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Podcast Episodes


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 #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.

Podcast Episode #192: How to Accomplish Impossible Goals

This time of year, everyone is setting resolutions — something that can be especially hard for those diagnosed with ADHD. An impossible goal doesn’t have to be something huge and scary though. It can be as small as finishing work every day when you say you’re going to or waking up at the first alarm without hitting snooze…

Podcast Episode #191: How to Rewire Your Brain with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

Barbara is known as “the woman who changed her brain.” After years of living with a diagnosed “mental block,” she set out to understand why parts of her brain weren’t functioning the way they should. What she discovered changed her understanding of the brain entirely, and she knew it was her life’s work to help others overcome the learning difficulties that might be holding them back.

Podcast Episode #190: How to Be a Good Parent

In episode 190, I’m serving some spicy advice on ways we can all grow and improve as moms and dads to our little ones. You’ll find that my tips don’t have a lot to do with the actual kids, and that’s because there is work we as adults need to do before we expect things from our children.

Podcast Episode #189: Manage Your Mind Around Your Money This Season

Do you or do you not have the extra cash to spend on holiday gifts this season? This episode includes a recorded excerpt from the FOCUSED ADHD group coaching program with tough questions to ask yourself ASAP in order to properly prepare for holiday gift-giving without going into debt or feeling shame.

Podcast Episode #188: How to Survive this Holiday Season

Facing the holiday season can be intimidating. Normal everyday life is complicated enough living with ADHD, and yet so much more is expected of us in the last few months of the year. Here’s your strategic plan for managing your expectations and capacity in order to face this time with intentionality and prioritization.

Podcast Episode #186: The Scandalous Concept of “Archive-All”

If you’re guilty of adding too many tasks to your to-do list and then feeling guilty for not completing them, this message is for you! It’s easy to lose ourselves in the list itself and struggle to cross anything off at all, leading to procrastination, dread, and shame.

Podcast Episode #184: How to Find (and Keep) a Hobby

I find that a lot of us ADHDers struggle to rest and play, and we have all the drama about participating in activities that are not ‘productive.’ Want to stop over-working and actually get a hobby? I’ve got 7 doable steps for you!

Podcast Episode #177: How to Set Realistic, ADHD-Friendly Goals

On today’s episode, we talk about why ADHDers struggle to set realistic goals, and how to make sure that we don’t set ourselves up for failure by setting outlandish, unreachable goals. You’ll walk away with a more grounded sense of how to set goals that you can actually accomplish!

Podcast Episode #172: How to Be Productive

Today’s episode is one that every ADHD needs: a fun and simple lesson in how to be productive. I’ll take you through the 5 steps that I teach all of my clients when we talk about productivity.

Podcast Episode #171: Should You Tell People About Your ADHD?

It can be hard to decide whether or not you should share your ADHD diagnosis with the people in your life. Is it their business to know? Will it help or hurt the relationship? This is one of the questions that we get asked most often, and so I wanted to share some tips to making the decision!

Podcast Episode #170: How to Stop Self-Sabotaging

If you feel like you’re always taking 2 steps forward and 3 steps back, this episode is the antidote to that. In it, I teach you WHY ADHDers often self-sabotage, and exactly how to stop. You’re not going to want to miss this life-changing episode!

Podcast Episode #168: How to Organize with ADHD

We all know that getting and staying organized is a MAJOR challenge for adults with ADHD. You’ll learn exactly why organization is hard for us, why it’s so important we divorce our ability to organize from our self-worth, how our spaces are a direct reflection of our minds, and exactly HOW to organize.

Podcast Episode #167: How To Make Decisions

Adults with ADHD struggle to make decisions. We delay and procrastinate and don’t think things through clearly, and this makes it so that we struggle move forward in our lives. THIS EPISODE IS THE ANTIDOTE TO THAT.

Podcast Episode #147: How to Prioritize and Make Decisions

If you have ADHD, then you struggle to prioritize and make decisions. In this episode, we’ll work on accepting our ADHD brains and begin to develop the skill of turning UP the volume on what’s important and turning DOWN the volume on what’s not as important. And of course, we’ll chat about how to even decide what’s important in the first place.

Podcast Episode #145: ADHD’s Impact on Sex

Certified sex educator Cate Osborn is with us today to talk about all things sex as it relates to ADHD. Get ready for a fun and enlightening episode about how ADHD affects sex and intimacy, and how you can begin to overcome these challenges so that you can reach your potential …even in the bedroom (too far? Sorry).

Podcast Episode #134: ADHD in a Plus-Sized Body

Gather ’round the table, my friends, we’re going to have a chat about being plus sized and ADHD, and the specific challenges that plus sized people face when seeking to obtain ADHD diagnosis and treatment.

Podcast Episode #126: Time Management

How is it possible that it’s taken me 126 episodes to record one on time management? This episode is deep – we talk about the REAL reasons we can’t manage our time, and what we can do about it.

Podcast Episode #125: How to Rest

If you have trouble slowing down and shutting your brain off, this episode is for you! I’ll dive into why we resist rest and how we can begin to overcome this tendency.

Podcast Episode #123: 10 Shifts in 3 Years

Today’s episode is a behind the scenes look at Kristen Carder’s journey. I’ve changed A LOT in the last 3 years and I’m sharing the specifics of who I used to be and who I am now.

Podcast Episode #122: ADHD and The Weight of the World

In the last 2 weeks, some very heavy and concerning world events have taken place. With so much suffering happening right now, I wanted to record an episode for you that acknowledges our collective pain and gives you some strategies on how to cope so that you can be an informed and caring human without being totally distracted and non-functional.

