2021 Q & A with Pete & Nikki
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New season, new questions! It’s been too long since we took on your fantastic submissions so we’re clearing the deck this New Year with discussion on ADHD paradoxes, health, ableism, and so much more.

Along the way, head over to The Theme System to see what Myke Hurley and CGP Grey have cooked up with the release of their second edition Theme Journal!

  • Can margin exist with hyperfocus?
  • Can you be kind to yourself AND challenge yourself to be better?
  • Are you keeping resolutions this year, or clearing out any tolerations? (The 2021 Purge!)
  • How do you explain executive functioning to someone with no experience with it?
  • What do you look for in an accountability partner?
  • Hey Pete... how you feeling?

Thank you to everyone who submitted questions — keep ‘em coming!

ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka
ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka
Tracy Otsuka
EP. 112: ADHD, Working Memory, Hip-hop and STEM with Raven the Science Maven
In this episode of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy introduces you to Raven Baxter. Raven is also known as Raven the Science Maven, she is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed science communicator, educator and molecular biologist who is working to share science and champion for inclusivity and diversity in STEM. Raven is also the founder of Science Haven, a non-profit organization that operates at the intersections of science, education, and the public. Science Haven houses STEMbassy, a live web series that connects the public with science and technology professionals, and Black In Science Communication, a group that works to build relationships in the science community, equipping others with the knowledge and resources necessary to share science with the world in their own flavor. Raven is an entertainer and content creator known for her unique style of combining science and hip hop music that teaches and empowers those in STEM and beyond. She has recently been featured in Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 List of the most influential young leaders for the year, BuzzFeed News, Mother Jones Magazine, on the mayor of Buffalo’s social media accounts trying to convince teenagers to stay home in the age of Covid; and of course, she has her own TedX Talk. Raven shares: * The circumstances surrounding both her ADHD diagnoses * The tweet that she shared regarding her struggle to memorize even small snippets of text * What has changed since her last diagnosis * Why she started her science rap music videos * What she thinks the key to living successfully with ADHD is ADHD brains work so that they too may discover their amazing strengths. And your reviews really help in that regard. Resources: Instagram: instagram.com/raventhesciencemaven Twitter: twitter.com/ravenscimaven Facebook: facebook.com/raventhesciencemaven Website: scimaven.com 5 Days to Fall in Love with Your ADHD Brain: tracyotsuka.com/ilovemybrain
29 min
ADHD Support Talk Radio
ADHD Support Talk Radio
ADHD Support Talk - Tara McGillicuddy
Shame: the Kryptonite for ADHD Motivation
Lynne Edris and Dr. Sharon Saline to discuss how shame affects motivation for adults living with ADHD and what you can do about it. They discuss the components of motivation and what folks can do to get started on projects and reduce procrastination. You'll learn how the shame about challenges of living with ADHD limits productivity, and what you can do to improve your sense of self-worth. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD solution card deck specializes in working with kids, young adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues. Her unique perspective - as a sibling in an ADHD home, combined with decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and educator/clinician consultant - assists her in guiding families and adults towards effective communication and closer connections. She lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on topics such as understanding ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, different kinds of learners and the teen brain. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.com and PsychologyToday.com, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work. Learn more at . Podcast Co-Host Lynne Edris helps distracted professionals overcome overwhelm by reducing procrastination and improving time management so they have more time, more energy, and more money for what they love most! As a woman with ADHD herself, she has been where her clients are and come out the other side, so to speak. She’s gone from living in a constant state of chaos and under-performance to a life full of success and fulfillment! Learn more about Lynne at www.CoachingADDvantages.com, and text keyword “HACK” to 33777 to get her 7 Fool-Proof Productivity Hacks for unfocused professionals! ADHD Support Talk Radio is an award winning Podcast