Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

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Since 2010, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright have offered support, life management strategies, and time and technology tips, dedicated to anyone looking to take control while living with ADHD.
Email is Not Precious! — and other stress-relieving axioms to save you time
Dec 12 • 52 min
Is your ADHD brain adopting to the always-open door to your life that is electronic mail? This week on the show, we’re talking about changes in lifestyle, behavior, and technology you can make to impact your relationship with email for the better!
Q&A: ADHD-compatible jobs, digital well-being, and ADHD novel writing!
Dec 5 • 41 min
We ended up with a number of backlog questions, and more than a few on writing long projects with ADHD, so this week we’re catching up!
How to avoid sabotaging your day!
Nov 28 • 17 min
On the show this week, we’re talking about the things you can do today — and every day — to build your resilience so that you can make more of your days terrific and fulfilling!
5 Big Lessons from the 2017 CHADD/ADDA Conference
Nov 21 • 34 min
This week on the show, Nikki’s back from CHADD/ADDA in Atlanta and brings some of her key lessons learned and takeaways from this fantastic conference. If you’ve ever wondered what goes into the continuing evolution of ADHD understanding, you’ll want to…
What does accountability have to do with success?
Nov 14 • 29 min
This week on The ADHD Podcast, Nikki breaks down Levels of Accountability and shares a model for how you can apply an accountability partner depending on the change you want to experience in your life!
The Importance of Language — Why Words Matter
Nov 7 • 45 min
This week, we’re taking on so-called “binary language,” conditions we set for ourselves in which there are only two conditions; good or bad, sick or healthy, smart or dumb, organized or not. When you shine a light on this kind of language, it sounds…
Silence Digital Noise and Try Writing Instead!
Oct 30 • 35 min
Get a handle on your device notifications and find peace in the silence … then put it to good use through journaling! It’s a twofer Digital episode today!
Celebrating your ADHD Strengths and Beating the Negative Spiral!
Oct 24 • 27 min
It’s only too easy to get sucked into the negative spiral of doubt when confronted with your own unique ADHD challenges. This week on the show, we want to spin that inner dialog and focus on your inner ADHD strengths before you let the doubts determine…
The Puzzle of ADHD Treatment with Laurie Dupar
Oct 17 • 61 min
Our guest today is Laurie Dupar, one of our favorite experts and resources, who joins us to talk through this puzzle of ADHD treatment. From medication to coaching to therapy and nutrition and self-care, we’ve got answers to help you navigate your ADHD…
Newly Diagnosed! What now?
Oct 10 • 28 min
If you’ve just found out you have ADHD, you’re likely swimming with questions. What do you need to know? How will your life change? How much research is too much research? If you’re overwhelmed and you don’t yet know how to talk about your new…
Dissecting the Emotional Distress Syndrome of ADHD with James Ochoa
Oct 2 • 41 min
Today, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome James to the show to share a little bit about his own journey and to introduce us to one of the central themes in his work: the ADHD Emotional Distress Syndrome.
How do I talk to others about my ADHD?
Sep 26 • 34 min
Talking with others about our ADHD can be a tricky subject. If you’re not completely comfortable with your ADHD and how it affects your work and life, talking about it can be surrounded in self-judgment, even if that judgment isn’t reflected in reality.
ADHD, Love & Chores!
Sep 19 • 35 min
This week on the show, we’re picking up where we left off in our conversation with Melissa Orlov last week with key strategies on managing chores in an ADHD/Non-ADHD relationship.
Lessons in Love & ADHD with Melissa Orlov
Sep 12 • 40 min
This week on the show we’re deeply honored to welcome the fantastic Melissa Orlov. She’s a marriage consultant and leading expert in how ADHD affects relationships.
Burnout!
Sep 5 • 33 min
When you’re struggling with ADHD and facing burnout, the challenge comes when all your trusted accommodations and routines fly out the window. How do you find an anchor to stay grounded and focused on the positive?
Two Things You Need to Know to Make ANY Routine Successful
Aug 29 • 26 min
If you’ve been listening to the show for awhile, you know we love our routines. But here’s the trick: just because routines are simple does not mean they are easy.
Working Smarter at Your Computer with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus
Aug 22 • 55 min
With his latest book, “Working Smarter for Mac Users,” Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus let’s us in on a new chapter in his life — that he was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, and that diagnosis fundamentally changed the way he approaches productivity at the…
Get One More Project DONE — Fight the Dog Days of Summer and ADHD!
