Dr B's Musings & Living Beyond ADHD Podcast

ADHD is NOT a Gift Unless You Leverage It - 092 Dec 21, 2021

Hearing that ADHD is a gift is hurtful and confusing to many adults.  In my Facebook group, whenever we create a post about ADHD being a gift, many members are angry because they don’t experience their ADHD as a gift at all. And, they are right.  Without well-developed Executive...

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Developing EF Skills Is Easy & What A Difference It Can Make! - 091 Dec 07, 2021

I have something a little different for you today.  I did a live video last Friday, and people said it was great, so I turned it into a podcast episode so you all could benefit as well.

As you may have heard me say before, you don’t have to have a diagnosis or even suspect ADHD to...

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Goal Setting Can Be Detrimental to Your Success - 090 Nov 16, 2021

It’s true – goal setting can be detrimental to your success…if you set goals the way most of us have been taught to set them.  If you’re intrigued, stay tuned.

Goal setting is typically an external process, where you are targeting something outside of yourself that...

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Set Your Goal SO Big That You Have to Grow to Achieve It - 089 Sep 27, 2021

When you set a goal, you are setting a direction for yourself.  And setting a direction can change the course of your life; it depends on the goal that you set.

In my 50s, I wrote a goal on my flipchart one day that I wanted to have a positive impact on the lives of at least a million...

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Harness "Conscious Focusing" as Your Superpower! - 088 Sep 14, 2021

If you could get yourself to focus when and where you need to AND could shift your state or feelings so you feel like doing things you’ve planned, when it’s time to take action, would having those skills change your life?  If you’re like other adults I’ve asked over...

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Does Everyone Who Gets a Diagnosis Do Better in Life Because of It - 087 Aug 31, 2021

I pursued an ADHD diagnosis with many professionals, only to be refused an assessment with two and granted an assessment with one who decided there was nothing significantly amiss with me – just a little anxiety.

Seriously?!  The two that turned me away said it would be a waste of...

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Putting the Brakes on Negative Self-Talk - 086 Aug 23, 2021

You may not know if being free of negative self-talk is going to be right for you.  You may not know if you’re going to be SO happy with your new-found freedom that you’ll have to email me and tell me about it.  You may not know if this transformation is going to be really...

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Living With Executive Function Skills - 085 May 24, 2021

So many of us grew up without the opportunity to become the person we want to be.  Whether our homes were filled with trauma or addictions or those who raised us were just missing the essential executive function skills to be able to pass them on to us, we didn’t get them.  And...

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The Trauma of Not Knowing - 084 May 07, 2021

There's a lot of trauma that occurs as a result of not knowing what the source of our challenges are. And so many mixed feelings when and if we get diagnosed, everything from a huge sense of relief, and having an explanation for entire life experiences, to a deep sadness over the missed...

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Do You Forgive Yourself or Others - 083 Mar 03, 2021

Forgiveness is a gift.  We can give this gift at any time - to ourselves or to others.  It’s our “get out of jail” gift card – releasing each of us from a prison of our own making.  When we refuse to forgive, and choose to hold onto mistakes and use them...

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