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..
The Year-In-Review Listener Q&A!
Dec 18 • 59 min
We called for questions and you delivered! Thank you to everyone who wrote in — We hope we did your questions justice! We wish you a happy holiday season and we’ll be back in 2019!
Working with ADHDers
Dec 11 • 31 min
We received an email from just about the best boss in the world. Why? Because she asked a question that everyone living quietly with ADHD would like to hear their boss asking.
Reading Between The Lines with Caroline Maguire
Dec 4 • 45 min
Caroline Maguire joins us to talk about social skills, communication, and becoming a master of the “polite pretend.”
Lessons Learned at CHADD/ADDA/ACO 2018!
Nov 27 • 37 min
Ever wondered what happens at a national ADHD conference? OK… that’s a leading question. This week, you’re going to find out.
What Happens After the Brain Dump?
Nov 20 • 35 min
Getting all those tasks out of your head is great. But what happens next? Are you really ready to take on whatever the world throws at you?
Starting Small is Nothing to Fear
Nov 13 • 30 min
This week on the show we’re talking all about letting go: letting go of the fear of starting small, letting go of the lists that plague us getting in the way of what we need to do today, letting go of a mistaken appreciation of quantity in favor of…
Accepting Your ADHD Diagnosis with James Ochoa
Nov 6 • 44 min
That first rush of relief that you feel when you’re handed the diagnoses of ADHD is exhilarating. You finally have words to describe what you’ve been feeling and experiencing, and a brand new way to relate to the world around you! And that feeling lasts…
Practicing ADHD Strategies
Oct 30 • 32 min
You’ve sat through all the seminars. You’ve read all the books. You’ve watched all the videos. Your brain is a cup overflowing with new goodies to try… and now you’re overwhelmed, discouraged, and disappointed that you’re not able to just get to it.
ADHD Time — Why Sticking to a Schedule is So Hard!
Oct 23 • 30 min
This week on the show, we start with the premise that ADHD time is different that time for many people… and that’s perfectly OK by us!
The Margins of ADHD
Oct 16 • 28 min
We spend a lot of time building gates and systems to protect ourselves from distraction of ADHD. But, what might we be losing at the expense of saying No?
What do you want the world to know about ADHD — Part 2
Oct 9 • 24 min
We had so many fantastic submissions for our “What do you want the world to know about ADHD” poll that we had to do TWO episodes!
What you want the world to know about ADHD — Part 1
Oct 2 • 38 min
There are so many signals coming at us; judgments, criticisms, guidance, and support. But so often, these messages come from those with limited experience with ADHD. This week on the show, asked you a simple question: What is it that you want the world to…
Mindful Listening for ADHD with Rebecca Shafir
Sep 25 • 40 min
One of the greatest muscles you can develop to help you relate to the world around you while living with ADHD is to become a better listener. Author Rebecca Shafir brings her communication skills — and her book on the subject — to help us out this week!
What do you do when you don’t feel supported?
Sep 18 • 25 min
Receiving a diagnosis of ADHD can be hard enough. But what do you do when your partner, friends, or family don’t work to understand and support you?
What we say to ourselves matters
Sep 11 • 24 min
It’s hard out there. Why do we make it harder by subconsciously practicing language that devalues us, our contributions, and our abilities?
We’re Wired for Distraction!
Sep 4 • 25 min
Yes, you know what ADHD does to your attention. But did you know that part of your distractibility might just be because you’re … human?
Friendships & ADHD — Part 2
Aug 28 • 31 min
Building and maintaining strong friendships is critical to emotional well-being. When we announced that we were doing a show on friendships and ADHD, you spoke up. This week on the show, we’re walking through a collection of questions from you!
Friendships & ADHD — Part 1
Aug 21 • 36 min
Building and maintaining strong friendships is critical to emotional well-being. But ADHD characteristics can put a damper on social convention. How to cope? That’s this week in part 1 of our conversation on friendship and ADHD!
ADHD & Memory — Remember What?
Aug 14 • 30 min
We’re talking about memory this week, the functions of memory that may be impaired with ADHD, and strategies for improving your memory that might just surprise you!
Building New Routines
Aug 7 • 30 min
This week on the show we’re talking about routines… those we’ve started, those we’ve broken, and how we can work to change our definition of success in our routines so we’re not so deeply tied to the perils of consistency.
Success Stories — You Win!