Aug 15 • 30 min
As some parts of the country are just cresting back-to-school season, most of us are languishing in the final days of a hot summer. This week on the show, we’ve got some ideas for getting out of the rut to get one last project wrapped before the summer…
Evaluating Options — Lessons from Sheryl Sandberg’s “Option B”
Aug 8 • 23 min
Thanks to a listener email inspired by a recent book recommendation on Nikki’s newsletter, we’re revisiting a book that has been inspirational in our search for joy when confronted with hopelessness.
Making Transitions with ADHD!
Aug 1 • 37 min
Wading through change can be tough on anyone, but when you’re living with ADHD, integrating new behaviors can be much more difficult.
ADHD Success Stories!
Jun 27 • 27 min
We’re wrapping up spring with a few stories of your ADHD success! We asked, and you contributed with your thoughts on apps, processes, products, and strategies for keeping your life straight with ADHD.
Give Up These Beliefs For A Happier Life!
Jun 20 • 23 min
Thank you for supporting The ADHD Podcast on Patreon! — https://patreon.com/theadhdpodcast Zdravko Cvijetic — “Z” to his friends — wrote the most viral post in the history of the platform medium.com when he posted 13 Things You Should Give…
Embracing Problems, Finding Happiness
Jun 13 • 28 min
We’re diving head-first into our problems this week thanks to some inspiration from the Godfather of Help himself, Tony Robbins.
Start Your Day Right!
Jun 6 • 33 min
We fall back on the old saw, “I’m just not a morning person.” But, is that really the case? Or could it be that there are things you could begin doing right now that change the way you greet each day?
The Epic Episode 300 Q&A Spectacular!
May 30 • 85 min
The 300-episode milestone is a big one! We’ve got 10 giant questions in store, from thoughts on finding a new job to moving and accepting help in the process, to note-taking technology, managing emotions and yes… even cookies!
Restore Your Motivation!
May 23 • 23 min
When you’re feeling compromised, finding a source of motivation can be a major stress.
Time Hacks To Do Right Now! (Plus introducing Organizing Time with ADHD!)
May 17 • 29 min
We’re all about time today, and with good reason! Today’s the day we launch Organizing Time with ADHD, Nikki’s latest online course!
What are your time boundaries?
May 9 • 22 min
Today, we’re talking all about boundaries. These are boundaries around your time, and the things you’re probably doing (and probably doing them unintentionally) that end up being destructive to your time and your ability to thrive long-term.
Don’t Fall Into the ADHD Shame Spiral
May 2 • 19 min
You start things, and then you don’t finish them. It’s the nature of being human to fall off the productivity bandwagon from time to time, but when you’re living with ADHD, what comes with unfinished tasks and projects is a feeling of overwhelm,…
Dealing with Unstructured Time and ADHD
Apr 25 • 17 min
Unstructured time can feel like a long walk in the desert… or maybe off a short pier? Whatever your metaphor for struggle with ADHD and time, when it’s unstructured, things can get challenging.
Retraceable, Repeatable, Resilient — Building Systems for ADHD
Apr 18 • 26 min
We’re picking up right where we left off last week today as we dig even deeper into systems!
Designing Impactful Systems for ADHD with Marina Darlow
Apr 11 • 35 min
Living with ADHD, we’re faced with the double-edged sword of systems. When we build great systems, we’re empowered, confident, strong, and reliable. But when they fail, those cuts are extra deep.
Spring ADHD Organizing Spectacular!
Apr 4 • 21 min
It’s organizing week on The ADHD Podcast! Yes, you know we love to get our act together every once in awhile, and this week, we’re doing just that with our ten favorite insights around organizing with ADHD that we’ve learned or refined in the last year.
Does it have to be All… or Nothing?
Mar 21 • 18 min
If you’re living with ADHD you’ve probably done it — trapped yourself into all-or-nothing negotiations with the voices in your head.
How do you show up in your life?
Mar 14 • 19 min
Inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places this week, yet sets the stage for an important conversation.
Inventing Value
Mar 7 • 20 min
When living with ADHD, assigning value to things that we believe are important to us can be challenging.
When we finally stop pretending we don’t have ADHD with guest Eric Tivers
Feb 28 • 41 min
We’re wrapping up our series on limiting beliefs this week with a conversation on the shame that comes with ADHD challenges, and the relief that comes when you arrive on the other side of it and can stop pretending you don’t have ADHD.
