Behavior Bitches
Behavior Bitches
Nov 30, 2020
Part 1: Studying Doesn’t Have to #suck - Getting Started
Play • 42 min

On episode 76 #part1 the Bitches bring on the one and only, Dr. Maggie Pavone, and share some exciting news! Maggie has joined the SNABA team and we are stoked! This episode is all about the behaviors that go into studying, finding your why, and how to get started on your studying journey. We figured after 75 episodes it was about time we did an episode on what we do best…..teaching how studying does not have to be aversive. We tie in a sh*t ton of behavior principles #duh. Tune in or miss the F out.

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ADHD reWired
ADHD reWired
Eric Tivers
358: December 2020 Q & A with Brendan Mahan and Will Curb, Moira Maybin and MJ Siemens
Listen as with his guests, , , Moira Maybin, and MJ Siemens, answer questions from the listeners in our monthly Q & A session of . We are taking questions from you, the listener, about situations you want to talk through. It doesn't matter if it's personal or professional; we are here to give you our perspective and see if we can help you find some answers. Kathy starts by asking for suggestions about going to bed at a decent time so she can get up early to write her book. Melissa wants some suggestions on incorporating weekly planning in her life. Lauren is looking for help to find resources for getting a correct diagnosis for ADHD instead of depression, as she's always been told. Brendan wants suggestions on what project management tool to use as his business grows, and he is being overwhelmed with inquiries. Jacob wants some help and resources to quit smoking. He has quit multiple times over the years but always started back up. The panel shares their tips and suggestions on talking to his doctor about the ADHD meds he is on and asking if they can be changed to make quitting easier. This is the last live Q&A recorded in 2020, and as usual, we cover a wide range of topics, and we provide some creative takeaways no matter what stage you're in with your diagnosis. Listen in as we discuss your questions and the struggle we still have dealing with our ADHD, and get ready for more in 2021. *Please note that when we discuss medications, we can only address personal experience. Anytime you have been prescribed a drug, you should reach out to your provider regarding your symptoms and experiences. Not all medications are useful for all people. There are various options, and you'll need individual help to determine which medicines are right for you. Your Resources: ADHD Friendly Lifestyle with Moira Maybin ADHD Diversified with MJ Siemens You'll learn: [02:15] Welcome to the show, everyone! [04:49] Kathy speaks about her issue of going to bed late. [07:13] Eric wants to know if she has to get up early. [09:45] Brendan shares his insights into Kathy's issue. [13:02] If you can find a book that is fiction and part of a series, it might allow you to go to bed sooner. [15:58] Kathy talks to her future self every morning. [18:13] MJ talks about the meds she takes for her ADHD. [21:02] Melissa wants to know how to incorporate weekly planning in her life. [23:46] Eric says that planning makes everything else you are doing easier. [25:47] Telling people no is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. [26:22] Brendan shares his suggestions for Melissa. [32:47] Lauren believes she has been misdiagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder; she believes she has ADHD but doesn't have the money to pursue a diagnosis. [35:02] Women are the largest demographic for being diagnosed with ADHD because they are the largest group being misdiagnosed. [36:50] Moira shares some resources for Lauren. [39:04] Will asks if a diagnosis is a road to getting medication to help with her ADHD. [42:16] Brendan has a question about a project management tool to manage his inquiries. [44:20] Eric shares his ideas on what Brendan can do. [47:17] Eric discusses some automated tools he can use. [48:47] MJ speaks about how she manages contacts and her schedule. [53:11] Do you have a form on your website for people to fill out? [53:32] Moira has three questions to ask Brendan. [55:41] Eric shares with Brendan when it's time to hire your first assistant. [59:04] Eric discusses his post-covid plans and what he hopes to accomplish during 2021. [1:04:52] Jacob wants some tips on how to quit smoking. [1:05:36] MJ asks what kind of medicine he is on. [1:06:22] MJ shares that she couldn't reduce her nicotine level until she was on the correct dosage of meds for her ADHD. [1:08:00] Eric discusses how he quit smoking and his triggers for restarting. [1:11:00] Eric shares some programs that are available to help people quit smoking. [1:12:48] Jacob talks about the contraindications that quit smoking medications have, so he can't take them. [1:15:12] Thank you all for being on the show! [1:16:11] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron by clicking on our Patreon tab at Use my affiliate link for your favorite titles: ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups The 16th season of the ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability groups are ending soon.  ArC 17 Summer Sessions run July 11th – Sept. 19th.   We only have 9 spots remaining. Please visit to learn more and sign-up for our Last Scheduled Registration Event on June 11th at 3 PM CT.  You don’t want to miss it! Support the Podcast on Patreon Patreon allows listeners like you to support content creators like me. With a monthly contribution, you can get access to different levels of perks.  One perk example is our Patron-only Group Coaching Sessions.  Learn more at . ADHD reWired Facebook Group: If you would like to apply to join the ADHD reWired Secret Facebook group, go to and fill out the application. Productivity Q&A Get your ADHD questions answered live! These Q&A sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM CT. Go to Want to be a guest? Hey! What about you? Do you have a story? Are you a coach? Are you an ADHD Clinician? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you’d like to be a guest, .
