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.
303: Give Up These Beliefs For A Happier Life!
Jun 20 • 23 min
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 To Be Successful. And it went viral for good reason. In his short post, he…
302: 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. Our journey is ultimately one of celebrating the lessons we learn from our challenges and adversity in our lives,…
301: 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? This week on the show, we’re talking all…
300: 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! Thanks to everyone…
299: Restore Your Motivation!
May 23 • 23 min
When you’re feeling compromised, finding a source of motivation can be a major stress. Responsibilities don’t usually wait for you to be 100% ready for them, after all. This week on the show, we’re taking on a question from a listener wondering…
298: 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! We walk through the intention of the course today, and just a few of the ins and outs of what you can expect….
297: 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. To…
296: 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,…
295: 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. Fast. Or not. Either way, it’s a struggle! Why?…
294: 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! What is it that makes a great system and how do you really craft a system that is repeatable, retraceable, and resilient to the challenges of the ADHD…
293: 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. This week on the show, systems expert Marina Darlow…
292: 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…
291: 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. Not enough time to do it? Better not do it at all. Can’t be perfect the first time? Better not even try….
290: 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. Whether you’re living with ADHD or not, how often do you ask yourself how you show up in your life? Do you have a clear…
289: Inventing Value
Mar 7 • 20 min
When living with ADHD, assigning value to things that we believe are important to us can be challenging. It’s easy to underestimate the emotional weight we’re giving to something we want, which can lead to clutter, disorganization, and expense,…
288: 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. Our guest…
287: 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…
286: Living Life in The Adult Chair with Michelle Chalfant
Feb 14 • 41 min
Limiting beliefs can sneak in when we least expect them. And when they do, they can send us down frustrating and debilitating paths of distraction and angry self-talk. But understanding where those voices come from can help us accept them, even…
285: 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. Sometimes, they help us to rationalize our own place in the world. But most often, these stories cement in us the belief that the reason we can’t change — finish a…
284: 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. It’s not the story of some new digital planner that has a bug. It’s the story of the emotional and psychological challenge that…
283: 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. While the patterns and outcomes of a life with ADHD between men and women are similar — particularly as they age — the underlying reasons…
282: 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. Changes in…
281: 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! The turn to the new year is a marker that brings with it a wonderful sense of momentum. If you’ve been thinking about making some change, but you haven’t been able to actually…
280: 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. We received a bunch and are thrilled to offer our answers this week. From scheduling while living with personal health challenges…
279: 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. Whether you’re living with ADHD and you’re looking for ideas, or you’re seeking the perfect gift to engage the ADHD…
278: 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. To help us, our friend and ADHD coach Casey…
277: 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. Today, we’re talking about paper clutter. For you, it may manifest in small piles of mail stacked on a few too many tables. It’s…
276: 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? When thinking about the actual work that we do everyday, it’s likely that you work with words in some way. From email to filling in forms to…
275: 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. In fact, if you’re struggling with ADHD and executive functioning challenges, you’ve probably conditioned yourself to live in a constant state of anxiety around…
274: 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!” But you can tackle this challenge and…
273: 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. On today’s show, we talk about how to uncover your strengths, and how to talk about them in a way that…
272: Do You Tell? ADHD & The Workplace
Nov 1, 2016 • 28 min
We’ve spent the last few weeks touching on the challenges of ADHD in the workplace. Today, inspired by your calls and emails, we’re talking specifically about what it means to tell your employer about your ADHD. It’s not a simple equation and…
271: 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…
270: 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…
269: 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…
268: FoMO & ADHD
Oct 4, 2016 • 24 min
We’ve all been there, stuck between the rock that is our own responsibilities, and the hard place of the world that goes on when we’re not there to experience it. The grass is always greener, we say, and we find ourselves living in FoMO: the Fear…
267: 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,…
266: Impulsivity & ADHD
Sep 20, 2016 • 26 min
Impulsivity is a part of the ADHD experience that offers few upsides. It represents the source of distraction, social disruption, and lack of focus that can plague so many of us. We received an email this week from a listener working through email…
265: 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. It ends with the goal accomplished. Somewhere in between, you’re going to have to build the system that will help you get it all done. This…
264: 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. Want to get fit? You guessed it … start just one thing you can do for your health,…
263: 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…
262: Digital — Sleep, Memory, and Tools to Help you Learn!
Aug 23, 2016 • 26 min
Learning is tricky. As much as we know about the brain, getting new stuff to stick in it is still mysterious. But new research gives us insight into the relationship between learning and our physiological health that can help us not only learn more,…
261: 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. To help us through…
260: 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. That’s right, today’s show is for those of you who have trouble, who live for the snooze, and who can’t quite get enough of the…
259: 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. Not…
258: 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…
257: 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. We’re of two minds on the subject so we thought it might be a good time to review the state of planners, planner systems, and organizing tools…
256: 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? How do we condition ourselves to move…
255: 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. This week…
254: 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. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with your organizing ADHD questions….