The Accidental Q&A Episode
Feb 21 • 34 min
Today was supposed to be a Digital episode full of a discussion on the whims of our individual value systems around our processes. It was going to be great, trust us. But then we got all this great feedback from listeners and it all sort of stacked up on…
Living Life in The Adult Chair with Michelle Chalfant
Feb 14 • 41 min
Michelle Chalfant is a speaker, therapist, author, and educator and she has crafted a model for approaching the way we interact with the world that that can help you fight your limiting beliefs and the blocks in the middle of your road.
Learning to Pivot around your Limiting Beliefs
Feb 7 • 20 min
Today, we’re talking about the stories we tell ourselves to justify our feelings.
Digital — Surrender: A Tale of Technology Failure
Jan 31 • 42 min
This week on the show, a story of technology failure. No, it’s not the story of some tool that doesn’t work for us.
Women & ADHD — Join us at the ADHD Women’s Palooza 2017!
Jan 24 • 36 min
According to our guests today, over five million women go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, yet live with ADHD.
Becoming a Parent with ADHD
Jan 17 • 26 min
This week on the show, we take on a listener question from Liz. Her challenge: Overcoming the anxiety and fear that comes with getting married and becoming a new parent, and how to navigate these experiences in the face of living with ADHD.
The Five Mistakes to Avoid when Setting Goals
Jan 10 • 26 min
Happy New Year! Now’s the time to sit up! Stop hiding! Get moving!
Q&A with Nikki & Pete!
Dec 27, 2016 • 47 min
Happy New Year everyone! As we prepare to roll the calendar over to 2017, we’ve opened the floor to audience questions.
The Take Control ADHD Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 20, 2016 • 32 min
It’s not too late! Even as this show hits your ears, there is still time to get out there and pick up that last minute gift.
Staying Mindful During the Holidays
Dec 13, 2016 • 38 min
The holidays are officially here. And if you’re struggling with ADHD, you know that the usual stress and anxiety can be magnified in any number of ways as you navigate practical and emotional hurdles.
Got a Paper Problem? Introducing The Paper Solution
Dec 7, 2016 • 20 min
Paper. If just reading that word causes you to pause, shudder, maybe get a little squeamish, you should read on.
Digital — Text Automation & ADHD: Clarity, Consistency, and Accuracy
Nov 29, 2016 • 26 min
In the category of ADHD and work, we’ve been talking a lot about behavior. But what about efficiency?
Quick and Easy Strategies to Sharpen your Memory at Work
Nov 22, 2016 • 19 min
Do you ever feel like you’re forgetting something? You’re not alone.
ADHD & The Workplace — Prioritizing & Finding Focus
Nov 15, 2016 • 24 min
Today’s show is all about priorities at work. It’s a question we see often in coaching and it’s made immeasurably more challenging thanks to the complex human organism that is “the office!”
Maximize Your Strengths in the Workplace
Nov 8, 2016 • 27 min
ADHD and work don’t always mix. That’s why it’s important for you to know your own strengths, and how to best leverage them on the job.
Do You Tell? ADHD & The Workplace
Nov 1, 2016 • 28 min
Today, inspired by your calls and emails, we’re talking specifically about what it means to tell your employer about your ADHD.
Focus on the Elephant — The Evernote Update Show
Oct 25, 2016 • 32 min
We’re doing double duty on the show this week! Still celebrating ADHD Awareness Month AND celebrating the wonderful blog post that Evernote did with us, we decided that now is as good a time as any to review how we use Evernote as an organizing tool…
The Pre- & Post-Diagnosis Journey with ADD Crusher Alan Brown
Oct 18, 2016 • 43 min
Let’s say it right out loud: you need to hear the story of our guest today. Alan Brown is the force behind ADD Crusher™ and Crusher™TV, helping people around the world in their journey with ADHD through his proven Brain Hack strategies and inspirational…
Imposter Syndrome & ADHD
Oct 11, 2016 • 34 min
If you suffer from Imposter Syndrome, you’re a high achiever in some area, though you feel as if your achievements are not the result of training, skill, and intelligence, rather your success is the result of an accident of fate, and you are constantly on…
FoMO & ADHD
Oct 4, 2016 • 24 min
The grass is always greener, we say, and we find ourselves living in FoMO: the Fear of Missing Out.
Explore Creative Tools to Beat ADHD Stress
Sep 27, 2016 • 30 min
If you browse the ADHD circles on social media, it won’t take long to find an inspirational meme describing how one of the many superpowers of those with ADHD is that they are generally more creative than those without. The problem is, according to…
Impulsivity & ADHD
Sep 20, 2016 • 26 min
Impulsivity is a part of the ADHD experience that offers few upsides.
