find out more about Shell’s Next Career Move MasterclassSM on her website at CareerCoachingWithShell.com (click here!)

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:23] Introducing Shell
  • [00:02:35] Training with Richard Bolles and how it changed Shell’s life 
  • [00:07:13] What are some examples of some of the questions Shell might ask when someone is trying to figure out a career direction? 
  • [00:09:32] Looking beyond money and Safekeeping Self 
  • [00:10:32] Addressing potential deficits in self-awareness and answering self-assessment questions  
  • [00:25:44] So what is the “best” career for someone with ADHD? 
  • [00:26:55] If you were to ask 100 people if they knew exactly what they wanted to do for work, what is the percentage of people who could actually answer this question?  
  • [00:30:11] The role of stepping-stone jobs and the difference between someone who doesn’t know what they want and someone who does know what they want 
  • [00:31:44] Addressing the person who holds a marketable skill set in a lucrative profession but hates the work
  • [00:32:19] Stories that Shell hears from people who reach out to her 
  • [00:34:40] Looking at other career options: “How do we figure this stuff out?” 
  • [00:36:36] Once you discover your “what,” the “how” appears, and a discussion next steps and different types of research 
  • [00:47:40] What is Shell’s 8-Week Masterclass and who is her class for? 
  • [00:52:21] How to get in touch with Shell, closing thoughts, and words of wisdom 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


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Direct download: 503_-_Career_Direction_with_Shell_Mendelson.mp3
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In today’s show, Eric is joined by Jessica Ovadia! Jessica, who has a Bachelor of Science in communication from New York University and a Master of Public Health from Emory University, is a healthcare communicator and a problem solver with a decade of experience helping clients articulate their message through engaged interactions, artful language choice, and thoughtful strategy. Her love of healthcare and deep passion for effective clear communication naturally led to the foundation of her consulting firm - Jessica Ovadia: Healthcare Messaging!

Having grown up with parents as physicians and being a parent herself, you’ll hear about Jessica’s struggles with the growing demands of life.  Then, you’ll also hear about simplifying complexities, motivation and burnout, creating your own structure, and overcoming tendencies to overcomplicate the way we communicate.  Finally, you’ll hear discussions on the importance of clarifications and knowing the audience, self-esteem when owning your own business, what communicating the ADHD experience can look like, and more! 

  • Learn more about Jessica at her website jessicaovadia.com! (click here!)

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:25] Introducing Jessica
  • [00:03:03] Jessica talks about ADHD and how becoming a parent brought her challenges to the surface
  • [00:04:46] Getting reacquainted with ADHD and unlearning developed patterns 
  • [00:06:01] Eric asks Jessica about being a business owner with ADHD and what led her to her passion of clear communication around healthcare 
  • [00:09:49] A discussion on motivation and burnout 
  • [00:14:08] Managing scheduling, structure, and accountability when being your own boss 
  • [00:23:23] When it comes to communication, how do we recognize when we’re overcomplicating things, then how do we simplify what and how we’re communicating? 
  • [00:28:19] Read-receipts and challenges around writing and responding 
  • [00:29:26] What to think about when you have a message and keeping it simple
  • [00:31:53] What can we do to make sure we are coming across clearly and are being understood? 
  • [00:34:15] “I would have written less if I had more time.” 
  • [00:35:00] Eric asks Jessica for a helpful reframe or a framework to think about effectively communicating different parts of  ADHD in shorter-form content.
  • [00:41:24] What has Jessica learned about her own brain through having her own business? 
  • [00:44:38] How can we communicate and get better public understanding and messaging about what ADHD really is? What would that messaging campaign look like? 
  • [00:47:31] A discussion & sharing thoughts about ADHD as a superpower 
  • [00:51:05] Closing thoughts 

🌟 Want to hear the bonus question and answer at the end of this episode? Go to adhdrewired.com/Patreon where you can get an uninterrupted listening experience of this show and bonus content when you become a Patron at $5 a month or more! 


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Direct download: 502_-_Communication_and_Entrepreneurship_with_Jessica_Ovadia.mp3
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In this episode, Eric is celebrating ADHD reWired's 500-episode milestone. Joining him are members of ADHD reWired's Coaching & Accountability Group Alumni Community, where they will be sharing their Dear ADHD Letters. A huge thanks to the members who shared their letters and their stories.

Whether you're new to the show or you've been listening since episode 1, thank you for being here for 500 episodes. We hope you'll keep joining us for the next 500 episodes to come.

Special thanks to all of our coaching group members, Alumni members, coaches, volunteers, Patrons, Facebook community members, listeners of the show old and new, the ADHD reWired team, all the wonderful guests that have been on the show, and everyone everywhere around and in between. Thank you so much for your support. We wouldn't be here without you.

We CAN do hard things, and you are not alone. ❤️


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Direct download: 501_-_Dear_ADHD.mp3
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📣 Hey there ADHD reWired listeners! Quick annoucment about our fall season of coaching and accountability groups:

If you missed last week's announcements or recent emails, then BIG news! We rolled back the pricing of our coaching groups to pre-2020 levels. You can join our fall season of coaching groups for as low as $1650 when you join sections with coaches Brian or Kristin, or you can join Eric's section for only $1999. Payment plans are also available! 

Then, after you complete our 10-week coaching program, we will also be giving registrants 6 months of membership in our alumni coaching community for free! 🌟

Join us for our upcoming registration events by going to coachingrewired.com to start your preregistration process. The dates for our upcoming registration events are: 

  • Monday, September 18th at 8:00 Pacific / 11:00am eastern
  • Wednesday, September 20th at 12:00pm Pacific / 3:00pm Eastern

For the most up to date information and to start your pre-registration process, get your name on our interest list at coachingrewired.com!  

If you have any questions or need clarifiation, please email us at support@adhdrewired.com 

👆👆👆

Direct download: 501_Special_Announcement.mp3
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Join the ADHD reWired Team every second Tuesday of the month for our monthly Live Q&A!  If you want to join us live on Zoom, go to adhdrewired.com/events to register! 

In this episode, Trina from My Lady ADHD joins the panel!  You’ll get answers to your ADHD-related questions about relationships, motivation, satisfaction, and burnout. You’ll also hear about taking care of aging parents, the importance of community, disclosing in the workplace, engaging in self-care, and more!  

You’ll also find bonus answers and can listen to this episode ad-free on Patreon when you become a Patron at $5.00 a month or more by going to adhdrewired.com/Patreon! (click here!)

Learn more about Trina at her website MyLadyADHD.com! (click here!)


Resources & Honorable Mentions

  • Book: Still Distracted After All These Years by Kathleen G. Nadeau (click here)

  • Book: The ADHD Effect on Marriage by Melissa Orlov (click here)

  • Book: Burnout by Emily Nagoski, PhD and Amelia Nagoski, DMA (click here)

  • Website: Inclusively.com (click here)

  • Website: The Gottman Institute - A Research-Based Approach to Relationships (click here)

  • Mentioned - HALT: Am I Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired?  


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In today’s show, Eric is joined by Bowie Winnike, a.k.a. Rainbow!  Rainbow is a gender doula and neurodivergent support coach with a background in art, education, activism, and mental health.  They are deeply rooted in the trans community and have a passion for co-imagining deeper levels of communal accessible care.

  • Learn more about Rainbow at RainbowChrysalisCoaching.com (click here!)

In this episode, you’ll hear Eric and Rainbow explore gender, the different intersections of oneself, and coming out!  You’ll also hear them talk about what a gender doula is, unmasking and transitions.  Finally, you’ll also hear about the importance of community, the possibilities through the process, the difference between being accepted vs. being valued for who you are, and more! 

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:11] Introducing Rainbow
  • [00:02:58] Rainbow talks about the challenges of feeling like they didn’t fit in 
  • [00:08:44] Addressing discomfort, and being “othered” 
  • [00:10:51] “What if we could just release these expectations?” and a discussion on masking 
  • [00:14:32] Rainbow opens up about living their truth in the midst of fear 
  • [00:22:42] What is a gender doula, and how can they help?  
  • [00:24:46] ADHD, transitions, and identity 
  • [00:29:43] Eric asks Rainbow about living their truth and how it’s affected their neurodivergence 
  • [00:33:56] A transformational artform, being celebrated, and stirring the pot 
  • [00:41:13] Neurodivergence in LGBTQ+ communities and pushing the boundaries of “normal” 
  • [00:48:24] Closing thoughts 

Resources & Honorable Mentions

  • Book - Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Trisha Hersey (click here!)
  • Book - Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon (click here!)
  • Essay - Audre Lorde: The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action (click here!)

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Direct download: 499_-_Gender_Queerness_and_AuDHD_with_Rainbow.mp3
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In today’s show, Eric is joined by Dana Crews!  Dana has been a coach, educator, facilitator, and trainer in the behavioral health and mental health field for over 15 years.  She is currently combining her own personal practice, unique life experience, and education in the ancient wisdom traditions together with modern psychology and behavioral and neuroscience research in her newly-created mindfulness ADHD life-coaching business: Second Arrow Life Coaching! 

Dana is an advocate for invisible disabilities and neurodivergence.  She believes that knowing and connecting to your core values and practicing basic mindfulness and yogic techniques allows us to transform self-judgment and fear into constructive reflection, insight, compassion, health, and creative solutions.


Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:11] Introducing Dana 
  • [00:03:08] What is the difference between satisfaction and contentment? 
  • [00:05:03] Exploring contentedness and its different avenues 
  • [00:06:32] Where is the overlap and what is separate between contentment and gratitude? 
  • [00:11:51] A discussion about the discomfort in familiarity 
  • [00:14:24] Is the struggle of holding onto contentment an issue of emotional self-regulation?  
  • [00:20:00] How much of the struggle around contentment comes from societal ideas of feeling content and ADHD brains needing novelty? 
  • [00:21:40] A discussion on Buddhist psychology and philosophy 
  • [00:23:52] How does one strive through the lens of Buddhist philosophy? 
  • [00:27:27] Not thinking about the future vs. over-planning for the future 
  • [00:29:40] Overidentification, rumination, and separation of self 
  • [00:31:32] How much of being able to experience being content has to do with resilience?  
  • [00:39:40] Dana shares more about growing up, undiagnosed ADHD, travel, and meeting the Dalai Lama 
  • [00:41:58] What is Ayurveda? 
  • [00:44:33] How can self-awareness inform our understanding of our experiences? 
  • [00:46:30] A moment of an idea of contentment 
  • [00:48:26] Closing thoughts 

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Direct download: 498_-_Will_I_Ever_be_Content_with_Dana_Crews.mp3
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In this episode, Hannah Choi joins Eric on the podcast!  Hannah is an Executive Function Coach for Beyond Book Smart and is the host of the podcast, Focus Forward: An Executive Function Podcast.  Hannah works with both college-aged clients and adult clients, and lives in Connecticut with her husband and two kids.  Her executive function strengths are time management and cognitive flexibility, and her challenges are working memory and attention.  Hannah also loves to read, watch Korean dramas, exercise, travel, and spend time outdoors! 

