One of the most important routines to build: how do you work smart, efficient, and healthy food into your life with ADHD? Don't worry, you have all the skills. This week, Nikki and Pete help you put them to use where it counts!
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.
It’s hard out there. Why do we make it harder by subconsciously practicing language that devalues us, our contributions, and our abilities?
This week’s show is inspired by a listener struggling with burnout. On the job or at home, burnout impacts us all at some point in our lives. When you’re struggling with ADHD and facing burnout, the challenge comes when all your trusted accommodations and routines fly out the window. How do you find an anchor to stay grounded and focused on the positive?
Our guest today is Michelle Chalfant. Michelle is a speaker, therapist, author and educator and she has crafted a model for approaching the way we interact with the world that that can help you fight those voices, the limiting beliefs, and the blocks in the middle of your road.
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!
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 help us, we’ve brought in the expert: Dr. Kirsten Milliken of PlayDHD.com.
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 common toxins in the home can affect their child’s health and lessen the symptoms of behavior and attention issues through simple dietary and lifestyle changes. We talk about everything from the insidiousness of MSG and sugar to food coloring and supplements, and how each can help or hinder your ADHD. Join us!
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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 introducing a terrific concept by way of a wonderfully approachable book. The concept, Tiny Habits. The book: Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Big Results, by Stephen Guise. Learn to build big new habits into your life through the tiniest of daily actions!
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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 self-care routines in four key areas: Sleep, Exercise, Food, and Mindfulness.
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 on The ADHD Podcast, we’re taking on sleep with a modest suggestion of a single strategy, and what you need to do to implement this strategy toward becoming a better sleeper.
This week on the show, we offer the 10 steps you’ll need to add supporting movement into your day, from finding the time, to leaping over the shame of inactivity, right into action. This conversation is all about letting go of your feelings about not getting out for a walk yesterday, and moving forward, little by little, today.
This week on the show we’re kicking off a series on self care — from health and nutrition to sleep to medication to organization, we’re going to dig into it. So listen in today — if you’ve ever found yourself forgetting what feeling good feels like, you need to join us for this series and kick off 2016 with a celebration of you!
This week we share digital tools for monitoring and managing our fitness and diet. From wearables that track your movement to the apps and services that help you define and achieve your health and fitness goals, listen in this week for the tools you’ll need to get started!
If you're struggling with ADHD and you're not able to take care of yourself, you may be magnifying your stress and making your journey to an organized lifestyle more complex. Taking care of yourself is about exercise, food, and rest, and if you don't have a handle on those three pillars of self-care, it's time to get started. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the challenges that come with self-care and ADHD and how to break the negative habits that come with stress in your life.