3 Mistakes To Avoid When Getting Things Done With ADHD
Sep 13, 2016 • 31 min
It starts with a goal, an objective that you’d like to accomplish something over a specific period of time.
Use Small Habits To Increase Your Productivity
Sep 6, 2016 • 32 min
Want to get better at scheduling? Do it every day. Want to finish more things more frequently? Make a plan to work on one of them every day.
What You May Not Know About Habits and Your ADHD
Aug 30, 2016 • 23 min
We’ve got a couple of terrific listener recommendations for habit tracking apps to kick us off this week, with emails that inspired a habit follow-up conversation that centers on this big question: do you understand the factors that are causing you to…
Digital — Sleep, Memory, and Tools to Help you Learn!
Aug 23, 2016 • 26 min
Learning is tricky.
Back to School — What’s the parent’s REAL job with ImpactADHD’s Elaine Taylor-Klaus
Aug 16, 2016 • 48 min
Unbelievably, it’s back to school season. If it hasn’t hit your community yet, it’s coming, and that means it’s time to evaluate your strategies as a parent in helping your kids manage their ADHD in the classroom and beyond.
Master Your Morning Routine!
Aug 9, 2016 • 26 min
Morning—if yours are a blessed cloud of peace, goodwill, and light, you can probably skip this episode.
Adjusting Your Schedule Without Adding Stress!
Aug 2, 2016 • 30 min
We’re back! After a brief summer vacation, we’re back to take on a subject that impacts us all: how to adapt to changing schedules, and the things to think about when considering a major addition to your commitments when it comes to your ADHD.
Summertime!
Jun 28, 2016 • 20 min
It’s SUMMERTIME! We’re officially gearing up for our own vacations here on The ADHD Podcast so we thought we’d take some time today to talk about more than just vacations. It’s about managing kids, and accomplishing goals, and making the best use of your…
The Great Journaling & Planning Systems Review
Jun 21, 2016 • 42 min
We got a question some time ago asking about the merits of the Bullet Journal system for ADHD organizing.
Making Difficult Decisions with ADHD
Jun 14, 2016 • 20 min
This week we offer a follow-up to our conversation on making decisions with a twist: what about all those decisions that are even more challenging to face, with consequences beyond our daily organizing challenges?
5-Minute Tech Tasks for Getting — and STAYING — Organized!
Jun 7, 2016 • 22 min
Do you find yourself sitting at your computer waiting for that next call? How about standing in line waiting for the next teller? Wherever you are, if you have five minutes and one of your devices, you can work on your digital organization.
Listener Q & A!
May 24, 2016 • 43 min
It’s Q & A day! From hyperfocus to distraction, information clutter to productivity at work, we power through your queries with our thoughts, strategies, and recommendations.
How to Get Your Family Involved With Organizing
May 17, 2016 • 29 min
If you share space with another person, then organizing is a team sport. From defining the purpose of shared spaces to keeping one another accountable, you can’t build new habits if you don’t have the support of those who spend their time in your…
3 Reasons Why Your Organizing Efforts Are Not Working
May 10, 2016 • 17 min
We all go into our organizing projects with the best of intentions. Did you just open your closet to a pile of junk falling on your head?
The Secret to Organizing with ADHD
May 3, 2016 • 21 min
It’s true, if you’re struggling with getting organized and you’re living with ADHD, there’s likely a key challenge holding you back. It lurks there, in the back of your mind, an invisible standard to which you will never live up.
Checklists, automated checklists, and REALLY automated checklists!
Apr 26, 2016 • 29 min
We all have repetition in our lives. But until you stop and think about all the things that repeat around you, you may not know what you’re missing.
Turn Strategy into Action — Blocking and Gating your Time!
Apr 19, 2016 • 28 min
We’ve had some great questions and feedback on our last few episodes around ideal schedules. This week, we’re taking this concept a bit further.
Setting and Living Your Priority
Apr 12, 2016 • 24 min
Today on the show we’re digging into just one aspect of the book “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg Mckeown: Priority.
Beating Procrastination One Hour at a Time
Apr 5, 2016 • 20 min
As it turns out, productivity and procrastination are two sides of the same coin. Depending on the day, your toss might yield unparalleled output, focus, and attention. Then again, it could yield a rousing binge session of Top Chef.
Building Structure Around New Habits
Mar 29, 2016 • 32 min
If you’re a regular listener of this show, you know we’re a big fan of habits. Habits help the ADHD world go ‘round! This week on the show we’re going to dig into the underlying engine that supports building and sustaining new habits: Reminders!