You’ll hear about the importance of developing a relationship with your professors, strategies and skills for self-advocacy, the benefits of breaking down big projects, and emotional regulation to access executive function skills.  Then, you’ll also hear about the importance of maintaining sleep, nutrition, and exercise, managing medication, a warning about due dates, course load, schedule design, and more! 


Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:02] Introducing Hannah 
  • [00:02:14] How did Hannah begin working with college students? 
  • [00:04:56] Hannah shares her experiences in college while questioning her abilities 
  • [00:05:44] “If I knew then what I know now….” 
  • [00:07:18] A discussion on self-advocacy while in college and getting over the fear of getting to know your professors
  • [00:11:45] Hannah shares a tool she uses with clients 
  • [00:13:56] Breaking down Steps/Time/Mapping
  • [00:18:076] Finding balance between college work and socializing
  • [00:22:44] A discussion on emotional regulation and accessing executive function skills 
  • [00:30:21] Managing ADHD medication and other mental health treatments 
  • [00:32:53] What are some other important accommodations that students can ask for? 
  • [00:41:56] Eric shares an experience and a warning about (a lack of) due dates
  • [00:44:47] How important is course load and schedule design? 
  • [00:49:14] Navigating interests in college 
  • [00:51:41] Closing Thoughts

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Direct download: 497_-_Succeed_in_College_with_Hannah_Choi.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am CST

In this episode, Eric is joined by Vernon T. Foster II!  Vernon is an author, podcaster, and self-proclaimed Sommelier of video marketing.  Diagnosed with ADHD just over 2 years ago, Vernon is passionate about sharing his experience as a black man living with ADHD and creating community.

You’ll hear Vernon share his story from life as a kid to today, what prompted him to write his book, what it’s like to have to walk out the door as a black man in America while navigating ADHD, and dealing with challenges because of the layers society has placed on black American men.  

  • Learn more about Vernon T. Foster II on Linkedin (click here!) or at his video marketing website at vernontfoster.com (click here!)
  • Get Vernon’s book at adhdblack.com - The Black Man’s Handbook to Living with ADHD: 5 Ways to Create a Better Tomorrow No Matter How You’re Feeling Today (click here!)
  • Check out his Instagram @vernononvideo [Instagram] 

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:06] Introducing Vernon and his continuing process of figuring himself out and his ADHD journey
  • [00:02:56] Vernon shares his experiences with various jobs and getting fired 
  • [00:04:47] A conversation about what led Vernon to ADHD, connecting the dots, and life as the “token black kid” in school
  • [00:08:09] Experiencing covert racism 
  • [00:10:02] Vernon shares about his time at Florida State University and a discussion on testing 
  • [00:10:50] Eric and Vernon on Scantrons 
  • [00:14:44] The Stroop Test 
  • [00:16:34] ADHD medication, college, and an important message 
  • [00:20:45] Eric shares a test-taking strategy 
  • [00:21:38] Life after an ADHD diagnosis / A shocking statistic / What prompted Vernon to write his book
  • [00:23:35] Vernon shares his reaction about the ADHD diagnosis statistics on African American and Latino children
  • [00:23:58] “Why didn’t anyone tell me this sh*t?” 
  • [00:25:19] Eric asks Vernon, “As a black man, diagnosed later with ADHD, [...] what do you think is maybe not understood by most people?” 
  • [00:25:57] “The world is already against you, the odds are already stacked against you” / Other challenges navigating the world as a black man  
  • [00:27:52] Understanding ADHD and how it affects every aspect of Vernon’s life
  • [00:29:34] The challenges of navigating the world with something very visible alongside something that is invisible and how one affects the other
  • [00:32:02] “A lot of people who look like me…” / Level the playing field / Hoarding information and wealth and perpetuating the cycle
  • [00:33:36] “It’s my duty to be a steward of those things to help support other people that look like me, people that also don’t look like me.”
  • [00:39:34] Vernon shares his wisdom, tips, and being a work in progress 
  • [00:42:14] Tapping into the tools after an ADHD diagnosis 
  • [00:44:20] Managing emotions, emotional intelligence, and taking your power back / Mindfulness 
  • [00:48:17] Support, family, and community / “It’s really hard to do this alone.” 
  • [00:52:55] Communicating what you need when you have ADHD 
  • [00:57:33] Closing thoughts  

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • ADHD reWired Episode 333: Race-Based Trauma, RSD & ADHD with Romanza McAllister LCSW (listen here!)
  • Website: blackgirllostkeys.com - René Brooks: Living as a Black Woman with ADHD  (click here!) 
  • “How do we become better stewards of the gifts and the opportunities that we have to show other people that it’s possible? To invest in other people?” - Vernon 

🌟 Have you heard about our Adult Study Hall Community? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community!


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired's award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

Direct download: 496_-_Navigating_ADHD_as_a_Black_Man_with_Vernon_Foster.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Join the ADHD reWired Team every second Tuesday of the month for our monthly Live Q&A!

Go to adhdrewired.com/events to register so you can join the ADHD reWired Team live on Zoom and ask your ADHD-related questions!

In this episode, you’ll get answers to questions about entrepreneurship, getting unstuck, learning from failures, setting boundaries, how coaching can help, systems as an artistic process, and more!  

You can even get an uninterrupted listening experience of this episode and all ADHD reWired episodes when you become a Patron at $5.00 a month or more by going to adhdrewired.com/Patreon! You might even catch some extra questions when you become a Patron and tune into the Patreon-only private podcast feed! 


Questions/Topics:

  • [00:01:10] Introducing today’s panelists!
  • [00:02:45] A listener, who was diagnosed in February 2023 and works in education, asks the panelists about using their skills to help others - specifically those with ADHD.  What advice does the panel have to get unstuck and get started?  
  • [00:05:46] Eric asks what the listener would do if they were asked the same question.
  • [00:12:08] Brian chimes in about struggling to find time to launch a business outside of work.
  • [00:16:01] “How can I find more clarity and do something that’s going to be really powerful so I can follow that instead of doing way-too-many-things?” 
  • [00:18:19] Faisal talks about values and short-term goals. 
  • [00:21:35] Laura discusses the differences between excitement, overwhelm, getting overwhelmed from being excited, and feelings of boredom. 
  • [00:26:25] A listener, who is also a mom of two young children, is having difficulty “getting back into the groove” of their freelance work.  What strategies do the panelists have to bounce back, and could the listener have time for group coaching? 
  • [00:28:51] Eric asks about self-care strategies. 
  • [00:30:56] Kristin talks about the impact on parents who have kids with special needs and medical needs. 
  • [00:34:13] Laura addresses how the coaching groups can help. 
  • [00:35:59] Eric asks about having boundaries around work-blocks and self-care. 
  • [00:39:09] A discussion about our inner critics and gardening! 
  • [00:44:02] “Can [ADHD reWired’s coaching groups] help people uncover what their goals/wants are? I think not knowing what I want and indecision are my biggest issues.”  
  • [00:45:37] Laura talks about people-pleasing, going with the flow, finding out who we are, and uncovering what’s truly important to us. 
  • [00:47:01] “Group is an experiential learning experience… Our biases [don’t] allow us to see how we’re doing these things that [aren’t] making it easier for us to move towards success.” - Faisal 
  • [00:48:58] Kristin addresses bringing life to group-coaching to integrate tools and strategies. 
  • [00:50:22] Brian talks about the differences between individual coaching and group coaching. 
  • [00:53:01] Kristin asks about creating systems.
  • [00:55:40] Systems as an artistic process.
  • [00:58:07] Closing thoughts.

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • ADHD reWired Episode 309 with Russell Ramsay: Rethinking Adult ADHD (Click Here!)


🌟 Have you heard about our Adult Study Hall Community? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community!


🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired's award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

Direct download: 495_-_July_2023_Live_Q_and_A_-__with_ADHD_reWired.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

In today’s show, Caroleen Verly joins Eric on the podcast!  Caroleen is a former data analyst turned business owner and financial coach who loves spreadsheets, numbers, problem solving, and data!  She also loves working with clients to find order in the chaos of their financial lives.  Caroleen has a degree in economics from Yale and spent the first 12 years of her career doing data analysis and data visualization.  In addition to her business, Caroleen is also a mom to three young children! 

  • Check out Caroleen’s website UntangleYourMoney.com (click here!)
  • Learn more about Caroleen at her website (here)
  • Find UntangleYourMoney on Instagram at @adhdmoney (click here!)

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:10] Introducing Caroleen! 
  • [00:02:26] What does it mean to create good systems that work by default? 
  • [00:03:55] A discussion on automation, bills, payments, resistance, and safety nets
  • [00:07:32] Dedicating accounts, savings, and putting money in the right spots for different purposes
  • [00:16:57] Banking and ADHD-friendly interfaces 
  • [00:18:37] Caroleen tries the Qube Money app (click here!)
  • [00:21:30] A discussion about credit cards and managing them successfully 
  • [00:25:02] Impulsive spending and the impact of credit scores 
  • [00:27:57] “The cheaper option is not always cheaper!”
  • [00:38:27] Ways to start saving in the midst of debt and living paycheck to paycheck 
  • [00:41:30] Cutting costs vs. making more money: Which one is better?  
  • [00:45:56] Resources & closing thoughts

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • Book (and Editor’s choice!):  I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi (on Goodreads)
  • Website:  I Will Teach You to be Rich at IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com (click here!)