for Adults with ADD / ADHD. Co-hosts Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris are joined by Adult ADHD experts and they cover important topics related to Adult ADD / ADHD. Podcast guests include Dr. Edward Hallowell, Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Dr. Ari Tuckman, Laurie Dupar, Terry Matlen and many more. Tara McGillicuddy is the Producer, Owner and Co-host of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast. You may contact Tara with general questions or feedback about the podcast. Lynne Edris is the Co-host of the ADHD Support Talk Radio Podcast. You may contact Lynne with feedback about her episodes or if you are interested in having her interview you as a guest. https://adhdsupporttalk.com/about-podcast/
38 min
ADHD reWired
ADHD reWired
Eric Tivers
364 | Not Like The Other Brains with William Curb from Hacking Your ADHD
It’s been a year since William Curb started the Hacking Your ADHD podcast and we’re celebrating. Correction: In true ADHD style, it has been a year + 3 months or so. Either way, having reached this milestone is huge and we are celebrating.  Creating and sustaining a podcast is a lesson in discipline for ANY podcaster but even more so for someone who has also been diagnosed with ADHD. Having set systems definitely helps but there are so many new facets of the disorder that you’ll face as you try to keep a steady schedule that it’s almost like learning a whole new tool. William takes the time to script his podcast so he keeps them fairly short and on task, but doing this means that he occasionally misses production dates. This is perfectly fine because he has kept on going regardless.  Listen as we chat about when automation helps (and when it doesn’t), what the future looks like for Hacking Your ADHD, and how having the podcast has helped him to address various ADHD symptoms. He’s also sharing a bit about how he hacks his ADHD and how he’s altering those hacks for his 5-year old daughter. In true Hacking Your ADHD fashion, we end this one with an amazing dad joke courtesy of William’s very large “dad joke library.” Listen in to hear it all. You'll learn: [02:08] Welcome to ADHD reWired, William Curb.  [04:17] William shares the learning process he has gone through as he works on his Podcast. [06:26] How ADHD makes podcast production challenging.  [09:16] Quick thoughts on automation and creating systems.  [12:31] Why using what we have is sometimes harder than just buying more. [16:27] Has William considered writing a book?  [22:49] What does the future look like for Hacking Your ADHD?  [26:29] How has he been doing with letting go of perfectionistic tendencies?  [29:02] Has listening to himself helped with his speech?  [31:18] Learn more about how his scripts have evolved over time.  [35:51] What kinds of things would he like to try out with the podcast?  [43:56] William shares ways he hacks his ADHD.  [48:11] How timers have helped him manage his time and productivity. [53:01] It doesn’t matter if someone else is teaching the same thing. Learn why?  [57:22] Why his ADHD network is partially responsible for the success of the podcast. [59:04] A quick dad joke to make your day. [1:00:22] If you are a regular listener, consider becoming a patron by clicking on our Patreon tab at Will's site is here:
1 hr 5 min
Hacking Your ADHD
Hacking Your ADHD
William Curb
Digital Declutter: Tabs, Tabs, And more Tabs
Did you think I was all done with tabs last week... well I wasn't because there's actually a ton we can still talk about. Tabs are one of those small things in our life that can have a fairly outsized impact. Don't think so? Well, keep listening to find out why. Today we're going to be talking about how tabs can literally change the way our brain works, some ways we can cull having all those tabs open, and then talk a bit about those precursors to tabs... bookmarks. Support me on Patreon Connect with me on: Facebook Twitter Instagram or ask me a question on my Contact Page Find the show note at HackingYourADHD.com/tabstabstabs *This Episode’s Top Tips* * Tabs can serve as an easy way to try to multitask - however, multitasking is just task switching. As we switch from task to task to task we're actually decreasing our overall productivity, not increasing it. * Switching tabs can give a hit of dopamine, which only increases our desire to switch tabs more often. We can work on this by being mindful of what kind of tabs we leave open. * A great way to limit tabs is to use services like Pocket or Instapaper that allow us to save articles we want to read for later. By storing them in an external system we remove the temptation to just switch to those articles in the middle of other tasks. * Another alternative to just leaving tabs open is to use your bookmarks for sites that you either visit frequently or just sites that you know you're going to have to come back to eventually. What we don't want to do however is create bookmarks for sites that we just need to keep open temporarily.