Jun 26 • 33 min
We’ve been working hard over the last few weeks to talk about how we define success. The lesson, from your own contributions, is largely that we as a group need to get better at it. We’re stuck in a place where success, to us, means defiant win. But the…
How do YOU define success?
Jun 19 • 34 min
Acknowledging our successes is not an easy thing to do — and it’s even harder when saddled with the judgment of ADHD. So how do you celebrate your successes and pat yourself on the back?
What’s the difference between an excuse and a reason?
Jun 12 • 32 min
How can you tell the difference between a legitimate reason you’re not able to do something and an excuse that you’ve started telling to get yourself out of it?
Do you have FOLI?
Jun 5 • 38 min
Do you have FOLI? Never heard of it? Don’t worry, we hadn’t either. But if you’re living with ADHD, once we tell you about “Fear of Losing Interest,” we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to relate.
Loneliness
May 29 • 30 min
If you’re living with ADHD, you know what it’s like to feel misunderstood. That isolation can lead you to a place where advice like, “you should just get out more,” is tough to take seriously. Today on the show, we’re talking all about loneliness.
Is your to-do list too large?
May 22 • 25 min
We’ve seen a flood of comments about expectations over the last few weeks and they all seem to zero in to the same general area: the to-do list is out of hand.
Do Rewards Really Work for ADHD?
May 15 • 31 min
Does the reward actually keep you motivated to continue to move forward on your projects? This week on the show, we’re talking about reward systems and ADHD and have some terrific suggestions from our brilliant listeners that you can try to keep yourself…
Following up on “The Complex” with James and Jules Ochoa
May 8 • 44 min
James and Jules Ochoa are back! The OTHER dynamic duo in ADHD podcasting have just wrapped their first season of The Complex, a podcast that approaches ADHD through the lens of a fictional apartment complex and it’s many ADHDer residents.
Spring Organizing: Setting Up For Success
May 1 • 44 min
We’re going back to our roots this week with a trip down organizing lane! That’s right, it’s our ANNUAL SPRING ORGANIZING episode!
Using color to brighten up your ADHD
Apr 24 • 27 min
We dig into chromotherapy and how you can use color to help sooth some of the challenges of ADHD!
Getting Out of Autopilot
Apr 17 • 25 min
We’re going through the motions. Get up. Go to work. Come home. Go to bed. Sure, there might be more to it than just that, but how much, really? Are you stuck in the trap of routine? Are you feeling stuck? Bored? Confused?
Today is a New Opportunity
Apr 10 • 25 min
We’re inspired today. Hot on the heels of a fantastic conversation with a client, Nikki has a message of hope and opportunity for change that we can each use to help us focus on the positive, the bright, the empowered. It all begins with a simple choice:…
You’re frozen — how do you defrost?
Apr 3 • 30 min
We’re taking on anxiety this week. Specifically, that feeling of paralysis that comes from ADHD overwhelm and panic.
ADHD Inattentive Type with Dr. Doug!
Mar 27 • 36 min
Doug Herr is back with us all the way from Nashville to talk about ADHD Inattentive Type.
Q&A — Overstimulation, hyper-focus, headphones, marriage and more!
Mar 20 • 32 min
We’re backing up on questions again! This week we’re taking a raft of your questions and have some tools, tips, products, and solutions you might try for all of them.
What’s Next on the List?
Mar 13 • 35 min
You have a terrific list of tasks. But how do you decide what to work on first? Plus: Listen through to the end for a preview of Pete’s new podcast!
Procrastination
Mar 6 • 17 min
The trick with procrastination is that it’s easy. It’s the easiest thing in the world to succumb to inaction in place of action, especially when action is challenging. But when you let procrastination rule, shame is sure to follow, and the ADHD brain…
Getting Work Done Faster!
Feb 27 • 29 min
Inspired by an email from a time-starved OT, we’re taking on efficiency today, looking some of the ways that you can shave precious minutes off of tasks that force you to struggle.
The To-Do System Showdown
Feb 20 • 48 min
This week on the show we’re taking on questions on ToDo systems. Pete has been living out of a bunch of the major players in todo apps and comes ready to share thoughts on Things 3, Todoist, OmniFocus, and more. Which system is right for you? How do you…
Introducing “The Complex” with James and Jules Ochoa
Feb 13 • 45 min
James and Jules Ochoa join us today to celebrate the upcoming launch of their new podcast, “The Complex.” In it, they tell the story of a fictional apartment building and the manager trying to manage the eclectic personalities of it’s tenants. Episode one…
Hearts for ADHD with Jennifer Kampfe
Feb 6 • 20 min
Our guest is Jennifer Kampfe, a certified ADHD coach with Fantastically Focused. Jennifer works with children, teens, college students, parents and adults with ADHD and she’s here today to talk about her program, Hearts for ADHD.