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Direct download: 494_-_Creating_Money_Systems_to_Work_by_Default_with_Caroleen_Verly.mp3
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In today’s show, Eric is joined by Rachel Moore, a licensed psychotherapist and marriage and family therapist, based in San Diego, California!  Rachel is also certified in EMDR and Brainspotting (BSP)!  She works primarily with creative clients, such as artists, writers, and musicians.  Before becoming a therapist, Rachel earned her bachelor's degree in creative writing and was a newspaper copy editor for 14 years.  She is also a musician, a singer, and a proud member of the ADHD community!  

You’ll hear about relational-based therapy, trauma and overwhelm, discussions on EMDR and brainspotting, and the importance of finding a therapist who understands your creative needs.  You will also be along for the ride as Rachel guides Eric through the Flash technique!  


 

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:10] Introducing Rachel
  • [00:01:58] What is EMDR? What is Brainspotting? Are the two types of therapy connected? 
  • [00:05:30] Discussing relational-based therapy  
  • [00:07:18] How do you distinguish the difference between a general state of overwhelm and a trauma response? 
  • [00:16:58] What is the Flash technique? 
  • [00:19:14] A demonstration of the Flash technique 
  • [00:27:25] Eric shares his experiences with the Flash technique 
  • [00:31:40] “The brain and the eyes are made of the same stuff” and the theories of Brainspotting
  • [00:37:35] A demonstration of grounding techniques 
  • [00:41:18] EMDR and BSP: How are these modalities helpful for ADHD brains and creatives? 
  • [00:45:30] Finding someone who understands the experience and depth of what creativity means for you
  • [00:49:14] Closing Thoughts

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


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Direct download: 493_-_EMDR_Creativity_and_ADHD_with_Rachel_Moore.mp3
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In this episode, Kody Lukens joins the podcast!  Kody was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and very quickly became frustrated with the lack of resources made for adults with ADHD.  He then set out to do something about it!  Kody started creating education and relatable ADHD content on social media to help people learn about their brains and feel a sense of community.  He also created and designed a magnetic stim fidget toy called Stimagz! 


Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:06] Introducing Kody, and all about Stimagz 
  • [00:02:35] A brief discussion on calming nerves 
  • [00:04:17] Kody’s ADHD story & entrepreneurship 
  • [00:06:37] Kickstarting Stimagz and all about fidgeting 
  • [00:12:04] What’s been the hardest part about launching Stimagz? 
  • [00:16:38] What are other challenges being a content creator and entrepreneur with ADHD? 
  • [00:18:08] Creating structure and long-term goals  
  • [00:24:44] Theming your week 
  • [00:26:10] How to get stuff done when you’re not “feeling it” 
  • [00:30:24] The ‘sprint’ of a new business 
  • [00:37:52] How to deal with failure 
  • [00:43:06] Kody’s favorite productivity tools 
  • [00:46:37] Calendars and the benefits of Calendly 
  • [00:48:40] Closing thoughts and where you can find Kody and get Stimagz!

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • Jeremy Andrew Davis - Tiktok, on Stimagz (click here!)
  • ADHD reWired Episode 476: When Potential and Opportunity Misalign with Nate (click here!)
  • Song: “Life Itself” by Glass Animals (listen on YouTube!)
  • Tool: Calendly at Calendly.com  (click here!)
  • Article: Fail Hard, Fail Fast, Fail Often on Medium.com (click here to read!)
  • “Never put yourself in a position to where, if you fail, you’re toast. Always have a back-up plan, and a back-up plan, and a back-up plan.” - Kody 

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Direct download: 492_-_Charting_Your_Own_Path_with_Kody_Lukens.mp3
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Questions/Topics:  

  • [00:01:23] Welcome & introducing the panel

  • [0003:12] A listener who was recently diagnosed with ADHD shortly after their son was diagnosed, doesn’t feel good about their prescriber’s knowledge of ADHD treatments.  What can be done to find the right people to prescribe or to help educate the prescribers beyond the usual, “How are you feeling?”  

  • [00:11:44] Managing expectations and perspectives about communicating without needing to go into a lecture about having ADHD. 

  • [00:13:14] How do you advocate for yourself when you don’t yet know what works best for you?

  • [00:18:24] A discussion about boundary-setting and boundary violations. 

  • [00:20:40] A listener asks about their 11-year-old son and screen time. 

  • [00:30:18] “Do any of you have sensory issues?  When it comes to clothing and scents, is this an ADHD-specific thing, or could there be something else going on?” 

  • [00:36:53] A masters student asks for tools and suggestions for keeping on top of writing, getting started on assignments, and working consistently.  

  • [00:42:50] “Regarding the emotional regulation piece, how do you conceptualize where ADHD ends and the other struggles (such as bipolar or borderline or other mood disorders) begin?”

  • [00:52:22] A listener asks about the secret-sauce to Eric nearing the 500-podcast-episode milestone, and also seeks advice on starting a podcast and being terrified of not being able to do it consistently.  

  • [00:56:17] A listener talks about RSD and anxiety, and asks the panelists for advice when having a difficult time articulating their needs, especially at work.  

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • Website: CHADD at chadd.org (click here!)

  • Book: Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glower Tawwab (on Goodreads)

  • Book: How to Write a Lot - A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing by Paul J. Silvia, PhD (on Goodreads)

  • Book: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield 

  • ADHD reWired Episode 118: Could it be Bipolar Disorder? With Dr. Robert Olivardia (listen here!)


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Direct download: 491_-_ADHD_reWired_June_2023_Live_Q_and_A.mp3
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Go to coachingrewired.com to get started with your pre-registration process and to find all the times and available spots for each section! Once you're finished with your pre-registration process, don't forget to hit that RSVP button so you can join us on Monday, July 10th for our final summer registration event!  Remember, our summer season begins on Thursday, July 13th, so don't wait!  And we're still offering a $500 discount on Sections 1 and 3! 

Direct download: Special_Announcement_-_July_2023.mp3
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In this episode, Eric is joined by Renee Rosales!  Renee is a mother, educator, advocate, and transformational leader who has always possessed a deep passion for education.  As an innovator, Renee established two of the first virtual schools in Arizona.  She collaborated with educational partners, co-founding Marana Distance Learning K12 in 2004.  Then, less than two years later, she founded Northern Arizona Distance Learning. Also known as NADL, it is the first online public school in the northern half of the state!  As a visionary, Renee believes that with  the right amount of education and determination, anything is possible! 

Renee has made it her mission to create a better way for the neurodiverse community! In addition to being a co-founder of the two virtual schools, she is also the founder of Theara - a business in supporting the neurodiverse community from birth to adulthood.  As a visionary, Renee consistently strives to make the intangible tangible by building bridges, connections, and relationships that positively transform all aspects of life! 

Some of Renee’s acronyms shared in today’s episode:

  • JOY: Journey forward, Organize & Optimism, Yield to wellness

  • DREAM: Diet, Rest, Exercise, Activity outdoors, Mindfulness 

  • ABC: Aware, Brave, Curious

  • LIGHT: Listen, Integrate, Guide, Honor, Transform 


Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:06] Introducing Renee

  • [00:02:34] What brought Renee into the world of ADHD and neurodiversity? 

  • [00:03:58] Problem solving, big solutions, follow through, and coping strategies 

  • [00:06:26] Joy and finding focus 

  • [00:07:27] Dealing with trauma

  • [00:12:03] The spark of Lighting the Way 

  • [00:13:31] Living the D.R.E.A.M. and moving forward

  • [00:16:51] Observing trauma in schools and feeling defeated

  • [00:21:42] Organizing for optimism 

  • [00:22:20] What’s a capsule wardrobe? 

  • [00:25:47] Holding onto wellness 

  • [00:29:50] Helping folks in the workplace and safely unmasking 

  • [00:37:54] Environment Social Governance guidelines (ESG) 

  • [00:39:33] Where to learn more about ESG 

  • [00:40:58] Advice for employees bringing information & accommodations  to the workplace 

  • [00:44:40] Closing thoughts and where to find Renee

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


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Direct download: 490_-_Is_Curiosity_the_Key_with_Renee_C._Rosales.mp3
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In this episode, the owner of Organize365 - Lisa Woodruff -  joins Eric on the podcast!  Organize365 has conducted academic research, establishing the definitions of house work, home organization, and the weight of paper in the American home.  This ongoing research is making the invisible work at home visible to all, so we can eliminate it, free people from the monotonous tasks of daily living, and unlock our time for what we are uniquely created to do!  Lisa is also a natural tinkerer and a lover of puzzles, a kindergarten teacher, used to organize people’s homes when she used to babysit, and even used to organize teachers’ classrooms.  

If you’re wondering how you can get your home organized, then this is the episode to listen to, because today, Eric and Lisa will discuss the idea that organization is a learnable skill! 

You’ll hear some of Lisa’s rules for taking on new projects and her 24-hour rule, visual clutter, what to do with incomplete projects, where piles come from, and breaking down the Sunday Basket.  

  • Find Lisa’s book, her research and her podcast at organize365.com! (click here!)
  • Find Organize365 on YouTube @organize365 (click here!)

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:51] Introducing Lisa 

  • [00:03:11] What was the “why” for Lisa to get into becoming organized? 

  • [00:07:11] What are the helpful questions that Lisa asks her clients? 

  • [00:10:09] A brief discussion on (perceptions of) minimalism  

  • [00:10:38] How do we live more through having less? (And is “less” the “right” answer?) 

  • [00:12:26] “So what?” and a discussion about visual clutter and accumulating projects and hobbies 

  • [00:16:20] Clutter, piles, and what to do with purchases and returns 

  • [00:19:43] ADHD and home ownership 

  • [00:23:27] What is the Sunday Basket? And Lisa’s thoughts about “being behind” when organizing 

  • [00:27:03] What are the Four Binders?

  • [00:31:51] Questions to ask yourself when utilizing your calendar and staying organized 

  • [00:34:53] Taking care of financial documents 

  • [00:41:57] Lisa shares her ADHD story and a discussion on executive function and working memory 

  • [00:47:22] Diving into Lisa’s academic studies about organization as a skill 

  • [00:51:18] How many people care about being organized?  

