ADHD Awareness

401: The Procrastination-Anxiety Loop

This week's question comes from a listener: how do you navigate the procrastination-anxiety loop that emerges when hyperfocus and disinterest collide head on? This week on the show, Nikki shares background on the conditions that allow this sort of hyperfocus and procrastination to occur, and tools to shape a response before it happens again.

348: What’s the difference between an excuse and a reason?

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? Strange as it may sound, we’ve gone to the Oxford English Dictionary for help and — spoiler — that just made things worse!

343: Following up on "The Complex" with James and Jules Ochoa

James and Jules Ochoa 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. They’re here today to share a bit about their experience and lessons learned in approaching the ADHD community through a podcast platform. 

331: Introducing The Complex with James and Jules Ochoa

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 is included at the end of this show in its entirety. 

321: 5 Big Lessons from the 2017 CHADD/ADDA Conference

Listen to 2017 CHADD/ADDA Feedback on The ADHD Podcast

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 listen to this episode. Plus, we’ve got follow-up on binary language, inspiration, and how to tackle writing your novel with questions from listeners like you!

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316: The Puzzle of ADHD Treatment with Laurie Dupar

Listen to Laurie Dupar on Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

A diagnosis of ADHD can open doors to clarity in your life. But it doesn’t take long to feel like those open doors are really just more pieces to a puzzle you have to put together before you can feel like you’re making any progress at all. 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 answer to help you navigate your ADHD diagnosis with confidence!

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315: I'm Newly Diagnosed! Now What?

New ADHD Diagnosis Questions on The ADHD Podcast

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 relationship with ADHD, listen to the show today. 

Our guest today is Michael Cimino. He is an entrepreneur and sales and marketing professional who has been supporting organizations as ADDA and CHADD in their work. But he’s also a member with his own story of his ADHD journey and he’s here to share today. In addition, Michael is going to share some news about the 2017 International Conference on ADHD, November 9-12, 2017 in Atlanta, where you can learn and connect with leaders in ADHD research, treatment, and coaching (like Nikki!). 

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313: How do I talk to others about my ADHD?

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. This week on the show, we have two guests and fellow podcasters to help us navigate this conversation and give you some great advice and a sound reality check on talking to others about your ADHD!

270: The Pre- & Post-Diagnosis Journey with ADD Crusher Alan Brown

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 interviews. But his personal journey to understanding ADHD is a moving story and a model for coming to terms with pre-diagnosis, and making the transition to a new world post-diagnosis in our conversation today.

266: Impulsivity & ADHD

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 impulsivity at work and his story — and we hope our conversation around it — proves supportive for anyone listening who is living with impulsive behavior challenges. 

256: Making Difficult Decisions with ADHD

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 through them and discover what lies on the other side? This week is dedicated to processing, researching, and making the decision to act, and discovering the tools you need to employ to condition yourself to take action!

215: Finding good enough, and freedom from the language of failure

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 listener that bundles such important concepts as balance, organizational aspiration, and shame around ADHD and living the organized lifestyle. It’s a big show, a big question, and hopefully offers you a big and inspired summer organizing season!

179: ADHD Awareness Month — Coaching & Resources Galore

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. Whether you’re new to ADHD and wrestling with your own diagnosis or that of a loved one, or been dealing with ADHD for many years, we have some great tools and texts to support your journey. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share their favorite ADHD resources to help support and spread awareness!

67: Is ADHD an Excuse or an Explanation?

You're challenged by this set of behaviors that we call "ADHD", but those behaviors don't have to rule you and the life you're trying to live. The real question is: are you letting it? This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about how not to let your behavior become an excuse for poor choice, but to take control of your ADHD and learn from it!