327: Organizing What You Learn

You’re working hard to learn and grow, to discover new things and be a better person, right? But in that process, how do you catalog and internalize all things you’re learning so that you’ll be able to recall them later and use them when you need them most … even when you don’t know when that will be?

325: Goal-Setting for the New Year!

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How do you go about setting goals? If you’re like us, you’ve experienced the light-headedness that comes with New Year’s Eve resolution-setting. You’re pumped with endorphins and hanging with your friends — you’re on top of the world! But what happens the next morning? Resolution hangover. This week, we’re wrapping up the year talking about goals, goal-setting, and tackling changes you won’t regret!

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323: Q&A: ADHD-compatible jobs, digital well-being, and ADHD novel writing!

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We ended up with a number of backlog questions, and more than a few on writing long projects with ADHD, so this week we’re catching up! What kinds of jobs are well-suited for ADHD, particularly inattentive type? How do you keep yourself free from digital distractions? How do you keep plot, character, timeline all organized in your head when writing a novel with ADHD? All that and more on deck this week on The ADHD Podcast!

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322: How to avoid sabotaging your day!

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We may start our days with the best intentions. We have our lists and routines, our goals and objectives that we think we’re ready to accomplish. But what happens when you’re thrown off track? What happens when that unexpected phone call delivers some bad news, or the kids get sick, or the car breaks down?

If you don’t have some accommodations in place to account for these surprises, you won’t be able to bounce back! You’ll be unconsciously sabotaging your own day. On the show this week, we’re talking about the things you can do today — and every day — to build your resilience so that you can make more of your days terrific and fulfilling!

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321: 5 Big Lessons from the 2017 CHADD/ADDA Conference

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This week on the show, Nikki’s back from CHADD/ADDA in Atlanta and brings some of her key lessons learned and takeaways from this fantastic conference. If you’ve ever wondered what goes into the continuing evolution of ADHD understanding, you’ll want to listen to this episode. Plus, we’ve got follow-up on binary language, inspiration, and how to tackle writing your novel with questions from listeners like you!

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320: What does accountability have to do with success?

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If you’re a regular listener of the show, you know we’re big fans of the accountability partner. Recruiting someone you trust to help you accomplish something new, build a new habit, conquer a pesky behavior can be critical to your success. This week on The ADHD Podcast, Nikki breaks down Levels of Accountability and shares a model for how you can apply an accountability partner depending on the change you want to experience in your life!

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319: The Importance of Language — Why Words Matter

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Words are important. Since our conversation with James Ochoa and our efforts to change our language around the words manage versus navigate, we’ve heard from many listeners who are trying to change their language, too. This week, we’re taking on so-called “binary language,” conditions we set for ourselves in which there are only two conditions; good or bad, sick or healthy, smart or dumb, organized or not. When you shine a light on this kind of language, it sounds ridiculous, but how often do we let these terms creep into our lives subconsciously?

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318: Silence Digital Noise and Try Writing Instead!

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We’re wrapping up ADHD Awareness Month with a Digital episode this week, taking a look at one of our long-standing requests: what do you need to look for to silence the notifications on your devices and help you take control of the things that have access to your attention. 

But once you’ve silenced the notifications, what are you going to do with all that reclaimed headspace? Put it to good use with some introspective journaling! We talk about Pete’s favorite tools and prompts for journaling, and invite you to check out our friend Michelle Chalfant’s 30-Day Journaling Challenge for the month of November!

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317: Celebrating your ADHD Strengths and Beating the Negative Spiral!

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It’s only too easy to get sucked into the negative spiral of doubt when confronted with your own unique ADHD challenges. This week on the show, we want to spin that inner dialog and focus on your inner ADHD strengths before you let the doubts determine your direction. We have our friends Gabriel and Heather back with us to give their insights on guiding our inner voices, developing our ideal day and week, and becoming the people we see in our own minds!

Gabriel Villarreal and Heather Clifft are the hosts of Informed Consent, a podcast designed to support and nurture incoming mental health clinicians who are in the trenches. Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in anxiety, trauma, family transitions, and counselor supervision. Gabriel is a Resident in Counseling and soon to be Licensed Practicing Counselor, providing therapy at his practice ADHD Counseling, he’s also a coach at his gym, LostBoys Strength and Conditioning. Both join us from Roanoke, Virginia.

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316: The Puzzle of ADHD Treatment with Laurie Dupar

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A diagnosis of ADHD can open doors to clarity in your life. But it doesn’t take long to feel like those open doors are really just more pieces to a puzzle you have to put together before you can feel like you’re making any progress at all. Our guest today is Laurie Dupar, one of our favorite experts and resources, who joins us to talk through this puzzle of ADHD treatment. From medication to coaching to therapy and nutrition and self-care, we’ve got answer to help you navigate your ADHD diagnosis with confidence!

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315: I'm Newly Diagnosed! Now What?

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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!). 

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314: Dissecting the Emotional Distress Syndrome of ADHD with James Ochoa

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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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313: How do I talk to others about my ADHD?

Talking with others about our ADHD can be a tricky subject. If you’re not completely comfortable with your ADHD and how it affects your work and life, talking about it can be surrounded in self-judgment, even if that judgment isn’t reflected in reality. This week on the show, we have two guests and fellow podcasters to help us navigate this conversation and give you some great advice and a sound reality check on talking to others about your ADHD!

312: ADHD, Love & Chores!

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This week on the show, we’re picking up where we left off in our conversation with Melissa Orlov last week with key strategies on managing chores in an ADHD/Non-ADHD relationship. How do you maintain peace through the roadblocks of relationship challenges in keeping your home operating smoothly? We review Melissa’s five-step approach and share our ideas that help cement your efforts to even the field in the home. 

Plus, new this week we’re launching our very own Patreon! We count on support from listeners to continue to grow this podcast. If you've ever found the show a support to you in building the living systems you need to live with ADHD, we appreciate that you consider a regular donation through Patreon. Thank you!

We’re celebrating ADHD Awareness Month! Nikki will be presenting in the online ADHD Awareness Expo — a free virtual conference of ADHD Experts taking place October 1-7. Register now and learn more about organizing, time management, productivity, mindfulness and more, all in the context of ADHD!

Plus, October 3rd and October 17th, Nikki will be hosting two mysteryADHD webinars at 3 pm (Pacific). If you want to register, you do need to do so online, please sign up for the newsletter to make sure you don’t miss them. 

Every Friday starting September 22nd through the end of October, Nikki will be jumping on Facebook Live at 3 pm! She has different topics for each Friday and a chance for you to ask any questions you may have and get answers live!

For the month of October, we’re holding a promotion on coaching services and online products — you won’t want to miss it — be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get all of the details!

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309: Two Things You Need to Know to Make ANY Routine Successful

If you’ve been listening to the show for awhile, you know we love our routines. In the ADHD biz, routines are the gold standard for making change in your life. Running late? Better come up with a new routine! Lost your keys again? Better routine! But here’s the trick: just because routines are simple does not mean they are easy.