Living with ADHD can be exhausting. But even at the end of a long day, responsibilities pile up. How do you recharge to stay focused… when your focus has lost its focus?
How many days since YOUR last ADHD incident?
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.
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!
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?
When we first read his book, Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD, we became fast fans of James Ochoa. He writes candidly about his experience living with ADHD, struggling with ADHD, overcoming the hurdles of ADHD. But beyond that, he’s a counselor himself, working with the complex tapestries that are adults with ADHD. 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. We’re sure you’ll want to find out more about James and encourage you to pick up his book — easy and truly eye-opening reading!
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Our friend and ADHD coach Casey Dixon of MindfullyADD.com is back to remind us of the value of mindfulness, and share the tools, techniques and strategies that can help us stay present as we run the holiday gauntlet!
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 exercise our focus on a tree, too. We talk about the power of focus and clarity, how living in accordance with a clear priority strategy can lead to greater productivity and balance, and how developing your ideal weekly schedule can help you truly visualize the hidden opportunities that exist in your own personal sea of time.
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 daily practices to help you with everything from focus, to movement and settling, not to mention a rich library of feature to help you learn more about your ADHD. 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!
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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!
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 meditation experience.