17 min
The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health
The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health
Peter Shankman
Girls, Women and ADHD w/ Researcher, Professor Esme Fuller-Thompson
Professor Esme Fuller-Thomson is cross-appointed to the Faculties of Social Work, Medicine and Nursing at the University of Toronto. She is also Director of the Institute for Life Course & Aging. She has published more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and Cancer. Her research examines ADHD and mental health, the association between early adversities and adult physical and health outcomes, and disparities in health. Her work has widely cited in the media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and CNN. We’re talking about why the number of Women with ADHD are underreported, about the dark side of ADHD, depression, how to lookout for warning signs in your child, and strategies for making a positive difference. Enjoy- ***CORONA VIRUS EDITION*** In this episode Peter & Dr. Fullerton-Thompson discuss: 1:12- Intro and welcome Esme!! 1:53- Is it true that there is a big difference between males with ADHD and females with ADHD? Ref: (requires log-in) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cch.12380 3:07: Ref: More Play, Less Problems?? Episode with Dr. Debbie Rhea. LINK Project 3:10- How ADHD is looked at differently between males vs females and how they act and react with it? 5:38- Without strategies to manage your ADHD things can go terribly wrong; women with ADHD have substantially higher odds for things to go wrong than men. How do we address this from early-on in a child’s life? 9:00- On the need of structure and how it’s a key component of managing your ADHD 10:15- Ref article: The Dark Side of ADHD: Factors Associated With Suicide Attempts Among Those With ADHD in a National Representative Canadian Sample 11:45- As numbers of suicide are higher than before, what can parents, teachers, doctors do to be aware/on the lookout for signs, and how to move forward once diagnosed? 13:14- On addiction and depression. 15:18- Ref: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Impulse Control 16:35- Dr. Thompson, how can people find more of your studies of your research? Just type in Fuller-Thompson + ADHD, HERE on Google Scholar, or via https://socialwork.utoronto.ca/profiles/esme-fuller-thomson/ 17:40- Thank you Dr. Fullerton-Thompson! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials. 18:02- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits! As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Do you know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear! TRANSCRIPT: Hey everyone, happy day, Peter Shankman here, welcome to another episode of Faster Than Normal, I'm thrilled that you're here, as I always am. We are going to touch on a subject today, we're going to talk about ADHD, um, it's not as happy-go-lucky as my normal episodes, but that's okay because sometimes they can't all be happy-go-lucky., and sometimes you’ve got to talk about stuff that is, um, a little disturbing to sort of get along and to make sure that people understand all aspects of ADHD, I highlight the good points all the time. But you know, it's, there are times where they're not so good, and I think we all know that, and so I am thrilled today to be talking to Professor Esme Fuller Thompson. Um, she's cross-appointed to the faculties of social work medicine and nursing at the University of Toronto, and she's also Director of the Institute for Life Course & Aging. She's published more than 150 articles in peer reviewed journals, including New England Journal of Medicine, at The Lancet and Cancer, her research…. examines ADHD and mental health, the association between early adversities and adult physical and health outcomes and disparities in health. She's been quoted in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, CNN… whole bunch of others. And I'm, I'm, I'm really, I'm honored that you took the time to come in today professor. Thank you so much. Thank you so much for having me, I'm delighted to be here. So what I found... you, because there was an interesting article, um, that came to my attention and I think,, there were a couple of them. One of them was in child health care, uh, development, and that was attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, casts a long shadow findings from a population based study of adult women with self-reported ADHD. We don't talk about gender breakdowns that much, um, I, I think no one does really…. does, um, in the ADHD/ADD world, but there is a big difference between, uh, males with ADHD and females with ADHD. Well, I think women with ADHD tend to be under the radar screen. Most teachers and health professionals are not really thinking about women and ADHD, and you may present a little bit different, uh, in a different way, so the majority of people with an ADHD diagnosis are males, and for sure it is higher in the... among men, but I think because women often present more, um, distractible rather than the hyperactive, they're… they really don't get noticed enough, and our research is indicating that the women with the diagnosis of ADHD are quite vulnerable with respect to a variety of mental health concerns. Yeah, I, and I believe that, you know, we had a professor [Episode with Dr. Debbie Rhea] from the University of Texas on the podcast who, uh, spent a semester in a junior high school, um, giving I think elementary school or a junior high school, can’t remember which one, giving, um, they changed the, the workout schedule, the recess schedule from 20 minutes a day to 60 minutes a day. And they changed the lunch, the lunch, uh, options from, uh, primarily carb-based to primarily protein based, and they saw a drastic, not only decrease in ADHD outbursts from boys, but addressing increase in, um, girls who were willing to participate in class. And that, that struck me, that's always stuck with me, you know, we don't, we don't look at ADHD as the same thing. And, and there are a lot of differences between... between male and female, boys and girls and how they, and how they act and react with it. Absolutely. So, I mean, there's two things. One possibility is that women with ADHD are doing more or doing less well, which is what our data seems to indicate, but it could also be that if anybody, there's a whole spectrum to ADHD, like there's a spectrum to everything… and it might be that the, only the women who are at the far, far upper end of the spectrum with the most symptoms, are the people that are being actually diagnosed. So these negative outcomes may be more true for men who are at the upper end, but it's just that men along the whole spectrum may have been diagnosed. Um, the other piece of what you raised that… isn't particularly, um, from my data, but other research exercise, is so key exercise structure, organization, it just makes life more livable for sure, for people who have, um, impulse control issues and, and, and disorganization, personal coaches, there's all kinds of positive things that can really make a difference because I think these mental health outcomes that we're looking at, are partly because there's a cascade of negative, um, outcomes, relationships, uh, income, uh, that all of these things, if you can't get yourself completely organized. So, um, being physically active, having lots of structure, having some, maybe so…
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Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support Podcast – 15 Tips to Thrive in 2021!