  • [00:55:12] Lisa on investing in our household and what’s in our control 

  • [00:56:58] Closing thoughts 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • “If you have something that’s working for YOU, absolutely do not change it!” - Lisa 

  • “Stop trying to get an “A” in your housework.” - Lisa 


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Direct download: 489_-_Organization_is_a_Learnable_Skill_with_Lisa_Woodruff.mp3
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On today’s show, Eric is joined by Marcy Caldwell, Psy.D!  Marcy is a psychologist, writer, and proud mom of 2, who has been helping adults with ADHD thrive in their work, relationships, and parenting for over 20 years.  She is a passionate advocate for adults with ADHD and is dedicated to helping them create environments that unlock the unique genius of their brains!  

Marcy is also the founder of ADDept.org, a blog and resource for adults with ADHD, and is also the owner of Rittenhouse Psychological Services, a practice specializing in adult ADHD in the Philadelphia area. In addition, Marcy is also the creator of Meltdown to Mastery! 


Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:00:57] Introducing Marcy and how she got into the world of ADHD 

  • [00:03:31] A family with ADHD and being in the messy middle 

  • [00:05:50] Regulatory differences between neurotypical and ADHD brains 

  • [00:07:21] Activation, stopping, and on/off switches 

  • [00:08:43] Three components of an ADHD experience 

  • [00:15:32] “How do we know the difference between the emotional storms and emotional regulation challenges that are so often seen with ADHD… and the emotional storms / regulation challenges that come with other disorders, such as autism, borderline personality disorder, bi-polar, etc.?” 

  • [00:20:11] Why does it matter to understand that an antecedent comes externally for emotional storms with ADHD compared to other differential diagnoses? 

  • [00:22:08] How much of the emotional storms that are triggered by external events are more a trauma response vs. being organically related to ADHD? 

  • [00:27:32] What is Meltdown to Mastery all about? 

  • [00:30:21] Can the intentional use of distraction be a tool? 

  • [00:32:02] A discussion on distraction vs. avoidance

  • [00:36:31] Developing an understanding of identifying the “in-between” emotions and building conscientiousness 

  • [00:40:35] Closing thoughts and more about Marcy 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • “I believe in the power of understanding.” – Marcy 


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Direct download: 488_-_Managing_Big_Emotions_with_Marcy_Caldwell_Psy.D.mp3
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Questions/Topics:

  • [00:01:06] Welcome & introductions 

  • [00:02:03] A listener, who was diagnosed with ADHD within the week of the recording of this episode, asks the panelists about taking stimulant medication.  

  • [00:08:51] “When you are trying to be open with your job or others about your ADHD, how would you handle your response?” 

  • [00:19:29] Another listener who was also recently diagnosed with ADHD asks, “What is your advice?  How do you work with a leader at work who is very linear and very neurotypical when your best comes out when you’re not?”

  • [00:28:00] “I have autism.  Is it true that ADHD drugs tend to not work for autistic patients?  Do we have any possible reasons why, if it’s true?” 

  • [00:34:05] A listener, who has treatment-resistant depression, is unable to take ADHD medication, and has been experiencing fatigue, asks the panelist if fatigue is an ADHD symptom.  

  • [00:41:29] A listener asks the panelists to recap the good sides of ADHD.  


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Direct download: 487_-_May_2023_Live_QA_with_ADHD_reWired.mp3
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In this episode, Eric is joined by Vanessa Gorelkin! Vanessa is an east-coast transplant to Arizona where she lives with her son and husband (who both have ADHD)!  She graduated with a B.A. from Brandeis University and has a masters degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University. 

Vanessa is also a Licensed Occupational Therapist in Arizona, and her career spans nearly 30 years!  She has served in both clinical and executive leadership roles, works with people all over the world, and is passionate about bringing out the best in all the people she works with!

  • Learn more about Vanessa by visiting her website at vanessagorelkin.com & find her on Instagram at @humanist_therapist 

In today’s show, you’ll hear about mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment based therapy (ACT).  Then, you’ll hear about deep breathing, using spicy food or sour candies to help regulate, setting boundaries, practicing self-compassion and resilience.  Finally, you’ll listen to ways to work on activation, sensory processing issues and the nervous system, sensory accommodations, and the importance of breaking down activities into smaller steps.  


Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:02:18] Introducing Vanessa

  • [00:04:00] The importance of emotional self-regulation 

  • [00:04:51] What is an Occupational Therapist (OT)? 

  • [00:06:19] How does an OT help people with ADHD around emotional regulation skills? 

  • [00:07:30] What is acceptance and commitment based therapy (ACT)? What about radical acceptance? 

  • [00:08:23] What is dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)? 

  • [00:09:50] Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • [00:10:52] A discussion on rejection sensitivity, BPD, ADHD, and trauma 

  • [00:17:28] Eric asks Vanessa about the common “chief complaints” she experiences in her practice 

  • [00:18:48] What are some examples of the skills Vanessa helps clients work with, and how does she help them do that? 

  • [00:20:34] What do I do when my brain gets “hijacked?” and TIPP skills

  • [00:24:59] Vanessa talks about sour and spicy for regulation 

  • [00:27:14] Proactive skills vs. responding in-the-moment 

  • [00:31:18] The intersectionality between anger, boundaries, and boundary violations

  • [00:32:26] ** You need to hear this. 

  • [00:33:03] External pressures, checking your calendar, and your right to say “no” 

  • [00:35:15] Saying “no” when it feels bad, and therapy vs. coaching 

  • [00:37:26] What is the OT approach for activation?

  • [00:43:18] Sensory processing issues being missed with ADHD 

  • [00:45:24] Does sensory processing get worse with age? 

  • [00:49:34] Closing Thoughts 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • “People sometimes get really hung up on a diagnosis… What my attitude about a diagnosis is:  It helps us understand what tools we can use, but it does not define you as a human being.” - Vanessa 

  • “Masquerading as 'normal' is exhausting.” - Eric 


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Direct download: 486_-_How_to_learn_Emotional_Regulation_Skills_-_with_Vanessa_Gorelkin.mp3
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In today’s show, Eric is joined by Liz Angoff!  Liz is a licensed educational psychologist with a diplomate in school neuropsychology, providing assessment and consultation services to children and their families in the Bay area.  She is the author of the Brain Building Books and is constantly creating new tools to help parents and providers empower children to help them understand their unique brains. 

Learn more about Liz and her books at brainbuidingbook.com!
brainbuildingbook.com

In this episode, you’ll hear about Liz’s mission to help neurodiverse kids understand and create their personal narratives, how parents can understand their kids better, how Liz has found purpose through her own anxiety, and using affirming language to communicate.  

Then, you’ll hear about the importance of articulating and communicating intentions, engaging in self-awareness conversations with kids, acknowledging parent-guilt, when hyper-verbalism and auditory processing collide, transitions, screen time, and more! 

Find more from Liz at http://www.explainingbrains.com/Parents 

Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:02.08] Introducing Liz
  • [00:04:10] Having conversations with kids about their diagnoses & 
  • [00:06:38] Liz shares her diagnosis story and her experiences with sensory overwhelm
  • [00:10:11] Eric asks Liz about self-disclosure when talking to parents and kids 
  • [00:19:24] Exploring the neurodivergent home of Eric Tivers and problem-solving at home
  • [00:22:31] Identifying the problem and how to better understand a child’s experiences
  • [00:29:02] Iterating: Experimentation, evaluation, and assessment 
  • [00:31:42] Addressing concerns as a parent and needs as an adult 
  • [00:33:51] Worrying about our kids growing up into adults; What-ifs, jumping to conclusions, and catastrophizing 
  • [00:37:22] Eric opens up about what happens at home 
  • [00:39:26] The importance of relearning and reintegrating skills when reaching milestones 
  • [00:41:58] Transitions, outings, and screen time 
  • [00:48:26] Closing thoughts from Liz 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


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Direct download: 485_-_Big_Brains_Raising_Little_Brains_with_Liz_Angoff_PhD.mp3
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In this episode, Eric is joined by Kim Alexander!  Kim is a clinical social worker turned stay-at-home mom.  After being diagnosed with ADHD in 2022 at the age of 53, she enrolled in ADHD reWired’s Coaching & Accountability Groups.  Furthering her ADHD journey, at the time of recording, she became involved as a peer mentor, or “ADDmin” for the coaching groups.  In between parenting three kids (who all have ADHD,) Kim enjoys storytelling, political activism, skiing, or anything involving snow.  She is also a competitive acapella singer who has won three international medals with her show chorus! 

On today’s show, you’ll hear Eric and Kim talk about inattentive ADHD, Kim’s experience and what she learned going through the coaching groups, how the pandemic affected her, and the positive impacts of self-acceptance and letting go of self-judgment.  Then, you’ll get to hear Kim narrate a short story she wrote, her passion for storytelling, her unique family experiences, and her hopes for others with ADHD who hear her story.  


Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:10] Introducing Kim 

  • [00:02:12] Dear ADHD… 

  • [00:04:18] What brought Kim back to seek out an ADHD diagnosis and start working on ADHD management? 

  • [00:14:15] Kim takes us on her journey of the last 12 months 

  • [00:17:29] Over the last year, what are some changes Kim has observed and experienced after going through ArC? 

  • [00:19:40] Self-acceptance, self-compassion, and being a mom 

  • [00:26:41] “I’m not going to have anything interesting to share.” 

  • [00:28:51] Opening up on feelings of “not enough”

  • [00:36:56] Long-term planning. bucket lists, and The Moth

  • [00:40:25] Kim shares her moth story 

  • [00:45:57] Kim on storytelling and her unique experience

  • [00:48:55] Eric asks Kim to “sing” out the show 

  • [00:51:16] Closing Thoughts 


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Direct download: 484_Storytelling_Acceptance_and_ADHD_with_Kim_Alexander.mp3
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In this episode, Jessica Hicksted joins Eric on the podcast!  Jessica was late-diagnosed with autism and ADHD and brings together her life experiences and education to advocate for invisible disabilities.  Growing up the “awkward kid,” she faced life’s rough spots head-on, creating resilience and determination.  These skills proved valuable in completing her PhD and dedicating her research into invisible disabilities to help promote positive social change. 

