Podcast Episode #203: Understanding Executive Functions – Self-Motivation
The last episode in the executive function focuses on self-motivation. The timing of this episode is perfect because taxes are due in a few weeks! You may be especially struggling with the motivation to beat that deadline, and I’m here to explain why.
It all comes down to our lack of dopamine, but that doesn’t mean we are lazy or a lost cause for productivity. A customized cocktail of support can help us improve in this impaired executive function.
Podcast Episode #202: Understanding Executive Functions – Self-Awareness (This Will Change Everything)
Part 5 of the executive function series is on self-awareness – the ability to reflect, evaluate and ponder your thinking patterns. Self-awareness can be a very uncomfortable thing to do and it might bring up a lot of shame and guilt. That’s why I offer six super helpful tips to implement that will create a safer space for you to examine your way of thinking and make a game plan for positive change
Podcast Episode #201: Do You Have Emotionally Immature Parents? with Dr. Lindsay Gibson
My conversation with Dr. Lindsay Gibson generated pure gold in this week’s episode about emotionally immature parents. It’s important to note that this is in no way parent-shaming but instead illuminates how many people with ADHD were likely raised by emotionally immature adults (and perhaps perpetuating this behavior).
Podcast Episode #200: Maybe I’m Not the Problem: Understanding Emotional Abuse with Helen Villiers and Katie McKenna
In this special episode, I’ve invited emotional abuse and relationship experts, Katie McKenna and Helen Villiers, to share their perspective on toxic relationships and how they affect ADHDers.
Podcast Episode #199: Understanding Executive Functions – Problem Solving
While those of us with ADHD may be good at solving big, complex problems, facing the breakdown of smaller situations can be a real challenge. This episode will help you understand why problem solving is so hard and what we can do to tackle it head-on.
Podcast Episode #198: Understanding Executive Functions – Emotional Regulation
In part three of my six-part series on executive functions, I’m diving into emotional regulation and how it’s impacted with ADHD. Emotional regulation directly impacts how productive we’re able to be because how we feel drives our actions. Learn how to SURF our emotions in the moment instead of avoiding them.
Podcast Episode #197: Living Without a Pause Button
Those of us with ADHD can attest to how debilitating it is to not have strong, internal self-restraint. From interrupting conversations to cutting in line to leaping before we look, life with impaired inhibition can be daunting. I share the four types of inhibition (including cognitive, behavioral, and emotional motor) and offer tips on how we can keep this impairment in check.
Podcast Episode #196: Understanding Executive Functions – Working Memory
Working memory is a temporary storage system that allows you to hold information in your mind long enough to do something with it. I like to think of working memory as an internal bulletin board where sticky notes get posted temporarily. We’ll dive into understanding the mind’s voice and the mind’s eye that are both necessary to picture the steps involved in a task and get it done.
Podcast Episode #195: The Aspie World Meets I Have ADHD
Today I welcome Daniel Jones from The Aspie World as a special guest! He has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 2), ADHD, OCD, and Dyslexia. Daniel shares tips for tricking the ADHD side of his brain into staying focused for longer periods of time and expresses why it’s so important to love each other and not feed dissension amongst our neurodivergent community. *strong language*
Podcast Episode #194: What to Do When Your Goal is No Longer Exciting
I made a goal to talk about one thing, told myself it would be easy, then procrastinated and realized it was more work than I was ready to handle. So here we go! I’ll talk through the things I did wrong this week, the steps I skipped, and the danger of excitement that I floated on instead of facing reality. Let’s learn together, and I hope I can help you avoid the pain I went through with this good but difficult goal.