Q&A with ADDiva Linda Roggli
Jan 30 • 44 min
After a fantastic conversation last week on the latest research on issues that affect women with ADHD, Linda Roggli agreed to stick around this week and take on your questions on parenting, work, tech, and so much more!
Women & ADHD — The ADHD Women’s Palooza with guest Linda Roggli
Jan 23 • 38 min
Linda Roggli is an award-winning author and founder of the ADDiva Network supporting women who are 40-and-better. She’s back on the show today to share the latest research about issues that affect women with ADHD in particular, along with some great…
Organizing What You Learn
Jan 16 • 36 min
You’re working hard to learn and grow, to discover new things and be a better person, right? But in that process, how do you catalog and internalize all things you’re learning so that you’ll be able to recall them later and use them when you need them…
How do you choose ADHD-friendy tools?
Jan 9 • 28 min
After a great few weeks off, we’re back to talk about how to find the best ADHD-friendly tools — plus new livestream!
Goal-Setting for the New Year!
Dec 19, 2017 • 36 min
How do you go about setting goals? If you’re like us, you’ve experienced the light-headedness that comes with New Year’s Eve resolution-setting. You’re pumped with endorphins and hanging with your friends — you’re on top of the world! But what happens the…
Email is Not Precious! — and other stress-relieving axioms to save you time
Dec 12, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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 Up If You Want…
Embracing Problems, Finding Happiness
Jun 13, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 22 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 19 min
Inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places this week, yet sets the stage for an important conversation.
Inventing Value
Mar 7, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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 Organizing Q&A
May 24, 2016 • 43 min
How to Get Your Family Involved With Organizing
May 17, 2016 • 29 min
This week on the show, we’re talking all about how to engage your family in supporting organizing efforts.
3 Reasons Why Your Organizing Efforts Are Not Working
May 10, 2016 • 17 min
This week on the show, we’re talking about the three reasons your organizing efforts may be losing focus and offering you a way to think about your projects before you start that may just save you time and frustration in the long run!
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 with Pete!
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. So, it’s through the lens of task lists that we’re going to talk about some of the options for using…
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.
Dealing With Procrastination One Hour at a Time!
Apr 5, 2016 • 20 min
This week on The ADHD Podcast, we’re talking about the systems and processes that might help you beat procrastination, from focus sprints to setting a real, rational priority for your time. Join us!
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.
Having Fun with Kirsten Milliken
Mar 8, 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. To help us, we’ve brought in…
Self-Care — The Nutrition/ADHD Connection with Tonya Harris
Mar 1, 2016 • 24 min
We’ve talked about the connection between nutrition and ADHD before, but this week, we’ve got an expert to help us bring the lesson home.
Building Mini Habits for Self-care
Feb 23, 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 16, 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. This week on the show we present some of the digital tools that can support you in your efforts to build new self-care…
Practicing Mindfulness for your ADHD with Special Guest Casey Dixon
Feb 2, 2016 • 38 min
This week on The ADHD Podcast, Casey 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 26, 2016 • 33 min
This week on The ADHD Podcast, we’re taking on sleep with a modest suggestion of a single strategy, and what you need to do to implement this strategy toward becoming a better sleeper.
Self-Care: Medication and Your ADHD with Guest Laurie Dupar
Jan 19, 2016 • 51 min
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 — Get Moving to Supercharge your Brain!
Jan 12, 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 and ADHD
Jan 5, 2016 • 29 min
Listen in today — if you’ve ever found yourself forgetting what feeling good feels like, you need to join us for this series and kick off 2016 with a celebration of you!
Making Time to Work on Your Vision
Dec 15, 2015 • 23 min
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about motivation and building your vision for your future self. But we’re busy — some of us VERY busy — and when challenged with our ADHD, it can seem impossible to schedule the time and intention to actually…
Getting Started — Motivation & ADHD
Dec 8, 2015 • 24 min
This week, we’re going to take on the executive functioning fog that can set it and prevent you from getting started and doing the things that are most important.