You’ll hear Eric and Jessica talk about workplace success for people with invisible disabilities, masking and executive-function drains, and ableism.  Then, you’ll also hear about how Jessica got diagnosed, self-advocacy, disclosure or nondisclosure in the workplace, what Jessica uncovered in her research, and the benefits and values to businesses for being more accommodating.  

Find some of her writing on ADDitude Magazine! https://www.additudemag.com/author/jessica-hicksted-ph-d/ 


Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:06] Introducing Jessica & meeting at CHADD 

  • [00:02:13] Diving into Jessica’s research, and, “How do we–from a systems perspective–help individuals be successful in the workplace?” 

  • [00:05:23] Are the tides really starting to turn in the workplace about invisible disabilities? 

  • [00:06:27] Masking in the workplace 

  • [00:09:25] Jessica’s experience of being diagnosed as an adult after becoming a parent

  • [00:16:14] What is an invisible disability?

  • [00:18:56] Disclosure vs. intended disclosure

  • [00:19:42] What does the data say about disclosure? 

  • [00:21:10] What kinds of questions did Jessica ask while doing her research? 

  • [00:24:24] A conversation on the prevalence of ableism in the workplace 

  • [00:27:58] Transparency and opening the door of communication 

  • [00:33:28] Money talk: What is the benefit and value for businesses to be more inclusive and accommodating for people with invisible disabilities?  What does the data show? 

  • [00:38:30] In Jessica’s data, were there any industries that were ‘better’ with acceptance in the workplace than others? 

  • [00:42:18] What are some questions a prospective employee could ask to try and gauge if they will be entering a friendly workplace for neurodivergent brains? 

  • [00:44:52] If there could be one big change in the workplace to help individuals with invisible disabilities, what would that change look like?  

  • [00:45:53] Closing thoughts 


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Direct download: 483_Invisible_Disabilities_in_the_Workplace_with_Jessica_Hicksted_PhD.mp3
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Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:06] Welcome & introductions

  • [00:02:44] A listener, who has treatment-resistant depression and asks for tips (other than exercise) to help manage ADHD, moods, and depression

  • [00:13:29] “How are you using ChatGPT and how do you think it is most beneficial to someone with ADHD?”

  • [00:22:14] “Why is it that, with ADHD brains, we can think really fast and great in some situations, but fail in traditional work situations?  If our brains work fast, why do we struggle in the real world?” 

  • [00:28:50] A listener asks about non-prescription nootropics

  • [00:34:43] “What is a good password manager?”

  • [00:36:56] One of the panelists asks for tips to help the transition between seasons easier 

  • [00:44:45] “How should I handle the fact that my ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) - Level 1 diagnosis dismissed my ADHD-combined diagnosis in 2019 as being better explained by autism? Am I ADHD or not? And should I stop by ADHD therapy and focus on Autism therapy, in that it might help indirectly with ADHD?” 

  • [00:50:47] “Is there any research that indicates baseline dopamine levels are negatively impacted, over time, by taking stimulant medication?” 

  • [00:52:44] Closing thoughts


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Direct download: 482_-_April_2023_Live_QA_-_ADHD_reWired.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

This week, Eric is joined by Abby Wilson!  Abby runs a global facilitation, mediation, and coaching practice from her beloved home in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  She uses methods from the design field–A.K.A. design-thinking–to help individuals navigate career change, and helps organizations to lead with empathy, reframe challenges, and generate ideas.  

Her ADHD diagnosis, 8 years ago at the age of 35, is one of those before-and-after life moments that so many of us can probably relate to, and is thrilled to be connecting the dots between design-thinking, her life’s work for the last 12 years, and her naturally “curly” mind!  Abby’s “curly” mind has lived in 6 countries, she has birthed a child she adores, has worked in many governments, and has enough letters after her name for a competitive Scrabble game! 

In this conversation, you’ll hear Eric and Abby talk about design thinking, how it’s beneficial for ADHD folks, the messiness of the creative process, and solving for the right problem.  You’ll also hear about how having a lot of great ideas also means having a lot of not-so-great ideas, prioritizing, risk-taking, the importance of specificity, and why design-thinking is helpful for relationships, tapping into your creativity, and more.  

Get in touch and learn more about design thinking and Abby at her website: abbywilson.com https://www.abbywilson.com 


Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:10] Introducing Abby

  • [00:02:41] What is design thinking?  

  • [00:04:11] Abby on teaching iterative process, roadblocks faced during design thinking, and the messiness of the creative process 

  • [00:05:13] Eric shares a real-life example and asks Abby about applying design thinking to this situation

  • [00:07:09] The most basic framework for a design process is… 

  • [00:08:04] The “Rose, Thorn, Bud” method for being endlessly curious and to start to add an additional layer of meaning 

  • [00:11:35] Abby on finding a specific problem-definition and methods to help reframing 

  • [00:13:55] What do we do when one idea spawns 20 other ideas?  How do we go back to the original idea when we get sidetracked with other ideas?

  • [00:21:27] A discussion on prioritization: What do we do first? How do we say no? 

  • [00:22:56] The sweet spot of ideas and Abby’s favorite method for prioritization: The Importance/Difficulty Matrix

  • [00:25:42] Eric asks Abby, “What kinds of questions do you ask yourself when you’re trying to identify a ranked order of importance?” and defining “importance” 

  • [00:27:21] Executive function use, observing energy and emotional investments, and emotional temperatures

  • [00:32:17] Why do design thinking skills matter? 

  • [00:37:12] Whether it’s a boss, a partner, a friend, or a group: How do we help them understand the value of design thinking? 

  • [00:39:50] What do we do and how do we communicate when ideas happen “too fast?”

  • [00:42:33] Abby shares a book recommendation

  • [00:43:27] Connect with Abby and closing thoughts


Resources:

  • Article: The Double Diamond: A Universally Accepted Depiction of the Design Process  (read here)

  • Article: Framework for Innovation: Design Council’s Evolved Double Diamond at designcouncil.org.uk  (read here)

  • Article: Rose, Thorn, Bud at luma-institute.com (read here)

  • Article: The Importance/Difficulty Matrix at luma-institute.com (read here)

  • Book: The One Thing by Gary Keller (Goodreads)

  • Book: What Do You Do With an Idea? By Kobi Yamada (Goodreads)

  • Website: Stanford d.school at dschool.stanford.edu  https://dschool.stanford.edu/resources 


Honorable Mentions:

  • “...the things that we have captured become a participant in the conversation.” 

  • “We can only define our challenges effectively if we’ve got good data and observations.” 

  • “We don’t have to kill our darlings.” 

  • “Design thinking helps us harness our natural curiosity and creativity to bring new things into the world.” 


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Direct download: 481_-_Design_Thinking_from_Ideation_to_Execution_with_Abby_Wilson.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am CST

This week, Faigie Kobre joins Eric on the podcast for a discussion on reigniting creativity.  Faigie is a creative coach for people who don’t feel artistic but love art!  She works with people who have creativity scars and think they “aren’t creative” because they can’t draw.  She has a passion for reconnecting people with their inner creativity to bring calm, color, and joy into their lives.  

In this conversation, you’ll hear about Eric’s journey with music, why people stop tapping into their creativity, why Faigie is trying to bring art back to everybody who wants to come back to it, and her start as an early childhood educator.  Then, you’ll hear about creativity scars, comparison, perfectionism, the healing and sensory benefits of creativity, and how anyone at any age can tap into their creativity.

Get in touch with Faigie, reignite your creativity & take her micro-course at CreativityReignited.com!  https://creativityreignited.com 


Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:45] “Everybody is born creative.” - Faigie
  • [00:04:52] “There’s so many ways to do art where you don’t have to know how to draw.”
  • [00:05:19] What was it that drew Faigie to not just creativity and art, but also using creativity and art to connect with others and help other people? 
  • [00:07:26] Faigie gets hooked on mixed-media art and getting people back to their childhoods 
  • [00:08:45] A discussion on play in the realm of creativity and allowing it to flourish 
  • [00:11:33] An intersection between being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and interest in artwork
  • [00:12:59] What is T.A.B.? (Teaching for Artistic Behavior)
  • [00:13:42] “In schools [...] it’s more about how the art makes the teacher look” and being punished for the expression of an idea
  • [00:18:13] What are creativity scars? 
  • [00:20:28] “Comparison is the thief of joy,” learning to create, and enjoying the process
  • [00:21:51] Eric shares his journey with painting and a discussion on cleaning up after an art session 
  • [00:24:08] Using an art journal and how general creativity can help someone combat perfectionism
  • [00:26:01] Faigie shares five mediums of art that have tremendous opportunities for creativity 
  • [00:27:47] Eric asks why art is such an impactful medium for people with ADHD: “How is this helping us?” 
  • [00:34:23] A discussion on getting started when we don’t know where to start
  • [00:38:48] Eric asks, “As an artist with ADHD, how do you know when a piece of work is done?” 
  • [00:40:09] Color schemes and color wheels
  • [00:45:17] Closing thoughts

Resources:


Honorable Mentions:

  • “...so many adults feel non-creative because of how they were squashed when they were kids.”

  • “Comparison is the thief of joy.” 

  • “The idea of play is that you’re doing it for no purpose other than the enjoyment of it.” 


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Direct download: 480_Creativity_Reignited_with_Faigie_Kobre.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am CST

In this episode, Eric is joined by Jesse J. Anderson, a.k.a @ADHDJesse.  Jesse is a writer, speaker, developer, and content creator who was diagnosed with ADHD at 36.  He is the co-founder of Polar Habits, a guilt-free habit app, and he writes a weekly newsletter called Extra Focus.  He is the author (rather, soon-to-be-author!) of Refocus: Thriving with Adult ADHD.  He also has two podcasts and more! 

You’ll hear about leaning into mistakes, what Polar Habits is all about, how breaking a ‘streak’ of habits doesn’t undo your progress, and how changing our environments can impact our habits.   Then, you’ll hear more about habits, perfectionism, prioritization, and the importance of being vulnerable while having a curious and non-judgemental mindset.  Finally, you’ll hear Jesse fill us in about his creative writing process and what prompted him to start writing his book. 


Timestamps coming soon! 


Resources:


Honorable Mentions:


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Direct download: 479_-_Juggling_Chainsaws_with_ADHDJesse.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:50am CST

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Questions/Topics: 

  • [00:01:07] Welcome & introductions.