Adult ADHD ADD Tips and Support Podcast - 15 Tips to Thrive in 2021. This podcast is an audio companion to the book "The Drummer and the Great Mountain - A Guidebook to Transforming Adult ADD / ADHD." In this episode, we'll discuss the "15 Tips to Thrive in 2021" as a hunter-type. 2020 was a rough year for many of us. It's time for a reboot. We'll review 15 tips that will make you healthier and more productive entering the new year. Topics include: building a solid health routine, time management, life visioning, mindfulness, and creating effective support systems.  Links Mentioned in this Episode: Alive! Online Workshop - Jan 2021 Strathmore 400 Sketchbook Episode 70 - Lean on Your Strengths Episode 62 - Sleep Episode 64 - Mastering Overwhelming and Mundane Tasks Episode 77 - Sprint then Rest Episode 54 - "Containerizing" Your Life through Mind Mapping and Other Tools Episode 71 - Mindfulness Episode 74 - Meditation  Episode 68 - Gratitude Practice Episode 65 - Journaling for Clarity   Don't see a player? Click this link to download the MP3 file. If you have an Apple device (iPhone/iPad), you can download the podcast (and subscribe) for free at this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/adult-adhd-add-tips-support/id988935339 Visit the podcast web page to listen to all 80 episodes: http://www.drummerandthegreatmountain.com/adult-adhd-add-podcast If you're enjoying the music on our podcast, be sure to visit Bahman's website to hear his entire catalog of albums! Photo by Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash For more info, visit: http://www.DrummerAndTheGreatMountain.com
44 min
Two Shrinks Pod
Two Shrinks Pod
Dr Hunter Mulcare & Amy Donaldson
68 - The Seven Deadly Sins
To kick off 2021, two shrinks is getting sinful. Thanks to a suggestion from psychiatrist Dr Jackie Rakov (@psychwrite on twitter), we’re taking a look at the psychology behind the seven deadly sins. Do we find people more attractive when we’re primed with lust? Does envy make us more likely to harm others? Is pride different from straight-up narcissism? Listen in to for a light-hearted but in depth look at whether the sins really are that bad. Timepoint/Articles: 05:30 Envy https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0146167219897660 14:30 Pride - https://europepmc.org/article/med/33180528 26:25 Gluttony - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24411760/ 40:58 Sloth - https://www.prdb.pk/article/prevalence-of-academic-procrastination-and-reasons-for-acade-8348 47:30 Lust - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00224545.2014.933158 58:51 Wrath - https://bpspsychub.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/bjso.12357 01:14:27 Greed - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0191886918305130 Media clips drawn from: Se7en (sins), Winnie the Pooh (gluttony), The Simpsons (Sloth), U2 (pride) Pride & Prejudice (pride), How I Met Your Mother (lust), Wallstreet (greed) and Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (wrath) Hunter’s bonus I can’t believe it’s not sloth articles: (from 35:00-40:58 mins) Sloth bears: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2019-05979-001 Bridges: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1369847820304125
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Proudly ADHD at work and in business
Proudly ADHD at work and in business
Cathy Rashidian, Certified Coach
#57 Managing ADHD with routine, there is an app for that!? Introducing Brili for adults
We all can agree that there is no shortage of productivity, task management, personal routine apps! But did you know about this one app that is designed with the ADHD brain wiring in mind and makes routines come to life in a new way. I am delighted to introduce to Brili, and in fact it has been around for a few years, the team has evolved the app to do so much more and share their exciting news on the episode. In this episode I talk to Susanne and Sanam, the co-CEOs of the app and they share their personal story and why this app is so different from all the other ones out there. Susanne and Sanam are the co-CEOs of Brili, a volunteer-based tandem from Munich and Berlin, Germany. Brili offers app solutions to individuals facing neurodiversity challenges like ADHD and ADD to manage their daily routines and habits. Their kids version has been out since 2015. The new adult version will launch