Recovering from a Seemingly Hopeless State of Mind and Body - 063

recovering Jun 18, 2019

Hey ADDers!  We’re going to start off a little different today and look at a correlation I’ve been thinking about for some time.

The title of today’s episode comes from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, and pertains to more than just those in recovery from alcoholism.  And even if you don’t favor AA for whatever reasons, please do listen for the deeper logic and meanings that I want to share with you today in this introductory part of today’s episode.

A seemingly hopeless state of mind and body is reaching epidemic proportions as it relates to depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, ADHD and addictions (both behavioral and substance).  And underlying these conditions, I am seeing the compromised development of executive function skills and strategies, which are the essential skills we all need to thrive as adults in today’s world. If you can’t plan, organize, prioritize, get started and keep going until the end, or regulate states of overwhelm and analysis paralysis so you can make a solid decision, it’s going to cost you.

In this episode Dr B talks about:

  • What can happen when ADHD and under-developed executive function skills are lumped together for diagnosis and treatment
  • Living the seemingly hopeless state of mind and body life
  • Giving a new meaning to ADHD and under-developed executive function skills
  • The Importance Of Celebrating Your WINS
  • How to Thrive with your ADHD Brain:  Free Webinar - Live Executive Function Training & Personalized Coaching For You.  Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 5 pm Pacific time.  Event is over.

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A Favorite Quote:

Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

The question I have for you at this point of our journey together is, “Are you ready to build your new life and move into it, rather than continually trying to remodel your old life?” I hope so – it’s a much better use of your energy.  I hope one of your steps includes joining me on June 30th at 5 pm.  Event is over.

I hope you are taking steps every day towards your heart’s desire. And, if you need some support or skills or strategies to reach your goal, be sure to reach out and let’s chat. 

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