Creating a Vision for Yourself
Dec 1, 2015 • 19 min
This week on the show, Nikki and Pete talk about creating a vision for yourself, sculpting your loose goals into refined projects that you’re excited to make a reality. The race to January 1 begins — get ready to celebrate the change in your life!
The Power of Gratitude
Nov 24, 2015 • 14 min
This week on the show, Nikki and Pete talk about the practice of gratitude, and what it means to live in the present as we go into this holiday week.
Gifts for your ADHD Friends!
Nov 17, 2015 • 27 min
This week on the show, we have a digital episode that goes beyond — a list of tools, services, and toys that should ring all the right bells for your friendly ADHD compadre!
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
This week on the show, we talk about the tools you’ll need to make sense of the season, free yourself from stress, and create the boundaries you’ll need to shape your own time and demonstrate to others how you’d appreciate being treated this holiday…
Conquer Overwhelm and Build Structure with these 6 Great Apps!
Oct 27, 2015 • 33 min
This week on the show, we’re talking about overwhelm, and the mindset and technology you’ll need to do less, but do it really well, and feel better about it!
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
This week on the show we drill into awareness, perseverance, and intention in the work we do, and share some terrific followup for listeners around tech tools and timers to help you better structure interval work!
5 Tips to Study Smarter
Oct 6, 2015 • 29 min
This week on the show, we relive our own college years and share some of the mistakes we made in our study habits, then share five key strategies for helping you find the focus and attention you’ll need to muster to succeed in your higher education!
Digital — Great Tech for Greater Efficiency in School
Sep 29, 2015 • 32 min
On this week’s digital episode, we walk through smart technology — from digital pens to dictation and beyond — that can help you stay on top of your game as a college student!
Anxiety and the ADHD Student
Sep 22, 2015 • 24 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share their own journeys with anxiety and offer strategies for moving through attacks and back to calm.
Easing the Transition to College
Sep 15, 2015 • 20 min
This week on the show, we’re kicking off a month-long series dedicated to those heading back to school with tools, tips, and technologies that can make your transition to college a breeze!
Tech Tools for Smart Money Management
Sep 7, 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 Financial Plan and Budget
Sep 1, 2015 • 27 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about setting up a financial plan, the tools and resources you’ll need to start budgeting and offer a variation on a debt reduction plan to get you saving smartly today!
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.
Organizing Your Financial Paperwork!
Aug 25, 2015 • 29 min
From purging what you don’t need, to building a system for maintaining the paper you do need, we’ve got you covered with tools, checklists, and resources to get your finance paper in order!
Strategies to Deal with Impulsive Buying
Aug 18, 2015 • 23 min
This week on the show, we talk about impulse buying that comes to many struggling with ADHD. We’ve got three strategies for regaining control over the spending bug, and considerations for making sure you don’t get slapped down the road!
The Facts about Money and ADHD
Aug 11, 2015 • 22 min
This week on the show, we’re talking all about money, the importance of your personal financial belief systems and how to begin to find clarity in your approach to money and take back control of your saving!
Finding good enough, and freedom from the language of failure
Jul 21, 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
Thanks to our fantastic listeners, we have received some great questions, comments, and resources to share after our focus and online shopping shows from the last few weeks.
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
This week on the show we’re sharing a bunch, but want to hear more of your ADHD organizing successes — so keep them coming… and thank you!
Avoid these 5 Organizing Mistakes!
Jun 8, 2015 • 20 min
This week on the show, we take on the five organizing mistakes that can set your organizing back, rather than keep you moving forward into a space of control and confidence!
Clear Clutter in a Hurry!
Jun 2, 2015 • 20 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about clearing the clutter in your home in a hurry with a few quick daily strategies that can help you get out of the clutter rut!
Fight Focus Failure at the Computer with Four Fascinating Fixes!
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.
Focusing on your Strengths!
May 19, 2015 • 21 min
This week on the show, Nikki and Pete talk about the challenges of self-assessment and offer a pair of terrific suggestions that you can use to discover your strengths right now.
Shopping Online and Staying Focused!
May 12, 2015 • 14 min
This week on the show, we have five tips for managing your time and attention while shopping online — save money while relieving stress and getting things done!
Digital — Get your Routines in Order!
May 5, 2015 • 32 min
This week on the show, we’re talking all about routines — those strings of tasks that you have to complete in order to accomplish a goal. And because it’s a digital episode, Pete Wright walks through three systems for managing your sets of routines, plus…
Follow Through and Finish What You Start!