  • [00:02:48] Hello to our special guest panelist.

  • [00:03:25] A listener asks about laziness and ADHD: “Does laziness exist?”

  • [00:13:22] The Sleep With Me Podcast has over 1000 episodes. Eric asks Scoots if he ever gets bored from doing the same thing over and over again.

  • [00:16:19] “What are some ways that you trick yourselves into getting up in the morning when the prospect of life is overwhelming?” 

  • [00:28:00] “After finally finding the right medication (for ADHD), what is the next step? Self-help books, podcasts, and routines are great but don’t stick long enough. Coaching options?” 

  • [00:29:31] A listener shares feeling shame around their ADHD diagnosis, then asks the panelists for tips on accepting and loving oneself with it.  

  • [00:32:03] Scoots has a mix of working in coworking spaces and from home but has been experiencing back pain from working on the couch.  Then, he asks about options for changing scenery.  

  • [00:40:34] “Just lost three months to a game. Deleted the game - how do I start to get back on track?” 

  • [00:47:54] A listener asks Scoots, “How did you come up with the ‘Sleep With Me Podcast’ style you use? Was it a default process or were you intentionally embracing and capitalizing on the pointless meandering train-of-thought? 

  • [00:52:59] “One of my main problems is paralysis when I start to feel overwhelmed.  I have so much to do that I can’t decide what to work on so I do nothing.  How can I calm that feeling without ignoring all the things I’m behind on?” 

  • [00:58:57] A question related to the national medication shortage.  

  • [01:01:17] Scoots does an on-the-fly Sleep-With-Me-style summary of today’s episode

  • [01:04:47] A moment of dad… 

 


Resources & Honorable Mentions:


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Direct download: 478_-_ADHD_reWired_March_2023_Live_QA.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am CST

In this episode, Eric is joined by T. Perran Mitchell, the crafter of stories and maker of things! Comics are his favorite medium and have been for as long as he can remember.  Growing up with ADHD, dyslexia, and anxiety, comics not only fostered a love of reading, they were the key to learning to read.  He has also been with the same company for nearly 20 years running their quality control department. 

T took a circuitous path to writing comics by first graduating from Drexel University with a degree in Information Science and Technology.  Every term, he took at least one class for himself that had nothing to do with his major, which led him to accidentally minoring in Philosophy and nearly attaining a minor in literature.  He uses these various interests to inform his writing. 

Find out more about T. Perran Mitchell on his website at TPerranMitchell.com!

https://www.tperranmitchell.com 

You can also find T. Perran Mitchell on LinkedIn, and on Twitter and Instagram as @TPerranMitchell 


Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:02:07] Eric asks T about his ADHD story and life growing up 

  • [00:04:03] T shares his experiences in college and the classes he was interested in vs. the classes he attended 

  • [00:07:54] How has T been able to stay with the same company for nearly 20 years? 

  • [00:09:30] Eric and T talk about distractions at work, music, and noise-canceling headphones 

  • [00:12:28] A discussion on finding time to write, creative blocks, distractions, and being your own boss

  • [00:18:12] Eric asks T about his comic writing and recreating manifestations of his life 

  • [00:20:17] Are T’s comics specifically about ADHD or anxiety? 

  • [00:21:31] As a creative, what does T’s workflow and writing process look like? 

  • [00:25:52] Eric and T have a discussion about collaboration and leaning on the the skills of others 

  • [00:32:40] ChatGPT, AI art generators, and how they affect creatives

  • [00:40:16] An exchange on handwriting, voice-to-text, and spell-check 

  • [00:43:05] Eric asks T about managing hyperfocus 

  • [00:46:05] Where to find T. Perran and closing thoughts

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


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Direct download: 477_-_Learning_Through_Creativity_with_T._Perran_Mitchell.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Today, Eric is joined by Nate!  Nate is a program manager for the Department of Defense and a graduate student at Columbia University.  He received an ADHD diagnosis in 2016 at age 24 and a bi-polar diagnosis in 2022.  After better understanding his mental abilities and inabilities, he realized how incompatible he was with the person the world expected him to be.  This experience has led Nate down a path to highlight the tremendous potential and value that neurodivergent individuals can bring to an organization despite the story someone’s resume may or may not tell.  

You’ll hear about how Nate found success despite being ‘punted’ from 5 schools, how education and opportunities are geared towards the ‘majority’, having a responsibility to our community to enable the changes we’d like to see, and how Nate received his ADHD diagnosis during active duty.  Then, you’ll also hear how being neurodivergent can bring different perspectives to the table, why age or rank doesn’t increase or decrease the worth of someone’s perspective, being curious and resilient, and that you don’t have to have a degree to offer a valuable insight. 

Get in touch with Nate at nsr2143@columbia.edu 


Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:02:16] How did Nate, a late-diagnosed ADHDer, become a program manager for the Department of Defense? 

  • [00:03:09]  “Quantification does not equal the qualification” 

  • [00:5:55] Why was Leadership as Nate’s undergrad important? What about college? 

  • [00:18:34] What does it take for someone who’s been fired multiple times, tried higher-education multiple times, to have that resilient spirit to keep on going?

  • [00:26:52] “I never looked at your rank or your position and thought that made you smarter or have a better opinion than me.” 

  • [00:27:12] Speaking up and presenting a different view of the world in a diplomatic way

  • [00:29:14] Experiencing pushback, managing those encounters, and reflecting on those who are pushing back

  • [00:31:09] How does one navigate a scenario where they’ve pushed too hard or misread a situation?

  • [00:35:53] Nate shares his experiences with bi-polar and how it shows up for him 

  • [00:42:28] How does Nate manage the cyclical nature of bi-polar? 

  • [00:48:14] Closing thoughts, the importance of curiosity and resilience, and how you can reach Nate 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • “Your Potential can only rise to the occasions its presented” - Nate

  • “Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” - Alan Turing 

  • Book - - An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison (on Goodreads)


Check out the Other Podcasts on the ADHD reWired Podcast Network:

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  • Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community!
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Direct download: 476_-_When_Potential_and_Opportunity_Misalign_with_Nate.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am CST

The spring season of ADHD reWired's award-winning intensive Coaching & Accountability Groups starts in less than one week, going from March 30th through to June 8th!

Want to get to know our coaches?  Give episode 475 a listen where you'll hear from Kat Hoyer and even more from Kristin Marts! 

If you love what you hear, or if you've been on the fence for a while and you're ready to take the leap, there's still time to join us! 

Go to coachingrewired.com to get started with your pre-registration process so you can join us for our last spring registration event on Monday, March 27th at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern. 

If that time doesn’t work for you, then we are also holding an all-day open-house event on Tuesday, March 28th from 7am Pacific / 10am Eastern, until 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern! 

Direct download: Special_Announcement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CST

In this bonus non-stop episode, Eric is joined by fellow ADHD reWired Coaches: Kat Hoyer and Kristin Marts!  

You may have heard Kat Hoyer on the podcast before and her journey, first as a coaching group member in season 9 of ADHD reWired’s Coaching & Accountability Groups, to becoming a peer mentor, now an ADHD reWired coach!  Want to know more about Kat?  We have ADHD reWired podcast episodes with Kat listed below! 

Then, we have Kristin Marts, who you may have met or heard from in our Live Q&A episodes!  But, if you haven’t heard much about Kristin, then this is the episode you need to hear!  Kristin is involved in musical theater, is a dancer by trade, is a licensed clinical social worker, and a loving mom to special-needs kids.  

You’ll also hear about her growth journey as a member of the coaching groups, how she started listening to ADHD reWired, and how being a dancer masked her ADHD.  Finally, you’ll hear about her experiences as a peer mentor of the coaching groups, the power of flexibility, then diving into the role of a coach.  


Learn More about ADHD reWired’s Coaching & Accountability Groups at coachingrewired.com! Our 2023 spring season of coaching & accountability groups starts on Thursday, March 30th! https://coachingrewired.com

⭐️⭐️⭐️

That’s coachingrewired.com to get your name added to our interest list so you can join us for our final registration event on Monday, March 27th at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern!  Can’t make it?  Then keep an eye out for another announcement for an open-house event on Tuesday, March 27th! 


Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • Episodes with Kat Hoyer: 

    • Episode 175: We’re Like-Brained, Not Just Like-Minded (listen here)

    • Episode 191: What You Might Not KNow about ADHD reWired Coaching Groups (listen here)

    • Episode 399: Workplace Accommodations: Do I Need to Disclose? (listen here)

    • Episode 413: From HR to ArC (listen here)

    • Episode 469: Masterminding Finishing and Creating Processes with Janelle in the Hot Seat (Part 1) - also featuring Kristin! (listen here)

    • Episode 470: Masterminding Finishing and Creating Processes with Janelle in the Hot Seat (Part 2) - also featuring Kristin! (listen here)


Check out the Other Podcasts on the ADHD reWired Podcast Network:

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  • Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community! 



Direct download: 475__Meet_Our_Coaches_-_ADHD_reWired.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm CST

Emily Sussman joins Eric on the podcast today to talk about mindfulness and reducing stress!  Emily, who is a mom and also has ADHD, has over 20 years of experience empowering others, uses mindfulness daily, and is a certified instructor in mindfulness-based stress reduction.  When asked why she practices daily, Emily says, “It’s like breathing!  You must breathe to survive, hence: mindfulness.” 

In this episode, you’ll hear about what a “resource” room was, how Emily became an advocate, her experiences going through special education - both as a kid and as a parent, and why saw less success for neurodiverse brains in public schools.  Then, you’ll hear Emily’s definition of mindfulness, how she got started, the struggles she faced through schooling and learning, and then walks us through a meditation! 

Get in touch with Emily:

Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:01:11] Introducing Emily & an ADHD moment 

  • [00:02:48] How did Emily get into mindfulness-based stress reduction? 

  • [00:05:19] As a kid who went through special education, how is it for Emily now, navigating as a parent?

  • [00:07:16] Emily’s observations from public school to alternative schooling 

  • [00:11:51] Emily shares how ADHD was the final piece of the puzzle 

  • [00:21:32] What is Emily’s definition of mindfulness?  What is mindfulness-based stress reduction? 