Creating Positive Energy in your Life
Mar 15, 2016 • 27 min
This week on the show, we’re talking all about positive energy. Energy is contagious. Whether you’re inheriting the mood of your partner or children when they wake up sour in the morning, or catching the waves of joy from a colleague celebrating a grand…
Having Fun with Kristin Milliken
Mar 7, 2016 • 32 min
Today’s show is all about fun! We’ve talked about engaging the brain before. We’ve talked about ways to manage distraction and hyper-focus. But today, we’re going all in on play as an alternative to medication for your ADHD.
Self-Care — The Nutrition/ADHD Connection with Tonya Harris
Mar 1, 2016 • 24 min
Our guest today is Tonya Harris. She’s on a mission to help parents learn how both diet and common toxins in the home can affect their child’s health and lessen the symptoms of behavior and attention issues through simple dietary and lifestyle changes.
Building Mini Habits for Self-Care
Feb 19, 2016 • 20 min
We’re talking about building habits for self-care today! One of the most important things you can do for yourself, to take care of your self is to figure out the mechanics that help you best cement new behaviors.
Digital — Tech Tools to Support Self-Care
Feb 13, 2016 • 41 min
The essence of great self-care is rooted in building habits. And building habits, when you’re struggling with ADHD, requires help.
Practicing Mindfulness for your ADHD with Special Guest Casey Dixon
Feb 1, 2016 • 38 min
This week on The ADHD Podcast, Casey Dixon joins us to help us better understand the role of mindfulness in self-care with ADHD with simple, judgment-free strategies to get started!
Getting Better Sleep with ADHD
Jan 25, 2016 • 33 min
Up to 50% of children with ADHD — and an astonishing 80% of adults — have problems with sleep.
Self-Care: Medication and Your ADHD with Guest Laurie Dupar
Jan 18, 2016 • 51 min
We’re continuing our series on ADHD and Self-care this week. Today, we’re digging into the sometimes thorny question of medication, and we have a fantastic guest to help us do just that.
Self-Care: Exercise & ADHD
Jan 11, 2016 • 26 min
We’ve talked about the importance of exercise before. The connection between moving your body and psychological and emotional health is no great secret. But if that’s the case, why is it so difficult to make the transition from sedentary life, to an…
An Introduction to Self-Care & ADHD
Jan 5, 2016 • 29 min
Living with ADHD is inextricably connected to living well in your own skin. From cultivating the ability to find your emotional peace, to building a strong heart through physical exercise, your own human system defines how well you are taking care of your…
Making Time to Work on Your Vision
Dec 14, 2015 • 23 min
Heather from Pennsylvania called us with a question so good we had to do a whole episode dedicated to it!
Getting Started — Motivation & ADHD
Dec 4, 2015 • 24 min
Today, a metaphor. You’re at the top of a hill. There’s a giant ball in front of you, held up by a rock. If you kick that rock, the ball will start rolling down the hill, picking up speed and racing on its way. But you’re struggling with your ADHD.
Creating a Vision for Yourself
Dec 1, 2015 • 19 min
If you’re a regular listener of this show, you know we have a shared view of personal improvement and growth: leverage the momentum of the community!
The Power of Gratitude
Nov 21, 2015 • 14 min
It’s Thanksgiving here in the United States and while there is certainly some nod to history here around the founding of this special time in our country, it has come to mean something more than its historical context. It is a time of gratitude.
Gifts for your ADHD Friends!
Nov 17, 2015 • 27 min
Tis the season to start thinking about the gifts that you can give your ADHD friends and family that can help relieve their stress.
Anxiety, ADHD, and the Holidays
Nov 10, 2015 • 21 min
This week we continue our discussion on ADHD and the holidays, with a conversation around anxiety, and the things that happen to us over big holidays that drive that anxiety and stress to their peak!
How to Like the Holidays Again — Setting Boundaries
Nov 2, 2015 • 19 min
Tis the season! Now that we’ve crested Halloween, the roller coaster of the holiday season is ramping up to full speed. It’s easy to let the overwhelm of the season get the better of us, but if you’re struggling with ADHD, that overwhelm can lead to…
Conquer Overwhelm and Build Structure with these 6 Great Apps!
Oct 26, 2015 • 33 min
It’s a digital episode! This month we’re continuing our conversation on providing structure and defeating overwhelm using process and tech tools.
Conquer Overwhelm in 5 Steps
Oct 20, 2015 • 17 min
This week on the show, we’re talking all about overwhelm, and offer five solutions to help you regain focus, rediscover your calm, and get back to living.