Apr 27, 2015 • 17 min
This week, we help identify the potential cause of your follow through problem, and give you four solutions to move you through the mire and find the light of accomplishment!
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. This week, we’re taking a step back to look at the impact of ADHD noise on our tolerations.
Digital — Reading & Writing Tools to Conquer ADHD Distractions
Mar 30, 2015 • 26 min
Today on the show, Pete Wright shares a few key systems and technologies that can help you get back on track by evaluating how you write, and how you read. Thanks to a few old techniques and new tools, you can begin to build living systems that fit your…
Vulnerability, Uncertainty, & Confusion as a Doorway to Learning
Mar 23, 2015 • 20 min
This week on the show, Pete Wright and Nikki Kinzer talk about the vulnerability required to make that leap forward in your life, and how important it is to reframe confusion as a positive, a doorway to learning.
Conquering Shame & Cultivating Vulnerability in Parenting for ADHD
Mar 16, 2015 • 38 min
This week on the show, Nikki and Pete share tools and techniques for parenting children learning to live with their ADHD, with a focus on validation, support, and love.
Vulnerability & Shame: Reflecting on the work of Brené Brown
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, and how reframing our approach to shame can lead to a powerful awakening of strength and confidence.
The Importance of Connection
Mar 2, 2015 • 27 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the importance of community and our human connections. From the perspective of being a mom with ADHD, the power of admission and awareness can go far toward releasing some of the frustration…
Get in the Game & Play!
Feb 23, 2015 • 18 min
On this week’s digital show, we’re talking all about using your technology to play. It’s all about figuring out how to use the tech tools at your disposal to re-engage your kids, get up and move your body, and have fun without the guilt that comes with…
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
This week, Pete Wright and Nikki Kinzer share digital tools for monitoring and managing our fitness and diet. From wearables that track your movement to the apps and services that help you define and achieve your health and fitness goals, listen in this…
Problems vs. Possibilities
Jan 19, 2015 • 14 min
This week on The ADHD Podcast, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about problems, and the work it takes to reframe them into possibilities full of hope, energy, and power!
Books — “10% Happier” by Dan Harris on Meditation as the Next Great Health Revolution
Jan 12, 2015 • 29 min
This week on Navigating Change, we discuss 10% Happier as a source for inspiration in our own evolving meditation practices. Even more, we offer strategies for approaching a mindfulness practice in a forgiving and patient manner, no matter your level of…
Seeking Clarity
Jan 5, 2015 • 25 min
This year, we’re making our January one of reflection. This week on the show, we share our strategy for building reflective and concrete structures around our new year, and how we’re turning our resolutions into plans that will support us all year long.…
The Money Management Mindset and the Tools that Support It
Dec 15, 2014 • 17 min
We’re taking on both sides of this particular coin this week, creating the right money management processes to help you stay on top of your spending, and finding the right technical tools that support you along the way.
Smart Spending this Holiday Season
Dec 8, 2014 • 13 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share tips and strategies for managing finances without hitting the bottom line so hard!
Small Group Coaching for ADHD
Nov 30, 2014 • 21 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright dive into the power of group coaching and introduce the new service as a core offering. If you’ve ever considered getting support along your ADHD journey, now is the perfect time to join a group and take…
Five Strategies for Achieving a Calmer Holiday Season!
Nov 17, 2014 • 18 min
This week The ADHD Podcast, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share strategies for reducing stress as you navigate your own holiday adventure this year.
I hear you and I see you!
Nov 10, 2014 • 13 min
Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share three sentences that have inspired them in the way they talk to their own families. And sometimes, listening to others get inspired is an inspiring enough journey all by itself.
Lessons Learned from Big Transitions in the Home
Nov 3, 2014 • 25 min
Nikki Kinzer shares the story of her son’s transition to middle school, and the work they have done as a family to understand both the social and emotional struggles that come with executive function issues at home and school.
Digital — Outsourcing distraction to the smart home
Oct 27, 2014 • 28 min
This week on Taking Control, Pete Wright and Nikki Kinzer walk through a variety of home automation solutions. From keyless home entry to complete home automation through your phone, any combination of these systems will give you just a hint at life in…
Taking Action
Oct 20, 2014 • 8 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright discuss the three critical questions to define your level of awareness of your own goals, and help build a framework for understanding the things that are truly important in your life!
Would, Have, and Should
Oct 13, 2014 • 13 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the power of three very important words, and how we can use those words to build confidence and motivation toward meeting our goals.
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.