Who are you when who you are changes on a dime? That's the topic of the show today, with a bonus listener question to help you get the most out of online education while living with ADHD!
This week on the show, inspired by a listener request, Nikki and Pete are taking on how to talk to your loved ones after you receive your ADHD diagnosis and give you some tools you can use to frame the conversation to work toward shared understanding and growth.
There's a brewing conversation on the value of late bloomers ... and what late bloomers can learn from those who've been blooming late with ADHD all along.
"Driven to Distraction" author Ned Hallowell brings his valuable insights on a subjecting near and dear to many of us with ADHD: how do you manage self-esteem and self-perception while standing in the wake of ADHD?
Optimism is about more than just parading around happily all the time. It’s a worldview that has direct and powerful connections to your social group, your productivity, and your very own health!
This week on the show we’re talking all about resilience, that state of being that allows us to rebound from short-term setbacks, and adapt to long-term change, without letting our ADHD get in the way.
This week on the show, we’re exploring the Growth Mindset. Thanks to some innovative work in how we approach our challenges, we have all the tools we need to improve our confidence and avoid getting mired in fixed resistance.
Living with ADHD is a mystery. Sometimes, we’re completely present and aware of our symptoms, sure. But most of the time, we aren’t completely aware of what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, or the impact our symptoms are having on others… until we’re thrown in a laboratory.
Does the internal chatter of ADHD really sound all that different than that of those who don’t live with it? Our guest today has been working among other leaders in the field to help find those Gremlins in our heads and quiet them down, making room for the benefits that come with the positive voices and stories we write about our own contributions to the world around us.
The nature of the new year gives us the opportunity to reflect on change. Are you setting resolutions that put an unhealthy focus on what you're not able to accomplish? Today on the show: making life design choices that focus on the good you do for yourself and your communities in the new year.
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?
It’s hard out there. Why do we make it harder by subconsciously practicing language that devalues us, our contributions, and our abilities?
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 a defiant win. But the space between our big wins can feel like a chasm. And the isolation and judgment that comes with ADHD can make that chasm unusually dark.
Acknowledging our successes is not an easy thing to do for many of us — and it's even harder when wading through the judgment of ADHD.
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.
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?
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: Today, I have the opportunity to do something different ...
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. She’s helping parents and coaches celebrate the strengths and achievements of kids with ADHD, and teaching them to celebrate the same in themselves!
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 next morning? Resolution hangover. This week, we’re wrapping up the year talking about goals, goal-setting, and tackling changes you won’t regret!
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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 your direction. We have our friends Gabriel and Heather back with us to give their insights on guiding our inner voices, developing our ideal day and week, and becoming the people we see in our own minds!
Gabriel Villarreal and Heather Clifft are the hosts of Informed Consent, a podcast designed to support and nurture incoming mental health clinicians who are in the trenches. Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in anxiety, trauma, family transitions, and counselor supervision. Gabriel is a Resident in Counseling and soon to be Licensed Practicing Counselor, providing therapy at his practice ADHD Counseling, he’s also a coach at his gym, LostBoys Strength and Conditioning. Both join us from Roanoke, Virginia.
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