Finding Balance Between Focus, Energy, and Time
Oct 13, 2015 • 23 min
A series of terrific listener questions drive our conversation this week, all around the sacrifices that come with time, attention, and focus. When we focus on one thing, the rest of our work suffers as we lose track of the time we spend doing it.
5 Tips to Study Smarter
Oct 6, 2015 • 29 min
Studying is a skill. For many of us, we come to studying without training, and as a result we end up staring at texts and notes and hoping that with time and repetition, we’ll absorb something important.
Digital — Great Tech for Greater Efficiency in School
Sep 29, 2015 • 32 min
Tools in the classroom have come a long way. When I was a student, we were just coming round to the idea that we could drop a tape recorder in our classes to record our lectures, then take notes on them later. Now, we have the opportunity to be more…
Anxiety and the ADHD Student
Sep 22, 2015 • 24 min
Anxiety and ADHD are like peanut butter and jelly — they simply go together.
Easing the Transition to College
Sep 15, 2015 • 20 min
Whether you’re hitting higher ed as a traditional student just out of high school, or you’re going back as an older adult, if you’re going in with ADHD on your caseload, you have to be ready to be flexible.
Tech Tools for Smart Money Management
Sep 8, 2015 • 27 min
On this month’s digital episode, Pete and Nikki walk through some of the tools and processes that help to simplify and streamline personal money management.
Setting up a Budget and Financial Plan!
Sep 1, 2015 • 27 min
You’ve been working hard to get your day-to-day habits under control, but what about your long-term strategy for your money?
Reap the Rewards of ADHD Coaching Together!
Aug 31, 2015 • 10 min
Now is the time! If you’ve thought about joining a coaching group for support as you learn about your ADHD, today is your day. It’s open enrolment in small group coaching with Nikki!
Organizing Your Financial Paperwork!
Aug 25, 2015 • 29 min
You know that giant stack of bills, statements, and un-opened envelopes sitting in piles around your house? It’s time to get those under control!
Strategies to Deal with Impulsive Buying
Aug 18, 2015 • 23 min
You know how sometimes when you’re really focused on one thing, other things might fall out of focus? Like, for example, your spending? This week on the show, we talk about impulse buying that comes to many struggling with ADHD.
The Facts about Money and ADHD
Aug 11, 2015 • 22 min
If you’re struggling with ADHD, the data suggests you likely have trouble with money.
Finding good enough, and freedom from the language of failure
Jul 20, 2015 • 20 min
We’ve asked the question before, but this week we answer it in detail. What does it mean to get organized just enough? It means getting organized for you, and not for any organizing system.
Downtime and Finding a Recharge with ADHD
Jul 14, 2015 • 30 min
It’s summer, and we’re gearing up for our own vacations, so we thought we’d use the opportunity to reflect on the importance of downtime to our emotional and physical health — particularly when fighting the busy signals of ADHD.
Focus Follow-Up
Jun 30, 2015 • 22 min
This week, we’re talking about notifications, focus, the perils of the return policy in online shopping, and how to exercise your balance muscles while struggling with hyperfocus!
Prepping for your Digital Summer Travel
Jun 23, 2015 • 20 min
It’s summertime! And for many of us, summer means travel. If you’re struggling with ADHD but have a tendency toward the digital, we have four areas for you to think about in this week’s podcast to keep you organized and informed.
The Tips Show — Creative Organizing with ADHD
Jun 16, 2015 • 21 min
We have a wonderful organizing community! We asked for your very best organizing tips, and you came through! From stickies to timers to hooks and color codes, your tips make for wonderful organizing systems.
Avoid these 5 Organizing Mistakes
Jun 9, 2015 • 20 min
If you’re struggling with ADHD, you know how important it is to be able to find a space free of distraction and chaos if you’re going to take on any important task.
Clear Clutter in a Hurry!
Jun 2, 2015 • 20 min
If you’re struggling with ADHD, you know this feeling. Go ahead and do a slow turn around your room or office. Look at all the surfaces — tables, chairs, floor — how’s your clutter?
Fight Focus Failure at the Computer!
May 26, 2015 • 17 min
We’ve been talking about focus this month and this week’s digital episode continues the theme. We’re talking about fighting focus failure with four prime strategies to keep you working free of distraction.
Focus on your Strengths!
May 19, 2015 • 21 min
You’re in a job interview. Things are going well! You’re telling stories of your heroism and courage in facing down your greatest foes, growing businesses, the works. Then they ask the question: “Please describe your greatest strengths and weaknesses…”
Shopping Online and Staying Focused
May 12, 2015 • 14 min
When you sit down to shop online, do you have the same intention and agenda that you have when you shop in brick and mortar stores?