March 1st. In 2018, Susanne found the Brili app and decided to try it with her own son. It was a game changer for the whole family, so when the founder communicated that he’d likely end services, she made a bold decision to take over the company as a family. Sanam was on a personal journey to create personal impact alongside her corporate working world. So when her in-law told her the Brili story, it felt like a sign of fate to help keep Brili alive. As parents and family members of individuals ADHD, Susanne and Sanam appreciate and understand the importance of routines in daily life with their personal experience. Brili’s vision is to embrace the uniqueness of every individual and help form a society without stigma. You can download Brili here: App Store: https://apps.apple.com/de/app/brili-routines-habit-tracker/id1516036620?l=en Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.briliadult&hl=en_SG Learn more about Brili here: https://brili.com/
27 min
IFS Talks
IFS Talks
Aníbal Henriques & Tisha Shull
The Therapeutic Dose of Empathy in IFS with Alexia Rothman
Dr. Alexia Rothman is a licensed psychologist and Certified IFS therapist in private practice in Atlanta, GA.  She is a United States Presidential Scholar who completed her doctoral work in Clinical Psychology in 2003 at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.  She has formerly held adjunct professor positions in the Psychology Departments of Emory University and Agnes Scott College.  Dr. Rothman was drawn to the IFS model through her therapeutic work with trauma survivors, and she began her formal training in the IFS model in 2011.  Over the past 11 years, Dr. Rothman has served as a Program Assistant for many Level 1, 2, and 3 experiential IFS trainings.  In 2016, Dr. Rothman combined her passion for psychotherapy and her love of teaching and began offering full-day workshops to introduce the IFS model to clinicians.  She now regularly teaches both introductory and more advanced IFS workshops throughout the United States and abroad, and she serves as an IFS consultant, helping clinicians to deepen their knowledge of the IFS model while working with their own systems to facilitate maximal access to Self-energy in their professional and personal lives.  Dr. Rothman is married to an IFS therapist and is the mother of two human children and three Tonkinese cats. You can find more about Dr. Alexia at her website https://dralexiarothman.com You can find the piece on therapeutic dose of empathy in IFS at minute 23:33
49 min
Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast
Inside Mental Health: A Psych Central Podcast
Healthline Media
Steven C. Hayes - What is ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)?
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)? Is it just for select issues or can everyone benefit from ACT? Is there any evidence to support that ACT works at all? Dr. Steven C. Hayes, one of the pioneers of ACT, answers these questions and shares some of the interesting applications of ACT, ranging from helping professional athletes to Fortune 500 companies. Listen now! Guest Information for 'Acceptance and Commitment' Podcast Episode Steven C. Hayes is a Nevada Foundation professor of psychology in the behavior analysis program at the University of Nevada. An author of 46 books and nearly 650 scientific articles, he’s especially known for his work on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or “ACT,” which is one of the most widely-used and researched new methods of psychological intervention in the last 20 years. Hayes has received several national awards, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy. His popular book “Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life” for a time was the best-selling self-help book in the United States, and his new book “A Liberated Mind” has been recently released to wide acclaim. His TEDx talks have been viewed by over 600,000 people, and he’s ranked among the most cited psychologists in the world. About the Inside Mental Health Podcast Host Gabe Howard lives with bipolar disorder and is a nationally recognized speaker and podcast host. He is the author of the book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies available directly from the author. To learn more about Gabe, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.
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