391: Talking to loved ones after your ADHD diagnosis

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.

364: Accepting Your ADHD Diagnosis

That first rush of relief that you feel when you’re handed the diagnoses of ADHD is exhilarating. And that feeling lasts for about three-and-a-half seconds, right up to the moment you ask yourself, what now? James Ochoa is back to help us with this question, and grappling with our very first ADHD Storms!

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!

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!). 

Links & Notes

280: Q&A with Nikki & Pete!

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 to updates on our latest technology episode, ADHD diagnoses to paperless, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to everyone who shared their questions this week!

272: Do you tell? ADHD & The Workplace

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 while being open about your ADHD-related challenges at work may seem like a great idea, but there are considerations that may impact just how public you want to be. This week on the show, Nikki and Pete talk about the experience of ADHD at work, the role of accommodations and your rights, and offer some guidance for determining who to trust and how to move forward and reduce stress. 

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.

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!

110: Waking Up to ADHD

You've been living with stress and disorder you're whole life. Suddenly, you're introduced to the concepts underlying ADHD and realize that this bucket of behaviors may actually define what you've been going through, and struggling against, all along! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright discuss what it means to wake up to a diagnosis of ADHD and share resources that can help you make the transition to living an organized and productive life through accommodations and structure.

106: Creating a Life Around Your Strengths with ADHD

If you're struggling with ADHD, life can feel like a burden. But it doesn't have to be. With a little positive conditioning and evaluation of your core skills, you might just find a new source of structure and hope. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about how to build a life that is focused on your strengths not struggles and frustrations!

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!