Digital — Get your routines in order!
May 5, 2015 • 32 min
We all know repetition can get boring. It stinks to feel like we’re stuck in a rut of humdrum rinse and repeat! Still, if you have any commitments that you have to repeat each day, week, month… you’d better have a system in place to manage them and make…
Follow Through and Finish What You Start!
Apr 27, 2015 • 17 min
We got some great questions after last week’s episode on prioritizing and it turns out we may feel alone, but we’re in good company!
Overwhelm and Prioritizing Tolerations
Apr 20, 2015 • 25 min
This week on the show, we offer strategies for dealing with the stress of over-commitment that brings liberation and hope, too!
ADHD and Creating a Lifestyle to Crush your Tolerations!
Apr 6, 2015 • 32 min
It’s been nearly 100 episodes since we last talked tolerations, and we have (ahem) a lot to report.
Digital — Reading & Writing Tools to Conquer ADHD Distractions
Mar 30, 2015 • 26 min
Understanding ADHD means you’re coming to an understanding of the unique characteristics of ADHD and you. That can mean waking up to a whole world that all of the sudden doesn’t work the way you always thought it did!
Vulnerability, Uncertainty, & Confusion as a Doorway to Learning
Mar 23, 2015 • 20 min
We’re turning the corner on vulnerability this week, talking about transition stories. What is it like to make the leap from chaos, no idea that there is a definition for your experience, to understanding, learning about your ADHD and building systems…
Conquering Shame & Cultivating Vulnerability in Parenting for ADHD
Mar 16, 2015 • 38 min
As a parent, we walk a careful balance between nurturing, protecting, and disciplining our children. But the complications that come with parenting a child with ADHD make this balance fuzzy.
Reflections with Brené Brown — Vulnerability & Shame
Mar 9, 2015 • 26 min
This week on the show, we talk about Brené Brown’s pioneering research and inspirational presentations on shame and vulnerability.
The Importance of Connections
Mar 2, 2015 • 27 min
We are tribal creatures, and more often than not, we are closer to reaching the best “us” we can be, when we’re involved and invested in a community.
Get in the Game and Play!
Feb 23, 2015 • 18 min
On this week’s digital show, we’re talking all about using your technology to play!
Facing Down your Negative Situations
Feb 16, 2015 • 21 min
On the heels of Nikki’s imploding computer comes a conversation about facing up to — and then facing down — those negative situations that crop up in our lives.
Breaking blocks, fighting fear, and getting unstuck!
Feb 2, 2015 • 21 min
You know the feeling. You may not be a writer, but you certainly know writer’s block. You may not be a psychic, but you know when stars are misaligned. You know the feeling.
Digital — Getting Fit with Tech
Jan 26, 2015 • 31 min
So much of how we feel in life is determined by how we feel in our skin. This week, Pete Wright and Nikki Kinzer share digital tools for monitoring and managing our fitness and diet.
Problems vs. Possibilities
Jan 19, 2015 • 14 min
Problems! We all have them.
Books — “10% Happier” by Dan Harris on Meditation as the Next Great Health Revolution
Jan 12, 2015 • 29 min
After a series of on-air panic attacks suffered while reading the news in front of millions of TV viewers, Dan Harris was forced to rethink his approach to the world.
Getting Clarity
Jan 5, 2015 • 25 min
Happy New Year! Now that we’re well into January, it’s time to leverage the collective energy around new beginnings and make some positive change.
The Money Management Mindset and the Tools that Support It
Dec 14, 2014 • 17 min
When we think about managing our money with technology, it’s pretty easy to fall into the “tools trap,” that if you could just find that one great tool to manage your finances, you’ll suddenly be smarter, more in control, and better looking.
Smart Spending this Holiday Season
Dec 8, 2014 • 13 min
This is not a naturally easy time of year if you’re struggling with ADHD. From hyperfocus to anxiety and stress, we’re dealing with a new influx of stimuli that can hit is right where it hurts if we’re not careful: the bank account!
Small Group Coaching for ADHD — New for 2015
Dec 1, 2014 • 21 min
Groups are transformative. With the guidance and support of a great coach, and like-minded peers, a group coaching environment can clear new pathways to learning and development in a space free of judgment and pressure.
Five Strategies for Achieving a Calmer Holiday Season
Nov 17, 2014 • 18 min
We’re gearing up for the holiday season — just a little over a week from Thanksgiving here in the US — and as if we needed any more of a reminder, our favorite stores seem to be accelerating things by kicking off their holiday extravaganza even earlier…
I hear you and I see you!
