Ask Dr B – about Addressing the Complexities of Depression, Anxiety & ADHD - 044

Welcome to the twentieth Ask Dr B episode, and the forty-fourth episode overall of Harness Your ADHD Power, a podcast show I created to explore the many facets of adult life with ADHD and how you can learn to harness your personal ADHD power to become unstoppable.

Hey ADDers! I’m so glad you could join me today, and hope that you’ve taken the time to listen to Monday’s episode on H.O.P.E., which stands for Help One Person Everyday and That Person Is YOU! I feel the message is relevant to everyone, whether you live with ADHD or not.

I’ve received a lot of questions lately about the complexities of living with depression, anxiety and/or ADHD, so that’s today’s focus. I’m also going to focus on what family members can do to help a loved one who is suffering with any or all of these.

For you to break free of the limitations of any of these, and have things get better for you, you’re going to need to change your attitude or mindset. I don’t mean to make it sound simple, because it’s not. However, you can make changes, even in the throes of any of these and improve the quality of your life and your relationships. So, what do I mean? I mean that the way you’ve been thinking isn’t going to get you there. And if you never knew until right now that you can think about how you think, and what you think, and change all of that, I’m here to tell you that you can. Probably no one taught you how to think; they may have taught you “what” to think, but not “how” to think. Being more specific, you attitude is how you view life; the lens you view it through and how you give events and experiences their meaning. Your attitude is your perspective or viewpoint. It’s how you make sense of things for you.

WAITLIST for ADDventures in Achievement

If this seems overwhelming and you feel you’re going to need some help working with the complexities of these conditions and developing the skills to increase your happiness and productivity, I suggest you put your name on the Waitlist for my online program, ADDventures in Achievement. Enrollment closed the end of August and I’m not planning on opening up again until later this year, however that could change. So, be sure to get on the Waitlist now if you’d like to learn more about this program. I plan on recording some informative videos for those of you on the Waitlist so you can benefit while you’re waiting for enrollment to open up again. I’m adding some exciting new content to the current program that is well worth the wait! ADDventures in Achievement is definitely the place to be if you want help understanding what’s been holding you back and want to learn the skills to break free of your stuckness.

Every WIN you acknowledge and celebrate with emotional authenticity, is changing your neurology, meanings and mindset in a positive way.  The proof is in the posts I read regularly in the program site and the community group.  Seems like a great return on your time investment.

Please don't short-change yourself by thinking that it’s pointless or stupid to reward yourself for things you’re “supposed to do.”  That couldn’t be further from the truth.  Are you really going to wait until something HUGE happens to celebrate?  Does something HUGE happen everyday?  Probably not!  But the kind of WINS I’m talking about do.  And based on the feedback I get from the students in my program, this regular practice of celebrating their WINS is changing their lives.

Today’s episode is all about answering the questions you have about issues or challenges you experience as an adult living with ADHD, and offering you hope. How much time do we have? Not much. So let’s get to it.

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A Favorite Quote:

The Dalai Lama said, “Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”  The question I have for you at this point of our journey together is, “Are you willing to cultivate greater compassion and tolerance to extend to others as well as to yourself?”   I hope so because it will make all the difference in the quality of your life going forward.


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