ADHD reWired

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
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am CST

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
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am CST

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