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Ask Dr B - about Best Diets for ADHD & Depression or Anxiety Misdiagnosed As ADHD - 042

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Welcome to the nineteenth Ask Dr B episode, and the forty-second 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.

I’m so glad you could join me today!  I’m trying out a different format today and have two great topics for you as well, so let’s get to it! 

Last fall I learned how to go live on video; no small feat for sure.  I’ve been pretty consistent since then, and June of this year, I was asked to answer questions for groups and so I opted to do Ask Dr B live videos 3x/week and have done so since June of this year.  There have been a lot of great questions I’ve been asked and already responded to and thought I’d start sharing that information with you in the Ask Dr B episodes of my podcast show, so you can benefit from what’s already out there but you might have missed; or not watched if you prefer listening to podcasts.  So, we’ll see how it goes and if this meets your needs.  I’d love it if you’d email me or post reviews so I can know if I am meeting your needs with this different approach for the Thursday Ask Dr B episodes.  Thanks so much!

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.

Developing your Executive Function Skills and shifting your limiting beliefs is the fastest and most effective way to overcome ADHD limitations, find focus, gain confidence, and newfound freedom in your life!

My mission is to put an end to the worldwide needless suffering of adults with ADHD and those with under-developed Executive Function Skills - whether from ADHD, chronic depression or anxiety, trauma, addictions, or chronic illnesses.  And, you don't need a formal diagnosis to know you need help developing these executive function skills in order to greatly reduce your suffering.

 

Full Episode Transcript Today is Episode 42 with Dr B, and the nineteenth “Ask Dr B” Show.

Hey ADDers! I’m so glad you could join me today. I’m trying out a different format today and have two great topics for you as well, so let’s get to it!

Last fall I learned how to go live on video; no small feat for sure. I’ve been pretty consistent since then, and June of this year, I was asked to answer questions for groups and so I opted to do Ask Dr B live videos 3x/week and have done so since June of this year. There have been a lot of great questions I’ve been asked and already responded to and thought I’d start sharing that information with you in the Ask Dr B episodes of my podcast show, so you can benefit from what’s already out there but you might have missed; or not watched if you prefer listening to podcasts. So, we’ll see how it goes and if this meets your needs. I’d love it if you’d email me or post reviews so I can know if I am meeting your needs with this different approach for the Thursday Ask Dr B episodes. Thanks so much!

And I’m still open to receiving your questions for the Thursday episodes; just click the Ask Dr B link and ask away! Plus, you can Ask Dr B every week in the community group, where I show up live for Q & A. If you want to participate and ask me questions in that group, please friend me on Facebook and then ask to join the group – The Harness Your ADHD Power Community. It’s a great place to celebrate your WINS and learn more about adult ADHD and executive function skills.

You’ve heard me say this in many different ways if you’re a regular listener, and it’s worth repeating…YOU are not a failure! The system has failed you when it comes to you learning all of the skills you need to live a happier and more productive adult life. And that you are NOT what you do or don’t do; that you are more than that. WE are not defective or less than as people – as human beings; we’re just wired differently, and that difference doesn’t have to be a limitation, once you understand how to live as your best self. It’s my hope that you’ll get some of what you need here.

I’m going to continue to ask you about your WINS and encourage you to acknowledge and celebrate them every day because they matter! 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.

So, what’s it going to be for you today? Maybe you decided to do a massive purging of your bedroom or other rooms in your living space because you’re tired of spending your time maintaining what’s there; that’s a WIN. Perhaps you’re open to a little more humility about where you’re actually starting from; that’s a WIN. Maybe you’ve decided to give yourself 30 minutes a day to just do “nothing;” even though that “nothing” might be the most important 30 minutes in your day because it’s the time you need to restore yourself; that’s certainly a WIN. You get the point; celebrate all of them. And none of this “half-hearted celebrating”; mean it. Exaggerate your emotions. YES!!!! WOW!! AWESOME!! You want your acknowledgement and celebration to register in your physiology. Many of us need a higher level of stimulation or intensity for things to register. So, if that’s you, give that to yourself and exaggerate your celebration so you can actually feel it.

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.

There are two questions I’ve included for you today:

1. Which diets are best for ADHD?

2. Can depression or anxiety be misdiagnosed as ADHD?

Now back to being an adult with ADHD in today’s world.

So here’s what I had to share about the question of best diets for ADHD.

Transitioning to our next question about whether or not depression or anxiety can be misdiagnosed as ADHD.

So that’s it for our two questions for today. If love to hear from you about this different format and whether or not you’ve enjoyed it, and benefited from it.

A Favorite Quote:

There’s an anonymous quote that says, “What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: ABCDEF? Answer: feedback. Don’t forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication.” The question I have for you at this point of our journey together is “Are you willing to give yourself loving and supportive feedback instead of feedback that’s negative and critical of you?” I hope so; it will make a world of difference in your relationships with others and with yourself.

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It’s an honor to accompany you on your journey and make a difference in the quality of your life.

So that’s it for today. It means a lot to me to know that your life is getting a little bit better every time we get together. Be sure to take advantage of all the free resources I’ve created for you. All the links are in the episode description, including the show notes or transcript. Thanks for listening… Until the next time… Bye for now…

 

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