Nov 10, 2014 • 13 min
Today, we offer three sentences. They are three simple sentences that may just change the way you talk to everyone.
Lessons Learned from Big Transitions at Home
Nov 3, 2014 • 25 min
This week, we’re talking about transitions.
Digital — Outsourcing distraction to the smart home
Oct 27, 2014 • 28 min
How are you with daily habits?
Taking Action
Oct 20, 2014 • 8 min
Anyone can set goals. What sets those who set goals apart from those who achieve them is all about awareness.
Want, Have, and Should
Oct 13, 2014 • 13 min
Words have power. Nowhere is that more clear than in the language we use to describe ourselves.
ADHD Awareness Month — Coaching & Resources Galore
Oct 6, 2014 • 27 min
It’s ADHD Awareness Month and we’re ringing in the season with a terrific list of books, sites, groups and other resources to help you wrap your head around this pesky condition.
Digital — ADHD in the Workplace
Sep 29, 2014 • 20 min
We’ve spent the last month talking about the impacts of ADHD on the job hunt, career search, interviews, and lives at work.
Getting the Most out of your Day
Sep 22, 2014 • 16 min
We’re continuing our series on ADHD in the workplace and this week, you’ve picked the right career, nailed your interview, and you’re finally ready to get to work. How do you make sure you’re making the most of your time and leveraging your strengths…
Organizing Your Workplace
Sep 15, 2014 • 26 min
Whether you’re starting a new job or breathing new life into the job you have, creating and maintaining an organized workspace is critical to success and the ADHD brain.
Preparing for the Job Interview
Sep 8, 2014 • 24 min
It’s time to dig into the nuts and bolts of getting your next — or first! — great job: the interview.
Picking the Right Job
Sep 1, 2014 • 21 min
It’s back to school season here in the US and what better time to kick off a series dedicated to getting back to work!
Back-to-School Technology Tools, Tips & Tricks!
Aug 25, 2014 • 16 min
We’re taking on tech tools for school in this week’s digital episode of The ADHD Podcast, from considerations around speed of data collection and retrieval to discovering the tools and processes that will help you best focus your attention and achieve…
The Morning Routine
Aug 18, 2014 • 11 min
So, you’ve made the transition to school on the right foot. How do you make sure each day is as successful as you can make it? Establish a morning routine that supports your natural behavior and your current demands!
Start the New School Year With Confidence
Aug 11, 2014 • 13 min
Integrating into the college environment is exciting and frightening. Young or old, you’re diving into a new universe of demands, expectations, and deadlines, all of which challenge the ADHD in complex ways.
ADHD Coaching and the College Student
Aug 4, 2014 • 21 min
The demands of higher education on adults with ADHD can be significant. High pressure, frequent deadlines, myriad distractions, and multiple simultaneous areas of study all contribute to an environment ripe for stress and frustration.
Paying Too Much Attention: The Challenge of Hyperfocus
Jul 28, 2014 • 18 min
If you’re struggling with ADHD, you know about hyperfocus. But this trait is commonly misunderstood — both its function in the disorder and its impact on day-to-day life.
Digital — Dealing with Kidwork
Jul 21, 2014 • 17 min
Thanks to a listener, we have a digital option for dealing with piles and piles of kid’s productivity!
Overwhelmed Summer Schedule
Jul 14, 2014 • 18 min
Summer is supposed to be our chance to recharge, regroup, plan for the future. Sure, there’s work to be done, but when that work overwhelms your schedule to the point that you’re more stressed than ever, it’s time to take a step back, breathe deep, and…
Thinking Positive — Even when you don’t want to
Jul 7, 2014 • 16 min
Do you get stuck in the vortex of negativity? You know the drill — someone cuts you off on the highway or you’re charged a fee for not paying a bill on time — and suddenly, that one, tiny, innocuous bump in your road becomes a sheer cliff of frustration.
Dealing with Boredom
Jun 30, 2014 • 17 min
If you’re struggling with ADHD, boredom can take on a whole new — and sometimes painful — reality.
Tips For Planning a Vacation — Last Minute!
Jun 23, 2014 • 19 min
It’s summer! The season for vacation. But if you struggle distilling signal from noise, you may also have trouble putting details together to create the perfect trip.
We’re going through some changes
Jun 2, 2014 • 18 min
Sometimes, the slow march of evolution leads to a pivot in the timeline. Such is the case this week with Taking Control, as we look at who we’ve become over the last four years, and think more clearly about the years to come.