1 hr 20 min
Bloom and Grow Radio
Bloom and Grow Radio
Maria Failla- Plant Lady and Host of Bloom and Grow Radio
Humidity Deep Dive and Winter Plant Care with the Plant Daddy Podcast Daddies, #112
One of the biggest questions I’ve gotten from our community is how to understand humidity and watering better. As we are in the depths of winter, humidity is a big topic and focus in our plant care routines, and you are going to hear a LOT about it today in a nerdy deep dive with two other plant podcasters, the daddies of the Plant Daddy Podcast Stephen and Matthew. I knew there couldn’t be a better guests than these two guys who are total nerds and maybe the only two other people who get as jazzed as doing weird deep dives into plant care as I am. This conversation was supposed to be 40 minutes and ended up being 90 because we just couldn’t stop talking about plants and winter and humidity and problem solving and I hope your inner plant nerd sees the inner plant nerd in us and just smiles and feels seen. So kick back, cozy up with your plants and enjoy episode 112 of the Bloom and Grow Radio Podcast! Just wanted to let you plant friends know during the time of this interview I got REAL curious and polled you guys about which brands of hygrometers you use (those are the humidity meters we talked about in the episode) and I’ve become a bit obsessed at putting them all over my house and comparing and contrasting the humidity levels in different rooms- from the bedroom to the bathroom to the living room. Check out this youtube video on my hygrometer and moisture meter review. In this episode we learn: [00:05:32] Matthew and Stephen share their personal histories with plants, and Matthew’s previous plant number (it was A LOT) * * [00:09:31] Matthew and Stephen’s gateway plants and how the difference in their plant interests pave way to a more diverse discussion in their podcast * [00:11:03] How the Plant Daddy Podcast came to be * [00:14:18] Maria shares the idea behind doing a deep dive episode on humidity and winter plant care * [00:15:20] What happens to your plants during winter, the changes you might see in them as it grows colder, and figuring out the light your plants need * [00:18:48] Are you making sure that the heat and cold in your home are optimal for your plants? * [00:21:10] Should you really just water your plants less come winter time? Matthew has a different and smart answer! * [00:22:19] A glimpse into Maria’s opera days: a wet rag on top of the radiator for more humidity * [00:24:03] Should you leave your plants touching or close together? * [00:25:29] Let’s talk about dormancy! Yes, your plants also take some time to sleep * [00:26:29] Matthew’s insightful perspective on plant dormancy and seasonal changes * [00:28:36] Stephen’s easy and practical tip to understand plant dormancy * [00:32:23] Are your plants required to go through dormancy? Maria, Matthew, and Stephen share their own experiences with controlled environments * [00:35:15] Why it is important to know the genus of your plants and where they originate from * [00:37:10] Matthew elaborates on bulbs and how different plants with bulbs behave during different seasons * [00:40:45] One of the biggest secret plant killers during winter: pests! * [00:41:42] How seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can also affect your plants * [00:42:16] How to ‘double-down’ on pest control management during the winter according to Stephen * [00:43:28] Matthew’s personal hacks on getting rid of mealybugs * [00:46:30] One of the most important things to know when you have plants according to Matthew: there is no one answer to everything * [00:47:01] Where to source the BEST seeds for your garden (It’s planning time!) * [00:49:37] Maria’s curated starter plans for all the different types of plant parents out there * [00:50:58] Understanding the humidity and the environment that we, our plants, and even our homes need during colder months * [00:56:24] What are Stephen and Matthew’s approaches to maintaining the right humidity for each of their plants? * [01:00:00] Maria shares why she wants to learn more about humidity despite not needing to really focus on it before (yes, it’s true) * [01:01:50] The horrifying experience with a humidifier that taught Maria a lesson the hard way * [01:02:56] Matthew and Stephen’s hot takes on humidifiers and misting * [01:06:55] Interesting hack on avoiding molds on dry walls when using a humidifier * [01:09:11] Why you should check how your humidifier is working in the environment or room that it is in * [01:14:01] Humidity concerns matter, but are you watering and taking care of your plants’ soil properly? * [01:16:11] How to keep tabs on your plants’ humidity with tools * [01:17:41] Maria’s future plans and experiments on humidity * [01:19:32] Appreciating the unique perspectives and representations that Plant Daddy Podcast brings to plant parenthood Mentioned in our conversation: * Plant Parent Personality Test * Territorial Seed Company (Bloom10 gets ya 10% off) * BAGR Episode Hoya Care 101 with Doug