  • [00:26:55] Happiness and how mindfulness gave Emily a sense of purpose 

  • [00:27:16] Emily shares a relatable ADHD struggle about explaining, expressing, and perspective 

  • [00:28:17] What is a body scan meditation?  Why is it helpful? 

  • [00:31:39] “There’s no such thing as clearing your mind!” 

  • [00:32:56] Eric shares the importance of self-care, experiencing the benefits, and the impact of repetition

  • [00:41:31] Prefacing a mindfulness meditation and suggestions before beginning 

  • [00:45:27] Emily leads us through a meditation

  • [01:00:17] Wrapping up and closing thoughts 

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

  • “Once you begin to come out of your shell, that’s when you’re going to start feeling good about yourself, that’s where you’re gonna learn how to learn, and then you find your passion.” - Emily 


Check out the Other Podcasts on the ADHD reWired Podcast Network:


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If you’re ready to get your ADHD reWired, that’s coachingrewired.com to start your pre-registration process so you can join us for our last spring 2023 registration event on Thursday, March 23rd at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern! ⭐️

Direct download: 474_-_Mindfulness-Based_Stress_Reduction_with_Emily_Sussman.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am CST

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Questions & Topics in this Episode:

  • [00:03:16] A listener asks about helping college students with rigid thinking and flexibility

  • [00:10:40] “Time management, project management, time-blindness and distractions are weak spots in my daily work.  Where would you feel is the best place to try and put my efforts in preparation for a return to the office?” 

  • [00:16:59] A listener who is starting their ADHD journey asks about being self-employed and getting themselves to work.  

  • [00:29:48] “I would like to hear from the panel about how adults with ADHD can manage/heal the grief and trauma associated with the lifelong losses incurred by the previously unmanaged condition.” 

  • [00:38:42] What are some ideas to make kitchen cleaning more fun and exciting?

  • [00:49:52] Differential diagnosis for adults: Are there mental health or neurological conditions/combinations of conditions that causes an adult to display the entire range of EF (executive function) challenges in adults?  How can impaired adults advocate for a diagnosis and get support in the case nobody in their life noticed symptoms in their childhood? 

  • [00:55:17] “What are the helpful visual cues to help keep track of time?”

  • [01:01:24] A moment of dad & plenty of laughs

Resources & Honorable Mentions:


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Direct download: 473_-_February_2023_QA.mp3
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Today, Eric is joined by Ian Siegel, who has been doing test prep and college consulting for a decade.  In that time, he has delivered some of the highest improvements on SATs and ACTs in the country, and has helped over 90% of the students he worked with get into their top-choice colleges.  Ian is also the author of “School Sucks, Your Child Doesn’t: The Secret to Unlocking Your Child’s Untapped Potential” where he details his philosophy and illustrates the overlooked reality that every leader, thinker, and doer has had an expert tutor or mentor. 

In this episode, you’ll hear Eric and Ian talk about adult learners, why having a high IQ doesn’t necessarily make it easier for someone to learn, emotional intelligence, how stress impedes our learning states, why self-judgment prevents learning and the importance of self-acceptance. 

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Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:02:07] “Brilliance comes with baggage.”

  • [00:04:17] Ian shares his learning journey and an early experience as a new tutor with an ESL student

  • [00:13:41] “The people who have the most EQ are the ones who have the best capacity to think from other people’s perspectives.”

  • [00:22:20] Giftedness and reverse stigma 

  • [00:23:25] How do we help people who have different learning styles actually learn, especially dealing with the years of school trauma? 

  • [00:30:09] Two archetypes that come out of ADHD and anxiety 

  • [00:31:05] Schismogenesis, how we fail to learn from each other, and lack of self-acceptance

  • [00:32:10] What do we do about defensiveness? 

  • [00:34:46] “Learning with neurodivergent brains depends on our ability to hold space for uncertainty, ambiguity, and being able to stay curious.” 

  • [00:43:34] What is the impact of a stressed brain on learning? 

  • [00:46:50] Feelings are not facts, and intuiting vs. projecting 

  • [00:48:21] When working with students, how much time does Ian spend working on emotional self regulation? 

  • [00:51:50] Closing thoughts & learning more about Ian

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Today, Eric is joined by Morgan Hancock who was diagnosed with ADHD at 31.  She is a commercial real-estate agent, entrepreneur, U.S. Army veteran, mother of 2, a passionate advocate of the arts, and the founder of Bourbon With Heart Inc., the world’s first and only arts-focused bourbon charity!

In this episode, you’ll hear about the different paths Morgan took - including becoming a young mother, joining the army, law school, making insect repellent, and continuing to act on her big ambitions.  You’ll also hear about her life as a self-professed trouble-maker, hyperfocus and risk-taking, all-or-nothing thinking, what led up to her ADHD diagnosis, and how her fearlessness and resilience led to founding her bourbon-based non-profit organization.

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Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:01:13] Introducing Morgan

  • [00:02:16] Life in school and the challenges Morgan faced

  • [00:05:36] Morgan shares her optimism and desire to do big things “...even though my surroundings did not reflect that as a probability.” 

  • [00:07:54] Joining the army at 18, how did Morgan navigate as a mother of a then 2-year-old son? 

  • [00:09:00] What was life like for Morgan in her early 20s? 

  • [00:11:16] What drove Morgan to go to law school? 

  • [00:19:56] Eric asks Morgan about the catalyst that led up to her ADHD diagnosis

  • [00:22:31] Morgan shares the positive effects that ADHD medication had on her life

  • [00:23:56] Morgan tells us about Bourbon With Heart and Kentucky’s rich and vibrant arts culture

  • [00:25:14] What’s the big “why” behind starting Bourbon With Heart? 

  • [00:33:56] Eric asks Morgan about what happened during the break with an event she planned that sold out in a day. 

  • [00:35:28] How did Morgan communicate her idea to others to get them on board, believe in her mission, and raise money to kick off Bourbon With Heart? 

  • [00:44:10] How listeners can get in touch with Morgan, learn more about Bourbon with Heart, and closing words… 


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In part 2 of this conversation, Eric is joined by ADHD reWired Coaches Kat Hoyer and Kristin Marts!  Janelle Augustin, who is also an ADHD reWired Coaching group Alumni member, also joins all of the ADHD reWired Coaches in the hot seat to figure out actionable items to keep track of multi-step tasks and not lose steam while tackling unfinished projects. 

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Janelle was born in Jamaica but grew up in South Florida and joins us in this episode from Tampa!  As a mom who enjoys gardening and has a love for cooking, Janelle is also an entrepreneur with her business called Nelly’s Fried Creamery, specializing in deep-fried ice cream.  

Not long after being diagnosed with ADHD at age 32, Janelle joined ADHD reWired’s Coaching & Accountability Groups and continued her support with the Alumni community.  Through the coaching groups, she developed the self-awareness she needed to learn to advocate for herself and learned what she needed for that self-advocacy. 


Questions/Topics in this Episode:

  • [00:02:13] “Do you think everything needs to be finished?”

  • [00:05:07] Kat talks about borrowing from previous successes 

  • [00:07:20] “What do you tell your child about making mistakes?”

  • [00:08:32] Different ways to think about “done”  

  • [00:17:19] More tool suggestions for writing / creating processes

  • [00:20:42] What did ChatGPT spit out? 

  • [00:23:37] A helpful acronym

  • [00:34:02] Kristin talks about POPs - the Point-of-Performance

  • [00:34:41] Janelle shares her action steps, commitments, & wrapping up


Other Coaching Questions from today’s episode: 

  • Would you be able to prioritize the things you want/need to finish vs. the things that “would be nice” to finish? 

  • If you were to say, “What’s the TOP thing right now, in your life, that you want to get to ‘done’ to earn the right to work on the next thing?” Then, “What would be that next thing?”

  • What did you say to yourself when something didn’t go right?  What lessons did you learn from that? 


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In this two-part conversation, Eric is joined by ADHD reWired Coaches Kat Hoyer and Kristin Marts!  Janelle Augustin, who is also an ADHD reWired Coaching group Alumni member, also joins all of the ADHD reWired Coaches in the hot seat to figure out action steps to creating and finishing processes.  Not only will you be able to listen in on the process of the Mastermind, you’ll also hear suggestions for managing multiple steps and tasks, reframing “done”, cues to be reminded to return to unfinished projects, and more. 

About Janelle:  Janelle was born in Jamaica but grew up in South Florida and joins us in this episode from Tampa!  As a mom who enjoys gardening and has a love for cooking, Janelle is also an entrepreneur with her business called Nelly’s Fried Creamery, specializing in deep-fried ice cream.  

Not long after being diagnosed with ADHD at age 32, Janelle joined ADHD reWired’s Coaching & Accountability Groups and continued her support with the Alumni community.  Through the coaching groups, she developed the self-awareness she needed to learn to advocate for herself and learned what she needed for that self-advocacy. 

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Questions/Topics in this Episode:

  • [00:01:40] Introducing Janelle

  • [00:04:45] What is a Mastermind? 

  • [00:05:22] Summarizing the ADHD-related issue in the hot-seat 

  • [00:08:10] Overall themes, encountering the “unfinished”, and picking a life domain

  • [00:14:59] Janelle goes in depth about her previous processes of creating manuals and the ideas of “done”

  • [00:17:58] Questions about master lists, time-management, and getting stuck

  • [00:20:43] Suggestions on starting a process and avoiding procrasti-planning

  • [00:23:32] Delegating, and how to find the “who”

  • [00:30:22] Writing manuals, facing resistance, and the stories we tell ourselves

  • [00:32:28] “What if it’s not good enough?”

  • [00:35:27] “I’ve never been a first-draft kind of gal.” 

  • [00:38:65] Janelle spit-fires a round of processes to be created 

  • [00:41:56] “Where do I dump everything and how do I remember to go back to look at it and organize it?”

  • [00:43:36] “It doesn’t have to be boring!” and other ways to create documentation

  • [00:46:14] Managing task lists 

Other Coaching Questions from today’s episode: 

  • What is the smallest domino? Meaning, what is the thing you can do first that will help knock down some of the other barriers and hurdles you may be experiencing that may not seem related, but may actually be related? 

  • A project might turn into a system. How do you visualize that before getting started? 

  • Do you have a master list of what you’d like to accomplish, start-to-finish? 

  • How do you manage your time while working on a project?