Podcast Episode #120: ADHD Medications

Dr. Russell Barkley joins me on today’s episode to discuss the different types of ADHD medications and what he sees as THE BEST treatment plan for adult ADHD. 

Podcast Episode #117: Slow and Steady (gross, I know)

Today I talk to my client Sacha about his journey going SLOWLY on his self-development work. Of course we ADHDers prefer to go fast, but what if that impatience actually doesn’t serve us? Today we’re going to inspire you to slow down and look for little wins along the way!

Podcast Episode #113: Wasting Time

Most adults with ADHD often identify as time-wasters. I’m going to walk you through why this is super counter-intuitive and why we should NEVER believe


Podcast Bonus Episode: An Apology

“…it is out of this space (failure) that the real genuine communication with other people starts to happen, because it’s a very unguarded, wide-open space

Podcast Episode #92: ADHD is Not Just for White People

Tune in today for an eye-opening and vulnerable conversation that I have with my client, Shannon Taylor. Shannon is a perfect example of what’s possible for a black woman with ADHD. This episode is the first in a series of episodes that I look forward to recording with my BIPOC clients.

Podcast Episode #91: The Power Move

I’ve got a major ADHD life hack for you today! It’s probably not exactly what you’re expecting, but it’s changed my life and I think it will change yours, too. The power move is when we intentionally get out of our HEADS and drop down into our BODIES. We feel. On purpose. Sounds excruciating, right!? I know…but I swear it’ll be worth it.

Podcast Episode #90: Surviving Saturdays

I don’t know about you, but I turn into a complete monster when I have a day off. And since we just got through the Christmas break, I have a LOT of thoughts about how we can treat ourselves (and others) better when we’re not in our normal routine. Today you’ll learn the 5 strategies to surviving Saturdays

Podcast Episode #88: ADHD Coaching

Need a boost? Perfect, this call is for you. I coach on anxiety, overwhelm, obligations, procrastination, and business. I want you to see how helpful it is to get coaching and how you can apply this coaching to your own life.Aside from medication, coaching has been the most helpful thing to me, and to many others. Many of my own huge transformations have come when watching or listening to someone else being coached.

Podcast Episode #85: Stop Striving for Perfection

When adults with ADHD set goals, we usually strive for the IDEAL rather than something attainable. This creates MORE failure for us. In this episode we’ll dive into the concept of a minimum baseline and how it will help you to achieve your goals with a much higher success rate!

Podcast Episode #83: Stop Shoulding on Yourself

ADHDers don’t like to be told what to do. So why do we spend so much of our own mental energy telling ourselves that we “should” and “have to” do things? It’s not fun and it’s not working! Today’s episode is a bit of a smackdown. Are you ready?

Podcast Episode #81: Capitalize on Your Strengths

I don’t have it all together. There, I said it. In this episode I dive into why it’s important to focus on our strengths and allow ourselves to have areas of weakness. Want to know the 10 things I’ve messed up on recently? Here ya go!

Podcast Episode #80: Change Your Mind About Yourself

You can’t hate yourself into improvement. You have to change your mind about yourself first. On today’s episode, I chat with my client and friend Verity Garvey, who went from self-loathing to self-acceptance and is now coaching others to do the same. Be inspired, my friend. If it’s possible for Verity, it’s possible for you.

Podcast BONUS: Adult ADHD Coaching

This episode is the audio of one of my recent coaching calls. We tackle phone addiction, insecurity at work, and self judgement. Some of my most transformative breakthroughs have been when I’ve listened to OTHER people get coached, and I know this is possible for you, too. 

Podcast Episode #79: Bad Days

I had a REALLY bad day recently and it just so happened to be podcast recording day. I almost didn’t record an episode for you, but thought maybe it would be helpful to share my own bad day with you so that you can learn to process and accept your bad days. You are 100% not alone, ADHDer. I got you.

Podcast Episode #78: How to Follow Through

Every adult with ADHD wants to learn how to follow through. This episode includes a 4-step process that you can use to become someone who does what they say they’re going to do. Do you identify as reliable? I do. It’s possible for you, too!

Podcast Episode #76: You 2.0

In last week’s episode, I taught you the concept of your future self. This week you’re going to hear from Jen 2.0, one of my

Podcast Episode #74: Taking Massive Action

Massive action is the type of action that produces an actual RESULT. It’s the opposite of passive action (researching, learning, asking for help) which doesn’t actually PRODUCE anything. Tune in to learn more!

Podcast Episode #33: Saying No

It’s so hard to say no – especially for us ADHDers. Let’s chat about why saying no is ESSENTIAL if we’re going to stay focused and reach our potential!

Podcast Episode #19: Your Brain is Your Most Valuable Asset

We spend a lot of time hating on our ADHD brains – but what if your brain is your most valuable asset? The truth of the matter is, your entire life is created by your brain, so investing in your brain is an investment in your entire life. In this episode, I share how I’m choosing to think about my brain differently, and how it’s changing everything for me.

Podcast Episode #10: MONEY MONEY MONEY!

Do you suck at managing your money? Can’t seem to save for the future? Don’t understand why you buy so many things without thinking? These are all characteristics of adults with ADHD! Join me on this episode as we chat about the challenges of taking care of our finances as adults with ADHD.

Podcast Episode #5: Shame

So many of us adults with ADHD are walking around feeling ashamed of our symptoms and behaviors. Shame can be limiting and debilitating. I invite

Podcast Episode #4: Tidying Up

I thought I hated Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, Tidying Up, but I’ve changed my mind. Find out which of Marie’s tricks we ADHDers can use