Chamberlain * On The Ledge Podcast by Jane Perrone * BAGR YouTube video Moisture Meter and Hygrometer Review / Humidity Products for Houseplants Haul * Pull It Together Podcast by Alex Mateo Thank you to our episode sponsor: Territorial Seed Company Thank you Territorial Seed Co for sponsoring today's episode! Territorial Seed Co provides high quality seeds and plants (over 2000 varieties) that are tried and tested on their 75 acre farm and have a ton of fall varieties for us to try! It's already time to start planning your 2021 garden! For seeds, plants, online garden planner, how to videos and more visit and use code BLOOM10 for 10% off. Follow Plant Daddy Podcast MERCH now available now through Follow Maria and Bloom and Grow Radio: Take the Bloom and Grow Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram and Facebook: @BloomandGrowRadio Tiktok: @bloomandgrowradio Subscribe to the Bloom and Grow Youtube Show! /Bloomandgrowradio Website: Join the (free) Garden Club:
1 hr 28 min
The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria
The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria
Matt Cicoria
Drug Use for Grown Ups: Session 144 with Carl Hart
I've been wanting to interview Dr. Carl Hart ever since I first heard him speak at the 2015 Mass ABA conference. Put differently, when asked who would be a 'bucket list' interview, Carl Hart was usually the first name that I answered with. Ever since learning about Carl's work, I've admired his ability and willingness to advance science-based arguments in the popular press media. If this is your first time hearing his name, let me share a little of his background information. Carl is the Ziff Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, where he's been researching the behavioral and neuropharmacological effects of psychoactive drugs in humans for nearly 20 years. Carl's research, along with his personal experience and observations, has shaped an honest and refreshing point of view as to how society treats the behavior of drug taking, and what we need to do in terms of changing public policies in this area. Even if you disagree with his main thesis, I encourage you to listen all the way through our interview. Personally, I have my own homework to do in terms of thinking through whether the full legalization of all classes of drugs is a good idea, but I think in general, it's good to challenge our assumptions and views, even if only periodically. One of the other things that I like about Carl is that he has been successful in communicating complex and nuanced scientific findings in the area of mass media. He's been featured in the op-ed pages of major newspapers and on network television. Carl has also been a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience, which is, by audience standards, very likely the largest podcast out there right now. Even more impressive though is how Carl has taken the time to share his views in popular press books. His first book, High Price, was a New York Times bestseller, and I have no doubt that Drug Use for Grown Ups will meet or exceed the success of it. Long story short, I think there are lessons for dissemination we can all learn from him. Here are the links to the various sources we mentioned: * Carl's latest book, Drug Use for Grown Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. * His debut book, High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery that Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society. * The Declaration of Independence. * The Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914. * Carl's website. * Carl's Twitter. * Carl's appearances on the JRE. * The difference between a Coroner and Medical Examiner. Today's episode is brought to you with the generous support of the following: * Behavior University. Their mission is to provide university quality professional development for the busy Behavior Analyst. Learn about their CEU offerings, including their brand new 8-hour Supervision Course, as well as their RBT offerings over at * How-to-ABA. Being a BCBA can be lonely and overwhelming. At, we help BCBA’s feel supported and confident by providing easy to access printables, CEU's and a collaborative community. Also, your monthly pro membership includes access to CEU’s! Along with the community of over 1000 ABA professionals, will help you save time, feel confident and master what you love! For more information, Go to When you join today and use code BOP, you’ll receive 10% off a yearly subscription (includes CEU’s!). * The long-awaited Behavioral Observations Patreon. For the last few years, I've run a private membership group on my website, and I'm excited to announce that I'm transitioning this over to the Patreon platform. There are several different options based on your needs and budget, so if you're interested in getting awesome discounts for professional development from Greg Hanley's company, FTF, accessing an ad-free podcast, listening to bonus patrons-only content, and more, head over to
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