  • What are other ways to capture information, other than writing?

  • Do you edit while you write?

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Questions & Topics in this Episode:

  • [00:01:11] An ADHD moment and introductions

  • [00:03:54] A listener who was recently diagnosed asks about medication. 

  • [00:12:14] “When a life catastrophe occurs, sometimes there is a ‘fixer’ mode - other times, there is an ‘overwhelm’ mode resulting in complete shut-down of all life-events and routines.  How does one get past the hyper-emotional devastation and back into regularity without too much loss or damage, too?” 

  • [00:20:25] “How to deal with gloomy days in winter? My motivation is non-existent!”

  • [00:27:40] A listener asks the panelists about their morning routines 

  • [00:28:06] Will’s morning routine

  • [00:29:38] Kat’s morning party

  • [00:31:05] Eric’s a.m. variations 

  • [00:32:26] Kristin’s “love” for mornings

  • [00:38:28] Eric shares a funny morning story with his son

  • [00:45:13] A listener, who has an executive function group for students, asks about accountability. 

  • [00:53:34] “Please explain [...] how to get rid of ‘doom’ piles and/or boxes.”

  • [01:03:49] A moment of dad… 

 


 

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Marina Piscolish joins Eric on the podcast this week to talk about leveraging strengths and owning the challenges.  Marina is the president and founder of Mapping Change LLC, a small consulting business born of her passion for harnessing the transformative power of conflict to create positive changes for individuals, teams, and organizations.

Being born in rural Pennsylvania as a coal-miner’s daughter and a grandchild of immigrants  provided helpful preparation for her work, especially in Hawaii and the broader pacific.  As she continues developing ways of working with culture, identities, sense-of-place, history, and trauma, her early struggle with her own undiagnosed ADHD was a defining influence on her career and life.

Now, Marina focuses on making creative accommodations for her ‘limitations’ and leverages  her neurodivergence as an asset for her business, her clients, and the people close to her.  

Learn more about Marina: 

Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:03:16] Marina shares her story about how she found ADHD reWired, her experience in the coaching groups, and her life growing up in a small town with a large family, all with similar challenges. 
  • [00:05:36] “Emotional pain is the distance between [...] your expectations [and] reality.” 
  • [00:07:59] Marina talks about the build up of shame and being unwilling to share or get help. 
  • [00:09:22] A relatable moment of overwhelm and avoiding the ‘pain of success.’ 
  • [00:11:29] What’s the difference between acceptance and embracing ADHD?
  • [00:14:39] “That may be true, and I’m afraid that may be true, but what do I do about where I am?” 
  • [00:22:15] Eric and Marina have a discussion about “administrivia.” 
  • [00:23:19] Marina shares how she became curious about her ADHD and exploring how neurodivergence is the cause of her success. 
  • [00:26:01] Joy through acceptance and seeking support and assistance. 
  • [00:26:26] Eric asks Marina about what she communicated when going through the process of hiring an assistant. 
  • [00:30:59] Maria gives an insight that was shared with her.
  • [00:41:15] A discussion about hiring and trading services in the midst of the pandemic. 
  • [00:48:04] What are a couple of ideas/tips/strategies Marina has for folks with ADHD who have a tendency to be conflict-avoidant? 
  • [00:52:46] Marina leaves us with her final thoughts…

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In this episode, Eric is joined by Jamie Walsh. Jamie is a husband, father of 4, and business owner with ADHD.  Before coaching, he worked in higher education for 16 years, he earned his B.A. from Providence College and a Masters of Science degree from Boston College.  Jamie also completed a certification program for coaching teens and college students with ADHD from JST Coaching and Training. 

With over 20 years of experience in various school environments, consulting for organizations, as well as his own personal journey, Jamie is passionate about making a difference in the lives of struggling learners and wants to empower clients to believe in themselves. 

You’ll hear Eric and Jamie talk about shame, resilience, and adulting. Then, you will also hear them engage in a coaching session about impulsivity, emotional regulation, the importance of exercise, rejection sensitivity, and creating routines. 

Learn more about Jamie: 

Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:02:13] Jamie shares his story about the impact ADHD had on his life before receiving a diagnosis. 
  • [00:04:60] “I changed jobs about every two years.”
  • [00:06:25] Jamie recounts his experience while getting through an ADHD evaluation.
  • [00:08:04] “(ADHD) has nothing to do with your intelligence.” 
  • [00:08:24] Eric and Jamie dive into Jamie’s family history of mental health issues and addiction and how it impacted receiving information about ADHD.
  • [00:18:52] Eric and Jamie talk about “making lemons from lemonade” and the power of resilience. 
  • [00:20:37] “Being an adult is like trying to fold a fitted sheet” and having a fixed-mindset vs. a growth-mindset. 
  • [00:24:15] Jamie and Eric engage in a coaching session and tackle ADHD and ADHD-related challenges.
  • [00:31:08] Eric asks Jamie, “What has been the most beneficial coping strategy that could have a greater impact if you were to do more?” & a deeper dive into scheduling intentions and shifting the mindset around it. 
  • [01:04:31] Closing thoughts and Jamie’s favorite quote.  

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This week, Eric is joined by Shane Thrapp, a certified ADHD, life, relationship and career coach! Through his business, Creating Order from Chaos, Shane has helped hundreds of people find their paths through the chaos of life with ADHD and find their order and purpose.  With both an ADHD and autism diagnosis, he is the operations director for The Non-Profit Men’s ADHD Support Group, a board member for the Inattentive ADHD Coalition, and a public speaker who works to be a voice and advocate for adult ADHD awareness.  

Find Shane on Instagram @creatingorderfromchaoscoaching

Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:02:49] Shane shares his life starting in northeast Texas living growing up on a farm. 
  • [00:05:30] Shane’s journey of getting an ADHD and autism diagnosis
  • [00:11:48] What was Shane’s process to figure out what the challenges were, and how did he identify his areas of chaos? 
  • [00:18:39] From project management to turning life into a project
  • [00:19:45] “I just knew I was different. That’s the one steady factor that’s always been a part of my life.” -Shane 
  • [00:21:18] Eric asks Shane about masking and showing up. 
  • [00:23:04] “My father was Chaos.” 
  • [00:25:59] Shane tells his story navigating through school. 
  • [00:27:43] “Other worlds were more important than my world,” and a discussion about coping and numbing. 
  • [00:31:00] Shane opens up about his relationship.
  • [00:37:14] How did learning about ADHD change the way Shane looks at his past? Shane also shares about his passion for learning about ADHD. 
  • [00:40:22] “I did the wrong thing… As long as I wasn’t being my father… I was fine.”
  • [00:48:08] What sparked Shane’s interest in working with and leading an ADHD support group? And a closing inspirational story.  

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In this episode, Javier Amor joins Eric from New York City!  Javier is a real-estate broker and is also an Alumni Community member of ADHD reWired’s Coaching and Accountability Groups.  Today, Javier shares his journey through chronic pain, managing Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and self-advocacy.  You’ll also hear how a curious mindset and the power of questions changed Javier’s life, and also how asking better questions led to saving his father’s life. 

Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

  • [00:01:55] Javier shares why he wanted to learn the skill of asking better questions 
  • [00:05:29] “It starts with questioning myself.”
  • [00:05:51] “How can I communicate to the doctors to make them think without being confrontational?” 
  • [00:10:56] The power of the pause, and “Is this going to be constructive, or is it going to ‘defeat’?” 
  • [00:11:28] Using cues and the “point of performance” to act on new knowledge 
  • [00:17:52] Javier talks about managing chronic pain
  • [00:19:08] Javier shares how he prepared himself to see his doctor with what he learned through ArC and the books he’s read
  • [00:22:09] Instead of asking x, ask y instead. 
  • [00:22:50] Javier speaks about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 
  • [00:25:26] An example of asking curiously vs. telling 
  • [00:27:34] “This is my mission.” 
  • [00:31:28] The importance of asking & advocacy 
  • [00:33:26] “I do get stuck, but I don’t stay stuck.”
  • [00:34:36] “To change self-concept as an adult… takes time.”
  • [00:36:43] Eric & Javier share some final thoughts & words of wisdom

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Questions & Topics in this Episode:

  • [00:03:41] “I was wondering if someone knows about an already existing group for business owners who have ADHD.”
  • [00:05:02] A listener asks about setting and following through with their intentions as they are in the new phase of life: Retirement. 
  • [00:06:57] Our listener and panelists talk about getting more physical activity. 
  • [00:11:08] “You’re allowed to take some time to transition.” - Brendan Mahan
  • [00:13:11] “I am a helper and I sometimes jump into helping-situations without even thinking about it.” 
  • [00:20:20] Emily, who started their own business, asks about outcome-goals vs. process-goals for their business. 
  • [00:25:06] “I’ve been trying to get into live-streaming, but it still feels like something’s missing.  
  • [00:27:16] Panelists give tips on energy management and routines.  
  • [00:30:22] “Do you have any advice for when we find ourselves frozen in total overwhelm?”
  • [00:38:00] “...I heard you and a podcast guest lament the challenges you both have in grocery stores. Could you explain why this is such a thing for those with ADHD?”
  • [00:43:33] “You mentioned dealing with emotional dysregulation before doing ADHD reWired’s Coaching & Accountability Groups.  I’ve only recently started coming to grips with this.  Can you say something about this and offer some suggestions in managing emotional dysregulation? 
  • [00:49:45] A moment of Dad…

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In this episode, Eric is joined by Jessica Smith.  Jessica was ‘accidentally’ diagnosed with ADHD at age 25.  At age 27, she became a sex worker - specifically an independent webcam model.  A combination of creativity, tenacity, and luck helped her to grow a successful business and became one of the top webcam models on her cam site.  

After spending 5 years in the industry, she unintentionally retired due to social and performance burnout.  Jessica attributes a large part of her entrepreneurial success to her ADHD and is now transitioning towards a career in ADHD coaching and streaming video games in her free time! 

Jessica shares how she was diagnosed with ADHD, her experience in school, her thoughts about her own capabilities, and her view on relationships.  You’ll also hear how she heard about sex work and her time as a performer, her reasons for leaving the industry, the importance of community for alleviating shame, and her experience in the coaching groups. 

Other Questions/Topics Answered in this Episode:

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