253: 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…
252: 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? Did you turn on the light to your attic and finally register the disaster of boxes? Did you fall into the stacks…
251: 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. We’re…
250: 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. So, it’s through the lens of task lists that we’re going to talk about some of the options for…
249: 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. How do you take a new strategy and implement it to turn it into a lifestyle? How do you handle…
248: 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. This is the act that puts constraints around our ADHD, allowing us to see the forest for the trees, but to…
247: 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. Because of the…
246: 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…
245: 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…
244: 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. To…
243: 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. Our guest today is Tonya Harris. She’s on a mission to help parents learn how both diet and…
242: 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. In that light, we’re…
241: 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. This week on the show we present some of the digital tools that can support you in your efforts to build new…
240: Practicing Mindfulness for your ADHD with Special Guest Casey Dixon
Feb 1, 2016 • 38 min
Casey Dixon is an ADHD Coach who has worked with wide range of individuals living with ADHD over the course of her career. Most recently, she founded MindfullyADD.com, a website that is dedicated to the mindfulness approach to ADHD through simple…
239: 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. From getting to sleep to staying asleep to getting up rested the next morning, more of us are struggling than sleeping restfully. This week on…
238: 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. Laurie Dupar is a senior certified ADHD coach and…
237: 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…
236: 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…
235: 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! Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about motivation and building your vision for your future self. But we’re busy —…
234: 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…
233: Creating a Vision for Yourself
Dec 1, 2015 • 19 min
If you’re a regular listener of this show, you know we have a a shared view of personal improvement and growth: leverage the momentum of the community! As we move into “resolutions season,” it’s time to start thinking about the…
232: 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. It’s…
231: 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. This week on the show, we have a digital episode that goes beyond — a list of tools, services, and toys that should…
230: 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! From money, to gives, to family, practicing…
229: 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…
228: 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. From coming to terms with the time you have available to work, to understanding the scope of work you…
227: Conquer Overwhelm in 5 Steps
Oct 20, 2015 • 17 min
It can happen when you least expect it. You come into your house after a long day at work and are hit by a sudden weight. You look at your calendar on a Monday morning at work and see the meetings stacked one after another. You find yourself suddenly…
226: 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 around 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….
225: 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. No, studying is something that takes…
224: 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…
223: Anxiety and the ADHD Student
Sep 22, 2015 • 24 min
Anxiety and ADHD are like peanut butter and jelly — they simply go together. Some studies say as many as 40% of those struggling with ADHD are also living with some level of generalized anxiety disorder. For the new student, the change in schedule…
222: 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. From finding new ways and places to…
221: 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. We’ll dig into tools around managing and scanning paper for systems that enable…
220: 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? Are you thinking about your budget? Your savings? Retirement? This can be the most challenging to get started, but it…
219: 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 in ADHD Moms or ADHD Professionals groups, and thanks to great…
218: 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! This week on the show, we walk through a process for getting your financial paperwork under control….
217: 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. We’ve got three…
216: 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. Not only are you likely to make less money, you’re more likely to be spending it and tracking it less responsibly than your peers who aren’t faced with ADHD….
215: 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. This week on the show, we take on a question from a…
214: Downtime and Finding a Recharge with ADHD
Jul 14, 2015 • 30 min
We’ve got research and resources and terrific tips from listeners that should help you build a vacation plan you can count on to keep your stress low and your energy up!
212: 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!
211: Prepping for your Digital Summer Travel
Jun 23, 2015 • 20 min
Great tips for organizing your travel digitally, and a discussion of Pete and Nikki’s aversion to camping this week on The ADHD Podcast!
210: 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.
209: Avoid these 5 Organizing Mistakes
Jun 9, 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!
208: 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!
207: Fight Focus Failure at the Computer!
May 26, 2015 • 17 min
We’re talking about fighting focus failure with four prime strategies to keep you working at the computer free of distraction.
206: Focus 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.
205: 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!
204: 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.
203: 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!
202: Overwhelm and Prioritizing Tolerations
Apr 20, 2015 • 25 min
How do you get from a place of overwhelm toward a place of feeling more in control and progressing forward? This week on the show, we offer strategies for dealing with the stress of over-commitment that brings liberation and hope, too!
201: ADHD and Creating a Lifestyle to Crush your Tolerations!
Apr 6, 2015 • 32 min
This week, we’re taking a step back to look at the impact of ADHD noise on our tolerations. We look at the positive emotional and creative impacts of building a lifestyle in which we acknowledge, cultivate, and complete our tolerations.
200: 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.
199: 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.
198: 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.
197: Reflections with Brené Brown — Vulnerability & Shame
Mar 9, 2015 • 26 min
This week on the show, Nikki and Pete 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.
196: The Importance of Connections
Mar 2, 2015 • 27 min
This week, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the importance of community and human connection. From the perspective of a mom with ADHD, the power of awareness can go far toward releasing the frustration that comes with mental noise.
195: Get in the Game and Play!
Feb 23, 2015 • 18 min
This week on the show, Pete Wright and Nikki Kinzer introduce three games and tools, and walk through how getting outside with tech can become a fun — and intentional — gift of time friends and family!
194: 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.
193: Breaking blocks, fighting fear, and getting unstuck!
Feb 2, 2015 • 21 min
You can train yourself to fight the friction, dissolve the stickiness, and get yourself moving forward again. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share techniques for doing just that, and feeling even stronger as a result.
192: 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 to the apps that help you achieve your health and fitness goals, listen in this week for the tools you’ll need to get started!
191: 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!
190: 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 share “10% Happier” as a source for inspiration in our own evolving meditation practices. We offer strategies for approaching a mindfulness practice in a forgiving and patient manner, no matter your level of experien
189: Getting Clarity
Jan 5, 2015 • 25 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share strategies for building year long plans out of January resolutions. Join us!
188: The Money Management Mindset and the Tools that Support It
Dec 14, 2014 • 17 min
This week on the show, Pete Wright and Nikki Kinzer share strategies for creating a sound money management process, with the digital tools you’ll need to support you along the way!
187: 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!
186: Small Group Coaching for ADHD — New for 2015
Dec 1, 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. Now is the perfect time to join a group and take control of your ADHD!
185: 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.
184: I hear you and I see you!
Nov 10, 2014 • 13 min
You should listen to the show this week. 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 by itself.
183: Lessons Learned from Big Transitions at Home
Nov 3, 2014 • 25 min
This week, 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.
182: 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 home automation, any combination of these systems will give you just a hint at life in the future!
181: 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!
180: Want, 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.
179: ADHD Awareness Month — Coaching & Resources Galore
Oct 6, 2014 • 27 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share their favorite ADHD resources to help support and spread awareness!
178: Digital — ADHD in the Workplace
Sep 29, 2014 • 20 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright discuss the electronics that can help to free you from stress and overwhelm, and keep your workday on course!
177: Getting the Most out of your Day
Sep 22, 2014 • 16 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright take on time management in the face of overwhelm and distraction, and the boundaries you can set to make each day shine!
176: Organizing Your Workplace
Sep 15, 2014 • 26 min
This week on Taking Control, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright help you create an organized workspace and get your workday in control!
175: Preparing for the Job Interview
Sep 8, 2014 • 24 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright offer key strategies for making your very best impression so that you can focus on the work, and contribution you want to make!
174: Picking the Right Job
Sep 1, 2014 • 21 min
This week on the show, Nikki and Pete Wright share tools and strategies to help refine your search and end up in the best role for you!
173: Back-to-School Technology Tools, Tips & Tricks!
Aug 25, 2014 • 16 min
This week on the show, Pete Wright and Nikki Kinzer will help you wrap your head around great options for managing the technology you’re going to need before you hit the books!
172: The Morning Routine
Aug 18, 2014 • 11 min
This week on The ADHD Podcast, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share strategies for establishing your morning routine supporting your schedule and your health!
171: Start the New School Year With Confidence
Aug 11, 2014 • 13 min
This week Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about how to start the new school year with confidence from living in a new space, to finding the right planning systems, to integrating into classes with the right foot forward!
170: ADHD Coaching and the College Student
Aug 4, 2014 • 21 min
This week on the show, Nikki and Pete Wright talk about this service and why higher education is such a unique experience for those with ADHD. From organizing to personal care, this episode sets the stage for our series on students and ADHD this month!
169: Paying Too Much Attention: The Challenge of Hyperfocus
Jul 28, 2014 • 18 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the biological underpinnings of hyperfocus and share tips for breaking free when you need to.
168: Digital — Dealing with Kidwork
Jul 21, 2014 • 17 min
This week on the show, Pete Wright and Nikki Kinzer share a strategy for helping to cope with copious kidwork — this one uses our favorite tool, Evernote, but you can adapt and expand the workflow to suit your needs. Listen in and cull the clutter!
167: Overwhelmed Summer Schedule
Jul 14, 2014 • 18 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright take on summer overwhelm and offer tips and strategies for meeting demands while soaking in some summer rays!
166: Thinking Positive — Even when you don’t want to
Jul 7, 2014 • 16 min
Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share tips and techniques for fighting negativity. From understanding your own anxiety to grabbing on to positive language, you can create a spirit of mindfulness and duck the vortex — it just takes a little practice!
165: Dealing with Boredom
Jun 30, 2014 • 17 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright offer ADHD-friendly tools and tips to beat boredom and stay engaged!
164: Tips For Planning a Vacation — Last Minute!
Jun 23, 2014 • 19 min
This week, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about fake vacation planning, and give you the tools you need to create a great trip and feel confident you have all the details covered with just a little support.
163: We’re going through some changes
Jun 2, 2014 • 18 min
This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the show, embracing a transition into a cogent ADHD resource moving forward.